This cover from Royal Mail commemorates famous racehorses. The cover coincides with the first day of the three-day race meeting at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, UK, in 2017, culminating in the annual Grand National race. The Grand National is one of the major events of the British sporting calendar. Continue reading “FDC: Racehorse Legends from the UK”
This issue from Thailand Post commemorates International Letter Writing Week (2005) with 4 stamps (with selvage) featuring an iconic animal from the Thai countryside: the water buffalo. Continue reading “Stamps: International Letter Writing Week 2005”
This miniature sheet from Thailand Post commemorates International Letter Writing Week (1993) with 4 stamps featuring Thai ridgeback dogs. Continue reading “Miniature Sheet: International Letter Writing Week 1993”
This cover commemorates the upcoming Lunar New Year with stamps featuring the Year of the Monkey from the Chinese zodiac. Continue reading “Cover: Year of the Monkey (Singapore)”
This cover from carries the latest set of Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring 3 animals and a bird that you can see during winter in the UK. Continue reading “FDC: Winter Fur and Feathers in the UK”
This cover commemorates the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading “Cover: Botanic Gardens, Singapore”
This cover carries 6 new Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring traditional designs of heraldic beasts. Continue reading “FDC: Heraldic Beasts from the UK”
This is my first cover from Russia. I think it is a prepaid aerogramme with additional postage to cover items enclosed in the aerogramme. Continue reading “Cover and Stamps: Weapons of Victory – Soviet WWII Tanks”
This cover commemorates the International Cooperative Project on Giant Panda Conservation between Malaysia and China. Continue reading “Cover: Giant Pandas from Malaysia”
This cover continues the current Singapore series of animals from the Chinese zodiac: 2015 is the Year of the Goat (or Sheep – as I understand it, the original Chinese term is not that specific). Continue reading “Cover: Year of the Goat (Singapore)”
My first trip to Germany in 2015 is already done, and here are the new issues for January from Deutsche Post. Continue reading “Stamps: Germany, January 2015”
This cover from Indonesia features the full set of 3 beautifully illustrated stamps commemorating the Chinese Year of the Horse (2014). Continue reading “Cover: Year of the Horse (Indonesia)”
This cover commemorates 2 Chinese New Year celebrations from Taiwan: the Year of the Horse (2014) and the Lantern Festival. Continue reading “Cover: Year of the Horse (Taiwan)”
This cover from Royal Mail carries 6 stamps featuring Working Horses from around the United Kingdom. Continue reading “FDC: Working Horses in the UK”
This cover commemorates the upcoming Year of the Horse with a full set of stamps from Singapore’s Zodiac Series. Continue reading “Cover: Year of the Horse (Singapore)”
This cover carries a joint issue commemorating 60 years of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Mexico. These se-tenant stamps are the Indonesian issue, featuring 2 big cats. Continue reading “Cover: Big Cats from Indonesia and Mexico”
This cover features 4 cat breeds that are popular in China. Continue reading “Cover: Cats from China”
This cover carries 3 illustrated stamps from Croatia featuring amphibians that are found in the country. Continue reading “Cover: Amphibians from Croatia”
A wonderfully colourful and detailed cover from Singapore, featuring the issue Our City in a Garden. The stamp on the right carries a surprise… Continue reading “Cover: Our City in a Garden”
Two very ornate souvenir sheets from Hong Kong, each featuring a set of stamps representing the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Continue reading “Souvenir sheets: Chinese Zodiac”
Stamps for animal lovers on a great cover: “Pet Adoption” from Canada, urging peolple to choose adoption (in English and French) and provide a home for a homeless pet.
I am not able to identify the exact breeds of each animal, but they are all lovable.
Thanks to Chris for this cover.
A nice se-tenant pair of stamps in a souvenir sheet on a cover from Indonesia, with CDS cancels. The stamps were issued in 2012.
Left to right
- Black-Spotted Cuscus (marsupial)
Thanks to Basora for this cover.