Sunday, March 27, 2011
I was jumping when I got this cover from Equatorial Guinea. I was very happy!!! They said that Equatorial Guinea postal system is not working and very unreliable. Someone had also e-mailed me that there is no Post Office in that country. :-( Anyway, I got one!! It is perfect!!! You know what, it took 7 months for this letter to travel. Patience is a virtue.
I was very very very happy to received a cover from Turkish Cyprus. I was trying for quite a long time and finally I got one!! Thanks a lot to TRNC Ministry of Foreign Affairs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guinea (officially the Republic of Guinea French: République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (Guinée française), it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour Guinea-Bissau. Conakry is the capital, the seat of the national government, and the largest city.
It is a really a perfect cover but, come on it is Guinea! It is not everyday we got mails from this country.
The smallest "stamp" issuing authority in the world. The postal service of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is based in Rome, Italy. The stamps are inscribed "Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta" and are not recognized by UPU; anyway the Sovereign has postal conventions with many countries worldwide (including Philippines) where you can send mail using their own stamps.
The Netherlands Antilles also referred to informally as the Dutch Antilles,was an autonomous Caribbean country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of two groups of islands in the Lesser Antilles: Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire (ABC Islands), in Leeward Antilles just off the Venezuelan coast; and Saint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten (SSS Islands), in the Leeward Islands southeast of the Virgin Islands.
Aruba seceded in 1986 as a separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the rest of the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved on 10 October 2010, resulting in two new constituent countries, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, with the other islands joining the Netherlands as "special municipalities", officially public bodies.
Thanks to JP!