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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nagorno-Karabakh


















Oh,.... this is a diamond in my collection, it's Nagorno-Karabakh!!!!!!!! WOw! Wow!

It is a territory officially part of Azerbaijan but in fact fully independent and backed by Armenia. I don't want to talk about politcs here: just consider that the only way to officially send a letter from here is using the stamps of Artsakhpost. Letters take their way through the Armenian postal system. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagorno-Karabakh

Afghanistan


To topped it all, I got here a cover from Afghanistan. Yeah,...I know what your feel..... :-)  It's Afghanistan!!! It's Afghanistan! I can't believe I have a cover from Afghanistan.

At first, I really doubt the postal system in Afghanistan but when I received this, I was very very very happy! Finally! I got a cover from Afghanistan. For me, this is priceless!

Peggy visited Afghanistan last May 2010 for a volunteer work that's why I got this cover. I asked for it and she was very kind to do so. Thank you so much Peggy!! According to her, the taxi driver don't know where's the post office and it took here an amount of money for the fare of the taxi. She also said that the clerk in the post office don't know where is the Philippines. She added that the streets in Kabul city was no joke to them as foreigners. Upon reading her story thru e-mail,I doubt that I will ever receive it. But, hey I got it! She is now in Texas, USA. I don't know if she'll be back in Afghanistan.

:-)

Tokelau
















I love this cover!!! It's from Tokelau! It's a gem in my collection!!!!!!

Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand that consists of three tropical coral atolls with a combined land area of 10 km2 and a population of approximately 1,400 in the South Pacific Ocean. The atolls lie north of the Samoan Islands, east of Tuvalu, south of the Phoenix Islands, southwest of the more distant Line Islands (both islands groups belonging to Kiribati) and northwest of the Cook Islands.
The United Nations General Assembly designated Tokelau a Non-Self-Governing Territory. Until 1976 the official name was Tokelau Islands. Tokelau is sometimes referred to by Westerners by the older, colonial name of The Union Islands.

North Korea














Hhhhhmmmmmmmm................... IT'S NORTH KOREA!!!!! What more I can ask for?
I've been sending e-mails and a couple of snail mail to North Korea, only the Embassy of Cambodia in Pyongyang, DPRK granted my request.

Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!

São Tomé e Príncipe



Hold your breathe,........it's São Tomé e Príncipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never thought I could received a cover from São Tomé e Príncipe. This is a gem in my collection! Thank you!!!!!!

Turkmenistan



Wow!! It's Turkmenistan. This really special because it's Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is what they say an "elusive" country. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cambodia


This is also one of my favorite covers in my collection. It's very beautiful, the stamps, the postmark and everything about this cover is perfect!

Vietnam


This is one of my favorite covers in my collection. It's from Vietnam. I like the stamps used, its postmark, the size of the cover and it's handwritten. Thanks a lot for this!!!!

Equatorial Guinea


Wow!!!! This is my second cover from a very very very "rare" country: Equatorial Guinea.  I wasn't expecting that I could have 2 covers from this country. I don't know who sent this. Anyway, Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peru


Wow! It's Peru. Thank you Oswaldo! I have lots of missing covers from most of Latin American countries. This cover is a gem.

Canada


Thank you Glenn for this cover in exchange with the postcard I've sent! Thanks!

Macau


Thank you so much Tommy for this beautiful cover. I liked it a lot!!!! Thanks!!!! Beautiful stamps and what a very clear postmark.

Macau



A beautiful postcard from Macau. This is also sent by Tommy. Thanks a lot!!! Look at the postmark, it is superb!

Mozambique


Carlos Pinto sent this cover. Thanks a lot Carlos! Wow! This is great! It is registered mail, he sent a cover before this but I never received it. This is my only cover from Mozambique.

Many collectors said that the postal system in Mozambique is not reliable and many mails were lost. It is advisable to use registered mail in sending mails in Mozambique. Carlos haven't yet received the banknotes I've sent him. I'll send him again using registered mail.

Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia and Montenegro was a country in southeastern Europe, formed from two former republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY): Serbia and Montenegro
The state union effectively came to an end after Montenegro's formal declaration of independence on 3 June 2006, and Serbia's formal declaration of independence on 5 June.

I am happy to received something from the "was country" of  Serbia and Montenegro. This is nice!

Serbia and Montenegro


Another cover from Serbia and Montenegro. This is very special to me because Serbia and Montenegro does not exists anymore. I also have covers from Yugoslavia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo, please try to see it. Thanks!!!!

Costa Rica


This is a beautiful cover from Costa Rica. This is really nice!!!!!!! Thanks a lot Monica, you are behind with this! thanks!

Lithuania


I liked this registered cover from Lithuania. Thanks!!!!

Mauritius


This is nice! It's from Mauritius.

Georgia


I hope somebody will send me a beautiful cover from Georgia. Please! Thanks!

Georgia


It's Georgia!

Mauritius


I like this cover from Mauritius.

Gibraltar


It's a nice cover because it's from Gibraltar! Gibraltar! Gibraltar!

Gibraltar


Thank you Angel for this cover! It's nice!

Isle of Man


My only cover from Isle of Man. This is really nice.

Hongkong


 A beautiful cover from Hongkong.

Kuwait


Here's my cover from Kuwait. It's nice!

Saudi Arabia


A cover from Saudi Arabia! It has no postmark.

Qatar


Here's my cover from Qatar.

United Arab Emirates


A cover from United Arab Emirates!

Brunei Darussalam


My only cover from Brunei Darussalam. This is nice!

Myanmar


Another cover from Myanmar. It's nice!

Myanmar


Here's my Myanmar cover. It's nice!

South Korea


My only cover from South Korea.

Chile


My only cover from Chile!

Nevis


Another cover from Nevis sent also by the Philatelic Bureau. Thanks!

Bermuda


A cover from Bermuda sent by the Philatelic Bureau. It's Bermuda!

Sierra Leone


Another rare country, it's Sierra Leone!!! Wow! It's Sierra Leone!!!

Argentina


A nice cover from Argentina. It's really nice.

El Salvador


A beautiful cover from El Salvador. Wow!!! It's been many years since I received this. Thanks!

Nigeria


It's Nigeria!

Cuba


A cover from Cuba!