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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mali




















I've always been waiting for a cover from Mali, finally!!! It's here. It's a new country in my collection!

Thank you very World Bank in Mali!!!! Nice stamps and clear cancellation!!!

Niue















Thank you JP!!! It's Niue! JP is one of my best philatelic pals!!!!

Bermuda















Thank you JP!!! It's Bermuda!!! Thanks!!!

Sanda Island




















Thank you Rab!


Sanda (Scottish Gaelic: Sandaigh) is a small privately owned island in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, off the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula, near Southend and Dunaverty Castle.
Sanda can be seen from the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula and from the Isle of Arran on clear days. It is known locally on Arran as "Spoon Island" because of its resemblance to an upturned spoon when viewed from the South coast of the island.

Local stamps have been issued for Sanda since 1962. The stamps served the resident staff employed by the Northern Lighthouse Board, the owners and the many visitors to the island who wished to have their mail posted there, and carried to the nearest GPO post box on the mainland. No stamps have been issued by Sanda Island since 1986.

As what I’ve noticed, sending postcards or covers with British local stamps must also have UK stamps on it.

The £0.25 is a lovely picture of the famous Puffins! The stamp hase been printed by Walsall Printers, on dry gummed paper and are perforated.

Niue



















Thank you Holger for this Niue cover!!!! You are one of  my best philatelic pals!!!

Rwanda















Thank you Ori for not forgetting me on your travel in Rwanda! Thanks!

It's actually my third cover from Rwanda!!

Turks and Caicos Islands
















I'm very happy to received my very first cover from Turks and Caicos. What more I could ask for? a new country!!!!

Thank you Linda!

United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti














 Thanks to Lt. Col Marcos Santos!!! Was this cover posted in Haiti?

United States of America





















Here's another cover the US. It is sent by a visitor on my blog. Thank you Mr. Steven. He used his own mailer's permit cancellation. As we all know that the US Post has the habit of "over cancellation" to the point of ruining the cover.