Do you know what is Helvetia? It appears to be the name of Switzerland. Full explanation is available here. Anyhow here you can see very nice cover with clear cancellation and two stamps. This is great cover because of the cancellation date 10.11.10-10.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Here we have three new stamps from Latvia. They are part of the series started last year - Republic of Latvia 100th anniversary. This time we have stamps dedicated to anthem of Latvia (98 santims face value, 300 000 issued stamps), flag of Latvia (35 santims face value, 500 000 issued stamps) and coat of arm of Latvia (38 santims face value and 300 000 issued stamps). They all are issued on 12th of November. And since the 100th anniversary of Latvia will be in 2018 then I believe we will see some more stamps in this series.
Here you can see all three new stamps with FDC and special cancellation. This time there is also regular cancel on the stamps.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I had the pleasure to visit Gdansk and Gdynia this week and here is what I sent to myself. First cover is with three stamps in a row - issued in 1999 and is part of the set of Polish manor houses. This particular stamp is the manor house in Krzeslawice near Cracow. This stamp was issued in 15th of June in year 1999. In Scott catalogue you can find this stamp as #3464 with picture #A1110.
Second cover is with two similar stamps issued in 1997 and one issued in 2002. These two stamps are Scott #3344 and the same picture number A1110. This comes from the same series as above - manor houses, this one is from Lopuszna. Third stamp is from the city landmarks. There are three stamps in this series and this is Scott #3623, picture number A1228 issued on 1st of March. There is a picture of cathedral of Gniezno and the coffin with the relics of Saint Wojciech.
Third cover is with one stamp with face value of 3 zloti. This stamp was issued on 28th of February, year 2001. This comes from the same series of Polish Manor houses. This is Scott #3574 and the picture of manor house in Janowiec by Pulawy.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Cover from USA. Four bright stamps, three big hand cancels. If the cover would be regular C6 size then it would be a perfect one. But this is a challenge for all cover collectors - different cover sizes. Anyway A+ from my side to this cover.
Here I have nice cover from France which was sent out on 4th of November which is my name-day in Latvia. Also we have here special cancellations from 64th Fall Philatelic Exhibition in Paris. And this was second cover that I have received as a member of London Cover Circuit. There was a mini sheet inside the envelope that I switched to other. But I will post that mini sheet later.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Excellent cover that I received today from France. There are two paintings from Pierre - Auguste Renoir. And now searching for this painter I realized that I have two reproductions in the form of puzzles that I loved very much. As I found out Renoir has been one of the developer of Impressionism. Nice.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Two special covers with special cancellation dedicated for the 175th birthday of Krišjānis Barons. Examples of both A and B priority letters. And both were received in the same time. Enjoy.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
It took 3 weeks exactly for this cover to arrive from India to Latvia. And here it is now. A cover with four stamps from the preserve the polar regions and glaciers series and one with the picture of DR. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy who was a politician in India. Thanks to N.Vignesh for this cover!