Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bird cover from Brazil


I received this cover few days ago as a member of LCC. Not only the cover was so simple and great with full set of two bird stamps and clear cancellation but also inside was a great surprise - mini sheet that you can see below.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Argentina


I believe this is the first cover from Argentina in my collection. Here we can see two different themes that I collect on one cover - sports and art. The biggest one is a souvenir sheet showing goal keeper caching the ball. I think this souvenir sheet is connected with the football world championship that was held in South Africa this year. This souvenir sheet is part of 8 stamp issue dedicated to this event. In this series four stamps were issued in sheets as separate stamps and four other as souvenir sheets with one stamp per sheet. And all of them were issued on 5th of June, 2010.

Other two stamps are with paintings on them. In the corner it is painting by Aldo Severi "El niño de Belén". And below that it is a picture of a town Iruya. Unfortunately I couldn't find information who painted it. 

Just one minus to this cover - again a lot of scotch tape on the cover. But in any other aspect - nice addition to my collection.

Show business representatives from USA


Nice cover from USA. I like when there are one theme stamps on the cover - this usually adds value for collector. Here we have an actor - Gary Cooper on one stamp and singer Kate Smith. If you are regular reader of my blog then you should have noticed that I received some time ago FDC with the stamps of Kate Smith. But unfortunately there is one minus to this cover - a lot of scotch tape on the cover. How do you feel about the scotch tapes on covers?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Olympics from Lithuania

Below you can see two latest Olympic issues from Lithuania - one from the summer Olympics of 2008 in Beijing and winter Olympics of 2010 in Vancouver.


Ships from Lithuania / 1997


Here we can see superb cover from Lithuania with mini sheet of ships. This mini sheet is Scott #572. Besides that this is also a joint issue with Latvia (Scott #444) and Estonia (Scott #323). Unfortunately at least in Latvia it is not possible to buy one from Latvian Post office. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Full set of dogs from Poland

Below you can see three covers containing full set of dogs issued in Poland in 2006. These five stamps are Scott #3838 up to #3842. On the first cover we can see two dog types - Polski owczarek nizinny or Polish Lowland sheepdog and Chart polski or Polish greyhound. 


On the second cover there are Ogar polski or Polish bloodhound and Gonczy polski or Polish hound.


And on the third cover there is Polski owczarek podhalanski or Polish Podhale sheepdog.


Nice set of five dogs plus some additional  to reach needed value for the A priority covers. They all were sent from central post office of Gdansk.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Special cancel / Freedom Monument 75th anniversary

Here I can show you two covers with special cancel dedicated to 75th anniversary of Freedom Monument of Latvia. Two covers - one A priority with monument stamp and part of monument on other stamp. B priority with two monument stamps. Special cancel was available on 18th of November - proclamation of Latvia's independence.