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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cabinda




Formerly Portuguese Congo, this territory had protectorate status since 1883 and was separate from Portuguese West Africa. As part of various independence movements in the 1960s a group called Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) established a government-in-exile in Kinshasa. FLEC made a unilateral declaration of independence on 1 August 1975 but it was not recognised by Portugal or internationally.
In November 1975, Angolan troops of the MPLA occupied Cabinda which was annexed into the newly independent Angolan state. Angola calls the territory Cabinda Province. Since then, FLEC and other factions within Cabinda have struggled for full independence and seek to form the Republic of Cabinda.
Various organizations have issued stamps for Cabinda (widely regarded as cinderellas). These include:

  • The Cabinda National Philatelic Bureau, which issued a set of eleven overprints on Angolan stamps, all with a denomination of 500 Central African francs, with designs showing fauna and mushrooms on 27 October 2006. These stamps have seen some use as paquebot mail in theCarribean.
  • The Federation of Free States of Africa, which issued thirty one designs showing the coat of arms and flag as well as ships, fauna, planes, natives and a map of Africa from 2010 to 2012.
  • Other stamps and miniature sheets for thematic collectors appeared on eBay, Delcampe and other websites from sellers in Belarus, France, Israel and the United States.

Mauritania
















Finally, another new country!!! my very first from Mauritania!!!

St. Lucia












Finally, new country - St. Lucia!!!!!!!!! Thanks JP!

Palestinian Authority

 A registered mail
 A regular mail















A Postcard


MANY THANKS! Thanks to Bahjat Hassan​!!!

Tanzania
















perfect!!

Nagorno-Karabakh















My second Nagorno-Karabakh cover!!! Thanks Sergy!

Madiera















Thanks Radim, finally Madiera!!!!!

Andorra (Spanish Post)











Finally, Andorra (Spanish Post)!!! Thanks JP!

Uganda

Thanks Deo!!!

Kyrgyzstan
















Kyrgyzstan has two official postal operators, Kyrgyz Post and Kyrgyz Express Post LLC.This cover is sent by Kyrgyz express post, which is started in 2014, and the stamps used on the cover is the first issue of Kyrgyz express post.

THANKS TO JINESH!!!

Mauritius


Czech Republic


United Arab Emirates


Bangladesh




Abkhazia




Thanks to Dr. Radim, a cover mailed from SukhumiAbkhazia . As we all know that Abkhazia stamps are not valid for international mail.




Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Australian Antarctica Territory
















THANKS my FRIEND!!!!

Niger

















Another missing country down. Thanks Holger!

Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands Territoire des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises (TAAF)

















thanks! Holger!

Cape Verde

















Wow! Thanks Holger!

Albania

















Albania!

Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands Territoire des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises (TAAF),













Thanks JP!

Qatar













Thanks JP!

Uganda













Finally, Uganda

Czech Republic

















Thanks Pavel! and for the stamps inside!

Bequia


















Thanks Pavel!

India

Thanks Holger!!!



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Abkhazia

Abkhazia 







a letter in Russian which I don't understand










a full complete sheet





an Abkhazia FDC






a cover from Abkhazia with Russian stamps on it as we all know Abkhazia stamps are not valid for international mail (only in Russia)








Very rare!!
Thanks to the sender...

Congo-Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)














Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)... finally...

This cover is a complete mystery... there's a letter inside, it's french, i don't understand what it says. I thought Congo-Kinshasa does not have a working postal system.

Tokelau














Such a rare one! My second cover from Tokelau! Thanks JP!

Jersey














Thanks JP!

Mongolia














Thanks

Georgia



















Thanks Holger Kaufhold My perfect Georgian cover ever!

Bahamas














Thanks JP!

The Netherlands
















Thanks Marites!

Isle of Man



















Thanks JP for this wonderful Isle of Man cover!!!

Alderney















Thanks JP for my first Alderney cover!!!

Chilean Antarctica (Chile)



















Thanks!!! It took awhile. No stamps of Chilean Antarctica theme, so I only used Chile stamps. I liked all the postmarks and cache from that part of the world ( Chilean Antartica). Thanks Holger for the stamps.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

St. Kitts














Thanks JP for this truly amazing cover!

Czech Republic



















Thanks Pavel for this simple yet a perfect cover!

Qatar
















Many thanks to JP for continuing in sending me covers in different parts of the world! Thanks a lot!