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cursus sent me this wonderful miniature sheet issued by Spain to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I had to borrow an image from the internet as the sheet is printed with a foil effect that is very difficult to scan.

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Matmex sent this great cover franked with a minisheet commemorating 100 years of women's suffrage:

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Inside some swap items for my topical collections:

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Thank you so much Marco for these great additions to my collection!! :D :D
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Another surprise cover from KevinHedley with mint sets and souvenir sheets for my various collections:

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Thank you very much Kevin for spoiling me!! :D :D
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A while back I received a huge package from KennethSequeira and I finally had some time today to go through the contents carefully.

A cover from Croatia to UAE with correct usage of a 2019 postal tax stamp showing the ABO blood groups
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Sri Lanka stamp commemorating International Thalassemia Day
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Lots and lots of items from my various wantlists

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Thank you so much for all of these Kenneth!! :D :D
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Canada stamper wrote:A while back I received a huge package from KennethSequeira and I finally had some time today to go through the contents carefully.

Lots and lots of items from my various wantlists

Thank you so much for all of these Kenneth!! :D :D
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Thank you very much Jean

I received today your very beautiful cover and the memory on Leonard Cohen and the series on the 4 kings Indians
It is superb!!

Merci beaucoup

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Another great promotional postcard has arrived from Japan, sent by pmc. This one is from a photo exhibition called The Super Old. It is franked with 2 stamps from the recent Sweets and Desserts Greetings series:

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Clapas sent this great cover containing some mint stamps for my topical collections:

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...and a very cool Picasso postcard
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It is with great pleasure Jean

thank you for your message

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Philexx sent a couple of covers franked with recent German stamps:

Christmas stained glass window
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Change of perspective (optical illusions), with a pictorial cancel of a psychiatric hospital in Bethel: "Be there for people"
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Some lovely paintings stamps received from rolcora:

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Thank you Roland! :D :D
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Thanks for thinking of me at CANPEX 2019 Jean :D
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You are very welcome George! :D Thanks for your help with forwarding items to Kenneth. :D


Time for me to catch up with some thanks for items received recently.

José Paulo sent me a wonderful large letter franked with music-related stamps and with amazing contents:

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2019 sheet showing Typical Brasilian Foods:
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...and the first 8 stamps in the recent Zodiac series:
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Thank you very much for these José!! :D :D
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Mrs. Stamp sent a great letter with mint and used stamps for my various collections:

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KevinHedley sent me a beautiful surprise cover franked with recent International Post stamps:

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Inside some mint sets for my collections:

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Thank you very much Kevin!! :D :D
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Clapas sent a lovely surprise cover and postcard from Montpellier, with great concordant franking:

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Inside some items for my medical collection:

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I got a package from Canada Post Stamp Services in the mail last week and the stamps were cancelled with this very nice pictorial cancel:

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:D
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Jean I am happy that my cover has arrived in good conditions and that you like it

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vicaf60 sent me a beautiful cover franked with Belarus' Christmas stamps:

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Inside was a mint sheet and a gastronomy set and souvenir sheet from Uzbekistan:

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pmc has contributed yet another great item to my growing side collection of wonderful postcards from Japan:

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This one sent from A Geometric Design, Gallery Saza, with a lovely pictorial cancel on 2 Sweets and Desserts Greetings stamps. Thank you very much Peter, I love these. :D :D
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Arakan sent one of his giveaways in a great cover franked with working dogs stamps:

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Inside, in addition to the Indonesia Year of the Pig souvenir sheet, which was the giveaway, were 2 sets from Malaysia for my gastronomy collection:

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2019 Sour fruits
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2019 Local foods (Makanan kita), including an odd-shaped souvenir sheet depicting Air Batu Campur, a shaved ice dessert.
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Thank you so much for these Danny!! :D :D
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Matmex sent a surprise cover from Costa Rica, franked with a 2019 souvenir sheet showing typical meals (ceviche and rice and beans)

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Thank you very much Marco!! :D :D
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You are welcome Jean.

Thank you for posting the image.
I am glad that the minisheet on cover arrived in good condition.

Cheers,
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A surprise postcard from Eli, sent from Aqaba, Jordan:

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Thank you Eli! :D :D
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Some items that arrived over the past week, in no particular order:

A lovely Christmas card and cover from Philexx:

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Thank you George!! :D :D
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Matmex sent a beautiful cover franked with Austria's Christmas stamp cancelled with a lovely pictorial first day cancel, and a personalized stamp (?) showing a lady slipper orchid.

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At our last stamp club meeting, one of the members showed some covers he has collected from Austria and praised their beautiful pictorial cancels - I fully agree! :D

Inside was a lovely card and a cover with Italy's 2019 Europa stamps:

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KevinHedley spoiled me again with a lovely cover franked with Australia's International Post stamps (the mail sorting machinery managed to nibble the corners of the Christmas Island stamp :( ):

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Inside were the corresponding mint sets and a very Aussie Christmas card:

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Thank you very much Kevin for looking after my International Post collection so well. :D :D
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Kevin also sent this lovely colourful maxicard of a Neon Cuckoo Bee for Naomi's collection (she still manages to accumulate items for her collection even when not actively collecting, thanks to her many Stampboards friends!!)

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Thank you Kevin, she's whisked it up to her room. :D
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Canada Post Stamp Services sent me a Christmas Card in a postal stationery envelope, and it was cancelled with a lovely seasonal pictorial cancel:

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I wonder if they're going to have a different cancel for each season?

This cancel on a package sent in November looks more like summer. :D

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Last but not least, joelk sent me a letter that was somehow missent to Taipei:

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Inside was a variant of the Vesalius stamp issued by Belgium in 1964, along with a normal copy, plus a 1962 stamp issued in memory of concentration camp victims, perforate and imperforate, the latter of which only 300 copies were made (Joel checked my Colnect wistlist!! :!: ):

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The variant Vesalius stamp has a break in the second "1" of 1514, found on plate 3, positions 10 and 12:
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Thank you as always Joel, these are great additions to my collection and the Vesalius variant will appear in my exhibit. :D :D
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Matmex sent this wonderful cover from Hungary, franked with a pair of stamps commemorating 150 years of Japan-Hungary Diplomatic Relations, showing goulasch with dumplings (I think) and sushi - both delicious! :D Alongside, a pair of Christmas stamps.

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A while back I received a wonderful Christmas cover from Santa's workshop in France, kindly arranged by Clapas:

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Inside was a letter from Santa (English and French versions) and a postcard to colour in:

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These are wonderful Thierry, thank you so much!! :D

Canada Post has a similar service where kids can write to Santa and get a letter in response. :D
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It is with great pleasure Jean
I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a wonderful year 2020

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Received yesterday from Jean, (in exchange for numerous items from me), and about to process into my collection. THANK YOU Jean!

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Cover From Jean


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Recent Canada Souvenir Sheets and an Apollo 11 FDC


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Used Japan Prefecture Issues

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Yesterday was a rainy day, which would have been perfect for catching up on stamps, except that I had a ripping headache for most of the day. So, trying to do some catch-up today instead...

RobRoyH's letter with his exchange items arrived a week or so ago, haven't had a chance to post pictures until now:

Murphy cover:
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...and great contents for my various thematic collections:

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Thank you Rob!! :D :D We indeed must do it again! :D
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Clapas sent this wonderful Year of Rat cover, cancelled on the last day of international postage rate of 1,30 euros:

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He also included a nice postcard with a pictorial cancel related to my blood donation theme:

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Thank you very much for these Thierry!! :D :D
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A swap with pirano arrived in this cover, which unfortunately got wet at some point during transit. Of course, it landed on the side where the stamps weren't protected by plastic, so the top pair ended up adhered to the card. The bottom pair escaped unharmed, and the middle pair was very slightly rippled by the dampness but may recover with some pressing - the gum appears ok.

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A lovely Christmas cover arrived from vicaf60:

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Mail from India travelled slowly to Canada over the holidays.

Last week I received this cover from Bijoy enclosing an item from the Theme It Forward Mint thread:

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Today this lovely cover arrived bearing a greeting card:

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A wonderful matching pair for my collection - thank you Bijoy! :D :D
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A tip of the hat to ChrisGray. This cover arrived today with an eBay lot I purchased (not knowing it was from Chris):

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Great solo franking with an International Post stamp commemorating the centenary of the first England to Australia aerial post flight in 1919.

The item I purchased is a commercial cover with a red GIVE BLOOD postage paid mark from St. Leonards Mail Centre - hard to read the light impression under the company address, but visible when scanned at high resolution:

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Some covers received in the last while:

pirano sent another cover with some additional Slovenia gastronomy stamps including replacements for the ones that got wet in the last letter - travel time much shorter this time:

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vicaf60 sent this lovely first day cover with a mint sheetlet of the recent baby animal stamps, plus pairs with selvage for Naomi:

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AMark sent this cover with first day cancel of the new Year of the Rat stamp:

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This lovely FDC arrived from vicaf60, to go along with the mint sets I posted above.

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Clapas sent me a wonderful cover with the gorgeous new TAAF minisheet showing the Aurora Australis, plus a couple of art stamps for my collection. The scan really doesn't do justice to the effects on the TAAF sheet.

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Hello

It is with great pleasure Jean

thank you for your message

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I Collect : All the FDCs around the world and mint stamps or FDC from Writers and Poets, you can send to me at my address by post.
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AMark sent another Year of the Rat cover, this one franked with one of the gummed stamps from the pane.

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woomik helped me out with something I needed for my exhibit, and he sent it in this great cover franked with a 2018 stamp commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts. It also got a nice Holocaust Memorial slogan cancel:

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Matmex sent this great cover franked with 3 different Europa-themed stamps:

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Inside were a couple of 2019 Europa FDCs from Greenland

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...and 2 minisheets of 2019 Europa birds from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Croat Administration of BiH:

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Sadly, both were plastered with post office labels. Happily though, I was able to apply some watermark fluid with a brush and carefully life one edge of each label. By continuing to wet the adhesive at the point of contact with my brush, and slowly and gently lifting the label where it was wet, I was able to remove both labels without damaging the minisheets:

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I'm very very pleased by this. :D :D

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You are welcome Jean!

Great work to remove the labels without damaging the minisheets!!

Cheers,
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