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vicaf60 sent this wonderful Year of the Rat FDC from Belarus:

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Under separate cover, a sheetlet and single also arrived:

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Many thanks Victor for these additions to my Lunar New Year collection! :D :D
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Clapas has also sent a Year of the Rat cover from France:

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Philexx sent this great Beethoven sheetlet from Germany:

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pmc sent me this terrific cover containing Japan's recent Oishii Nippon (Delicious Japan) issue for my gastronomy collection:

Cover with postcard from Espace gallery
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Girish Vaidya sent this lovely postcard of a spotted deer:

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pirano sent some covers franked with stamps he picked up on a recent trip to Poland, including gastronomy stamps and the 2019 Europa stamp:

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He also included a mint set of the gastronomy stamps:

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Philexx sent me this great Beethoven souvenir sheet, not once, but twice:

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The first cover got a little bent in transit...

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...so he tried again:

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A little worse for wear, but contents were safe.

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woomik sent me this gorgeous GB set "Visions of the Universe"

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...in a cover with solo franking from the 2020 Classic British Video Games set:

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Glad the Beethoven sheet finally arrived safely Jean. Not sure why they are treating my mailings so badly lately!

Happy to forward items to Kenneth as always and many thanks for thinking of me too :D Looking forward to them.
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Many thanks to Jean for the nice cover franked with Christmas and Year of the Rat stamps

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as well as for the great stuff for my thematic collections

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Hi everyone. I've not been posting much lately as I've been preoccupied with preparations at the hospital for the coronavirus pandemic, and getting our kids back home from University after the shutdown of classes. We've all had to adapt to these strange and stressful times, but hopefully we will be able to settle into some of kind of new routine and keep our minds and bodies healthy. One of the perks of social distancing is that we will have more time at home to work on our collections, and maybe start to reduce the backlog that I'm sure many of us have on our stamp desks. :)

Anyway, a few things have been piling up that I need to say thank you for. Here they are, in no particular order:

First, a lovely FDC from vicaf60 with a mint block inside, for Naomi:

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Philexx has sent me a couple of great items:

A cover franked with one of the recent atmospheric phenomena stamps, and a mint set inside:
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A cover franked with the recent sustainable development stamp:
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Arakan sent one of his giveaways in this cover, along with a used 1992 souvenir sheet from Taiwan and a 2-sided pane of the recent US orchid stamps:

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AMark sent a Year of the Rat postcard with 2 different pictorial cancels from Edmonton:

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Naomi and I received a lovely surprise from Kevin Hedley last week:

A cover franked with one of the recent Medical Innovations stamps showing medical penicillin - a great addition to my medical and international post collections, and inside a mint 2020 souvenir sheet showing Tree-dwellers of the tropics for Naomi's animal collection.

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Thank you very much Kevin, a nice diversion from the current health issues! :D :D :D
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Some overdue thanks:

A lovely postcard from Philexx came this week, a really nice surprise and a welcome contact with the outside world!! :D

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The postcard was mailed on April 11 from Germany and arrived in 10 days in Canada, not bad even with COVID-19.

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And belated thanks to Kevin Hedley for this terrific cover and contents:

Franked with Christmas Island CNY set, including an International Post stamp:
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Mint sets of Medical Innovations and CNY issues:
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Medical Innovations presentation pack:
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CNY souvenir sheet:
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Thank you very Kevin for taking care of me! These are great additions to my topical collections! :D :D :D
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I received a surprise letter today from José Paulo in Brazil

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...containing the latest 4 zodiac stamps:

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This completes the set of 12, which form a complete circle:

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Catching up and enjoying being able to upload pictures directly!

Here are a couple of covers received recently from Philexx:

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A recent cover from Matmex franked with recent stamps: Musicland Austria, blue passionflower, and an ATM stamp of a water lily "Sonderstamt"
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Inside were two 2020 Europa FDCs for my collection:
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This terrific cover was a nice surprise in my mailbox today, sent by Bijoy:
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Franked with 2009 stamps showing Indian spices. Thanks for this great addition to my gastronomy collection Bijoy!! :D :D
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I received this lovely postcard from pmc franked with a stamp issued to commemorate the now cancelled (postponed) Tokyo Olympics. A nice piece of postal history for my collection related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A lovely surprise arrived last week from JimFegy bearing a 1989 mint set from Hungary showing medical pioneers - will go nicely with the set from 1987 that I already have in my medical collection.

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I've always gotten a kick out of these sets - the individuals from all eras are drawn in a kind of steam punk style. :lol:

Thanks very much for thinking of me Jim! :D :D
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sovanksahu sent this cover franked with one of the COVID-19 stamps recently issued by Switzerland. Each of these stamps cost 5 francs to buy, issued in a sheet of 10 stamps. The postage face value of 1 franc was provided "free" by Swiss Post in return for the 5 franc donation that went to Swiss Solidarity and the Swiss Red Cross.

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A lovely surprise arrived last week from JimFegy bearing a 1989 mint set from Hungary showing medical pioneers - will go nicely with the set from 1987 that I already have in my medical collection.


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I've always gotten a kick out of these sets - the individuals from all eras are drawn in a kind of steam punk style. :lol:

Thanks very much for thinking of me Jim! :D :D
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This large cover arrived yesterday at home

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containing several nice covers, cards and stamps for my collections
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Thank you very much Jean!

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Thanks for posting Marco! That took a little longer than usual, but under the circumstances it's to be expected. Too bad the stamps did not get cancelled. I wasn't able to go to the post office to get hand cancels, so just dropped it in a mailbox. Hopefully as things are opening up I can start visiting the post office again soon...
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Catching up with some of the piles on my desk...a while ago ecwk sent me this lovely cover containing some Europa stamps and others for my collection (which I forgot to scan before putting them into my albums):

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Also included was this cover sent from Spain to Hong Kong, franked with 2 Europa stamps from 2005 (theme gastronomy) plus a low value definitive. The catch is - the stamps are from Spanish Andorra !! The sender has hidden the country name by overlapping the stamps - I don't think these would be valid for postage in Spain?!

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Elkra sent me a package with all sorts of pandemic-related material for my growing collection.

AnPost distributed postage-paid postcards to all houses in Ireland in March as part of their "Come Together. Write Now." campaign to encourage to people to stay in touch. Postcards could be sent anywhere in Ireland.

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AnPost also started using a slogan cancel encouraging people to "Stay at Home", used at all 3 mail centres (Portlaoise, Athlone, and Dublin). I just need Dublin to complete the set...

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You are most welcome, Jean.
Hopefully, I will be lucky with the 2nd cover you plan to send.
Thanks again :)
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Some more items for my COVID-19 collection arrived today.

tick4d sent a DLC slogan cancel on cover "Stay safe & connected Australia". It arrived in a padded mailer:

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mpstamps helped me out again with stamps from German private post companies:

They arrived in this nice cover:

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Brief und mehr, "Stay healthy."
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Arriva, "Write instead of visiting, Together against Corona."
Elster Post, "Stay in touch. Write letters."
Elster Post, "Stay in touch. Write letters."

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Spanish PO is issuing an special Covid19 charity stamp, later this year (after summer). If you're interested, I can send it to you.
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Spanish PO is issuing an special Covid19 charity stamp, later this year (after summer). If you're interested, I can send it to you.
Hello Joan - yes please, that would be lovely! :D

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A couple of items for my COVID-19 collection arrived last week.

mpstamps arranged this great cover from Elster Post, which is a regional private post carrier in Greiz. For delivery to Canada, a Deutsche Post stamp had to be added (in this case a meter). Although a philatelic cover, it's a nice addition to my collection, to go with the mint stamp I already have.

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Arakan sent me a cover containing the postage paid card that was sent to 130 million US households in late March, detailing instructions for social distancing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. It seems that public health measures have been more politicized in the US than in any other country. An interesting addition to my COVID-19 collection.

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Two of the covers with the German Deutsche Post Corona "marketing" cancels issued for one day only on 1st of July have already arrived at my address Jean. Interestingly, on one I seem to have forgotten to add a stamp :roll:, yet it still arrived at my address; gives me a very clear view of the cancel though which is good.

Both your covers are on their way. I also sent one to Mark.
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Very nice George to get the First Day of use. However, I don't think it's only for one day - the information bulletin said "ohne Enddatum" (no end date) so it could be in use for some time?

Canada Post is still using the slogan thanking healthcare workers (started May 1). I guess they will use it until they have something better to replace it.
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Absolutely correct Jean. May do myself another one then.
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Very nice George to get the First Day of use. However, I don't think it's only for one day - the information bulletin said "ohne Enddatum" (no end date) so it could be in use for some time?

Canada Post is still using the slogan thanking healthcare workers (started May 1). I guess they will use it until they have something better to replace it.
Hi Jean, thanks for letting me know about the cancel being not just for the one day. Not sure where I got that from. Anyway, I have now done some for us from Munich which should be nice to have.
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Thank you George! :D That one without the stamp actually turned out quite nicely - a very clear slogan cancel. :D

This cover arrived from woomik today with a London 2020 booklet - another major event that was postponed due to the pandemic. GB has gone back to using their default slogan cancel - no more messages about staying home as there have been mixed messages from the government.

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Another nice addition to my COVID-19 collection! Thanks Mike!!! :D :D
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Philexx kindly arranged for these 2 covers to be sent at the first and second weight steps:

Covers from George covid slogan.jpg

They were both cancelled with this COVID-19-related slogan:

GEMEINSAM GEGEN CORONA / SICH SELBST UND ANDERE SCHÜTZEN
TOGETHER AGAINST CORONA / PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Germany slogans covid.jpg
Thank you very much George!! :D :D
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George also sent this amazing German Private Post cover franked with Brief und mehr stamps:

Cover from George Brief und mehr.jpg

I've also posted this on the Germany Private Post thread with a query: https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=6737486#p6737486

Thank you very much George!! A fantastic addition to my COVID-19 collection! :D :D
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ConnieB sent this lovely cover franked with stamps depicting Winterthur and Chicago Botanic Garden:

Cover from ConnieB.jpg

Thank you Connie! :D :D
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vicaf60 sent me this fantastic FDC, containing a mint souvenir sheet of the June 2020 issue for Achievements in Belarusian Medicine. This issue commemorates the Minsk Scientific and Practical Centre of Surgery, Transplantology and Hematology.

Belrus cover from Victor.jpg
Belarus SS.jpg
Belarus stamp.jpg

Under UV light, an image of the Rod of Asclepius can be seen:

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Thank you very much Victor for this great addition to my medicine and organ transplant collection!! :D :D
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srgboy sent me this lovely cover from Singapore, franked with a couple of the new goldfish definitives:

Cover from Aditya Singapore.jpg

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Maatmex sent this gorgeous cover with fabulous First Day Cancels from the Herbert Brandl modern art issue, along with stamps depicting Austrian landscapes (reservoirs).

Cover from Marco July 2020.jpg

Inside were stamps and FDCs for my Europa collection, and a Musikland mint stamp for my musical instruments collection:

Marco Europa stamps.jpg
Hungary Europa 2020 FDC
Hungary Europa 2020 FDC
Croatia Europa 2020 FDC
Croatia Europa 2020 FDC
Estonia Europa 2020 FDC
Estonia Europa 2020 FDC
Estonia Europa 2020 FDC
Estonia Europa 2020 FDC
Poland Europa 2020 FDC
Poland Europa 2020 FDC
Lithuania Europa 2020 FDCs
Lithuania Europa 2020 FDCs

Thank you very much Marco for these wonderful additions to my collections!! :D :D
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You are welcome Jean.
My pleasure to help you!
Regards,
Marco

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Matmex sent another fantastic cover, this time franked with a stamp commemorating 100 years of the Lipizzan stud farm Piber and beautiful matching pictorial cancels. Inside were more Europa 2020 FDCs, as well as a Herbert Brandl First Day Card, and a mint stamp celebrating traditional dining at the Schweizerhaus, Vienna.

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Austria Herbert Brandl FD card.jpg
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The Schweizerhaus is particularly well known for the original Budweiser Budvar and its crispy “Original Schweizerhaus pork knuckle”. Set under ancient walnut and chestnut trees and located close to the main alley through the Prater, the extensive, shady beer garden invites customers to savour traditional Viennese and South Bohemian specialties such as tripe soup, pork casserole with cabbage, or dumplings filled with plum jam, all top quality, home-made food produced in-house.
I'm hungry!! :mrgreen: Thank you Marco for these great additions to my collections. :D :D
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vicaf60 sent an amazing Europa 2020 cover which also contained some orchids from Belarus and Sao Tome e Principe, along with another souvenir sheet of Belarusian achievements in medicine, the recent seasonal variations animal stamps, and some used animal stamps from Russia (the last 2 items I will add to Naomi's pile :D)

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Sao Tome e Principe orchids.jpg
Belarus achievements in medicine.jpg
Belarus mint animals.jpg
Cancelled Russia.jpg

Thank you very much Victor!! :D :D
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