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Today I received this wonderful Easter FDC from vicaf60- I love the pictorial cancel. :D
My pleasure, Jean :D

Yet, it has nothing to do with Easter ;) - the set shows eggs of birds that nest in Belarus :)
Oh my gosh, I don't know what I was thinking! :oops: :oops: Not even the right time of year!! :oops: Trying to juggle too many things at the same time. ;)

Yes, of course, it's from a lovely set of stamps that Belarus issued recently showing eggs of birds.

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It's OK, Jean :lol:

By the way, did you check inside the cover? If I'm not mistaken, there was something ;)

P.S. I sent you the Christmas & New Year FDC today, do not forget to open it :D

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Thank you Victor. :D

I did look inside, but there was only a stiffener. :D
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Then, there must be one more letter still in the mail stream :D

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Second letter did arrive from vicaf60 last week full of goodies:

Cover from Victor Oct 2020.jpg
Birds eggs stamps and souvenir sheet
Birds eggs stamps and souvenir sheet
Belarus 2020 vegetable definitives
Belarus 2020 vegetable definitives
Orchids and other stamps for my topical collections
Orchids and other stamps for my topical collections
Belarus Europa 2020 FDC Ancient postal routes
Belarus Europa 2020 FDC Ancient postal routes
Europa 2020 maxicard
Europa 2020 maxicard
Europa 2020 maxicard
Europa 2020 maxicard

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I also got a large packet from Kevin Hedley containing some Australia covid slogans from the different machines at SWLF, along with beautiful stamps and souvenir sheets for my topical collections:

Cover from Kevin Oct 2020.jpg
Stay safe & connected slogans from SWLF
Stay safe & connected slogans from SWLF
AAT RSV Nuyina with gorgeous aurora australis
AAT RSV Nuyina with gorgeous aurora australis
Water Tower Art set and souvenir sheet
Water Tower Art set and souvenir sheet

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Got this great cover with a pictorial cancel from Philexx:

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This great cover arrived from Philexx, franked with a new Brief und mehr health stamp. Like the other ones I have received, it went via PostNL.

Brief und mehr canada.jpg

Interestingly, Philexx also sent covers to my friend in the US and those seem to have gone via Malta Post.

Brief und mehr US.jpg

Seems to be different routing for Canada vs US, interesting.

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thestamp sent me this cover from Vignola, with an additional boxed handstamp dedicated to "The Strength of Italy" (La Forza dell'Italia). This is a reference to what the country went through in the early months of the pandemic.

Cover from Gianni la forza.jpg

Inside were 3 postcards produced by Poste Italiane dedicated to the Armed Forces (Le Forze Armate), Law Enforcement (Le Forze dell'Ordine) and Professions (Le Professioni). Each postcard sold for €1,00, of which €0,50 was donated to Civil Protection.

Italy La Forza dell'Italia postcard Le Forze Armate.jpg
Italy La Forza dell'Italia postcard Le Forze dell'Ordine.jpg
Italy La Forza dell'Italia postcard Le Professioni.jpg

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Jose Paulo sent me back one of my "Returned To Sender" covers in this lovely cover franked with several recent stamps of Brazil, including Mandela and Beethoven:

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Also received last week was this fantastic FDC of Austria's recent COVID-19 stamp printed on toilet paper, with First Day Cancel from Vienna:

Austria covid FDC from Marco.jpg

Inside were some covers and stamps for my various collections:

Iceland 2020 Europa
Iceland 2020 Europa
Iceland 2020 Europa
Iceland 2020 Europa
Stamps from Marco.jpg

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You are welcome Jean.

I am happy knowing that the first of three covers arrived in good condition.

Thank you for posting images.

Cheers,
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Amazing surprise received from Canada
First Day Cover with Canada Post "Christmas 2020 - Nativity" PermanentTM Domestic rate stamps
First Day Cover with Canada Post "Christmas 2020 - Nativity" PermanentTM Domestic rate stamps
Cover with souvenir sheet containing all three stamps from Canada Post "Maud Lewis" issue, celebrating the work of one of Canada’s most beloved folk artists. This vibrant collectible features three of Lewis’ seasonal paintings: Winter Sleigh Ride (on the PermanentTM rate stamp), Team of Oxen in Winter (U.S. rate stamp), and Family and Sled (international rate stamp), as well as a detail of her Three Black Cats (1955).
Cover with souvenir sheet containing all three stamps from Canada Post "Maud Lewis" issue, celebrating the work of one of Canada’s most beloved folk artists. This vibrant collectible features three of Lewis’ seasonal paintings: Winter Sleigh Ride (on the PermanentTM rate stamp), Team of Oxen in Winter (U.S. rate stamp), and Family and Sled (international rate stamp), as well as a detail of her Three Black Cats (1955).
First Day Cover with all three stamps from Canada Post "Maud Lewis" issue on cover
First Day Cover with all three stamps from Canada Post "Maud Lewis" issue on cover
Thank you very much Jean for this superb addition to my Christmas collection.

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You're very welcome Marco, thank you for posting the pictures. :D Unfortunately the souvenir sheet was not available at the post office on the issue date, so I had to wait for my order to arrive in the mail before sending the cover (3 days later).

Meanwhile, the other 2 Austria FDCs of the COVID-19 block arrived, with First Day Cancels from Graz and Steyr:

Austria COVID-19 FDC with Graz postmark
Austria COVID-19 FDC with Graz postmark
Austria COVID-19 FDC with Steyr postmark
Austria COVID-19 FDC with Steyr postmark

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I also received a lovely surprise last week from henrik_rrb, a beautifully franked cover containing 2 envelopes with Germany COVID-19 slogan cancels, as well as some postcards of Stockholm:

Cover from Henrik.jpg
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Thank you very much for these Henrik!! :D :D The 2 German postmarks are from Letter Centres that I was missing in my collection (BZ50 Frechen and BZ63 Frankfurt Offenbach). :D :D :D
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Another surprise in the mailbox last week from vicaf60 - a beautiful Christmas and Happy New Year FDC from Belarus, with a mint block inside:

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Thank you very much Victor for these festive additions to my collection! :D :D
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ebormelo sent me this great stamp sheet of the Brazilian sign language Libras in a very appropriate cover:


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"STAMP Accessible in Brazil" :D :D :D

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This week I also received this wonderful cover from Girish Vaidya franked with stamps showing musical instruments of wandering minstrels:

Cover from Girish.jpg

Thank you very much Girish!! :D :D Good to see that mail is flowing again. :D
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arnabjoy sent this great COVID-19 special cover from the Ahmedabad Postal Circle:

Art of living with COVID-19
Art of living with COVID-19

It arrived in this cover with great franking: Safarjung Hospital, ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, and the 2017 Canada-India joint Diwali issue.

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I received a cover from Philexx a week ago but it got buried on my desk. This the second Brief und mehr cover that George sent franked with the recent health stamps, but it arrived much after the first (Nov 24 vs Nov 9). The reason for the delay can be discerned from the markings on the cover. For comparison, this is the cover that arrived first:

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The Brief und mehr spray-on barcode on the second cover (below) is missing the date and BMM --> WELT (which can be seen on the first cover with date 23.10.2020), so the cover was then processed by hand with 2x hand cancels dated 24 OKT. 2020, followed by a label dated 24.10.2020 and a new barcode for worldwide delivery. It was then routed via the Netherlands and somehow ended up transiting through Australia (SWLF spray-on cancel at the left) before arriving in Canada on November 19 (orange barcode on the back) and finally landing in my mailbox on November 24.

Brief und mehr cover 2.jpg

I wonder if the unusual routing was related to the mail disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Since the second stamp ended up covered by the label, here is the pair:

Brief und mehr health stamps
Brief und mehr health stamps

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A whole bunch of stuff to catch up on...

Kevin Hedley sent a holiday greeting card and some lovely covers franked with Australian International Post stamps:

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Aus cover 1.jpg
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Thank you very much Kevin - wishing you all the best for the holidays!! :D :D :D
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vicaf60 sent a 2017 Belarus Christmas postal stationery envelope with accompanying greeting card, containing Ukraine booklets about musical instruments and gastronomy:

Cover from Victor Dec 2020.jpg
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The gastronomy booklet comes with a recipe for Borsch:

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Going to have to give it a try! :D :D Thank you Victor for these great additions to my collection! :D :D
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Kenneth Sequeira sent me an absolutely bulging package full of goodies for my collection:

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SS Sweden.jpg
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stamp on paper 2.jpg
used Germany.jpg
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Kenneth Sequeira sent me an absolutely bulging package full of goodies for my collection:

Thank you so much Kenneth for your amazing help with my collection!! :D :D :D
Glad these reached safely... I have sent you items nearly storing them for a year .... Happy to help with your collection.
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Catching up with my scanning...another great cover from Kennethsequeira for my COVID-19 collection, the souvenir sheet issued by UAE on a cover:

UAE covid SS on cover.jpg

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Some Christmas cards arrived last week from SB friends. Philexx sent this lovely card and cover from Germany:

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Matmex sent this colourful snowman from Austria in a matching cover with a pictorial postmark:

Xmas card from Marco.jpg
Xmas cover from Marco.jpg

Inside were also some stamps for my collections:

Stamps from Marco Dec 2020.jpg

Hungary 2020 Europa Ancient Postal Routes with a map in the selvage.
The Slovakia stamp and label show Maximilian Hell, a Jesuit astronomer who documented the transit of Venus (shown on the label).
The COVID-19 stamp from Slovakia has a clear coating on the stamp over the mask and also in the shape of a coronavirus at the lower right:

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Clapas sent me this great cover franked with a blood donation stamp from 1988 and a 2020 stamp celebrating 800 years of the most ancient Faculty of Medicine in the world, at Montpellier University

Cover from Thierry.jpg

The combination of the 2 stamps is significant because the first blood transfusion is credited to Jean-Baptiste Denys, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at Montpellier University and personal physician to Louis XIV. In June 1667, he transfused a boy with blood from a lamb :!:


Inside was this limited edition postcard from PhilaPostel, a large collector club in France, showing Santa and the consequences of climate change.

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I suspect that Clapas also arranged for this wonderful cover from Santa, sent from 1 Naughty of Nice Street, Lapland, PL 8216:

France Santa cover.jpg

The contents were a letter from Santa in both English and French (English one shown here) and a postcard to send to family or friends:

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Catching up with my scanning...another great cover from Kennethsequeira for my COVID-19 collection, the souvenir sheet issued by UAE on a cover:


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Thank you very much Kenneth!!! :D :D
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Hello Jean

You suspect well :D

I am delighted that this little surprise has reached you

Merry Christmas wishes to you and all your family

Thierry Clapas

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I suspect that Clapas also arranged for this wonderful cover from Santa, sent from 1 Naughty of Nice Street, Lapland, PL 8216:


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The contents were a letter from Santa in both English and French (English one shown here) and a postcard to send to family or friends:


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Thierry! I also received one :D It is on my desk and I have been wondering who arranged it! Thank you :D :D
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With pleasure Jean

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Clapas sent me this great cover franked with a blood donation stamp from 1988 and a 2020 stamp celebrating 800 years of the most ancient Faculty of Medicine in the world, at Montpellier University


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The combination of the 2 stamps is significant because the first blood transfusion is credited to Jean-Baptiste Denys, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at Montpellier University and personal physician to Louis XIV. In June 1667, he transfused a boy with blood from a lamb :!:


Inside was this limited edition postcard from PhilaPostel, a large collector club in France, showing Santa and the consequences of climate change.


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Also with pleasure George :D
It's a little surprise

Merry Christmas to you and your whole family too

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Thierry! I also received one :D It is on my desk and I have been wondering who arranged it! Thank you :D :D
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And to you and your family Thierry. It was a lovely surprise :D
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Kennethsequeira wrote:
21 Dec 2020 16:53
Canada stamper wrote:
21 Dec 2020 09:03
Catching up with my scanning...another great cover from Kennethsequeira for my COVID-19 collection, the souvenir sheet issued by UAE on a cover:


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Thank you very much Kenneth!!! :D :D
Glad it reached you safely but this cover is Bijoy's idea
Ah, Bijoy had told me but I'd forgotten - will send him an email to thank him as well. :D :D
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AMark sent this great cover franked with the recent Hannukah stamp

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Another cover from Philexx franked with the recent Warschau minisheet, commemorating the 50th anniversary of former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's kneeling at the monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, with a mint copy inside:

"On the abyss of German history and under the weight of millions murdered, I did what people do when language fails."

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thestamp has been helping me obtain some pictorial postmarks from Italy for my COVID-19 collection:

World Post Day, October 9, available in a few cities. This cover is from Florence (Firenze:

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Cover from Gianni Firenze.jpg

XXII National Conference of Medical Officers and Health Personnel of the Italian Red Cross, October 10, Sirmione:

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Need to do some catching up with scanning. :D

Philexx sent this cover with some goodies inside:

cover from George Jan 2021.jpg
Slovenia cover with gastronomy stamps, and old postcard franked with a Europa stamp from Germany
Slovenia cover with gastronomy stamps, and old postcard franked with a Europa stamp from Germany
from George 2.jpg

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Waffle sent this cover with great franking that was carefully hand cancelled, and then a postie decided the stamps were not adequately cancelled and added pen cancels! :roll: The cover contained a FDC for the Water Tower Art souvenir sheet - I love it! :D

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KevinHedley sent me a number of lovely Christmas covers:

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Elkra sent me a fantastic package full of goodies. The franking included the full set of 2020 U2 stamps, on a cover protected under plastic:

cover from John.jpg

Inside some COVID-19 related items including postcards from An Post promoting the Digital Pride Festival and A4 sized sheets of 2 postcards that An Post distributed for free to Irish households in the early part of the pandemic:

An post digital pride festival.jpg
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A number of Stay at Home slogans on cover:

Stay at home slogans.jpg

Stamps for my various thematic collections:

Ireland 2019 Moon Landing set and SS
Ireland 2019 Moon Landing set and SS
Ireland 2019 Europa SS
Ireland 2019 Europa SS
SOAR with organ donation motif and 2020 Europa stamps
SOAR with organ donation motif and 2020 Europa stamps

...and a cover franked with a 2020 Europa stamp and a beautiful Christmas card:

cards from John.jpg

Thank you very much John for these fantastic additions to my collection!! :D :D :D
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antbrown very kindly sent me a stack of GB slogans relating to health, including some relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic:

GB slogans 1.jpg
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GB slogans 3.jpg

He used some high-value Machins on the cover, but sadly they got the dreaded pen cancel:

GB machins.jpg

Thank you very much Anthony for these lovely additions to my collection! :D :D :D
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Some great items Jean. Glad you liked mine.

A cover arrived from Canada. I will check tomorrow on my day off, but its thicker so I suspect it's for Kenneth.
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