2011.9.2. Estonia - 20th anniversary of the restoration of independence

FDC from Estonia. On August 20 the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia passed the decision on the independence of Estonia. The decision restored the independence of the Republic of Estonia declared in 1918, which had been defended in the War of Independence in 1918-1920 and had been lost when the Soviet Union first occupied and then unlawfully incorporated Estonia. In the period of four years prior to the restoration of independence the Estonians' aspiration for liberty had been seeking for an outlet more and more vigorously; its immediate incentive, however, was a coup attempt on the previous day in the Soviet Union. The first foreign country to recognize the independence of Estonia was Iceland on August 22, followed by recognition by Lithuania, Latvia, Russia (on August 24) and other countries. Thank you, Pirjo.

2011.8.31. Hong Kong - Dunhung grottoes

Cover from Hong Kong. Thank you, Alan.

2011.8.29. Poland - Cartoon characters

Cover and postcard from Poland. Thank you, Waldek.


2011.9.2. Indonesia - 50 years of scout movement

Two covers from Indonesia to celebrate the 50 years scout movement in Indonesia. Thank you, Hidayat.

2011.9.2. Canada - Birds and Angiosperms

Cover from Canada with seven beautiful stamps. Thank you, Jaime.


2011.8.31. Hong Kong - 170th anniversary of postal service

Three FDCs from Hong Kong. Each have different delivery method. Thank you very much, Brian, Alan and Edward.

2011.8.31. Ireland - Insects

Cover from Eire. Thank you, Edward.

2011.8.31. Japan - 80th anniversary of Tokyo International Airport

Cover from Japan. The Hello Kitty stamp is from set of PhilaNippon 2011 commemorative stamps and the souvenir red cancel was to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the opening of Tokyo International Airport. Thank you, Minoru.


2011.8.26. Russia - House of Government

Postcard from Russia. Thank you, Nastya.

2011.8.26. BVI - 2011 Spring Regatta

Cover and postcard from British Virgin Islands. Of course, it's my first cover from this Caribbean islands. Two stamps depict the 2011 spring regatta and Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you, Patrick.


2011.8.24. USA - Autumn in Kennebunkport

Postcard from USA depict the autumn view of Kennebunkposr. Thank you, Chelsea.

2011.8.24. Germany - Astronomy

Two FDCs from Germany. The motives of this year's "youth brands" let us look into the universe. Astronomy fascinated and occupied mankind for thousands of years. As early Babylonians and Assyrians gave some very bright stars a name. For us today these are the constellations we can see a clear night sky. Much time passed until 400 years ago, the law of motion of celestial bodies by Johannes Kepler was detected. The knowledge about the true nature of the objects in the sky is much younger. Until less than a hundred years ago, Edwin Hubble realized that there is beyond our own galaxy, the Milky Way, yet another such star systems in the universe. The space telescope named after him today gives us the colorful images of these objects. Thank you, Martin.


2011.8.22. Kazakhstan - Aldar Kose

Cover from Kazakhstan. My first cover from this Asia country and hope not the last one. Four stamps on this cover depict the Kazakh fairy tale hero, "Aldar Kose". Thank you, Natalia.

2011.8.22. - Germany - 75 years of Stamp Day

Cover from Germany. The pre-stamped envelope and stamp were the same design to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the "Stamps Day" in Germany. Thank you, Martin.

2011.8.22. Finland - Finnish summer and nature

Postcard from Finland. Thank you, Sanna.

2011.8.15. Malaysia - Joint issue with Indonesia

A very big cover from Malaysia with one big mini-sheet to commemorate the hiroic fighters in the case of peace and freedom. Thank you, K.S.Lan.


2011.8.15. Italy - Gardens and Artistic Heritage

Cover from Italy. Three stamps depict beautiful gardens and artistic heritage. Thank you, Matteo.

2011.8.15. Isle of Man - Aerogramme

An Aerogramme from Isle of Man posted on 3. Aug.2011. Thank you, Jean Pierre.

2011.8.15. P.R.China - 60th anniversary of Tibetan's liberation

Cover from China with complete set of commemorative stamps. Thank you, Wu.

2011.8.15. Argentina - World Blood Donor Day

Cover from Argentina with six beautiful stamps. Thank you, German.

2011.8.11. Japan - Philanippon 2011

Cover from Japan with another commemorative stamp from PHILANIPPON 2011 souvenir sheet. Thank you, Minoru.

2011.8.11. Hong Kong - Dunhuang Grottoes

Official FDC from Hong Kong with special pictorial cancellations. Thank you, Brian.