Friday, 18 November 2016

Italy, Monaco and the Salon Philatélique d'Automne

On Tuesday I got another nice selection of philatelic surprises from William's journeys.

Italy:
The first card is a cheat sheet with various facts about Italy.


With a great stamp:
70 years Italian Republic (issued 02-06-2016)
Cantuccini (issued 29-09-2016)


The second card shows various views of Genoa. The Lighthouse of Genoa (upper left picture) is the fifth largest and third oldest lighthouse in the World, while Genoa's  Aquarium (upper right picture) is the second largest in Europe.


Stamps:
EUROPA (whole set) (issued 09-05-2016)


The last card shows various views of Bordighera. Bordighera is a town in Liguria. It is a popular seaside resort and was prominently featured in the novel Il Dottor Antonio.


Stamp:
Jubilee of Mercy (from set of four) (issued 07-12-2015)


Monaco:
The card shows an aerial view of Monte-Carlo.


Stamp:
sepac (issued 24-06-2016)


Salon Philatélique d'Automne:
France:
The card shows various views of Paris.


With nice stamps:
70 years Salon Philatélique d'Automne (whole set) (issued 07-11-2016)
with an exhibition postmark from the 3rd November (4 days before issue date!)


French card with Andorran stamp (French Post):


Stamp:
Isabelle Sandy (issued 08-10-2016)
with a special postmark from the exhibition


Luxembourg:
A cover with these stamps:
Commemorative Series (whole set) (issued 03-03-2016)


Thank You very much William!

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