When I know that this year Europa topic is Astronomy, I already try my best to collect the FDC and stamps / Minisheet from the issuing countries. This is quite big project for me, as collecting Europe items is very costly for me and I also don't have so many friends from Europe. Just try my best to ask around and wish can get more and more help to complete the collections. The best is try to get a real posted FDC / cover on date of issue. If not then a mint FDC also great to me. Luckily, there are lots of friendly people from the Philately world. They are very kind enough to help me get the items. Some even is not the stamps collector!
Now showing a very beautiful and nice issue from Liechtenstein issued on 2 March 2009. You can see the stamps is having the special effect, is a hologram stamps. Very nice! Some of the Astronomy stamps issued this year having special effect, make it very nice. Like the Jersey issue shown previously is embossed with silver. I don't have friends from Liechtenstein, when I saw this stamps on the website, I wish that I can have one too. My wish become true , my friend Paul is helping me to get those items. So great! Thank you Paul.
Then next Astronomy issue to show is From Denmark. Thanks to Thomas and Freddy, both of you are so nice help me on the collection. First cover is posted on date of issue, because is a machine cancellation. Therefore might not able to see the date clearly.
This is the Stamps booklet, I don't get the full stamps booklet. Because it is too expensive. This is my friend who send me the stamps booklet cover and paste the set of stamps inside.
Then this is the set of stamps.
After that is the turn for the Astronomy stamps from the Netherland. This blue cover is sent on day of issue, 07 April 2009. My friend is using blue colour envelope , which just can representing the sky and have Astronomy stamps on it. Thanks Jetske for this nice cover and stamps!
This is a registered letter, using the full sheet of Astronomy stamps. So big surprise to me! As sometimes the Post worker is not allow my friend to use the stamps on registered mail. So lucky this time he met with a good worker allow him to put whatever stamps he want. Thanks to Paul for these nice stamps and FDC.
These are the items I received so far. Still have long journey to go! Hope more friends can help on this. May will be a very busy month, as lots of country plan to issue for the Astronomy in May. Also wish to get more and more and complete the collection!