Thursday, April 3, 2014

Saint Barthelemy


officially the Territorial collectivity of Saint Barthélemy is an overseas collectivity of France. Often abbreviated to Saint-Barth in French, or St. Bart's or St. Barth's in English, the indigenous people called the island Ouanalao. St. Bart's lies about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southeast of Saint Martin and north of St. Kitts. Puerto Rico is 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the west in the Greater Antilles.

The collectivity is one of four territories among the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, along with Saint Martin, Guadeloupe (200 kilometres southeast), and Martinique. Saint Barthélemy was for many years a French commune forming part of Guadeloupe, which is an overseas region and department of France and is therefore in the European Union.
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Cover :

This is my first cover from Saint Barthelemy. I send this ready cover to  Saint Barthélemy philatelic bureau for send me back. And, my friend M. Bourgasser help me to get those nice stamp. Thank u my friend for send me those nice stamps. And, the postmark is so clear. I am so happy to get this cover. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Saint Pierre and Miquelon


Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean near Canada. It is the only remnant of the former colonial empire of New France that remains under French control, with a population of 6,080 at the January 2011 census.
The islands are situated at the entrance of Fortune Bay, which extends into the southern coast of Newfoundland, near the Grand Banks. They are 3,819 kilometres (2,373 mi) from Brest, the nearest point in Metropolitan France, but just 20 kilometres (12 mi) off the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, Canada.
To know more about the country click here.

Cover :

I get this cover from Philatelic Department of SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON. This one is my second cover from there. I become so happy after get this cover. There is no stamps on this cover. But, the postmark is very clear. Thanks to the Philatelic Department for send me this nice cover.