Request

To my cover-exchanging friends, please try as much as possible to
(1) WRITE THE ADDRESSES USING YOUR OWN HANDWRITING
as these give a more personal touch to the cover
(2) PLEASE DO NOT USE TAPE OR STICKERS ON THE REVERSE;
the Philippine postal service damages the cover with scribbling that highly devalues the aesthetic value of the cover, which is what I am after
(3) PLEASE TRY TO USE COMPLETE SETS
or at least same themes when sending covers, but it is okay if this is not possible or if this would be expensive, and
(4) PLEASE USE SMALL ENVELOPES,
not too small, but maybe around 4"x6" or something like that; big envelopes are not very attractive unless they have many stamps.
Thank you!

2.9.08

المملكة المغربية!



My first cover from Morocco! Although I would have been all the more happier had the postmarks been clearer, I think this is a boost for my collection as I have very few (I think only one or two) mail articles from Africa addressed to me.

Thankfully, Poste Maroc keeps up a detailed and updated website on its stamps so I don't have to search frantically or guess the details about the stamps.

The large stamp at the upper right was issued on 18 Dec 02 and commemorates UNESCO year. As many already know, UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on November 16, 1945, with a stated purpose to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and the human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the UN Charter.



The two stamps to the left of the UNESCO stamp are part of a 4v set called "Creativite Enfantine" or "Youth Creativity" that features artworks of young children with the themes: my childhood, the post office and telecommunication, the post in daily life, and our environment. The stamps on this cover show the first two. These stamps were issued on 26 May 08.



The last stamp, the green one which shows who seems to be a historic leader or politician, is perhaps a definitive as I could not find any information on it. Neither can I tell who it is since I cannot read Arabic.... Can anyone help out?

The stamps were cancelled on 09 Jul 08. Unfortunately, the place name is unclear and it appears to be in Arabic, so even if it were legible, I wouldn't be able to read it.

2 comments:

Morocco Holidays Guide said...

Hi Filatelia,

The stamp you're not sure about features the late Hassan II, the father of the current King of Morocco. I looked on the official site of Maroc Poste but couldn't find the stamp... mind you a few photos are not loading on the screen! Look under "Officiels" - Officials - on the stamp search of the website.

Good luck!

Eric from Jura said...

Hello Myron,
did you receive my last cover from France (with the HP, Coronelli and France-Brazil stamps as you wanted)?
The details about stamps you're publishing on your blog are very interesting :-) good job !
bye Eric