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29 September 2009

Greetings from Vanuatu

From left to right :
250v : Fairy Tern (長尾熱帶鳥) ; 130v : White-tailed Tropicbird (白尾熱帶鳥)
45v : Eastern Reef Heron (太平洋岩鷺) ; 100v : Greater Crested Tern (大鳳頭燕鷗)
Vanuatu (2009)

7th September, 2009. Port Vila

At the stamp exhibition of 2009, I had passed couple of covers to 8 postal administrations include Bhutan, Gibraltar, Singapore, Vietnam, Pitcairn Islands, New Caledonia, Greenland and Vanuatu. All of them are came back safety except Greenland one is lost. Here is the last one sent from Vanuatu franking with whole set of Greetings from Vanuatu, actually it is a redone cover as the first one without registered label and lost when sent back to Vanuatu. Unfortunately this one ruined by ball-pen during postal processing but it still looks fine.

Stamps are illustrated bird's-eye view of Vanuatu, and decorated with flower of Flamboyant (鳳凰木). The tree having reddish flowers during summer time of Vanuatu, when it is Christmas in there. Thus locals call the tree as Christmas Tree. Four sea birds shown on the stamp set are quite common in South Pacific, from Guam to New Caledonia and French Polynesia.

In a meantime, a postcard also receive from Vanuatu, it is a first and only underwater post office's postcard ! Officially it says it is waterproofed and specially cancelled in its underwater post office. However the postmark does not bear any date and hard to be observed.

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