965 – Damien, who has sent me so many super French maps, has now sent me some Spanish ones -
961 - Damien
963 - Damien
962 - Damien
964 - Damien
Some of the stamps used by Damien.
966 - Georgette (US-2438196) sent me some postboxes from the Smithsonian but, sadly, it doesn't show which countries they are from.
967 - Along with hugs, this came from my Russian friend Irina. The Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands is a World Heritage Site.
The Solovetsky complex is an outstanding example of a monastic settlement in the inhospitable environment of northern Europe, which admirably illustrates the faith, tenacity and enterprise of late medieval religious communities.
These stamps are wonderful. Notice that the Solovetsky monastery is on them.