Saturday, 16 January 2016

Curaçao - Land Curaçao (Dutch) Pais Kòrsou

Curaçao (Dutch: Curaçao; Papiamentu: Kòrsou) is an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast, that is a constituent country (Dutch: land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Formally called the Country of Curaçao, (Dutch:Land Curaçao; PapiamentoPais Kòrsou), it includes the main island and the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao("Little Curaçao"). It has a population of over 150,000 on an area of 444 km2 (171 sq mi) and its capital is WillemstadPrior to the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on 10 October 2010, Curaçao was administered as the "Island Territory of Curaçao" (Dutch: Eilandgebied Curaçao, Papiamentu: Teritorio Insular di Kòrsou), one of five island territories of the former Netherlands Antilles.

This beautiful Registered Airmail cover sent by my friend Tirza who were working in the philatelic department of Curacao. She perfectly affixed the blue barcode label as I suggested and postmarked perfectly. I helped another 30 more collector friends to get nice covers from Curacao at the same time.These stamps are from the series of their first definitive stamps after the independence.

This is another beautiful  Airmail cover sent by my friend Tirza. These stamps are also from the series of their first definitive stamps after the independence.

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