Well I have finally done it. I have received a stamped postcard from Wallis and Futuna Islands. I have been actively pursuing a postcard from there for over 5 years . Of course , when I say, I have finally done it, we all know that this required the help and assistance of someone other than myself. I'll get to that later. This update will be a short one with just a single card, a Wallis and Futuna card. That is country or stamp issuing entity # 246 in my collection, leaving just 26 more to go to have conquered the world. It was really exciting opening the mailbox yesterday and finding just this single card inside.
Wallis and Futuna is a Polynesian French island territory in the South Pacific. Total lland area is 264 sq km and there is is a population of around 15,000. Since 2003 Wallis and Futuna has been a French overseas collectivity. Its capital is Mata-Utu.
The aerial view on this card doesn't really show a whole lot but that is quite alright. On the reverse we can see the postmark reads "Mata-Utu, 5 - 5-2011, Wallis et Futuna." The sender used a 2010 Crab shaped souvenir sheet containing 2 different stamps , each one showing a crab. Now who do I have to thank for this great addition to the collection ? None other than Jean Pierre , himself. I don't know how he does it, but I'm just glad he does. And that he remembers GemWorldPostcards.
As I mentioned earlier this makes country # 246, the first new country received since back in February. I still have 26 to go , you can see them over to the left side, at the top.
That's the update for this time. Thanks again to Jean Pierre.