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#855 South Africa 14/01/20

South Africa 140120Another nice cover from South Africa was sent by J.N., thank you! It was posted in Ladysmith on January 20 and arrived on January 27, 2014.

The top stamps are part of the “Flora” sets, which were issued in May 2001. They depict the black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata) and the tree pelargonium (Pelargonium cucullatum).

The bottom stamps depict the coral hind (Cephalopholis miniatus). They are part of the “Fishes” set, which was issued on November 1, 2000.

See also: #773 South Africa 14/01/11

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#773 South Africa 14/01/11

RSA 140111The CJ Stamps Company sent me this very nice letter from South Africa, thank you! It was posted in Bassonia on January 11, 2014.

There are attached six stamps of the fishes set that was issued on November 1, 2000. They commemorate the longhorn cowfish (Lactoria cornuta), the twospined angelfish (Centropyge bispinosus), the surgeonfish Paracanthurus hepatus, the threadfin butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga), and the yellow longnose butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissimus).

The other three stamps are part of the “Crafts” stamp set, which was issued on October 27, 2010.

#721 South Africa 13/10/22

South Africa 131022This nice cover from South Africa was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Pretoria on October 22 and arrived on October 28, 2013.

The three stamps are part of the set “Rock Formations and the Cederberg”, which was issued on August 8, 2013. The stamps depict igneous rocks of the Karoo National Park and the Augrabies Falls and sand dunes of the Addo Elephant National Park.

See also: #140 South Africa 09/05/02

#497 South Africa 11/08/26

Marten sent me this nice letter from South Africa, thank you! It was posted in Gillits on August 26 and arrived on September 12, 2011.

The top stamp commemorates the flight of the airplane Silver Queen (a Vickers Vimy) from London to Cape Town in 1920 (info here).

#140 South Africa 09/05/02

South Africa 090508Cover from South Africa, posted in Gillitts on May 02, 2009. Thank you, Marten!

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