Archive for the ‘fauna’ Category

#1328 Netherlands 21/05/20

Eric has sent this nice cover from the Netherlands, thank you! It was posted in Wolvega on May 20 and arrived on June 1, 2021.

The stamps depict the yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) and the common crane (Grus grus).

#1328 Burundi 21/06/09

This very nice cover from Burundi was sent by Roland, thank you! It was posted on June 9 and arrived on June 24, 2021.

The left stamp depicts the mushroom Russula ingen, the middle stamp depicts the flower of the passion fruit (maracuja, Passiflora edulis), and the right stamp depicts the ruff (Calidris pugnax).

#1323 Gabon 21/03/04

On March 31 I received this very nice cover from Gabon, thank you very much! It was posted on Libreville on March 4, 2021.

The bird stamps depict the grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) and the blue-breasted kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica).

See also: #696 Gabon 13/09/05

#1321 Nauru 21/05/26

My first cover from Nauru was sent by Jinesh, thank you very much! This beautiful cover was posted on May 26 and arrived on June 29, 2021.

The stamps depict the ultramarine lorikeet (Vini ultramarina) and the crimson shining parrot (Prosopeia splendens).

#1314 Ethiopia 19/01/16

My mother has sent this postcard from Ethiopia, thank you! It was posted on January 16, 2019.

The left stamp depicts the Entoto Palace of emperor Menelik II. The next stamp depicts the Ethiopian house snake (Lamprophis erlangeri), the next two stamps depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki).

The bottom left stamp commemorates the shiny-leaf buckthorn (Rhamnus prinoides), and the next stamp Zoz Amba St. Georges monastery in Gonder.

 

#1306 Mauritius 11/06/??

This nice cover from Mauritius was sent by David, thank you! It was posted in Port Louis and arrived on June 21, 2011.

The left stamp is part of the “Fish” set, which was issued on October 9, 2000. It depicts the tomato hind (Cephalopholis sonnerati). The right stamps is part of the set “Mauritius in World Heritage” and depicts the Le Morne peninsula. The stamp set was issued on April 18, 2011.

#1305 Palau 20/12/28

My first cover from Palau was sent by Roland, thank you very much! It was posted in Koror on December 28, 2020 and arrived on January 29, 2021.

The middle stamp commemorates the cardinal honeyeater (Myzomela cardinalis). The bottom left stamp depicts a giant clam.

#1301 PR China 20/04/21

Li Ming has sent this very nice registered cover from the PR China, thank you very much! It was posted in Shanghai (上海) on April 21 and arrived on June 2, 2020.

The three right stamps commemorate the 2012 Asian Beach Games in Haiyang.

#1292 India 20/02/27

Dilip has sent this beautiful cover from India, thank you! It was posted in Ahmedabad on February 27 and arrived on March 4, 2020.

The mini-sheet depicts some children’s paintings of tigers. It commemorates the Children’s Day 2011.

#1289 Turks and Caicos Islands 19/06/11

This very nice cover from the Turks and Caicos Islands was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted in Providenciales on June 11 and arrived on June 24, 2019.

The left stamp depicts the pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor), the middle stamp depicts the Cuban cattleheart (Parides gundlachianus), and the right stamp depicts the Cuban dismorphia (Dismorphia cubana).

#1287 Lithuania 18/06/16

Andrius has sent this nice cover from Lithuania, thank you! It was posted in Druskininkai on June 16 and arrived on June 19, 2018.

The left stamp depicts the Northern birch mouse (Sicista betulina), the right stamp commemorates the 100th birthday anniversary of the  Lithuanian poet Kazys Bradūnas (1917-2009).

#1285 Dominica 18/12/27

This beautiful cover from Dominica was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Roseau on December 27, 2018 and arrived on January 14, 2019.

The stamps depict the golden skink (Mabuya mabouya), the tropical house gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia), and the fantastic gecko (Sphaerodactylus fantasticus fuga).

 

#1279 British Virgin Islands 18/12/28

This very nice cover from the British Virgin Islands was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Tortola on December 28, 2018 and arrived on January 18, 2019.

The top left stamp commemorates the octocentenary of the Magna Carta (1215), the middle stamp commemorates the sugar-apple fruit (Annona squamosa), the top right stamp depicts some great barracudas (Sphyraena barracuda), and the bottom left stamp commemorates the grooved brain coral (Diploria labyrinthiformis).

 

#1278 Norfolk Island 18/12/28

Radim has sent this nice cover from Norfolk Island, thank you! It was posted on December 28, 2018 and arrived on January 15, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the Norfolk Island hibiscus (Lagunaria patersonia). The right stamp commemorates the red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda).

#1277 Portugal 19/07/22

This beautiful cover from Portugal was sent by Vítor, thank you very much! It was posted in Santo Antonio dos Cavaleiros on July 22 and arrived on July 26, 2019.

The mini-sheet is the 2019 EUROPA stamp issue of the Azores. It was issued on May 9, 2019 and depicts the fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) and the São Miguel goldcrest (Regulus regulus azoricus).

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