Archive for the ‘fauna’ Category

#1227 Moldova 19/04/19

This beautiful first day cover from Moldova was sent by Valeriu, thank you very much! It was cancelled on April 19 and arrived on April 26, 2019.

The stamp and cover depict the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).

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#1226 Cuba 16/08/05

This very nice cover from Cuba was sent by Manuel, thank you very much! It was posted in Cienfuegos on August 5 and arrived on August, 29, 2016.

The stamps depict the belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) and the red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus).

#1223 Cayman Islands 18/12/27

This very nice cover from the Cayman Islands was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted in Hell on December 27, 2018 and arrived on February 11, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the Boer goat.

 

#1221 Mongolia 19/04/21

This very nice cover from Mongolia was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted on April 21 and arrived on May 3, 2019.

The stamps commemorate the Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) and the dinosaur species Tarbosaurus bataar.

#1219 Åland 19/05/09

On May 20, 2019 I received this beautiful FDC from Åland, thank you very much, Ulf! The FDC was issued on May 9 and commemorates the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).

#1218 Niuafo’ou 19/05/01

This beautiful cover from Niuafo’ou was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted on May 1 and arrived on May 16, 2019.

The top left stamp depicts the Pipi Tui flower (Hernandia moerenhoutiana), the bottom left stamp depicts the Cananga tree and flowers (Cananga odorata). The next stamp commemorates the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).

The next stamp depicts flowers of Coleus amboinicus. Finally, the right stamp commeorates the butterfly “dark cerulean” (Jamides bochus).

#1217 Eritrea 19/04/23

My first cover from Eritrea was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted in Asmara on April 23 and arrived on May 28, 2019.

The stamps commemorate the Red Sea dascyllus (Dascyllus marginatus), the Orange-lined triggerfish (Balistapus undulatus), and the Picasso triggerfish (Rhinecanthus assasi).

#1215 Switzerland 19/04/06

This very nice cover from Switzerland was sent by Rosmarie, thank you very much! It was posted in Wil on April 6 and arrived on April 10, 2019.

The left stamp depicts the fungus Strobilomyces strobilaceus.

#1214 Czech Republic 19/04/24

Thank you, Radim for sending this nice cover from Czech Republic! It was posted in Olomouc on April 24 and arrived on April 26, 2019. The stamp is the 2019 EUROPA stamp and commemorates the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

#1213 United Kingdom – Lundy 19/04/02

On April 8 I received this cover from Lundy. It was posted on April 2, 2019. The left stamp depicts the North Lighthouse, the right stamp depicts some puffins (Fratercula sp.).

#1204 Japan 18/12/06

This nice cover from Japan was sent by Hiroshi, thank you! It was posted in Kobe (神戸) on December 6 and arrived on December 17, 2018.

The right stamp commemorates Elisabeth of Austria</span) (1837 – 1898).

#1201 Papua New Guinea – Bougainville 18/07/09

Jinesh has sent this very nice cover from Papua New Guinea’s autonomous region Bougainville, thank you! It was posted in Buka on July 9 and arrived on August 17, 2018.

The stamp set depicts some tree-kangaroos (species of the Dendrolagus genus).

#1199 Australia 18/10/24

This very nice cover from Australia was sent by Alfred, thank you! It was posted in Fairfield Heights on October 24 and arrived on October 30, 2018.

Alfred attached some stamps of the Australian Antarctic Territory. The top left stamp commemorates the Antarctic Treaty System. The top right stamp depicts some emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri).

The bottom stamps depict the Prince Charles Mountains and an “Iceberg Alley” at Mawson Station.

#1198 Cape Verde 19/01/17

My first cover from Cape Verde was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was cancelled in Mindelo on January 17 and arrived on January 28, 2019.

The left stamp is part of the “birds” set, which was issued on November 25, 2008. It depicts the western osprey (Pandion haliaetus).

The right stamp commemorates the 30th anniversary of Inforpress, the Capeverdean News Agency.

#1197 Mauritania 18/11/23

This very nice cover from Mauritania was sent by Alena, thank you! It was posted on November 23 and arrived on December 17, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Birds of the Banc d’Arguin National Park“, which was issued on October 24, 2011. It depicts the dimorphic egret (Egretta dimorpha).

The right stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of Chinese medical aid in Mauritania.

Alena included a postcard too:

See also: #751 Mauritania 14/01/12

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