Archive for the ‘fauna’ Category

#1127 Bahamas 17/02/06

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from the Bahamas, thank you very much! It was posted in Freeport on February 6 and arrived on February 27, 2017.

The three stamps on top and the bottom right one are part of the “Marine Life” set, which was issued on January 3, 2012. They depict the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus), the purple sea fan (Gorgonia ventalina), and the red cushion seastar (Oreaster reticulatus).

The bottom left stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The bottom middle stamp depicts the butterfly zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia).

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#1122 Singapore 17/08/23

Terence has sent this very nice cover from Singapore, thank you! It was posted on August 23 and arrived on September 1, 2017.

The two stamps on top are part of the “Kingfisher” stamp set, which was issued on April 26, 2017. The stamps depict the black-capped kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) and the blue-eared kingfisher (Alcedo meninting).

The bottom stamp was issued on August 8, 2017. It is part of the joint issue stamp series of the ASEAN postal operators and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN foundation. The stamp depicts the national flower of Singapore, the orchid Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’.

#1115 Sri Lanka 15/05/15

Sri Lanka 150515This nice cover from Sri Lanka was sent by Gayanth, thank you! It was posted in Piliyandala on May 15 and arrived on May 22, 2015.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet “Pigeon Island Marine National Park“, which was issued on August 22, 2014. The stamps depict the knotted fan coral (Melithaea ochracea), the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), and the blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus).

#1114 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 10/04/09

TAAF 100409Here is anothe beautiful cover from the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! The cover was cancelled with postmark of Martin-de-Viviès  on April 4 and arrived on September 24, 2010.

The left stamp was issued on January 1, 2010. It is part of the “minerals” series and depicts a tourmaline crystal. The three stamps on top are part of the “Elephant Seal” mini-sheet, which was issued on January 1, 2008. The stamp on the right depicts a pyrite crystal. It was issued on January 1, 2009.

On the back there is the mission cachet of the 61st mission.
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See also: #548 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/04/20

#1112 Philippines 17/06/14

This beautiful cover from the Philippines was sent by Helen, thank you! It was posted in Manila on June 14 and arrived on June 26, 2017.

The left stamp was issued on December 7, 2009. It commemorates the 65th anniversary of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The stamp set on the right was issued on March 27, 2017. It depicts the lizards Luzon Bicolored Earth Skink (Brachymeles bicolor), Philippine False Gecko (Pseudogekko brevipes), Gigante Limestone Gecko (Gekko gigante), and Striped Tree Skink (Lipinia pulchella).

 

#1111 South Korea 15/07/17

Korea 150717This very nice cover from South Korea was sent by Mr. Park, thank you! It was posted at Gwanghwamun in Jongno-gu, Seoul on July 17 and arrived on August 3, 2015.

The stamp set commemorates the “50th Anniversary of Korea-Peru Diplomatic Relations”. The set is a joint issue and was issued on April 1, 2013.

The bird stamps on the left depict the Chinese grosbeak (Eophona migratoria).

#1106 Mauritius 17/03/30

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from Mauritius, thank you! It was posted in Flic-en-Flac on March 30 and arrived on April 10, 2017.

#1103 India 17/04/18

This very nice cover from India was sent by Anandita, thank you! It was posted on April 18 and arrived on May 26, 2017.

The stamp set was issued on January 25, 2017. It depicts illustrations of Indian animals.

#1102 Iceland 17/05/19

Here is another beautiful cover from Iceland, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted in Blönduós on May 19 and arrived on May 26, 2017.

The middle stamp is part of a set, which was issued on February 16, 2017. It commemorates contemporary Icelandic design.

The middle stamp is part of the “Seals” set, which was issued on January 28, 2010. It commemorates the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).

#1101 Iceland 17/05/18

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful cover from Iceland, thank you very much! It was posted in Laugar on May 18 and arrived on May 24, 2017.

The mini-sheet was issued on March 27, 2017.

#1097 Peru 16/10/28

My mother has sent my this very nice postcard from her trip to Peru. It was posted in Machu Picchu on October 28, 2016.

Ths stamps depict the endangered birds white-bellied cinclodes (Cinclodes palliatus) and marvellous spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis).

#1095 Estonia 14/11/15

Estonia 141115Patrik has sent this very nice cover from Estonia, thank you very much! It was posted in Laagri on November 15 and arrived on November 19, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on August 25, 2014. It commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Tallinn Zoo and depicts the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and the Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis).

#1093 Sri Lanka 16/09/08

sri-lanka-160908Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Sri Lanka, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 14, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The right stamp depicts the Western Spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) and commemorates the Vankalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

#1090 British Antarctic Territory 17/02/03

Wolfgang has sent another cover from the British Antarctic Territory, thank you very much!

It was posted on Horseshoe Island on February 3 and arrived on March 23, 2017.

The stamp is part of the “Penguins” stamp set, which was issued on November 19, 2014. It depicts the Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua).

See also: #889 British Antarctic Territory 15/01/01

#1086 Namibia 17/02/07

namibia-170207This very nice cover from Namibia was sent by Kyle, thank you very much! It was posted in Windhoek on February 7 and arrived on February 15, 2017.

The left stamp is part of the “Antelopes” set, which was issued on September 30, 2013. It commemorates the common eland (Taurotragus oryx). The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Allgemeine Zeitung. The sheet was issued on March 4, 2016.

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