Archive for the ‘birds’ Category
Patrik 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).
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.
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).
On September 26 I received this very nice cover with the help of the Alderney post officers, thank you! It was posted on September 22, 2016.
See also: #846 Alderney 14/09/30
This beautiful registered cover from Singapore was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted at Killiney Road on August 7, 2016.
The top left stamp depicts the olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 31, 2012. The two stamps on the bottom left are reissues of the set “Vanishing Trades”, which was issued on October 16, 2013.
The mini-sheet on the right was issued on August 9, 2005. It is part of the “National Day” commemorative set and depicts the fabric work of school children.
This amazing registered cover from Mozambique was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Maputo on July 18 and arrived on August 8, 2016.
The attached 2011 stamps on top depict the common eland (Taurotragus oryx), the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), and the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The 2015 bottom stamp commemorates the bronze-winged jacana (Metopidius indicus).
The left stamp was issued on January 13, 2015. It commemorates the patron saint of Andorra: Our Lady of Meritxell. The next stamp (issued Juni 11, 2003) depicts the northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). The next stamp is part of a set, which was issued on March 27, 2002. It depicts the alpine accentor (Prunella collaris). The right stamp commemorates the Catalan poet Salvador Espriú (1913–1985). It was issued on January 10, 2013.
François included a nice postcard too.
The left stamps commemorate the collared forest falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus). They are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on January 14, 2015.
The stamps on the right are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on November 11, 2011.
Here is another beautiful cover from Nagorno-Karabakh, which was sent by Sergey, thank you! It was posted in Stepanakert on May 12 and arrived on May 26, 2015.
The top left stamp is part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on April 19, 2013. It depicts a common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus).
The middle stamp is part of the EUROPA stamp set, which was issued on March 15, 2013. The stamps on the right are the EUROPA stamps, which were issued on May 16, 2011.
See also: #933 Nagorno Karabakh 15/05/04
On December 3, 2015 I received this registered cover from the Central African Republic, which was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Bangui on November 10.
The stamps on the left are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on July 19, 2001. They depict the Blackburnian warbler (Setophaga fusca), the painted bunting (Passerina ciris), and the bananaquit (Coereba flaveola).
The stamp on the right commemorates the Congo peafowl (Afropavo congensis). It is part of a set, which was issued on December 20, 2012.
The middle stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first man on the moon. The set was issued on July 20, 2009.
Finally, the top right stamp depicts the white-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata). It is part of the set, which commemorates the BirdLife World Bird Festival 2001. The set was issued on October 4, 2001.
This beautiful cover from Slovenia was sent by Daniela, thank you! It was posted in Cerklje na Gorenjskem on July 14 and arrived on July 20, 2015.
The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates coats of arms of nobility. It was issued on September 26, 2013. The stamp depicts the coat of arms of Herberstein.
Here is another beautiful cover from the Kerguelen Islands, which was sent by Jean Pierre in 2010, thank you very much! It was cancelled at Port-aux-Français on April 2 and arrived on October 8, 2010.
The two stamps on the left are part of the “Petrels” mini-sheet, which was issued on January 1, 2009. The stamps depict the grey petrel (Procellaria cinerea) and the common diving petrel (Pelecanoides urinatrix).
The three middle stamps are part of the “Flags” set, which was issued on January 1, 2008. The stamp below was issued on January 1, 2009. It is part of the “Minerals” series and depicts a pyrite.
Finally, the right stamp (issued on January 1, 2009 too) commemorates the 175th anniversary of the death of Henri Paschal de Rochegude (1741–1834), who was a French admiral. In 1773 he lead an exploring expedition to Australia.