Archive for the ‘birds’ Category

#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

#1065 Alderney 16/09/22

alderney-160922On 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.

The stamps are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on May 24, 2007. They depict the Dartford warbler (Sylvia undata) and the house sparrow (Passer domesticus).

See also: #846 Alderney 14/09/30

#1062 Singapore 16/08/07

singapore-160807This 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.

#1050 Mozambique 16/07/18

Mocambique 160718This 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).

 

#1045 Andorra 16/07/05

Andorra 160705This beautiful cover from Andorra was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Ordino on July 5 and arrived on July 8, 2016.

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.

#1039 Monaco 16/04/13

Monaco 160413François has sent this very nice cover from Monaco, thank you! It was posted on April 13 and arrived on April 15, 2016.

The left stamps commemorate the great tit (Parus major). The right stamp is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on April 1, 2016. It depicts the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).

François included a nice postcard too.

Monaco 160413 card

#1035 Sint Maarten 16/03/08

St Maarten 160308This nice cover from Sint Maarten was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted on March 8 and arrived on March 25, 2016.

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.

#1028 Caribbean Netherlands 16/02/26

Caribbean Netherlands 160226This nice cover from the Caribbean Netherlands was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in Saba on February 26 and arrived on March 18, 2016.

See also: #691 Caribbean Netherlands 13/03/25

#1001 Nagorno Karabakh 15/05/12

Nagorno 150512Here 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

#1000 Central African Republic 15/11/10

Centralafrican Rep 151110On 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.

#989 Seychelles 15/10/13

Seychelles 151013frontMartin has sent this beautiful registered cover from the Seychelles, thank you very much! It was posted in Baie Sainte Anne (on Praslin Island) on October 13 and arrived on October 27, 2015.

The left and the bottom right stamps are part of the “fishes” set, which was issued on October 3, 2005. They depict the surgeonfish Paracanthurus hepatus and the emperor red snapper (Lutjanus sebae).

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.

#976 Slovenia 15/07/14

Slovenia 150714This 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 two stamps on the left are part of the set “Birds of Slovenia” (issued on May 29, 2015); they depict the stock dove (Columba oenas) and the black stork (Ciconia nigra).

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.

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