Archive for the ‘fish’ Category

#1232 Algeria 19/01/29

This nice cover from Algeria was sent by Abdelkrim, thank you! It was posted in Bordj El Bahri on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2019.

The top left stamps depict the Fort Du Phare in Algier. The stamp below depicts a bird of the Serinus species. The middle stamps depicts the common dentex (Dentex dentex), and the right stamp depicts a part of the Mosaique Des Muses, which is hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Cherchell.

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#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).

#1166 Cook Islands 18/04/13

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful registered cover from the Cook Islands, thank you very much! It was posted in Rarotonga on April 13 and arrived on April 27, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Marine Life”, which was issued on May 27, 2016. It depicts the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). The stamps on the right are part of the set “Islands Views”, which was issued on July 22, 2012.

#1133 Australian Antarctic Territory 17/10/01

On December 19 I received this beautiful cover from the Australian Antarctic Territory. It was cancelled on October 1 at the Davis Station, many thanks to the postmaster of Davis!

The stamp set was issued on March 7, 2017. It is entitled “East Antarctic Deep Sea Creatures” and depicts the Antarctic sea star (Odontaster validus), the Antarctic neosquid (Alluroteuthis antarcticus), a Pogonophryne ssp. and Antarctic pink anemone (Urticinopsis antarctica), and the Dorid nudibranch (Tritoniella belli) and deep sea coral.

See also: #1031 Australian Antarctic Territory 16/02/20

#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).

#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.

#1058 Christmas Island 16/08/03

Christmas Island 160803This beautiful cover from the Christmas Island was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted on August 3 and arrived on August 17, 2016.

The left stamp depicts a coral rabbitfish, the middle stamp depicts the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis), and the right stamp depicts the robber crab (Birgus latro).

See also: #224 Christmas Island 09/11/02

#1008 Taiwan 15/11/27

Taiwan 151127David has sent this nice cover from Taiwan, thank you! It was posted in Lujhu (路竹), Kaohsiung on November 27 and arrived on December 7, 2015.

The left stamp depicts the mushroom Entoloma murrayii. The right stamp depicts the small snakehead (Channa asiatica).

#997 Grenada – Carriacou 15/10/28

Grenada 151028This very nice cover from the Grenadines was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted on Carriacou on October 28 and arrived on November 26, 2015.

The stamps are part of the “Fish” mini-sheet, which was issued on December 12, 1997. The stamps depict the queen angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris), the clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum), and the fourspot butterflyfish (Chaetodon quadrimaculatus).

#991 Barbuda 15/09/30

Barbuda 150930On October 12, 2015 I received this beautiful cover from Barbuda, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted on September 30.

The left stamps are part of the set “Map of Barbuda”, which was issued on November 19, 1968.

The middle stamp depicts the French anglefish (Pomacanthus arcuatus). It is part of the “Fish” set, which was issued on February 5, 1969. The next stamp depicts the post office and treasury of Barbuda. It is part of the set “Local Motifs” (issued on October 15, 1974).

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the Royal visit to Antigua and Barbuda. It was issued on October 27, 1977.

 

#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.

#961 Solomon Islands 15/06/17

Solomon Islands 150617On August 24 I received my first cover from the Solomon Islands. It was posted on June 17, 2015 with the help of the post officers in Honiara, thank you!

The stamps are part of a mini-sheet (issued in 2013); they depict the surgeonfish Paracanthurus hepatus and the ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris).

#946 Niue 15/05/12

Niue 150512Jean Pierre has sent another beautiful cover from Niue, thank you very much! It was posted in Alofi on May 15 and arrived on May 28, 2015.

The top stamps number 1,2, and 4 are part of the mini-sheet “A Tour Of Niue”, which was issued on October 18, 2014. They depict the village Mutalau, the Talava Arches, and Avaiki Caves.

The third stamp is part of the “Traditional Dress” mini-sheet, which was issued on April 23, 2014. The bottom left stamp depicts the whitemouth moray (Gymnothorax meleagris). The stamp is part of the “Fishes” mini-sheet, which was issued on June 18, 2014.

See also:
#495 Niue 10/01/19
#288 Niue 10/01/19

#943 Samoa 15/04/14

Samoa 150214Here is another beautiful cover from Samoa, which was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted in Fagamalo on April 14 (the postmark shows the wrong date “14 FEB”) and arrived on May 15, 2015.

The left stamp commemorates the lined surgeonfish (Acanthurus lineatus). It is part of the set, which was issued on March 17, 1993.

The middle stamp is part of the “Millennium” set, which was issued on January 1, 2000. The right stamp is part of the set “Water Resources”, which was issued on January 26, 1996.

#935 United Nations 15/04/17

UN Vienna 150417This very nice cover from the United Nations Vienna was sent by Patrik, thank you! It was posted on April 17 and arrived on April 21, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the definitive set, which was issued on January 28, 2008. It depicts the monument for Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899) in Vienna.

The stamp set on the right was issued on October 21, 2014. It is part of the “Endangered Species”-series. The stamps depict the humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), the giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris), and the American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula).

 

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