Archive for the ‘fish’ Category
See also: #224 Christmas Island 09/11/02
This 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
This amazing registered cover from Malaysia was sent by Randy, thank you! It was posted in Selangor and arrived on October 29, 2014.
The left stamp in the first row depicts the lizard Gonocephalus grandis. It is part of the set “Endangered Reptiles”, which was issued on September 28, 2005. The second stamp (part of the set “Protected Mammals”; issued July 27, 2005) commemorates the yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula). The next stamp depicts the leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus). It is the 2006 joint issue of Malaysia and Brunei. The next stamp is part of the set “Traditional Transportation” (issued on August 18, 2004) and depicts a rickshaw. The four stamps on the right are part of the set “Garden Flowers”, which was issued on July 1, 2010. The stamps depict the flowers Canna indica.
In the third row there is the stamp set “Pitcher Plants”, which was issued on April 6, 1996. It commemorates the plants Nepenthes sanguinea, N. macfarlanei, N. rajah, and N. lowii. The stamp on the right (issued on May 8, 1998) is part of a set that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
In the last row there is the stamp set, which commemorates the 2000 International Union of Forestry Research Organisations Conference in Kuala Lumpur. The set was issued on August 7, 2000. The stamp on the right is part of the 2010 “Garden Flowers” set too and commemorates the Indian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).
Another nice cover from South Africa was sent by J.N., thank you! It was posted in Ladysmith on January 20 and arrived on January 27, 2014.
The bottom stamps depict the coral hind (Cephalopholis miniatus). They are part of the “Fishes” set, which was issued on November 1, 2000.
See also: #773 South Africa 14/01/11
My first cover from Nevis was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted in Charlestown on September 8 and arrived on September 17, 2014. Interestingly the postmark has the inscription “FIRST DAY OF ISSUE”.
The top middle stamp commemorates the Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus). It is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on September 1, 1995. The top right stamp is part of a mini-sheet (issued on July 25, 1994) and depicts the saddle squirrelfish (Holocentrus poco). The bottom left stamp depicts the Nassau grouper too.
The bottom right stamp (part of a set that was issued on December 20, 1991) commemorates the mushroom Marasmius haematocephalus.
The stamp set (issued September 26, 2004) commemorates endangered and extincted species of the Arabian Gulf. The stamps depict a fish of the Serrranidae family, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), a species of the Dugongidae family, and the black finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides).
There are attached six stamps of the fishes set that was issued on November 1, 2000. They commemorate the longhorn cowfish (Lactoria cornuta), the twospined angelfish (Centropyge bispinosus), the surgeonfish Paracanthurus hepatus, the threadfin butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga), and the yellow longnose butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissimus).
The other three stamps are part of the “Crafts” stamp set, which was issued on October 27, 2010.