Archive for the ‘fish’ Category

#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).

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#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).

 

#862 Malaysia 14/10/??

Malaysia 1410xxThis 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.

The stamp set in the second row (issued on June 28, 2003) depicts the islands and maps of Ligitan and Sipadan.

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).

#855 South Africa 14/01/20

South Africa 140120Another 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 top stamps are part of the “Flora” sets, which were issued in May 2001. They depict the black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata) and the tree pelargonium (Pelargonium cucullatum).

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

#838 Nevis 14/09/08

Nevis 140908My 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 left and bottom middle stamp are part of the 2013 definitives set. They commemorate the ray-finned fish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon) and the barred hogfish (Bodianus scrofa).

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.

#792 United Arab Emirates 13/11/24

UAE 131124This beautiful cover from the United Arab Emirates was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! It was posted in Dubai on November 24 and arrived on December 2, 2013.

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).

See also:
#725 United Arab Emirates 13/05/15
#404 Seychelles 10/01/27

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