Archive for the ‘insects’ Category
The top left and bottom right stamp are part of the “Butterflies and Flowers” set, which was issued on September 6, 2013. The stamps commemorate the Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) sitting on a Tahitian gardenia (Gardenia taitensis) and a meadow argus (Junonia villida) sitting on an elder (Sambucus nigra).
The top right stamp is part of the set “Royal Baby – Prince George of Cambridge“, which was issued on August 30, 2013.
The three stamps on the left are part of the set “Biodeversity of Namibia”, which was issued on February 15, 2007. The stamps depict the jewel beetle Julodis egho and a solifuge spider (Ceroma inermis).
The top right stamp is part of the “Geckoes” set (issued on September 30, 2009) and commemorates the giant ground gecko Chondrodactylus angulifer namibensis. The bottom right stamp depicts the Herero chat (Namibornis herero). The stamp is part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on February 15, 2012.
The top right stamp is part of the set “Postal History”, which was issued on May 8, 2006. It depicts a post office in Manzini in the 1920s.
The bottom right stamp depicts “King Mswati III delivering his first speech”.
The left stamp is part of the “Calligraphy” set, which was issued on August 2, 2007. The depicted calligraphy is entitled “Leaves”. The middle stamp commemorates the butterfly swallowtail (Papilio machaon).
This nice cover from Saint Lucia was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in Gros Islet on April 7 and arrived on April 15, 2015.
The bottom stamp was issued on January 1, 2013 and depicts the seagrape Coccoloba uvifera.
See also: #321 Saint Lucia 10/04/23
Wolfgang used a genuine envelope of the Montserrat Springs Hotel, which was devastated during the 1997 volcano eruption.
On the right it seems that a stamp was taken off the cover; there is a blank space above the postmark. Nevertheless it is a very nice cover!
See also: #838 Nevis 14/09/08
This nice cover from the Azores was sent with the help of Vítor, thank you! It was posted in Angra do Heroísmo on April 7 and arrived on April 11, 2014.
The stamps are part of the “Apiculture” set, which was issued on October 9, 2013.
João used a FDC of the “Ants” set, which was issued on June 5, 2013. The stamp depicts an ant of the species Odontomachus bauri. The left stamp was issued 2002 and depicts a trumpet.
See also: #616 Brazil 12/12/03
The stamps are part of the set “Life in the Pond”, which was issued on April 13, 2011. The stamps depict the Diving Beetle (Cybister rugosus), the Ornate Coraltail (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum), the Common Redbolt (Rhodothemis rufa), and the White-collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris).
See also: #722 Singapore 13/07/13
This amazing registered cover from Honduras was sent by Raul, thank you! It was posted in Colonia Kennedy (part of Tegucigalpa) on September 2 and arrived on September 13, 2013.
The three top left stamps (issued March 23, 2011) commemorate the centenary of the foundation of the UPAEP (Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal) in 1911. They depict Yum Kaax, the god of the forest. The mini-sheet commemorates the butterfly Dryadula phaetusa (the inscription is “phalusa”, but the correct term is “phaetusa”).
The other six stamps are part of a set issued on August 25, 2012, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Honduras and South Korea. The stamps depict different artefacts and the presidents of Honduras and South Korea.
Arcadi sent me this nice postcard from Grenada, thank you! It was posted in St. George’s on July 1 and arrived on July 7, 2011.
The left stamp commemorates the Yellow-breasted Warbler (Seicercus montis). It is part of the definitives set issued by Grenada in 2000.
The third stamp is part of a set that was issued by Grenada in 2006. It commemorates the butterfly Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa).
See also: #367 Grenada 10/05/19
Bonsie sent me this beautiful cover from Ghana, thank you very much! It was posted in Accra on February 15 and arrived on February 22, 2013.
The 2012 mini-sheet commemorates some butterflies of Africa: the Namibian Acraea (Acraea hypoleuca), the Purple Gem (Desmolycaena mazoensis), the Eriksson’s Highflier (Aphnaeus erikssoni), the Giant Blue (Lycaena gigantea), the Marshall’s Acraea Mimic (Mimacraea marshalli), and the Brown-line Sapphire (Iolaus alienus).
See also: #220 Ghana 09/11/16
The left stamp is part of the definitives set “Nature of Japan”, which was issued on November 28, 1997. It depicts a flower beetle (Koao-hanamuguri) and the Kantou dandelion.
The two stamps on the right are part of the Spring Greetings Set, which was issued on February 1, 2013.