Archive for the ‘butterfly’ 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 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).
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 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
On January 28 I received this nice registered cover from the Dominican Republic. It was posted in Santo Domingo on January 22, 2013.
The left stamp commemorates the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus); it is part of the whales stamp set, which was issued on August 14, 1995.
The insects mini-sheet was issued on September 10, 1999, and depicts the Puerto Rican Rhinoceros Beetle (Strataegus quadrifoveatus), the Jaeger’s Anetia Butterfly (Anetia jaegeri), a cricket of the Tettigoniidae family, and a stick insect of the Phasmidae family (Aplopus sp.).
The next stamp is part of the set “Endemic Birds”, which was issued on September 19, 2012. It commemorates the Hispaniolan Crossbill (Loxia megaplaga).
Finally the stamp on the right was issued on February 10, 2010; it depicts the coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.
It was posted in Maroubra on September 14 and arrived on September 17, 2012.
The left stamp is part of the Cocos Island Butterflies set, which was issued on August 2, 2012. It depicts an Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi).
The stamp set on the right was issued on March 8, 2011. It commemorates the Floral Festivals Australia. The stamps depict flowers of the genera Gerbera, Jacaranda, Viola, Tulipa, and the Australian everlasting.
Many thanks to my Australian friend for sending this beautiful cover!