Archive for the ‘bird’ Tag

#1095 Estonia 14/11/15

Estonia 141115Patrik has sent this very nice cover from Estonia, thank you very much! It was posted in Laagri on November 15 and arrived on November 19, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on August 25, 2014. It commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Tallinn Zoo and depicts the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and the Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis).

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#1093 Sri Lanka 16/09/08

sri-lanka-160908Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Sri Lanka, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 14, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The right stamp depicts the Western Spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) and commemorates the Vankalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

#1065 Alderney 16/09/22

alderney-160922On September 26 I received this very nice cover with the help of the Alderney post officers, thank you! It was posted on September 22, 2016.

The stamps are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on May 24, 2007. They depict the Dartford warbler (Sylvia undata) and the house sparrow (Passer domesticus).

See also: #846 Alderney 14/09/30

#1062 Singapore 16/08/07

singapore-160807This beautiful registered cover from Singapore was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted at Killiney Road on August 7, 2016.

The top left stamp depicts the olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 31, 2012. The two stamps on the bottom left are reissues of the set “Vanishing Trades”, which was issued on October 16, 2013.

The mini-sheet on the right was issued on August 9, 2005. It is part of the “National Day” commemorative set and depicts the fabric work of school children.

#1050 Mozambique 16/07/18

Mocambique 160718This amazing registered cover from Mozambique was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Maputo on July 18 and arrived on August 8, 2016.

The attached 2011 stamps on top depict the common eland (Taurotragus oryx), the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), and the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The 2015 bottom stamp commemorates the bronze-winged jacana (Metopidius indicus).

 

#1045 Andorra 16/07/05

Andorra 160705This beautiful cover from Andorra was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Ordino on July 5 and arrived on July 8, 2016.

The left stamp was issued on January 13, 2015. It commemorates the patron saint of Andorra: Our Lady of Meritxell. The next stamp (issued Juni 11, 2003) depicts the northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). The next stamp is part of a set, which was issued on March 27, 2002. It depicts the alpine accentor (Prunella collaris). The right stamp commemorates the Catalan poet Salvador Espriú (1913–1985). It was issued on January 10, 2013.

#1039 Monaco 16/04/13

Monaco 160413François has sent this very nice cover from Monaco, thank you! It was posted on April 13 and arrived on April 15, 2016.

The left stamps commemorate the great tit (Parus major). The right stamp is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on April 1, 2016. It depicts the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).

François included a nice postcard too.

Monaco 160413 card

#1000 Central African Republic 15/11/10

Centralafrican Rep 151110On December 3, 2015 I received this registered cover from the Central African Republic, which was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Bangui on November 10.

The stamps on the left are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on July 19, 2001. They depict the Blackburnian warbler (Setophaga fusca), the painted bunting (Passerina ciris), and the bananaquit (Coereba flaveola).

The stamp on the right commemorates the Congo peafowl (Afropavo congensis). It is part of a set, which was issued on December 20, 2012.

#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.

#976 Slovenia 15/07/14

Slovenia 150714This beautiful cover from Slovenia was sent by Daniela, thank you! It was posted in Cerklje na Gorenjskem on July 14 and arrived on July 20, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the set “Birds of Slovenia” (issued on May 29, 2015); they depict the stock dove (Columba oenas) and the black stork (Ciconia nigra).

The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates coats of arms of nobility. It was issued on September 26, 2013. The stamp depicts the coat of arms of Herberstein.

#968 Namibia 15/08/18

Namibia 150818Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover during his trip to Namibia, thank you very much! It was posted in Walvis Bay on August 18 and arrived on August 26, 2015.

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.

#963 Iceland 15/08/06

Iceland 150806Here is a beautiful cover from Iceland, which was sent by Patrik, thank you! It was posted in Reykjavík on August 6 and arrived on August 10, 2015.

The mini-sheet was issued on May 7, 2009. It depicts some Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) and commemorates the stamp exhibition NORDIA 2009, which was held in Hafnarfjörður.

#947 Uganda 15/03/10

Uganda 150310-2This very nice cover from Uganda was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted on March 10 and arrived on March 17, 2015.

The left stamp depicts the shining-blue kingfisher (Alcedo quadribrachys). The right stamp depicts the palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus).

#932 Kazakhstan 15/03/02

Kazakhstan 150302Marat has sent this nice cover from Kazakhstan, thank you! It was posted in Aktobe (Ақтөбе) on March 2 and arrived on March 13, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Children’s Drawings” (issued January 15, 2015) and commemorates the fairy tale “Aldar-Koze. Wonderful fur coat”.

The right stamp is part of the “birds” set, which was issued on December 14, 2011. It depicts the common magpie (Pica pica).

#914 Mauritius – Rodrigues 15/03/10

Mauritius, Rodrigues 150310This nice cover from the island of Rodrigues was sent with the help of the post officers in Port Mathurin, thank you! It was posted on March 10 and arrived on March 24, 2015.

The stamps are part of the “Flora & Fauna” set, which was issued on August 30, 2013. They depict the orchid Oeoniella polystachis and the Mascarene martin (Phedina borbonica).

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