Archive for the ‘fauna’ Tag

#1332 France – Empire of Angyalistan 21/05/09

On May 19 I received this postcard from the Empire of Angyalistan, which was posted on May 9, 2021.

The bottom stamps commemorate the quokka and the ant bear. The top stamp commemorates the launch of the first prototype of the Ocean Cleanup.

#1314 Ethiopia 19/01/16

My mother has sent this postcard from Ethiopia, thank you! It was posted on January 16, 2019.

The left stamp depicts the Entoto Palace of emperor Menelik II. The next stamp depicts the Ethiopian house snake (Lamprophis erlangeri), the next two stamps depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki).

The bottom left stamp commemorates the shiny-leaf buckthorn (Rhamnus prinoides), and the next stamp Zoz Amba St. Georges monastery in Gonder.

 

#1287 Lithuania 18/06/16

Andrius has sent this nice cover from Lithuania, thank you! It was posted in Druskininkai on June 16 and arrived on June 19, 2018.

The left stamp depicts the Northern birch mouse (Sicista betulina), the right stamp commemorates the 100th birthday anniversary of the  Lithuanian poet Kazys Bradūnas (1917-2009).

#1285 Dominica 18/12/27

This beautiful cover from Dominica was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Roseau on December 27, 2018 and arrived on January 14, 2019.

The stamps depict the golden skink (Mabuya mabouya), the tropical house gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia), and the fantastic gecko (Sphaerodactylus fantasticus fuga).

 

#1236 Botswana 19/08/20

My first cover from Botswana was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It is a FDC, which was cancelled again in Poso House on August 20. The cover was delivered by GLS and arrived on September 10, 2019.

The cover and stamps commemorate the Nxai Pan. They depict a baobab tree, a cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), a springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), a gemsbok (Oryx gazella), a lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus), and two bat-eared foxes (Otocyon megalotis).

#1191 Turkey 18/08/09

This beautiful cover from Turkey was sent by Nail, thank you very much! It was posted in Küçükyalı, Izmir on August 9, and arrived on August 14, 2018.

The mini-sheet on the left was issued on June 5, 2017. It commemorates the World Environment Day.

The stamp on the top right is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on June 5, 2007. It depicts farm animals.

The two stamps on the bottom right are part of the set “Labour and Solidarity Day“, which was issued on May 1, 2010.

#1184 Sierra Leone 18/10/16


My first cover from Sierra Leone was sent by Alena, thank you very much! It was posted on October 16 and arrived on October 25, 2018.

Alena included a postcard too, which depicts the city hall of Freetown.

#1183 Chad 18/05/08

Here is another very nice cover from Chad, thank you Zhang for sending this one! It was posted in N’Djamena on May 8 and arrived on May 29, 2018.

The stamps depict some lions (Panthera leo), a white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), a springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), and the sailing ship Prince Royal.

Zhang included a postcard too, which depicts the Place de la Nation in N’Djamena.

See also: #1164 Chad 18/05/08

#1156 Portugal 18/02/20

Here is another very nice cover from Portugal, which was sent by Vítor, thank you! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleiros on February 20 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The attached stamps are part of the set “Native Livestock Breeds of Portugal”, which was issued on February 8,2018. It commemorates the cattle breeds Barrosã and Mertolenga.

See also: #1145 Portugal 17/01/07

##1141 Guyana 17/12/08

My first cover from Guyana was arranged by Wolfgang and sent by Mark, thank you! It was posted on December 8, 2017 and arrived on January 9, 2018. It was delivered by GLS.

The left stamp depicts a jaguar (Panthera onca). It is part of the definitives set, which was issued on February 26, 2014.

The right stamp was cut out of a mini-sheet, which was issued on December 23, 2013. It commemorates the Dominican ground lizard (Ameiva fuscata).

#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).

#1103 India 17/04/18

This very nice cover from India was sent by Anandita, thank you! It was posted on April 18 and arrived on May 26, 2017.

The stamp set was issued on January 25, 2017. It depicts illustrations of Indian animals.

#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).

#1077 India 16/11/04

india-161104Anandita has sent this nice cover from India, thank you! It was posted in Kolkata on November 4 and arrived on December 1, 2016.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet, which was issued on July 29, 2016. They commemorate the tigers in the Tadoba-Andhari National Park.

#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).

 

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