Archive for the ‘fauna’ 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).

#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).

 

#1010 Belgium 15/09/08

Belgium 150908This very nice FDC from Belgium was sent by Freddy, thank you! It was issued on September 7, posted on September 8 and arrived already on September 9, 2015.

The stamps commemorate the dinosaur genera Olorotitan and Deinonychus.

See also: #718 United Kingdom 13/10/10

#954 Croatia 15/03/02

Croatia 150302Here is a very nice cover from Croatia, which was sent by Tomislav, thank you! It was posted in Nedelišće on March 2 and arrived on March 4, 2015.

The stamps are part of the set “Croatian Undersea World”, which was issued on April 9, 2014. They depict the Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) and the sea slug Flabellina affinis.

#949 Kyrgyzstan 15/07/08

Kyrgyzstan 150708Finally I received a cover from Kyrgyzstan with stamps applied! This one was sent by the philatelic bureau of the Kyrgyz Express Post (KEP), which is the second designated postal operator of Kyrgyzstan. The cover was posted in Bishkek on July 8 and arrived on July 13, 2015.

The attached stamp set was issued on November 19, 2014. It is the second stamp issue of KEP and commemorates the fauna of Kyrgyzstan: the saker falcon (Falco cherrug), the yak (Bos grunniens), the Alay Mountains subspecies of the Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica alaiana), and the snow leopard (Panthera uncia).

#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).

#857 Fiji 14/06/24

Fiji 140624This amazing registered cover from Fiji was sent by Stephen, thank you! It was posted in Suva on June 24 and arrived on July 4, 2014.

On the front there is a stamp set, which commemorates the endangered Fijian monkey-faced bat (Mirimiri acrodonta). The set was issued on October 15, 1997. On the left there is a stamp of the Christmas set, which was issued on November 17, 1992.

On the back there is a mini-sheet, which commemorates the 18th birthday of Prince William (*1982). The sheet was issued one day after the prince’s birthday on June 22, 2000.

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#845 Moldova 14/09/15

Moldova 140915The stamps on the left of this nice cover from Moldova commemorate the Ralli Family Mansion in Dolna, Strășeni. They are part of the “Architecture” set, which was issued on February 15, 2011.

The middle stamp is part of the set “Folk Dances” (issued September 18, 2010). It commemorates a dance of the Călușari.

On the right there is a stamp that depicts a red fox (Vulpes vulpes). It is part of a stamp set, which commemorates threatened species of Moldova. The set was issued on July 29, 2011.

The cover was posted in Chișinău on September 15 and arrived on September 17, 2014. Thank you, Constantin!

See also: #790 Moldova 14/05/03

#833 Burundi 14/07/16

Burundi 140716-2Another very nice cover from Burundi was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Bujumbura on July 16 and arrived on July 28, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the flowers set (issued on June 26, 1995) and depicts the African senna (Senna didymobotrya; Cassia was the former genus of the Senna species).

The middle stamp depicts the mushroom Russula meleagris. It is  part of the “Fungi” set, which was issued on September 30, 1992.

On the right there is a stamp of the “Whales” set, which commemorates the endangered blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus).

See also: #649 Burundi 13/03/30

#763 Cayman Islands 13/12/11

Caymans 131211This cover from the Cayman Islands was sent by Greg, thank you! It was posted on Grand Cayman on December 11 and arrived on December 19, 2013.

The stamps are part of the set “Darwin Initiative“, which was issued on July 9, 2008. The stamps depict the Cayman Ground Boa (Tropidophis caymanensis).

See also: #576 Cayman Islands 12/03/15

#754 Germany 14/01/??

Germany 1401xxThis marvelous cover from Germany was sent by Jann-Eric, thank you very much! It was posted in Norden and arrived on January 27, 2014.

The stamps on the left are part of the flower definitives series. The right stamp is part of the series “Tierkinder” (little animals) and was issued on January 2, 2014.

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See also: #534 Germany 12/01/24

#711 Turks and Caicos Islands 13/09/23

Turks & Caicos 130923My first cover from the Turks and Caicos Islands was sent by Kathleen, thank you! It was posted in Providenciales on September 23 and arrived on October 3, 2013.

The stamp is part of the set “Shells and Marine Snails”, which was issued on June 11, 2007. It depicts the shell Murex margaritensis.

#710 Romania 13/07/17

Romania 130717-2This beautiful cover from Romania was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! It was posted in Bucharest on July 17 and arrived on July 19, 2013.

The cover is a postal stationery, which was issued together with a stamp set on July 6, 2012. It commemorates the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention, which took place in Bucharest from 6-13 July 2012.

The stamp on the left is part of the set “Live Healthy Campaign” (Trăiește sănătos!), which was issued on May 3.

See also: #677 Romania 13/07/17

#702 Ethiopia 13/09/23

Ethiopia 130923 Ethiopia 130923cardThank you, Kate, for sending this nice cover and postcard from Ethiopia! The cover was posted in Gondar (ጎንደር) on September 23 and arrived on October 1, 2013.

The left stamp is part of a set of 25 stamps, which was issued on December 12, 2000. All of the stamps show the same picture of a Menelik’s Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The right stamp is part of a set of 23 stamps, which was issued on June 19, 2008. The picture is very similar to the other stamp set.

Kate included a card, which depicts a view on the Gondar Atsse Fasile Castle (Fasil Ghebbi).

Kate has an excellent website about her life and projects in Ethiopia. You can find it here.

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