Archive for the ‘kingfisher’ Tag

#1226 Cuba 16/08/05

This very nice cover from Cuba was sent by Manuel, thank you very much! It was posted in Cienfuegos on August 5 and arrived on August, 29, 2016.

The stamps depict the belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) and the red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus).

#1214 Czech Republic 19/04/24

Thank you, Radim for sending this nice cover from Czech Republic! It was posted in Olomouc on April 24 and arrived on April 26, 2019. The stamp is the 2019 EUROPA stamp and commemorates the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

#1122 Singapore 17/08/23

Terence has sent this very nice cover from Singapore, thank you! It was posted on August 23 and arrived on September 1, 2017.

The two stamps on top are part of the “Kingfisher” stamp set, which was issued on April 26, 2017. The stamps depict the black-capped kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) and the blue-eared kingfisher (Alcedo meninting).

The bottom stamp was issued on August 8, 2017. It is part of the joint issue stamp series of the ASEAN postal operators and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN foundation. The stamp depicts the national flower of Singapore, the orchid Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’.

#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).

#809 Estonia 14/04/16

Estonia 140416Another very nice cover from Estonia was sent by Evald, thank you! The cover was posted in the very small village of Anne (47 inhabitants) on April 16 and arrived on April 22, 2014.

The left stamp (issued March 20, 2014) commemorates the “Bird of the Year”: the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). The right stamp commemorates the “Bird of the Year ” 2013: the grey partridge (Perdix perdix). The stamp was issued on March 7, 2013.

The definitive stamp below was issued on February 19, 2014.

See also: #668 Estonia 12/07/31

#748 Singapore 13/05/16

Singapore 130516Wee Leong, May 21, 2013

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

#684 Poland 13/07/05

Poland 130705Thank you, Piotr, for sending this nice cover from Poland! It was posted in Katowice on July 5 and arrived on July 16, 2013.

The mini-sheet was issued on April 12, 2013. It commemorates the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

The stamp on the left commemorates the city of Sandomierz.

See also:
#275 Hong Kong 09/12/19
#441 Singapore 09/12/09

#499 Australia 11/02/17

Juris sent me this nice cover from Australia, thank you! It was posted in Sydney on February 17 and arrived on February 22, 2011. The special cancellation depicts Cadmans Cottage in Sydney.

The left stamp depicts the butterfly cruiser (Vindula arsinoe). It is part of a set, which was issued on May 4, 2004. The right stamp commemorates the Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii).

#389 Hong Kong 10/05/08

Thank you, Brian, for sending this nice cover from Hong Kong!

It was posted on May 8, 2010. The special cancellation commemorates the London 2010 International Philatelic Exhibition from May 8 to May 15, 2010. The stamps are part of the 2006 definitive series, which was issued on December 31, 2006. The stamps depict the Fork-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga christinae), the Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), and the Little Egret (Egretta garzetta).

#275 Hong Kong 09/12/19

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for this beautiful cover from Hong Kong!

It was posted on December 19, 2009. Jean Pierre used three stamps of the “Birds of Prey” definitive set (issued December 31, 2006). The three depicted birds are the White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), the Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), and the Little Egret (Egretta garzetta).

The right stamp was issued on January 17, 2009, and commemorates the Year of the Ox.

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