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#1086 Namibia 17/02/07

namibia-170207This very nice cover from Namibia was sent by Kyle, thank you very much! It was posted in Windhoek on February 7 and arrived on February 15, 2017.

The left stamp is part of the “Antelopes” set, which was issued on September 30, 2013. It commemorates the common eland (Taurotragus oryx). The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Allgemeine Zeitung. The sheet was issued on March 4, 2016.

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#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.

#642 Namibia 13/03/12

Namibia 130312Bettina sent me this nice cover from her trip to Namibia, thank you very much! The cover was posted in Swakopmund on March 12 and arrived on March 19, 2013.

The left stamp is part of the birds set, which was issued on February 12, 2012. It commemorates the Carp’s Tit (Parus carpi). The right stamp depicts the Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula). The stamp is part of the mongoose set issued on October 1, 2012.

See also: Namibia 2008/10/15

Namibia 2008/10/15


Registered airmail cover from Namibia, posted in Swakopmund on October 15, 2008.

This nice cover has seven stamps à 4 N$ (Namibian dollar), which depict the desert plant Welwitschia mirabilis, two stamps à 1 N$ depicting the Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata), a stamp with a face value of 10 cent commemorating the “Biodiversity of Namibia” and depicting the threatened plant Namibia cinerea, and two stamps showing a giraffe. One of the last mentioned stamps has the inscription “Registered Mail” and an overprinted value.

Interestingly, every stamp has been cancelled by pen in addition to the postmark.

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