Archive for the ‘shark’ Tag

#1166 Cook Islands 18/04/13

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful registered cover from the Cook Islands, thank you very much! It was posted in Rarotonga on April 13 and arrived on April 27, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Marine Life”, which was issued on May 27, 2016. It depicts the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). The stamps on the right are part of the set “Islands Views”, which was issued on July 22, 2012.


#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).

#935 United Nations 15/04/17

UN Vienna 150417This very nice cover from the United Nations Vienna was sent by Patrik, thank you! It was posted on April 17 and arrived on April 21, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the definitive set, which was issued on January 28, 2008. It depicts the monument for Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899) in Vienna.

The stamp set on the right was issued on October 21, 2014. It is part of the “Endangered Species”-series. The stamps depict the humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), the giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris), and the American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula).


#792 United Arab Emirates 13/11/24

UAE 131124This beautiful cover from the United Arab Emirates was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! It was posted in Dubai on November 24 and arrived on December 2, 2013.

The stamp set (issued September 26, 2004) commemorates endangered and extincted species of the Arabian Gulf. The stamps depict a fish of the Serrranidae family, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), a species of the Dugongidae family, and the black finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides).

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#725 United Arab Emirates 13/05/15
#404 Seychelles 10/01/27

#751 Mauritania 14/01/12

Mauritania 140112My first cover from Mauritania was sent by Kyra, thank you! It was posted in Nouadhibou (نواذيبو) on January 12 and arrived on January 23, 2014.

The attached stamps are part of the 2013 “fishes” set. The stamps depict a shark and a round sardinella (Sardinella aurita).

#571 India 12/07/11

Thank you, Nagendra, for sending this beautiful cover from India! It was posted on July 11 and arrived on July 19, 2012.

The cover and mini-sheet were issued on 16 November 2009. The sheet is a India-Philippines joint issued and commemorates the Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) and the Butanding (Whale shark; Rhincodon typus).

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