Archive for the ‘shell’ Tag

#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.

#671 Bahamas 13/06/11

Bahamas 130611Jean Pierre sent me this beautiful cover from his trip to the Bahamas, thanks very much! The letter was posted at the Philatelic Bureau in Nassau on June 11 and arrived on June 24, 2013.

The attached stamps are part of the definitives set, which was issued on January 3, 2012. They depict the green moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris), the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata), the sea fan (Gorgonia ventalina), the queen conch (Strombus gigas), and the Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus).

See also: #593 Thailand 12/08/14

#410 Monaco 10/09/28

This nice cover from Monaco was sent to me by Roland, thank you! It was posted on September 28, 2010.

The left stamp (issued April 29, 2010) commemorates the submarine reserve of Larvotto. It depicts the noble pen shell (Pinna nobilis).

The right stamp was issued on December 4, 2009 (although the stamp shows the date 2010). It commemorates the 50th anniversary of Ayrton Senna‘s (1960-1994) birthday.

#245 French Polynesia 09/11/24

This beautiful cover from Mahina, French Polynesia, was sent to me by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! It was posted on Tahiti on November 24, 2009.

The three 1992 stamps on the left have the title “Activités touristiques”, the middle stamp is part of the “shells” set, which was issued on April 25, 2007. It depicts the shell Lambis crocata pilsbryi. The right 2009 stamp depicts a whale.

#190 Taiwan 09/02/26

Taiwan 090226This beautiful FDC from Taiwan was sent to me by H. P. H., thank you very much!

It was issued on February 26, 2009 (Taiwanese year 98), and commemorates the shells of four different mollusks: Strombus sinuatus, Hydatina amplustre, Cymatium hepaticum, and Mitra mitra.

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