Archive for the ‘turtle’ Tag

#1106 Mauritius 17/03/30

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from Mauritius, thank you! It was posted in Flic-en-Flac on March 30 and arrived on April 10, 2017.


#1039 Monaco 16/04/13

Monaco 160413François has sent this very nice cover from Monaco, thank you! It was posted on April 13 and arrived on April 15, 2016.

The left stamps commemorate the great tit (Parus major). The right stamp is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on April 1, 2016. It depicts the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).

François included a nice postcard too.

Monaco 160413 card

#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

#254 Cocos Islands 09/11/23

Thank you very much, Jean Pierre, for this beautiful cover from the Cocos Islands! It was posted on November 23, 2009.

The cover and the right stamp commemorate the 400th anniversary of the islands’ discovery by William Keeling. The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on April 21, 2009. The middle stamp depicts the endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas); it was issued on August 4, 2009. Finally, the left stamp (issued on February 28, 2008) depicts the Saunders’s Tern (Sternula saundersi).

#246 Malaysia 09/06/21

Tengku sent me this nice cover from Malaysia, thank you! It was posted in Kuala Lumpur on June 21, 2009.

The three 2006 stamps depict the giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri), the crab Pagurus bernhardus, and the Amboina Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis).

#171 Lithuania 09/04/03

Lithuania 090403Thank you, Leonardas, for this nice cover from Lithuania! The cover was posted in Jonava on April 3, 2009.

The cover commemorates the WIPA 08 in Vienna. It has attached three stamps: About the left stamp I already wrote in this article. The middle stamp (1993) depicts the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) and the right stamp (1991) depicts the Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).

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