Archive for the ‘whale’ Tag

#1155 Aitutaki 18/04/16

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful registered cover from Aitutaki, thank you very much! It was posted on April 16 and arrived on May 7, 2018.

The left stamp commemorates the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus).  The right stamp commemorates the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

The UPU registered sticker can be found on the back of the cover.

See also: #843 Cook Islands 14/09/05

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#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).

#906 Falkland Islands 15/02/11

Falkland 150211This beautiful cover from the Falkland Islands was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Stanley on February 11 and arrived on February 20, 2015.

The stamps are part of the “Whales & Dolphins” stamp set, which was issued on November 9, 2012. They commemorate the Peale’s dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis), the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), and the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus).

#833 Burundi 14/07/16

Burundi 140716-2Another very nice cover from Burundi was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Bujumbura on July 16 and arrived on July 28, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the flowers set (issued on June 26, 1995) and depicts the African senna (Senna didymobotrya; Cassia was the former genus of the Senna species).

The middle stamp depicts the mushroom Russula meleagris. It is  part of the “Fungi” set, which was issued on September 30, 1992.

On the right there is a stamp of the “Whales” set, which commemorates the endangered blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus).

See also: #649 Burundi 13/03/30

#623 Dominican Republic 13/01/22

Dominican Rep 130122On January 28 I received this nice registered cover from the Dominican Republic. It was posted in Santo Domingo on January 22, 2013.

The left stamp commemorates the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus); it is part of the whales stamp set, which was issued on August 14, 1995.

The insects mini-sheet was issued on September 10, 1999, and depicts the Puerto Rican Rhinoceros Beetle (Strataegus quadrifoveatus), the Jaeger’s Anetia Butterfly (Anetia jaegeri), a cricket of the Tettigoniidae family, and a stick insect of the Phasmidae family (Aplopus sp.).

The next stamp is part of the set “Endemic Birds”, which was issued on September 19, 2012. It commemorates the Hispaniolan Crossbill (Loxia megaplaga).

Finally the stamp on the right was issued on February 10, 2010; it depicts the coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.

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#515 Lithuania 11/12/??
#272 South Korea 09/09/03

#620 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île de la Possession 11/07/14

taaf-110714A big THANK YOU to Eric for sending this marvelous cover from the Alfred Faure Station on the Île de la Possession, which is part of the Crozet Islands. The cover was cancelled on July 14 and arrived on September 16, 2011.

The attached mini-sheet was issued on January 1, 2011, and commemorates whales of the southern oceans.

According to the blue hexagonal postmark on the front, the cover was posted at the TAAF Philatelic Days on January 14 and 15, 2011 in Chambéry.

On the back of the cover there are three marks of the 46th mission to Crozet. The middle mark shows the name of the Chef de District Marianne-Frédérique Pussiau. It was also signed by Mme Pussiau. The blue mark on the right shows the name of the Chef de District Capitaine Patrick Haon.

See also:
#505 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/01/01
#300 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Îles Glorieuses 10/02/12

#272 South Korea 09/09/03

Shinchul sent me this nice airmail cover from Seoul. It was posted on September 3, 2009.

The left stamp was issued in 1997. The middle stamp is of the Korea/Mongolia/Kazakhstan joint issue set (issued June 13, 2009). I already wrote about this issue in this article. The right stamp was issued on May 27,  2005. It commemorates the 57th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (Ulsan 2005) and depicts the gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus).

#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.

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