Sunday, May 23, 2010


65 fr Butterflies issue of 1992: this stamp show Alcidis aurora, a stunning moth of the family Uraniidae. Actually native to the island of New Ireland (Papua N.G.), this is a stunningly ornate species whose hues range from pink to metallic green, framed by black. Its iridescence is often visible as it flies in bright sun.


25c Southern Ground Hornbill: a conspicuous savannah species, this species has striking red features and dark plumage and lives in social groups of 5-12 birds, which forage together. This issue commemorated the 200th Anniv. of J.J. Audubon.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


1oo fr: this colorful issue of 2000 shows a modern art image and commemorates the new millenium.


200 fr: a village scene to publicize the struggle against genital mutilation. This practice, common across West Africa, is a serious health risk, though rooted in cultural practices, it has proven stubbornly hard to stamp out. This 2006 issue bravely puts the issue front and center.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

SOUTH AFRICA / Afrique du Sud

R2.20: Peach moth (genus Egybolis), one of the most stunning stamps in the delightful South African definitive series entitled "colorful species."

UGANDA / l'Ouganda

1600 Sh. Millenium Development Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases. This series, issued just before 2000, illustrates Uganda's major development hurdles

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