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.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
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.