Monday, February 28, 2011


205fr: the Bamou or Dambeya spp. fruit is pictured on this colorful recent issue from Congo (Brazzaville)

COMORES / Archipel Comores

5fr, 10fr: Seashells (Conus spp.) native to the Comoros

Saturday, February 26, 2011


25-, 75-, Mountains of East Africa: this issue shows two of the famed peaks in the Rift Valley, Mt. Kenya and the Ruwenzori Mtns of Uganda


75-, 95-, the East African Natural History Society, based in Kenya, is honored on these pentagonal shaped stamps, picturing native fauna: the Great Blue Tauraco and Golden-rumped Shrew

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CAMEROON / Cameroun

60fr this large format issue shows a tourist center in Dschang, a city in the West Province


90fr Ntundu: a local crop harvested for the fruit pod (inset)


60fr Threatened species: the black and white colobus monkey, a species that inhabits fragmented forests in West Africa

Saturday, February 19, 2011

UGANDA / l'Ouganda

1600 Sh. This stamp is from a set showing ethnic costumes of Uganda, and bears the UPU Congress emblem (2008)

TANZANIA / Tanzanie

200- The Leopard is a common theme for East African stamps depicting fauna. In Tanzania's large national parks, they are well represented, inhabiting savannah grasslands.

TANZANIA / Tanzanie

150- The giraffe is pictured on this issue promoting Tourism, a common theme for Tanzanian stamp issues

UGANDA / l'Ouganda

1200 Sh. an Acholi tribesman is pictured here, from a long set showing regional cultural dress

TANZANIA / Tanzanie

600 - This stamp shows the crocodile, from a set depicting threatened species

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


25c Bronze Gecko, issued 1993
R1.50 Seychelles Skink, 1996


450fr: this issue is from the 2007 tourist sites series, and shows a Great Pelican with the Faidherbe Bridge of Saint Louis in the distance


R1 Splendid Palm
R5 Vanilla Orchid

Friday, February 11, 2011


75fr: Flamingoes (lower left) and a red patas monkey are pictured in this 2007 issue, showing the Saloum Delta Reserve, one of Senegal's tourist sites


250fr: this 2006 issue shows air transport (commercial aircraft below a dirigible)


Le 170: the Yellow-spotted Barbet is the only species in its genus, and has a wide though fragmented forest habitat range in W. and Central Africa


R7, R15: Two endemic birds are pictured here, the Aldabra Kestrel and Blue Pigeon whose small populations are concentrated on the island atoll of Aldabra, a World Heritage Site for its unique wildlife species

TUNISIA / Tunisie

250: this large format design shows a stylized ballot box and flags, issued for the general elections of 2009

ZAMBIA / Zambie

K300 This stamp shows the African Python, one of the world's longest snakes, with adult lengths recorded up to 6 meters (20 feet)

Monday, February 7, 2011


100z This curious issue celebrates the 150th Anniv. of Belgium's independence (1830-1980) and shows a colonial troop of Congolese soldiers fighting in WWI

Thursday, February 3, 2011


55fr this large format stamp was issued in 1979 to commemorate the PhilexFrance exhibition and shows a woman in traditional costume in the foreground and an African green dove at lower left.

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