Saturday, July 30, 2011

CHAD / Tchad

300fr: This 2003 issue celebrates Chad's relations with Taiwan; it is one of the few African nations to do so, most others maintain relations with the People's Republic of China

CHAD / Tchad

150fr: this airmail issue shows a dove of peace over the map of Chad, and the reconciliation of various groups in the margins of the map

Thursday, July 28, 2011

CENTRAL AFRICA / Rep. Centrafricaine

280fr: a pair of birds from a sheet showing African species with range maps in corner; the Red-crested Tauraco (at right) is native to the C.A.R.


105fr: Women harvesting crops are featured on this World Food Day issue

ERITREA / Eritree

5c this stamp is part of the 2000 definitive series picturing local scenes under the Eritrean Flag

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


50t: Carmine Bee-eaters are among the most colorful of African species; harder to see is the monitor lizard at left


P2.50: Tourism is the subject of this exquisite stamp design showing an elephant at sunset; Botswana's national parks protect some of the most pristine landscapes in all of Africa


P1.10 this issue shows the handsome Pied Kingfisher, a striking sight along waterbanks


c2000: this overprinted issue celebrates the Food and Agriculture Org. of the UN, and shows a harvest of plantains

Monday, July 25, 2011


55t, P1.45: these stamps are part of a se-tenant sheet showing fauna of parklands; the stamp on the right shows both a crocodile and a black eagle

Saturday, July 23, 2011


200fr: the Northern Shoveler, a widespread duck, is featured on this 1991 issue


90fr: this 1995 issue shows the traditional costume of a "notable" or village/tribal elder

Friday, July 22, 2011


260fr: traditional Ndoumou dancer with headress is featured on this 1983 issue

Thursday, July 21, 2011


500fr: this 1996 stamp shows a protected species of forest primate, the Sun-tailed Monkey

Sunday, July 17, 2011


530fr: this 2001 issue shows the painted walls of the village of Tiebele in southern Burkina Faso, a tourist attraction

Friday, July 15, 2011


P3: this colorful stamp is from the 2007 definitive series showing butterflies; this species is the humorously named Apricot Playboy

Monday, July 11, 2011

COMOROS / Iles Comores

150 fr: this lovely stamp is part of a 2002 set showing the colorful traditional dress of the islands

Sunday, July 10, 2011


250fr: a Roller, of the genus Coracias, is shown here. These birds are showy and visible in savannah or gallery forest edges in tropical Africa


60fr: this issue shows the important staple crop Manioc, with both the plant and the edible tuber (root)

CENTRAL AFRICA / Rep. Centrafricaine

100fr: this issue celebrates a festival of African traditional culture and shows local dance and costume


100fr: Innoculations as a public health strategy are promoted on this issue; the backdrop is the colorful flag of Cameroon

Friday, July 8, 2011


90fr, 205fr: this set features carved traditional masks from the Kwele and Kulu peoples, issued in 1998

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Sh. 75: Women runners are shown on this issue celebrating athletics; Kenyan athletes are among the world's fastest and have excellend in many intl. competitions


Sh. 95: this Rotary issue of 2006 features the donation of sewing machines for the livelihood of small entrepreneurs

IVORY COAST / Cote d'Ivoire

200fr: the showy Spiral Ginger (Costus afer) flower is featured on this 1986 flora issue


5s, 25s: the flora of Lesotho includes many species of aloe, specially adapted for the kingdom's highland climate

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Sh. 25: the Ogiek ethnic group is shown on this issue; this is a Nilotic tribe who traditionally inhabited the region of the Mau Forest


150m: the Francophone community of nations is celebrated on this 2009 issue; it is unclear why Egypt has featured this on a stamp, as French is not an official language of the country.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


50b this issue promotes tourism and pictures a historical site: the ruins of the fort on James Island

IVORY COAST / Cote d'Ivoire

250fr: the advancement of women is celebrated on this 2004 issue showing women in varied occupations

Friday, July 1, 2011


10b: ECOWAS, the Economic Community of Western Africa, is shown in the superimposed map on this issue, which also features crop production activities

IVORY COAST / Cote d'Ivoire

65fr, 100fr: butterflies from the genera Papilio and Imbrasia are shown on this stunning issue


$25: this issue shows one of the Liberian presidents with the shortest terms, Moses Blah, who served less than one year, in 2003

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