Friday, January 28, 2011


3,000 cedis: this colorful stamp depicts the Edina Bakatue Festival, and shows a royal barge passing public throngs

Saturday, January 22, 2011

COMOROS / Iles Comores

150 Fr: this 2002 issue shows a traditional man's embroidered costume from the islands

COMOROS / Iles Comores

250 Fr: this recent issue shows the Cymbopogon or lemongrass, a widespread species with medicinal properties


500fr this stamp, issued in 2007, is in a long rectangle shape and commemorates the Protected Areas Network of Central Africa, involving Gabon, Cameroon, Congo, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Central African Rep., Chad, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe. The flags of these countries can be seen in the frame of the center map of Africa.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

GAMBIA / Gambie

D1: I do not have details about this fascinating theme, showing a ritual fire display, but it most likely was issued to promote cultural tourism, an important source of revenue for this small country.


21 Sh. This interesting issue shows a lion walking alongside a baby oryx.


20 Sh. A high value from a Flora definitive series showing the Brillantaisia in flower, a tropical species inhabiting moist areas and stream banks.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ALGERIA / Algerie

5d: Civil Society and peace (colors of flag alternate with sun's rays at top), issued in 2000.

Monday, January 10, 2011


100fr: this 2008 stamp shows a hunting safari scene and an inset of a leopard at Arly National Park, in SE Burkina Faso, near the border with Benin. This park is notable as it is zoned to allow different uses, from strict conservation to hunting.


1000 fr: The wise men, from a local wooden nativity, issued for Christmas in 1995; though this country is predominantly Muslim, there is a small percentage of Catholics and Pope John Paul II visited during his African pilgrimages

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. / Rep. Centrafricaine

70fr Forestry: a critical natural resource for Central Africa, tropical hardwood forests are found in the south and eastern parts of the interior

Saturday, January 8, 2011


35fr: this 1990 issue shows an exhibition of traditional artisanry and handcrafts, with a carving and a mask shown in the borders of a map of Africa

Thursday, January 6, 2011

COMOROS / Iles Comores

125fr The Ndzedze is a traditional musical string instrument, shown on this 1986 issue

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Democratic Rep. of CONGO / R.D.Congo

75fr: this lovely issue shows a roaring lion just having taken an antelope; this stamp is in an oversized format and dates from approx. 2003

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