Monday, May 30, 2011

TUNISIA / Tunisie

250: this large-format issue is from 2007 and promotes beach activities and tourism, an important economic activity along Tunisia's coast

TUNISIA / Tunisie

350: this 2005 issue commemorates universal human rights, and shows the globe and the eternal flame of freedom

TUNISIA / Tunisie

600: this issue celebrates the 2009 Mediterranean Games

UGANDA / l'Ouganda

700/- this large format issue celebrates the 30th anniv. of UNICEF and shows children in a classroom. The stamp bears a clear town cancel from Mbarara.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


$10000 and Z rates: definitive birds issued in 2005, showing two rates indicative of high inflation and economic turmoil. The birds pictured are the Golden-breasted Bunting and the Red-headed Weaver, both are savannah seedeaters.

Friday, May 20, 2011

ZAMBIA / Zambie

K3,300 (ovpt): The showy Boehm's Bee-Eater is shown on this issue


Z rate: the Mother of Pearl butterfly is shown on this 2007 issue

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Sh. 600/- this stunning issue shows the Maruhubi Palace Ruins, built by a sultan at Mtoni in 1828, but destroyed by a massive fire in 1889

ZAMBIA / Zambie

K2,700 this issue shows a traditional Ngoma dancer with shield and spear


K1,500 this issue shows a traditional dancer, to commemorate Zambia's 40th anniv. of independence in 1964


3,50 this issue shows a massive rock formation at Pedras Negras

Saturday, May 14, 2011


500fr the coat of arms of Benin is pictured on this 2008 issue, showing leopards and the phrase: fraternity, justice, work


27kw this issue shows traditions and cauris (decorative shells used in adornment) and commerates the Bank of Angola


250fr Flora of the genus Rudbeckia is featured on this issue

Saturday, May 7, 2011


200fr this issue commemorates the landing of Columbus in the new world, and shows a ship as well as various indigenous objects such as gold ornaments and Mayan glyphs, alongside a Spanish formal decree

Dem. Rep. CONGO / R.D. Congo

445fr Cupro Allophane is a mineral whose composition has been altered by hydrothermal forces; this form shows bright green and blue hues as a result of weathering

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


165fr the Gray Crowned Cranes is a widespread species in East Africa; this stamp shows migratory birds gathering in Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve

Sunday, May 1, 2011


170 fr: a pride of savannah lions is shown on this 1999 issue, which also bears the emblem of Philex France. Burkina Faso and neighboring countries have several important national parks which protect native fauna

IVORY COAST / Cote d'Ivoire

150fr: the bongo, a shy forest antelope, is shown on this engraved 1992 issue showing rare native fauna protected in the Abidjan Zoo

NAMIBIA / Namibie

$2, $2.50: the cheetah and the lion, top predators of the African savannah are shown on this issue


25k the Quelea, pictured here, is a highly gregarious seadeater, whose large flocks darken skies across Sub-Saharan Africa. This stamp is from the 1982 birds series of Zaire.


350/- the island of Zanzibar is now part of the United Republic of Tanzania, as reflected by the many issues dedicated to the island's culture and traditions

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