Friday, April 27, 2012


16s: this colorful SADC (Southern African Development Community) issue celebrates wildlife and tourism in the region's national parks


20c: the Brown-Cheeked Hornbill is seen on this oversized issue. This species is found in tropical forests from Guinea to Togo.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

IVORY COAST / Cote d'Ivoire

60fr: the Emperor Red Snapper is shown on this ornamental fish issue


2t, 5t, 7t, 15t, 30t: various species from an orchid definitive set


100m, 70m: these two issues commemorate the Union of Arab Pharmacists (left) and Cooperation with the Palestinian People

Friday, April 20, 2012

NAMIBIA / Namibie

N$1.10: a sunset over the Okavango delta graces this lovely 1998 tourism scenery issue. The world's largest inland delta, most of the Okavango drains into a swampy area of the Kalahari lying mostly within Botswana, but close to the border of Namibia's panhandle.


1500fr: colorful rural medical clinics are featured on this Lions/Rotary issue; these events take place in remote villages where health education access is poor


20: The battle of Shogab Shahat is pictured on this oversized issue from 1980


125mt: this 1989 lighthouse series features the light at Cabo Delgado

Sunday, April 15, 2012


1300fr: the lovely Pereute butterfly featured on this 1992 issue
140fr: this 1990 issue shows one of the 6 baobab species endemic to the island; unmistakable with their distinctive bottle shaped trunks, these trees attain ages up to 800 years old


25fr: this 1994 issue shows the Disa kewensis orchid variety against a backdrop of local architecture and arid landscape typical of the Malian Sahel region
40fr: this diminutive stamp, issued in 1998, shows an Azalai caravan on camelback


50c: the tiny Cinderella Waxbill, a common savannah seedeater, is pictured on this 1997 stamp
20c, 40c: two values from a 1991 mineral definitive series, these stamps feature gem quality diamonds of various colors and green dioptase crystals


110fr: this 1992 issue commemorates July 11, World Population Day, bearing the slogal "protecting the future"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

MAURITIUS / Ile Maurice

R10: the Dombeya spp. is pictured on this 2009 flora issue. This flower's genus is named after the French botanist who embroiled France, Spain and Britian in the so-called Dombey affair, when in 1780 he sent a flora collection to Europe from Peru and the British seized the vessel and impounded the samples.


40fr: a colorful Sternuera beetle is featured on this 1994 insect issue

Sunday, April 8, 2012


25c: this 1992 issue shows Namibia's map and flag along with the interlocking rings of the Barcelona Olympics


225fr: this artistic scene shows a child carrying a basket, and the emblem of the UN's 50th anniv.


N10: this olympics issue shows boxers participating in the Sydney games, held in 2000


Sh. 5: this 1989 issue shows typical costumes of different ethnic groups; shown here is a couple from the coastal area, which is dominated by Swahili speaking people with a long trading tradition

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


50fr: this 2000 tourism issue celebrates the artisan market of Kermel, located near Av. Sarraut in the capital, Dakar
50fr: this issue shows local vendors and promotes rural women's development


200fr: this issue pictures an artist's work entitled "memory of genocide"


150/- The red bell-shaped flower of Canarina spp. is shown on this flora issue


Sh. 200: this Columbus issue of 1992 shows sailing vessels of the 15th century and a navigational astrolabe

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Sh. 4: the Zanzibar Leopard, a rare subspecies featured on a 1984 wildlife issue; found only on Unguja island in the Zanzibar archipelago, conservation could not halt its decline, and it has been declared extinct.


Sh. 800: Zanzibar forms a union with Tanzania, and many stamps show typical island scenes such as this 2003 issue which shows a dhow off Zanzibar's coast

TUNISIA / Tunisie

700: this 2002 sports issue commemorates an international athletics competition

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