Thursday, June 21, 2012


90fr: this 1989 issue shows villagers playing a traditional game moving stones or beads across a board

Saturday, June 16, 2012


60e: this dramatic 2007 issue shows the eruption of the volcano that dominates the landscape of the Ilha de Fogo, or Fire Island, which last erupted in 1995


150fr: this stamp is part of a 1998 series showing traditional wooden masks of different ethnic groups of the Congo; this one is from the Kwele people

COMOROS / Iles Comores

250fr: this historical scene was issued for the anniv. of the landing of Columbus, and shows an imagined first contact between Europeans and Amerindians

Friday, June 8, 2012


P6.10: this WWF issue from 2012 shows the S. White Rhinoceros, a species still holding on in this country's well-protected parks and reserves


100fr: Pineapple production is featured on this 1998 crops issue


c100: this issue celebrated IFAD's mission of food security, and shows a traditional village scene and subistence farming

COMOROS / Iles Comores

25fr: 1986 Health Year: medical clinics and services are very important in areas of mostly rural villages such as the islands of the Comoros

Friday, June 1, 2012

Dem. Rep. CONGO / Rep. Dem. du CONGO

150fr: this lovely recent fauna issue shows a pride of lions lapping water from a riverbank, and is a large format issue designed by the Belgian stamp artist Andre' Buzin

CHAD / Tchad

150fr: this 1998 fauna issue shows the nocturnal drama of predator and prey: a bat stalking a mouse

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