Sunday, July 29, 2012

TUNISIA / Tunisie

1,100: this 2004 issue celebrates the sprawling urban park of Ennahli, in the Araniyah sector of Tunis, showing its green scenery and wildlife.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Sh.3: this 1977 fauna issue features the Reticulated Giraffe, a charismatic mammal of the East African savannah


Sh. 50, 2000: Two values from a World Cup '94 set showing players from various national teams competing.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Smithsonian: African Cosmos Exhibit

A current exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art features art and stamps that depict the relation between Africans and the cosmos. See full article and stamp images at:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


300 Sh: this issue depicts the endemic Banded Green Sunbird, from a local rare birds set that shows species in decline.


145fr: this 1993 wildlife protection issue shows the threats of Ivory poaching, which have decimated elephant populations across the region

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Sh. 150, 300: two values from a series showing native fruit crops, shown here are bananas and breadfruit


Sh. 50: this issue shows the Sipi Falls, a series of falls on the edge of Mt. Elgon NE of Mbale. This value is from an attractive series showing Ugandan natural sites and scenery.

Friday, July 20, 2012


Sh. 250: This 1994 issue shows a den of cheetah cubs in the African savannah, and celebrates the centennial of the Sierra Club, a prominent conservation NGO

Sunday, July 15, 2012


P5.50: this fauna issue shows the Burchell's Zebra, the national animal of Botswana


180fr: this colorful 1984 air mail issue celebrates Galileo's success in building a telescope in 1609

Monday, July 9, 2012

ALGERIA / Algerie

5: this 1997 issue celebrates the 25th anniv. of a regional police cooperation association, and shows a map of the countries that take part


27e: this colorful 2004 issue celebrates the story of Christmas with the three wise men crossing a star-filled desert

Monday, July 2, 2012


150fr: this lovely 1999 fauna series from Benin features endangered species from around the world with range maps; seen here is the Jaguar, the top predator in Central and S. America


10t: the Rock Paintings of Tsodilo Hills date back nearly 20,000 years and are a UNESCO World Heritage site; many of the designs feature local fauna, such as this rhino


70fr: a fruit bat is shown hanging from a branch on this 1983 fauna issue

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The GAMBIA / Gambie

2b: from a colorful flora series, this stamp shows the "Widow of last year" flower, Clerodendrum splendens

CHAD / Tchad

750fr: this 2000 issue shows celebrates scouting, and shows a water buffalo and an oxpecker (bird perched on upper right)


90fr: this 2008 flora issue shows the flower of the Erythrina, known as the Coral or Flame Tree, a widespread species that brightens the landscape of roads and villages across Africa


15p: this lovely 1987 issue shows historical sites in upper Egypt and Sinai
30p. this stamp shows a bas-relief image detail from a temple

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