Friday, September 28, 2012

TUNISIA / Tunisie

250: the Friguia Animal Park is featured on this lovely 2003 issue, showing some of the fauna species on display for visitors


7,80: this 2007 stamp celebrates the anniv. of the 1975 "Marche Verte," a campaign by the Moroccan royalty to liberate and restore territory lost to Spain in their occupation of Western Sahara.


5c: the Merlin of Bristol is featured on this low deomination stamp from a definitive series showing historic sailing vessels


35c: the Pangolin, or Scaly Anteater is a widespread nocturnal mammal found in savannah and mixed forest habitats.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


4fr: This lovely fauna issue shows antelopes drinking at a waterhole in Akagera National Park. This large nature reserve covers 1,200km in eastern Rwanda, on the border with Tanzania.

Monday, September 17, 2012


250fr: this 2006 issue shows the local village tradition of wrestling, a popular spectator sport. The stamp was clearly cancelled in the town of Popenguine, south of Dakar.


Sh. 400: the Sykes' Blue Monkey is featured on this lovely native fauna issue

Monday, September 10, 2012


R10: this amazing constellation issue from the outer isles of the Seychelles shows mangrove islets by twilight, and the stars forming Scorpio in the night sky


800 Sh: this lovely tourism issue shows sites in East Africa; pictured here is a scene of the Maruhubi Palace ruins on the island of Zanzibar

Monday, September 3, 2012


25c: this 2011 issue shows the Harare Railway Station. As seen here, stamps are now denominated in U.S. dollars or fractions


K10,000 on K2,250: this high value overprint shows a Spotted Hyena, from a recent fauna issue

Sunday, September 2, 2012


600 le: four stamps from a sheetleet (9) of native birds: at top are two weaver species, common species of the savannah; below are the blue swallow and golden-headed bunting

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