Friday, December 28, 2012

GUINEA / Guinee'

100fr: this lovely 1987 WWF issue shows an overprinted value, and features an African wild dog chasing a savannah antelope


c7,300: another design in the oversized and very attractive series showing patterns of local Kente weaving

Monday, December 24, 2012


50s: Scouting 75th anniv. is featured on this 1982 large format issue


$1.60: Wattled Cranes are featured on this 1995 birdlife set

Thursday, December 20, 2012

EQUATORIAL GUINEA / Guinee Equatoriale

350fr: this 1991 issue shows one of the sailing ships of Columbus, and bears the symbol of the 500th anniv. of discovery

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


10b: 25b: Two WWF issues showing local savannah mammals. Seen here are the Serval and the Harnessed Antelope.

Friday, December 14, 2012


225fr: this colorful scene shows a traditional burial procession of a notable chief of the Teke ethnic group


75fr: this 1992 issue shows skiers and celebrates the winter olympics held at Albertville, France


P2.60: this 2006 issue shows a map of the regional population density of Botswana

IVORY COAST / Cote d'Ivoire

65fr: this lovely birds issue shows the Western Crowned Crane, a striking resident of savannah areas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


100fr: this 1987 issue shows an insect species harmful to local cacao production

SOUTH AFRICA / Afrique du Sud

Two recent intl rate bird stamps show the White-bellied Sunbird and the Black Oystercatcher


80mt: the Cyrtanthus bloom is the theme of this flora issue from 1988

Saturday, December 8, 2012

MAURITIUS / Ile Maurice

Rs. 5: this 2003 WWF issue shows the Echo Parakeet, a critically rare endemic island species that has an interesting conservation history. It was bred in captivity from just a dozen birds in the 1980s, later being released into its native forest habitat, and flocks now number in the hundreds.


40um: this issue shows runners competing in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics


6.50: this 2003 issue celebrates the close ties and relations between Morocco and the People's Rep. of China; the image shows a blending of the two nations' flags and emblems


10fr: this 2010 issue is from a long set celebrating the 50th anniv. of Mali's independence

The GAMBIA / Gambie

50b: this flora issue shows the seeds of the Castor Oil Plant, which has a variety of medicinal uses such as an insecticide, an antibacterial agent, and as a motor oil substitute.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Sh. 5.50: the Reticulated or Somali Giraffe is seen feeding in this WWF issue; this sub-species is found from Ethiopia to N. Kenya


$2.90: Horticulture, an important part of rural life in this largely agricultural country
$2: the Tilapia and other freshwater fish are pictured in this Biodiversity issue, from a recent definitive series

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