Saturday, October 20, 2012


54c: a Chameleon is perched in an Ylang-ylang tree on this 2007 issue from the tiny French Indian Ocean territory of Mayotte


E2: Lilium davidii is featured on this issue showing popular garden flowers


domestic rate: this 2009 stamp shows a landscape painting by local artist James Jali, entitled "Countryside"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


300fr: this lovely issue features the Fire-crowned Bishop, a seedeater of the savannah region, and a member of the African Weaver family (Ploceidae).


100fr: Iridescent beetles are shown on this colorful microfauna issue


K1.60: this lovely 1986 Christmas stamps shows local children's art

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

SOUTH AFRICA / Afrique du Sud

R20: this high value 1997 stamp shows the African Fish Eagle, a celebrated denizen of lakes and rivers in east and southern Africa


1000fr: this 2010 issue shows typical local handcrafts; this trade is important as the country has seen a rise in tourism in recent years

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