Tuesday, December 31, 2013


200fr, 180fr: two wildlife issues, at top a 1986 WWF issue showing Ndama Gazelles, and below a green chameleon issued in 1990


Sh. 350, 400: two stamps from a set showing East African mountains; at top is Mt. Kenya and the lower stamp shows Tanzania's Udzungwa Range

Sunday, December 29, 2013


250: this 2002 art issue shows a herd of gazelles in original colors, by Aly Ben Salem

Saturday, December 28, 2013


50fr, 70fr: Two flora issues showing a Disa lily in bloom and the large fruiting Symphonia, a tree used for timber and also noted as having medicinal properties


77c: this 1992 fauna issue features the Serval, a secretive feline of the savannah region

MAURITIUS / Ile Maurice

R2, R4: two stamps from a 2004 issue celebrating the Rodrigues National Assembly


50c: this cultural issue shows a mask of the Mapiko tradition of adolescent initiation into adulthood

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


L10: this 1990 butterfly definitive features a stunning Small Striped Swordtail

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Sh. 200: this issue shows scenery along the Rufiji River, in the Selous Game Reserve, with palms, elephants and a hippo

Monday, December 23, 2013


100fr: this issue, part of a flora definitive series, shows the brightly colored Gloriosa Lily, a native species widespread in southern Africa

Sunday, December 22, 2013


300fr: this 1998 World Cup soccer issue shows various flags of countries competing for the title, including several African countries such as Cameroon and Tunisia

Thursday, December 12, 2013

SOUTH AFRICA / Afrique du Sud

Standard rate: the Lesser Flamingo feeds on micro-organisms in soda lakes across E. and southern Africa; in S. Africa the species can be seen in the St. Lucia Wetlands Park, Kwazulu Natal


200fr: this World Cup soccer issue dates from 1996, and shows the flag of France, the host of the 1998 games

ZAMBIA / Zambie

K1000: this butterfly issue shows the Figtree Blue (Mirina spp.)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Z$ 2000, 5000: A cover with inflation era definitives issued 2007 showing native birds. At top is the Purple Gallinule, an aquatic wader. Below is the fruit-eating Purple-crested Turaco.

TANZANIA / Tanzanie

Sh. 13 and 500: two stamps from a 1990 World Cup issue illustrate a penalty kick and a corner kick with national teams on the field

Monday, December 9, 2013


Sh. 15: the Red-throated Bee Eater is a gregarious insect-seeker with a wide distribution across Africa, from Gambia to Sudan and Uganda in E. Africa


Sh. 1200: this stamp shows traditional attire of the Acholi ethnic group, speakers of Luo that number over one million in Uganda.
Sh. 1400: this traditional cultures issue shows dances from the Teso region, comprising 6 districts and making up Uganda's fifth largest ethnic group, with over 3 million people


400fr: this 1996 birds issue features the Chaffinch, a Eurasian species which has been widely introduced, including to W. Africa

Sunday, December 8, 2013


80z: this 1988 issue is a high value of a set showing air transport and planes; showing various hot air balloons, the oldest form of manned air travel, developed in 1783. A clear town cancel can be seen from Bukavu, South Kivu Province


35c: this 1986 issue shows regional flags to celebrate cooperation among the SADCC countries of southern Africa

Saturday, December 7, 2013

TUNISIA / Tunisie

600: this 2012 World Post Day issue shows a dove of peace framed by a map of North Africa

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Sh. 400: this issue shows a coastal scene with traditional dhows on Zanzibar Sh. 70: this 1992 issue shows a traditional hunter stalking gazelles on the savannah

Saturday, November 23, 2013


K1400/K1500: this pair shows native birds including the Eurasian Goldfinch, a wide-ranging species and the Red-crested Tauraco, endemic only to southern Africa, primarily w. Angola

UGANDA / l'Ouganda

Sh. 100: this 1988 Olympics issue shows a competitor on the Rings against a background showing the Ugandan flag

Monday, November 18, 2013

ZAMBIA / Zambie

K1800: this large format issue from 2001 celebrates the visibility of the solar eclipse from southern Africa; the Zambian national colors and symbols appear at lower right

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Kz 8: this 1990 ornamental flora issue shows garden flowers such as marigolds, and commemorates the Belgica Stamp Expo

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


120fr: this colorful 1986 World Post Day shows a stylized dove of peace and the UPU symbol at upper left, with the colors of an airmail label at the top

Monday, November 11, 2013


C5: this issue celebrates the International Year of Peace with a stylized image of children and doves

Friday, November 8, 2013

COMOROS / Ile Comores

90fr: this large format soccer issue celebrates the 1982 World Cup Games held in Spain

Monday, November 4, 2013

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. / Rep. Centrafricaine

90fr: Kembe Falls on the Kotto River (near Bangassou) is pictured on this 1985 landscape issue

Friday, November 1, 2013


200fr: this flora issue features the flame tree or flamboyant -- one of the most colorful seasonal sights of Africa

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Sh. 5, Sh. 7: This large format issue shows the traditional ceremonial dress of two groups: the Samburu and Taita peoples


5c: this large format fauna issue shows a Chimpanzee clinging to the branches of a tree; historically, this species had a wide range in West Africa, but has declined markedly in recent decades due to deforestation

Friday, October 25, 2013


50c: this issue celebrates the 15th anniv. of the Mano River Union, a cooperation agreement that unite Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone; seen here are flags and a map of the three countries

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


8,40: a pair of Atlas Lions surveys the savannah in this handsome 2011 issue


20t: this WWF birds issue features a pair of Wattled Cranes at a nest with two eggs; this gregarious species inhabits water edges and savannah

Monday, October 14, 2013


15fr: this WWF issue shows the Roseate Tern, a migratory species which was widely hunted in the past century. It breeds in Europe and winters in the tropics and Africa.

Friday, October 11, 2013


120fr: this 1985 air mail issue shows the national flag of Burkina Faso

Friday, October 4, 2013

ALGERIA / Algerie

30: this 2005 issue shows the cheetah, a fast running predator that is widespread but not numerous over the African savannah areas it inhabits

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


250fr: this amazing 1993 fauna issue shows a river scene featuring a yawning Hippo and two Crab Plovers on the banks

Sunday, September 29, 2013


c25: this issue shows the local importance of cocoa, a cash crop with a flourishing export trade from Ghana and neighboring countries

Friday, September 27, 2013


40 fr: WWF Issue of 1988 showing the Drill, a primate species known only from the tropical forests of NW Cameroon, eastern Nigeria and the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). The forest habitat that the Drill needs to survive is threatened by deforestation throughout its range. This species is sexually dimorphic, with males growing to almost twice the size as females.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dem. Rep. of CONGO / R. D. Congo

455fr: this current value is from an issue showing local minerals found in the Congo; the striking red Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral found in several places, including Africa, S. America, Romania and in the U.S. Rocky mtns.


P.2.75: the lovely Moremi falls is featured on this issue showing tourist attractions; the falls cascade down a gorge in the eastern town of Moremi, situated on a bend of the Lotswane river, a tributary of the Limpopo

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