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

Sunday, September 8, 2013


100fr: this 1995 fauna issue shows the Leopard, which can be found in the northern parks of Benin, including the Pendjari


70fr: this 1986 cultural issue features a bronze statuette

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Kz 100,000: this 1998 inflation-era issue shows a savannah lion surveying his habitat

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


P1: this 1992 issue shows boxing in the Barcelona Olympic games

Monday, September 2, 2013


100fr: this Europeafrique issue shows a Renaissance painting of a lion and a leopard. 15fr, 35fr: Two older issue showing local fishermen in pirogues and a river scene, and flora (Strelizia reginae)


25c: this colorful fauna issue shows fish of the freshwater lakes of Ethiopia; seen here is a Chaetodon spp.

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