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

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