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

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