Thursday, February 27, 2014


15fr: this WWF issue shows two adult mountain gorillas, which inhabit moist forest in the Virungas range on Rwanda's northern border with Uganda and the Dem. Rep. of Congo

Monday, February 24, 2014


L15: this World Cup issue celebrates the 1990 competition held in Italy, and shows the country team of Yugoslavia; the trophy appears at lower right

Friday, February 21, 2014


200p: this 1989 issue celebrates the 34th anniv. of Sudan's independence, and shows a national map outline

Monday, February 17, 2014


N$3.40: this 2006 issue shows the Dusky Sunbird, a species that inhabits the arid plains and savannahs across southern Africa; the stamp was postmarked in Rundu, in NE Namibia on the Angolan border

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Sh. 20: this issue shows the Kenyan flag and celebrates COMESA, the East & Southern African Common Economic Market

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MAURITIUS / Ile Maurice

R5, R2.50, 25c: Island flora issues -- at right is the Cloves' fruit and flower, from a set showing useful spices and medicinal plants; below the native Boucle and Blue Latan Palms are shown.

Monday, February 10, 2014


R10 and L7: The Ixora is featured on this 1990 flora issue, while the stamp below celebrates the tourism resort industry in this low-lying archipelago

Saturday, February 8, 2014


M1: this 1998 issue marks the 1st anniv. of King Letsie's Coronation of this mountain kingdom. The King is shown here in traditional ceremonial finery.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MAURITIUS / Ile Maurice

R3: this Health and Nutrition issue celebrates the 40th anniv. of the World Health Org. and shows a variety of island fruits and foods

Sunday, February 2, 2014


40c: this large format issue features local butterfly spp. such as the Vanessa cardui

MAURITANIA / Mauritanie

220um: this 2000 rare African birds issue features the Rainforest Scops Owl, a native of Madagascar

Saturday, February 1, 2014


7t, 15t: this Audubon's bicentenary issue shows local birds species, the Lesser Seedeater and Stierling's Woodpecker. The Lesser Seedeater has a wide range southern woodlands and savannah areas. The Woodpecker inhabits eastern Miombo woodlands, and has a restricted range in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

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