Sunday, March 21, 2021


 Sh. 800: this issue celebrates the Tanzania Posts Corporation, which modernized mail services.

Sunday, January 3, 2021


 L3: this high value sheetlet shows the endemic Tristan Albatross, an enigmatic seabird only classified as a separate species in 1998.  Its global population numbers only some 1,500 pairs.

Thursday, December 24, 2020



R8: this value, from a fish definitive series, shows the Three-spot Angelfish, a reef denizen

Monday, November 30, 2020



800fr: this 2020 UPU issue celebrates remittances for sustaining families in Togo

Saturday, October 17, 2020


 SSP 100: this 2020 issue features the world united in fighting Covid-19, with a map and the S. Sudanese flag inset at top.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020



E1.50: this colorful 1986 issue celebrates the passing of Halley's Comet, over an African savannah.  This was a worldwide phenomenon widely represented philatelically.

Monday, August 31, 2020


4c-16c: this 1984 definitive series was from the short-lived autonomous homeland of Transkei, now part of the Republic of South Africa, and shows music and cultural life, dancers, stick fighting and animal husbandry.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

ZAMBIA / Zambie

12n, 28n 38n, K1: this mini sheetlet shows four common species of the Zambian bush.

Saturday, April 18, 2020


Var: this 1970 sheetlet features transport, with a background showing the lovely Duque de Branganca Falls, and commemorates 100 years of postage stamps.

Monday, March 30, 2020


100fr: local scenes are shown on this 2019 issue, including the Majorettes dance troop and landscape scenery along the Oubangui River

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


P2-10: this 2019 set shows varied landscapes of Botswana, with insets showing unique wildlife and flora.  A great new addition to the ecotourism-oriented philately of Botswana!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


45fr: this 2004 issue features a caravan of camels transporting salt

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Equatorial Guinea

400, 550, 650 FCFA: local fruit and flowers, including breadfruit and Cacao are pictured on this flora series from Equatorial Guinea

Monday, November 18, 2019


30p block of four: this local birds issue includes two species of bee eaters, a swallow and a roller.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Cote d'Ivoire

100f, 125f: this colorful hot air balloon issue features early models of French balloons

Saturday, September 21, 2019


100, 115, 200, 220fr: this wildlife air mail issue shows iconic species from the Great Lakes region

Friday, August 9, 2019


450, 600, 750fr: this se-tenant issue from 1985 shows songbirds: from top the Gonolek, Cordon bleu and Weaverbirds.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Dem. Rep. of CONGO

FC1: this se-tenant set shows emblematic wildlife of Africa set in an aquatic setting with a waterfall.  Several of the species, such as the mandrill and giraffes, are typical of savannah ecosystems.

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