Sunday, January 11, 2015

Laos & Senegal Stamps

Some Beautiful stamps from Laos & Senegal :

Butterflies & Moths :

Elephant - Laos :

A Stamp set of French pioneer aviator Jean Mermoz (1901-1936) and two of the airplanes he piloted, designed by French artist Pierre Opic, and issued by Senegal in 1966 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Mermoz's last, fatal flight.

Laos Views : some temples and the 1966 flood .
-beautiful temple stamps.
-interesting details of the plane and the boat in stamp.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WWF Stamps - The Abuko Nature Reserve

Abuko is the Gambia's most visited tourist attraction receiving approximately 33,000 visitors per year.

In 1967 wildlife officer Eddie Brewer and his daughter Stella Marsden visited the area and realized the conservation importance of the forest and its wildlife. Brewer made a request to the government for the area to be protected. In 1968 the Department of Wildlife, now the Gambia Department of Parks and Wildlife Management was established at the reserve.

I – Series of Wildlife in Abuko Nature Reserve (WWF) -1976
Leopard, Statunga   , Serval Cat, Harnessed Antelope

III– Series of Butterflies in Abuko Nature Reserve (WWF) – 1980
Large Spotted Acraea , Yellow Pansy  ,Veined Swallowtail  , Foxy Charaxes

Nature reserves play an important role in achieving sustainable development and preserving the stability and balance of the environment .They also provide a suitable environment for conducting scientific research and protecting the biological diversity in addition to investing the marginal lands in addition to developing tourism industry.

II – Series of Birds in Abuko Nature Reserve (WWF) -1978
                      Verreaux's Eagle-Owl              Lizard Buzzard                     African Harrier-Hawk               Long-crested Eagle

Monday, April 28, 2014

French Colonies ...something new

I just started collecting some nice French Colony stamp and each stamp is amazing...

Airmail 1947 - Togo200F - post runner & plane.

Underwater hunt - Diver & Fish
Nouvelle Caledonie 1962.

Airmail - Gazelles and Plane 100F

Giant Pangolin - French West Africa. 

 Afrique Occidentale Française ( AOF ) - was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Dahomey (now Benin) and Niger. The capital of the federation was Dakar. The federation existed from 1895 until 1960.

A Plane @ sea...1947 Airmail.

Gabon - Planes at Airport 200F

Zebrafish - 1F Nouvelle-Caledonie et dependances 1959.