mardi 28 mars 2017

Aerogram from Singapore

Nice aerogram showcasing the cultural diversity of Singapore with Malay, Chinese, Indians and Muslims forming the population.

mardi 7 février 2017

From Egypt

This Egyptian cover includs three stamps, one of them represent the Egyptian queen Nefertari  and the others for Tut ankh amun pharaoh :

Tut ankh amun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynastyruled c. 1332–1323 BC.

Nefertari, also known as Nefertari Meritmut, was an Egyptian queen and the first of the Great Royal Wives of Ramesses the Great. Nefertari means “beautiful companion” and Meritmut means “Beloved of [the goddess] Mut”. She is one of the best known Egyptian queens, next to Cleopatra, Nefertiti and Hatshepsut.

mercredi 11 janvier 2017

Raptors from China

1.20 Y  : Eastern Imperial Eagle    Aquila heliaca
1.50 Y : Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus
1.50 Y : Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis
1.20 Y : Hen Harrier    Circus cyaneus

Though raptors, also known as birds of prey, occupy the top of the food chain, the wild carnivorous birds are now all under the key protection of the state in China. This stamp set shows four diurnal raptors in Falconiformes, namely Aquila heliaca, Circus cyaneus, Accipiter gentilis, and Falco tinnunculus.
Aquila heliaca is about 75cm long and inhabits mountain forests and places on the edges of forests. It usually stays on trees and preys when opportunities emerge. Circus cyaneus is about 50cm long, and lives on open plains, grasslands and farmlands. The greatest natural enemy of other birds and hares in forests, Accipiter gentilis is about 56cm long and can fly rapidly and flexibly in forests to get preys. Falco tinnunculus is only 33cm long. These small raptors can often be seen in open areas. They are famous for their graceful hovering in the air.
Source: China Post

From Helvetia

From Bhutan

Butterflies (Pchim-Las) of Bhutan - 2015

From Bhutan

Beautiful Cover with WWF stamps of bhutan

From Germany

Nice cover with classic German automobile

(Klassische Deutsche Automobile)