Tag Archives: natural history
I have just got back from Japan (my favourite country). I went to the post office in Tokorozawa and couldn’t resist these flower definitives. (The sakura was still out around Mount Fuji.)
This cover from the USA carries 2 of the USPS National Parks forever stamps.
This cover from the USA carries a nice group of stamps from the previous century featuring birds and flowers.
This set of stamps from Royal Mail commemorates the first use of the word “dinosaur” by Sir Richard Owen, a British paleontologist, in 1841.
This beautifully illustrated issue from Thailand Post features 4 species of parrots that are found in the kingdom.
This cover from Royal Mail features the seasonal Post & Go issue of Hibernating Animals in the UK.
This cover from Royal Mail carries the Post & Go issue featuring Ladybirds found in the UK.
This cover from carries the latest set of Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring 3 animals and a bird that you can see during winter in the UK.
This cover commemorates the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This cover carries the full set of beautiful stamps from the Flowers of Sri Lanka issue.
This cover commemorates the life of the bees in the UK, a tremendously important insect for our agriculture, yet sadly in decline.
This set of 3 souvenir sheets features the Wild Flowers of India issue from India Post in 2013.
This cover commemorates the International Cooperative Project on Giant Panda Conservation between Malaysia and China.
This cover from Royal Mail features 10 beautifully illustrated fish stamps: 5 sustainable species and 5 species that are threatened by over-fishing.
This cover features the 2013 Flora and Fauna issue from Indonesia. There are 2 stamps in the issue, and the cover carries 2 sets of the stamps as 2 se-tenant pairs. Nice.
This cover features 3 beautifully illustrated flower stamps: the full set of stamps from Malaysia’s Roses issue, 2nd series, with commemorative cancels.
This is another beautifully illustrated cover from Croatia: Mushrooms (full issue, se-tenant strip).
This series of flower stamps were issued in Japan in 1961 – over 50 years ago.
Here is another great food-themed cover with beautifully illustrated stamps from Malaysia: Rare Fruits, series 4.
This cover carries a joint issue commemorating 60 years of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Mexico. These se-tenant stamps are the Indonesian issue, featuring 2 big cats.
This cover features 4 cat breeds that are popular in China.
This cover features a full set of bird stamps commemorating the conservation groups BirdLife International and Burung Indonesia (BirdLife Indonesia).
Here is another great Chunghwa Post FDC from my good stamp friend Douglas in Taiwan: Long-Horned Beetles, 4th series.
This cover features Living Corals from the coastline around Malaysia.
I was in Germany again last week. Deutsche Post has a great issue out at the moment: Native Songbirds.