Saturday, 27 July 2013

Wild Asses, India

How awesome is this cover??!! I am over the moon :))) This is a recent issue showing Kiang (the largest of the wild asses native to the Tibetan Plateau) and Khur (Indian wild ass, a subspecies of the onager native to Southern Asia). Thank you so SO much Saujanya xD

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Macedonian Fauna And Serbian Reptiles

I was left speechless when I found this surprise in my mailbox - Ana sent me a cover full of stamps representing fauna of her home country Macedonia, Ohrid Trout, Balkan Spadefoot Toad, Macedonian Crested Newt and Macedonian Stone Crayfish, a set issued in 2009. Inside a fantastic FDC of Serbia Post issued in 2012, perfect for a reptile lover <3
Još jednom hvalaaaaaa bossita!!

Mexico Definitives

Another cover from the days of yore when I was penpalling...definitives under title creacion popular (popular handicrafts) issued in 2007/2008, in this case showing lacquered wooden trunk from Olinala (Guerrero) and copper vase from Santa Clara del Cobre (Michoacan). Additional stamp is from the 2008-set railways of Mexico which has the staggering number of 50 different stamps in a sheet!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Dutch Royal Baptism

Its Dutch and its Royal - but for some reason I cannot find the year..! This week's Sunday Stamps topic is big life changes - among my covers this is the closest I could find, but there will be more examples in the postcards section :)

Thursday, 18 July 2013

YOTS - Indonesia

A fantastic Year Of The Snake FDC sent inside an envelope with yots stamps, filled with colourful items such as this :) Thank you dear Shinta, always a joy to receive mail from you!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Negara Brunei Darussalam

This week's #129 Sunday Stamps are about presidents and kings - in retrospective I have posted many of those before, but this cover has been patiently waiting until now :) The stamps show the 29th and current Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, also the first and incumbent Prime Minister of the country. 
I am sure there will be many great subjects on this topic today, so have a peek here!

Hermione, France

My roomie is watching all the Harry Potter movies and I plan to embark on the same mission after her - this inspired me to post this cover with Hermione, one stamp from the set of eight (four harries, two hermiones and ronnies) issued in 2007.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Notable Croats

Croatian Mail has been issuing sets on notable Croats for about a decade now - this set was issued in 2005, presenting a renaissance painter Juraj Ćulinović, poets Dragutin Tadijanović and Tin Ujević, and a historian Baltazar Adam Krčelić.

River Fish, Croatia

Here a set representing Croatian river fish - White-eye Bream, endemic (river Krka only) and critically endangered Knipowitschia Mrakovcici, and endangered Adriatic Sturgeon. Issued in 2009.