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26 September 2012

New bird series of Latvia

Goldfinch (紅額金翅雀)
Latvia (2012)
16th June, 2011. Riga
21st June, 2012. Riga

Seem Latvia Post continues to issue their bird series in each year, I decided contact philatelic bureau myself, to arrange new first day cover and maxicard. Actually it seem bot first day cover but as I wish to save the postage, advised them to help me dispatch the stamps with first day cover. The cover looks pretty but quite old fashionable, perhaps because of the green background.

Not must surprise of two birds of this year, so it is easy to find cards in the market. Once again thanks philatelic bureau kindly regards my order and they done an excellent work.

Goldfinch (紅額金翅雀)
Latvia (2012)
16th June, 2011. Riga

Barn Swallow (家燕)
Latvia (2012)
16th June, 2011. Riga

21 September 2012

LPO Centenary


From left to right :
Bluethroat (藍喉歌鴝) ; Atlantic Puffin (北極海鸚) ; Osprey (魚鷹)
Little Bustard (小鴇)
France (2012)

18th June, 2011. Amilly, Loiret

Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) is the organization of bird conservation in France, which founded on 1912. In this year, to celebrate its centenary of the foundation, the organization held couple of activities and events. Except the personal stamps be arranged on early 2012, a souvenir sheet issued by La Post released on May. Above cover was the example of the full set of the stamps tear from the sheet. Thanks David and J. Pierre to help me coordinate the covers and maxicards.

16 September 2012

Bird of the year, Kaltennordheim

Postmark : Eurasian Jackdaw (寒鴉)
Germany (2012)

26th May, 2011. Kaltennordheim

If stamp collector like to collect pictorial postmark, Europe is the most attractive place to them. They are happy to coordinate a special postmark to commemorate each events or festivals of their countries. Germany is one of them, refer to Sonderstempel, the country has near 600 special postmarks on each years which cover many themes and events. For me I only interest on bird theme and not disappointed also have 10 each years. This time, I would show a postmark to mark 'The bird of the year, Kaltennordheim', which the performer is jackdaw.

12 September 2012

Owls of Taiwan (2)

From left to right :
NT$25 : Brown Hawk-owl (褐鷹鴞) ; NT$10 : Tawny Owl (褐林鴞)
NT$5 : Mountain Scops-owl (黃嘴角鴞)
NT$5 : Short-eared Owl (短耳鴞)
Taiwan (2012)

6th June, 2011. Nanhai Post Office, Taipei

After the first issue on last year, post office continues to issue owls series on early June as well as last year features 4 endemic species, only 13 owl species are discovered and now come out 8 of them. Same as last description, the stamps not surprising to stamp collectors or bird theme collector, stamps look boring and seem missing something.

Thanks James Chen for the coordination of the first day cover and maxicard.

Short-eared Owl (短耳鴞)
Taiwan (2012)
6th June, 2011. Taipei

7 September 2012

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron (大藍鷺)
St Pierre et Miquelon (2001)
15th May, 2012. St Pierre

Again, Great Blue Heron also appears on the last Canada issue, but the stamp as above more clearly to show its head. Great Blue Heron is a resident bird to North America and some Caribbean countries.

So pity that the envelope not successfully sent by registered mail, perhaps it was not enough postage to the new rate.

2 September 2012

Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian Vulture (白兀鷲)
Togo (2000)
12th April, 2012. Kara

A surprise to me that Togo philatelic office done their good job on my maxicards, although this one can't be seen the full postmark. Kara, is a city in the northern part of Togo, three forest parks are near this city. In Togo, only northern area to be found Egyptian Vulture during migratory seasons. Most of them are N. p. majorensis or N. p. majorensis subspecies. By the common reasons like hunting, accidental poisoning, Egyptian Vulture becomes endangered species as the population largely decrease in this century.
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