These are some of the stunning postcards that have come to me from among the world's most remote places and islands, with a special focus on the scenery, wildlife and culture of Africa. If you live or travel in exotic places, send along a card to display on the site. See also "Africa Stamps" on Facebook or Contact: maravalman @ gmail.com
This lovely card shows the rare and endemic Mikado Pheasant, found only on the island of Taiwan. I was delighted to see also the stamp affixed, showing a more widespread species, the White-headed Thrush
This stunning card shows a view of Sapoaga Falls on the island of Upolu, and the lush forest that is typical of the island's interior. The card was franked with a stunning array of lovely stamps, showing Samoa's flora and marine life.
This lovely card shows a traditional creole house built in the colonial style, from the Regent quarter of Sierra Leone's capital, perched on hills above the main city center of Freetown. It was franked with several stamps from a birds definitive series.
This lovely card comes from a friend visiting the "Spice Island" of Grenada, in the Lesser Antilles. A major producer of nutmeg and other spices, the island has gorgeous scenery and secluded beaches, an escape from more popular neighboring islands.