Wow, a rare postcard from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan! The card shows the Phunakha Dzong, from the district of the Phunakha, former capital of the kingdom (since 1955 the capital is in Thimphu). The card was franked with a delightful stamp showing a fierce mythical lion.
This amazing card was posted to me from Goma, at the foothills of the Virungas Mtns, home to one of the last populations of Mountain Gorillas. The card was franked with no less than nine stamps, including overprints. A rare gem from a very remote place!
Wow, this card is a first for me: from the remote outpost of Diego Garcia, in the British Indian Ocean Territory. The card shows a migratory shorebird with a large range across the southern seas. The stamp shows a historical ship, the HMS Victory. Overall, a great surprise and addition!
This wonderful card captures a profile of a Baobab at sunset, and shows the stunning light and beauty of Madagascar. The card arrived with several colorful stamps showing local flora, coastal scenery and prehistoric fauna. Overall, an absolute gem in my collection!
Several lovely cards came to me this month from Nevis, the twin island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Nevis issues its own stamps, so it is a philatelic rarity to see stamps postmarked Charlestown, Nevis in the mail, as the island's population is very small, just over 11,000 souls.