ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, B.W.I.


This multiview card shows scenery from the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, a country close to my heart, as it was the very 1st foreign country I visited, when I was 16.  I fondly remember the whitish-pinkish sand and the clear waters around the coast of the verdant islands.


NORTHERN (Turkish) CYPRUS







This card was recently sent to me by Mohammed, and shows the map, flag and scenes from the Northern region of Cyprus, which is under Turkish administration since 1973.  The lovely stamps show a dolphin and a vineyard, with a very clear town cancel from Lefkosa.

MAYOTTE




This lovely card was posted in 2016 and shows a procession of islanders in typical dress.  The population of this French territory in the Indian Ocean is mainly Muslim, and broke away from the Republic of Comoros at independence.






SWAZILAND

This colorful card comes from the Hlane Royal National Park, in NE Swaziland.  It shows a variety of birds, including the Purple Tauraco, Storks feeding and other savannah species such as the Hoopoe.

SARDINIA


Amazing view of Greater Flamingos reflected in shallow water off the coast of Sardinia

PAPUA New Guinea



This awesome cultural view shows the shield and bow of highland tribesmen in Papua New Guinea.  It was franked with a stamp showing the Crocodile Skink, a local lizard.

RWANDA

This lovely card shows a crowned crane in Akagera National Park, which protects savannah wildlife in Rwanda.  It was franked by a stamp showing an artisan weaving a basket


QATAR

This lovely card was sent by Sylvie, who visited Qatar. The image shows two camels and riders passing the Zubara Fort, built in 1938 and in use until about 1980.

CENTRAL AFRICAN Rep.

Two cards showing views of C.A.R. such as Boali Falls, and a Leopard resting in a tree. The top card shows both the national flag, and a small inset map of this vast land-locked country. The strip of stamps shown was a biodiversity issue, showing man at the center of an African ecosystem.

ST. MARTIN / St. Maarten

This lovely card shows a view of tropical flora and a hummingbird, from the island of St. Martin, which is printing its own stamps since 2010.

NIGER

This lovely landscape card shows a train of camels against a backdrop of some of the stark mountainous scenery of the interior of Niger, which is landlocked, with an arid Sahelian-Saharan climate.

TAIWAN

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