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

RAS Al KHAIMAH, UAE

This stunning landscape comes from the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, and shows the stark natural beauty of this remote region

SAMOA

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.

PARAGUAY

This lovely card shows typical colonial architecture in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay

SIERRA LEONE

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.

SINGAPORE

This colorful card shows the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore, and some of the lovely species that can be seen there. An awesome stamp depicting a peacock pheasant was affixed to the card!

SENEGAL

This great card shows boys scaling palm trees to harvest the fruit; the card was franked with stamps showing an antelope and depicting the Dakar Rally, an annual motocross competition

VANUATU

Wow! This amazing cultural card comes from Vanuatu, an shows amazing scenes of islanders, artifacts and flowers

Jost Van Dyke, BRITISH VIRGIN IS.

This amazing card comes from a pal in Road Town, and shows Great Harbor on Jost Van Dyke, one of the smaller islands in the Br. Virgins. The stunning stamp features the Antillean Crested Hummingbird.