Zaire: the River Congo

This truly magnificent card was mailed in the late 1980s, when the Dem. Rep. of Congo was still called Zaire. It shows pirogues and vegetation along the River Congo, with the river hues reflecting bright afternoon sunlight

Zaire: stamps

Three 5z Telecommunications and Health stamps were affixed to the postcard above, and posted from Kinshasa


Lesotho culture: grinding maize, a staple in this mountain kingdom

Lesotho: Birds

These gorgeous birds graced the postcard above, showing the Spur-winged Goose and a pair of Red-headed Finches. The stamps were postmarked in Maseru, the capital.

Surinam: Brownsberg Nature Park

This card shows a waterfall, flora and fauna of Brownsberg Nature Park, in the Brokopondo District of Surinam

Surinam: stamps

These stamps were affixed to the card above, and show the Yellow-green Grosbeak, a seedeater

Ghana: Elmina Castle

This card shows the Elmina Castle, built in 1482 by the Portuguese, which sits on the River Benya estuary alongside a fishing village

Ghana: stamps

These stamps adorned the El Mina Castle card, and show local wildlife in a small but colorful format


This spectacular scene shows the confluence of the Ntema nd Nye Rivers from Bikondom, in Gabon's Woleu-Ntem Province.

Gabon: provincial stamp

Pana District coat of arms on a 1998 stamp issue, posted from Libreville, the capital city


Despite years of warfare, Sudan's vast territory still holds a diversity of habitats and wildlife, esp. in the southern and eastern regions

Sudan: stamps and Gedaret town cancel

Stamps on card with town cancel from Gedaret, Sudan

Zambia: Leopard

A tree-bound Leopard in one of Zambia's vast national parks

Zambia: Festival - Arts stamp

Zambia: Lilombola Dance shown on stamp issued for the
2nd Black Festival of Arts and Culture


Desert palms in this gulf state

Qatar: stamp

A beautiful oversized stamp valued at 1 riyal graced this postcard, showing ancient coins

Rwanda: Lake Kivu Serena

This card shows the Serena Hotel in Rubavu, Rwanda, on the shores of Lake Kivu, bordering the Democratic Rep. of Congo

Stamps on Card: Uganda Headdresses

The Card Above was mailed in May 2008 in Kampala, Uganda with these amazing stamps showing varied tribal headdresses

Seychelles: Victoria and Coco de Mer

A Scene from Victoria, Mahe, SEYCHELLES
The large fruit pod on the lower right is a Coco-de-Mer
(card received 2008)