This amazing card came to me recently from a friend working in Uganda. It shows the range of birdlife in Uganda, including species such as the Crowned Crane, the Bateleur eagle, Saddlebill stork, Roller, Shoebill, Bustard, Bee-eater, Jacana etc.

Uganda: flora stamp

2ooo shillings: this stamp shows the bird of paradise flower


This colorful card is the only one I have received from Liberia, Africa's oldest independent republic. This card shows traditional ethnic dress, but sadly lacks details as to the ethnic group it pertains to.

Liberia stamp

35c this stamp franked the card above, and was part of a pre-Civil War issue showing scenes from the Intl. Fund for Agricultural Development


I was lucky to receive a card from Nevis, one of the tiniest of the East Caribbean islands, with a population of just 40,000. This island forms a federation with St. Kitts, and the two gained independence in 1983.

Nevis: stamp

90c this Christmas stamp shows a traditional scene, and was affixed to the card above