This card was one of the first I received in 2011, and shows a landscape view of the capital Manama in Bahrain. This small island country has a population of 800,000 and is situated in the Persian Gulf.


100 fils: this fascinating stamp was posted on the card above, and shows an ancient statuette dating from 1000 b.c.


This card is one of the few I have received from Senegal, West Africa. This scene shows a typical ox cart plodding its way to a local market in the southern region of Casamance, located between the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.

Senegal: stamps

These stamps were affixed to the card above, and show an elegant woman's profile and seashells native to the Senegal coastline


This wonderful card shows penguins near Boulders, within a national park on the Cape Peninsula.


This magnificent card arrived in the new year from western Trinidad, and shows a marine skyburst at sunset.

Trinidad: stamps

These stamps franked the card above, and show an angelfish from the reefs off the island and the Channel-billed toucan, a forest species.


This card shows traditional transport via camel in the arid provinces of Pakistan, and is a treasure of local culture perhaps now waning with modern times.

Pakistan: stamp

R7: Islamic Cultural Heritage is shown on this stamp, which franked the card above. The view shows the Alhambra, in Spain


This card shows the house of Robert Louis Stephenson, Scottish author of Kidnapped, Treasure Island and other titles. In 1890, he purchased 400 acres and built this house on Upolu, Samoa.

Samoa: stamp

10 sene: the Triton Shell is pictured on this lovely stamp, which franked the card above from Samoa to USA

BALI (Indonesia)

This lovely card show a view of Mt. Batur, a dormant volcano crater in the region of Kintamani on the island of Bali