These are some of the stunning postcards that have come to me from among the world's most remote places and islands, with a special focus on the scenery, wildlife and culture of Africa. If you live or travel in exotic places, send along a card to display on the site. See also "Africa Stamps" on Facebook or Contact: maravalman @ gmail.com
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.
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
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.
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.
This lovely card comes from a friend visiting the "Spice Island" of Grenada, in the Lesser Antilles. A major producer of nutmeg and other spices, the island has gorgeous scenery and secluded beaches, an escape from more popular neighboring islands.
This lovely card shows a typical landscape view of one of the many volcanoes that dominate the horizon of El Salvador. The card was franked with a stamp showing shipping, important for transporting the country's coffee, a key export commodity.
Two lovely cards from Montserrat, a British Territory in the Caribbean known for its volcanic eruptions; at right is the red flowering Plumeria or Frangipani. The card below shows Plymouth, the main town and administrative center. The top card was franked with two spectacular stamps showing local flowering trees.