Thursday, January 17, 2019

Brazil's Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station

With a nice little greeting from the deputy chief of the station. The hand stamp in the middle shows a drawing of the base. It's that long box-like structure behind the outline of the gladiator type figure. This is a new base built to replace the parts of the old Ferraz station that were damaged by fire in 2012. There is a nice station postmark on the envelope too, just kissing the bottom of the stamps.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Reptiles from the Netherlands

On this cover, a smooth snake: a non-venomous European snake, and a viviparous lizard: a Eurasian lizard that gives birth rather than lay eggs.