Sunday, February 28, 2021

Snow Mammals of Canada

Recent issue from Canada Post. These are animals found in Canada's arctic regions and all have fur that changes white during the winter months. From left to right, Peary caribou, Ermine, snowshoe hare, northern collared lemming and Arctic fox. Under UV light the animal's footprints are visible on each stamp.

Thursday, February 25, 2021


ECOPOLARIS is a GREA (Groupe de Recherche en Ecologie Arctique) expedition to study Arctic ecosystems. GREA have been conduction Arctic expeditions since the 1970's. To help fund their missions they produce envelopes like this one and for a fee will have them sent to you from the expedition, decorated with signatures of expedition members.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Mariehamn, Åland

Sailing ships. From left to right, the brig Altai, the full-rigged clipper Mermerus and the 4-masted barque Viking.