Thursday, March 31, 2022

Taguig, Philippines

From the City of Taguig which is part of the Manilla metropolitan area. The stamps were a 2019 joint issue with Singapore celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations. On the right is a Common rose butterfly which is the national butterfly of Singapore. And on the left a Luzon lacewing butterfly which is endemic to the Philippines. The stamp values and "Philippines" are printed in red foil. The stamps are much nicer than they appear in this scan.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Le Bardo, Tunisia

From the Tunisian city of Bardo which is just west of Tunis. From left to right: a 2021 stamp commemorating the 70th anniversary of the daily Tunisian newspaper Assabah, a Kélibia Fort stamp from a 2021 set of stamps showing forts of Tunisia, and a 2018 stamp commemorating the 70th anniversary of the National Organization of Tunisian Childhood. And the little stamp from 2002 in the top right shows a  Mouflon from the Tunisian islands of Zembra and Zembretta

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Padova, Italy

A Mickey Mouse 90th anniversary stamp from 2017 and a 2016 "Made in Italy" stamp representing the DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin) wines of the Colli di Conegliano region.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Titanic Centenary stamps from Åland

A gutter pair of 2012 stamps issued by Åland post commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Sjöbo, Sweden

The stamp on the right is from a 2014 booklet commemorating 1000 years of church art in Sweden. And the 2007 coil stamp on the left shows Linnaea borealis: a small flowering plant that grows in the boreal and subarctic regions.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Israeli Cacti FDC

Set of five stamps issued last month showing cacti found in Israel. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Biella, Italy

From the city of Biella in northern Italy. A 2020 Europa stamp in the middle. The theme was ancient postal routes. And on the right is a stamp for the "International Year of Plant Health 2020" which was a UN thing to raise awareness about the importance of plants.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Marsa, Malta

Stamps from left to right are an "Occasions" stamp from 2010, a definitive stamp from 2009 and a Healthcare Heroes stamp from 2021. Marsa sits a short distance southwest of Valletta at the end of Malta's Grand Harbour.