I'm pretty sure I sent this to the Crozet Islands but it came back from St Paul. The stamp at the top shows the Meurthe at Crozet Island so I'm pretty sure I would have sent this there. No matter. Came back intact. Signed by the station postmaster Christophe Bouchet. Also stamped by Romane Nespoulet who mentions her stamp in her blog.
Friday, April 29, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022
The stamp on the right has a pair of Steinhendl (Stone Chickens) on it, cancelled with a first-day postmark. Steinhendl is an old breed of chicken that used to be found on farms in the Eastern Alps but it is nearly extinct today. The Stone chicken is a good flyer and I guess it makes more sense to raise chickens that can't easily get away.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Anurans: frogs and toads. These three stamps are from a set of five issued in Brazil in 2021. From top to bottom: a Striped tree frog, a Manaus slender-legged tree frog, and a Monkey tree frog.
Monday, April 11, 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022
Not only does this cover feature a USPS digital color postmark but the two stamps on the right are not die-cut. USPS have been making press sheets of self-adhesive commemorate stamps available without die-cuts for collectors but apparently they sell out quickly.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Three stamps from a set of six issued by Correios in December of 2021. Each stamp represents a group of beneficial insects using watercolour and coloured pencil artwork. From top to bottom: bees, dragonflies and praying mantis.