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Two well-known animals from the Norwegian fauna are represented on Norway’s first stamp issue of the year!

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Rating: 3.7/5

Two well-known animals from the Norwegian fauna are represented on the first stamps of the year. In their own way, the red deer and the badger have both shaped an important space for themselves in the Norwegian fauna.

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published January 10th, 2014

United Nations Post releases a stamp in celebration of the ‘CITES’ 40th Anniversary of this important international agreement between governments

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Rating: 2.9/5

Officials from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) requested a custom stamp sheet in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of this important international agreement between governments.

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published December 28th, 2013

Romanian Post displays their preserved biological diversity!

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Rating: 3.6/5

Romaniais one of the few European countries having a very well preserved biological diversity. As an integral part of biodiversity, the terrestrial fauna of our country, which is one of the richest and most various fromEurope, consists of three large fauna complexes: the alpine complex, the forest complex and the steppe complex. They contain old local elements and relatively young ones, rare or even unique species on the continent.

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published December 9th, 2013

Croatian Post issue a commemorative stamp for Fauna 2013 featuring the Otter

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Rating: 4.3/5

Otter (Lutra lutra) is the biggest European marten that adjusted its life in the water and is the best swimmer of all terrestrial carnivores. It has a slender, elongated body with short legs, below the outer layer of fur there is soft layer of fur.

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published November 3rd, 2013

Wild & Domestic Fauna Of The Maltese Islands

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Rating: 4.6/5

MaltaPost is issuing a set of two stamps depicting wild and domestic fauna of the Maltese Islands.

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published June 30th, 2013

Christmas Island’s new issue features Flowering Shrubs!!

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Rating: 3.8/5

Christmas Island is covered with lush green vegetation and is notable for its flora and fauna. It is home to around 411 plant species, of which 213 are native and about 18 endemic.

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published June 20th, 2013

Estonian fauna – Weasel

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Rating: 4.2/5

Weasel Mustela nivalis The tail of the weasel, brownish on the back and white on the belly in the summer, is slightly shorter than that of the other small carnivore, the ermine, and the hair at the end of its tail is never black. In the winter, the weasel turns white all over.

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published June 15th, 2013

2012 New Zealand Native Trees Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.3/5

The 2012 New Zealand Native Trees stamp issue features five gummed stamps which portray five iconic native New Zealand trees. Each of the beautiful species is depicted in a detailed illustrative style and the scientific name of each species is included in the design – adding to the authenticity of the issue.

New Zealand’s isolation from the rest of the world has allowed its unique flora to evolve and flourish, resulting in the distinctive array of native trees present today. This high degree of endemism makes New Zealand’s native trees truly special, so much so that Conservation International has recognised New Zealand as a world biodiversity hotspot. Almost all of New Zealand’s native species of conifers, flowering trees and tree ferns occur nowhere else – resulting in native forests like no other on Earth.  (read more)

published January 16th, 2012

Les Jardins Saint-Martin Stamp Issue From Monaco Post

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Rating: 4.0/5

Les jardins Saint-Martin (Saint Martin’s Gardens) were the first public gardens to be created in Monaco. They were set out in the reign of Prince Honoré V, and cling to the south-eastern face of the Rock. They offer some lovely walks along winding paths through the lush Mediterranean flora. 

Technical Details:

 Design : CREAPHIL

Printing process : Heliogravure

Size of the stamp : 41 x 30 mm horizontal

Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations

published December 15th, 2011

Monaco Post Will Commemorate The 2012 International Bouquet Competition

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Rating: 4.0/5

The International Bouquet Competition is presided over by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, and brings together between 100 and 150 participants every year. The 45th Bouquet Competition will take place on 5th and 6th May 2012 on the Casino Terraces.With reference to the 2011 competition, which was on the theme of South Africa, the stamp features a bouquet of protea, plants that are typical of this country. 

Technical Details:

Design : Colette THURILLET

Printing process : Offset

Size of the stamp : 30 x 41 mm vertical

Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations 

published December 12th, 2011

A flower for Christmas

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Rating: 3.8/5

“I frequently recur to nature”, says Helene Schmitz, the photographer behind this year’s Aland Christmas stamp depicting a hyacinth. She is universally recognized for her close-up pictures of flowers. At the moment, however, other motifs seem more tempting to her. Helene has worked with a great variety of projects and had exhibitions around the world. Her first publication, “Blow up”, presenting portraits of very large scale flowers, appeared in 2003. In 2007, her book “A Passion for Systems” appeared with beautiful close-up shots of flowers, a publication for which she was awarded nature photographer of the year by Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.  (read more)

published October 12th, 2011