Archive for the ‘WWF stamps’ category

Azerbaijan WWF Short-toed Snake Eagle stamps

November 5th, 2011

Azerbaijan 2011 WWF Short-toed Snake Eagle stamps

Azerbaijan issued on October 28 a set of 4 WWF stamps featuring the Short-toed Snake Eagle. The stamps are available in miniature sheets of 4 and 8 stamps. The 8 stamps (2 sets) miniature sheets comes in 2 different design versions.

 

Macau 2011 WWF bird stamps

September 10th, 2011

The Macau Post Office will issue a set of 4 bird stamps on 11 September 2011. The birds featured are:
Light-vented Bulbul / Pycnonotus sinensis
Spotted Dove / Streptopelia chinensis
Yellow Bittern / Lxobrychus sinensis
Greater Coucal / Centropus sinensis

As with all WWF stamp issues, there will be first day covers and maximum cards.

 

 

Liechtenstein WWF 50th Anniversary stamp issue

September 10th, 2011

I now have stock of the sheetlet, first day covers and maximum cards.  This issue is very popular amongst WWF and bird stamps collectors.

Liechtenstein WWF Endangered Bird Species

July 22nd, 2011

echtenstein 2011 WWF Endangered Birds sheet

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the WWF, Liechtenstein Post will issue a set of eight hexagonal bird stamps in a sheet on 9 September 2011.

The birds depicted are: Hobby, Redstart, Nightingale, Red-backes shrike, Oriole, Whinchat, Pygmy owl and the Wryneck

Also available will be first day covers and eight beautiful maximum cards.

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Australia Celebrates WWF 50 Years

July 8th, 2011

Australia Post is celebrating this milestone with a joint territories stamp issue featuring animals on stamps from Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory.

 

Australia 2011 WWF 50th Anniversary stamps

 

Date of issue will be 30 August 2011. There will be 4 minisheets, each containing the same 4 stamps but a different background image representing each territory.

 

Australia and territories WWF minisheets

Falkland Islands WWF Southern Sea Lion

May 24th, 2011

The Southern sea lion (Otaria flavescens) is perhaps the archetypal sea lion in appearance. Males have a very large head with a well developed lion-like mane, making them the most lionesque of the eared seals.

These sea lions are the most sexually dimorphic of the five sea lion species and size and weight varies considerably.

Date of issue: 30 May 2011

Vanuatu WWF Massena’s Lorikeet

May 24th, 2011


Listed as a sub-species of the Rainbow Lorikeet, Massena’s Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus massena is also known as the Coconut Lory and in Bislama – Nasiviru.

While the Rainbow Lorikeet, through 21 different races is found throughout Indonesia, New Guinea, the Solomons and parts of Australia, Massena is found only in the Bismarck Archipelago (near New Guinea), the Solomons and throughout Vanuatu except Futuna and Lopevi.

Date of issue: 25 May 2011

 

WWF stamps from Royal Mail

January 23rd, 2011

The Royal Mail will issue a set of 10 stamps, a miniature sheet and a prestige stamp book to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of WWF on 22 March 2011.

Personally I find the design of the miniature sheet  horrible. Also, I do not remember seeing a WWF stamp issue showing the animals not in photographic form.

Endangered Birds of Iceland

January 21st, 2011

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.

Iceland will be issuing a set of 4 stamps on January titled Iceland Geese and Ducks. The designs are:

Barnacle Goose / Branta leucopsis
Black Scoter – Melanitta nigra
Greater White-fronted Goose / Anser albifrons
Gadwall – Anas strepera

Andrew’s Frigatebird WWF stamps from Christmas Island

September 3rd, 2010

Christmas Island issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet featuring Andrew’s Frigatebird on 17 August 2010.