28. 09. 2014.

Elk, Fauna Of Belarus

To this day this remains to be the nicest mail I've ever received from Belarus - from the series of native fauna (all beautiful photos) comes this Eurasian elk (Alces alces) in autumn woods, completed with more of the fauna on stamps. Thank you dear Kate :)
I have been waiting for the opportunity to show these on Viridian's Sunday Stamps - last week was the perfect opportunity as the theme was mammals, but as I couldn't post them then I am using this chance with the  anything you wish theme. The stamps were issued back in 2007 in a set of 4 as definitives (and yet I've never received them on a postcard prior to this one, perhaps the value is meant for national usage only). The beauties/cuties here are as follows:
European polecat (Mustela putorius), Forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula)
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)
In the middle not a stamp but a nice addition nevertheless, possibly of Red Deer.
A special cancellation being another bonus! xD
P.S. As I have learnt just now Belarus Post has a very nice and comprehensive web-site and philately corner, which helped me discern that the stamps are indeed meant for postcards (A) and letters (B) within Belarus.
More various themes here:

Broj komentara: 8:

  1. Beautiful set! And I love how they were all arranged in the postcard.

    1. oh yes i have forgotten to compliment the arrangement :)

  2. Lovely autumn card. The deer placed in the middle of the stamps is such a nice touch, all in all a wonderful thing to have especially as it has a nice cancel too.

  3. The card is magnificent and the stamps are the type that I like to see. So glad you showed it this week.

  4. Oh, just noticed the cancellation! great set. Thank you for joining in.

  5. I love the squirrel And the others too. Lovely stamps!

  6. I have found it difficult to use commemorative stamps on international postcards because it takes more than two stamps to get the right amount, and many of the stamps are too big.