22. 06. 2012.

UNESCO - Ogasawara Islands, Japan

Ogasawara Guntō or Bonin Islands are an archipelago of over 30 tropical and subtropical islands some 1000 km directly south of Tokyo. They are often called The Galapagos Of The Orient because of the unique animal and plant species which went through their own evolutionary process, as these islands never were connected with the continent. The only inhabited island cluster is Chichi-jima, with a population of 2440. The endemic animal species of the islands is a Bonin Flying Fox or Bonin Fruit Bat, critically endangered because of the loss of its habitat.
I love the stamps, esp the one with the big waves - on closer inspection it sez 'Expo '75', wow! I wish here in Croatia we could use such old stamps...but even those issued from 1992-99 are not to be used because they have a different Croatian Post Logo :S Thank you Megumi! :))

Another fantastic (greeeen!) view; whats more witch matching stamps from 1968 and 1973, and a lovely olives stamp that I couldnt trace...

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