Sunday, 17 December 2017


1984: Traditional Houses
Taking it easy in front of a traditional roundhouse while the farmer tills his soil in the background
c2000: Historic Architecture
Another roundhouse makes an appearance in another set of stamps but this time the text highlights the fact that these are the traditional houses used by the Ngoni and Nyamwezi people.   As we are in Africa there will be lots of wildlife on stamps and
1980: Wildlife
here is a pair of giraffe, or in the Swahili language twiga.  From long legs and necks and lovely markings the magnificent
1991: Elephants
tusks and trunks of the elephant come next, one African and one Asian. 
as these are too.
1994: Protected Animals
Both animals protected but the panda remarkably is having a better time than the african elephant.  Once there were vast herds of elephants in Tanzania, Africa's largest population, but this makes it irresistible to the ivory poacher and the population has declined by 60%.
1963: 1st Anniversary of Asian-Oceanic Postal Union
More animals but this time a proud Temple Guardian.  When it was formed the AOPU's headquarters were in Manila and I wonder if the stamp features one of its temples.

Sunday Stamps II prompt this week is T - for Tanzania, Thailand, Traditional, Twiga, Tusks and Trunks - See It On A Postcard



Eva A. said...

It is nice to see the two versions of the traditional house. And, of course, also the wild animals. I'd like to use those stamps on my letters!

VioletSky said...

Those are some happy animals!
I think I'd like to live in a round house - it would certainly be different.

FinnBadger said...

Love the giraffe and elephant stamps.

Bob Scotney said...

Magnificent animal stamps.

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This is really a great collection of stamps.
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