New Stamps and Cancellations on Birds and Animals

By Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie

Singapore: Birds of Prey

singapore birds of prey stampsOn September 21th 2016 Singapore will release a set  of four stamps on Birds of Prey.

The stamp with denomination 1st local is featuring a Changeable Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus).

The stamp with denomination 70 cents is featuring a White-belied Sea Eagle(Haliaeetus leucogaster).

The stamp with denomination 90 cents is featuring a Brahminy Kite(Haliastur indicus).

The stamp with denomination  $1,30 is featuring a Black-wingend Kite (Elanus caeruleus).

 Royal Mail:Pictorial Cancellations on Ladybirds 

britain ladybird cancellationsThese pictorial postmarks and one FDI-postmark are featuring different species of Ladybirds. The postmarks are for the stamp issue Ladybirds of Royal Mail on September 14th.

Canada : Atlantic Puffin

canada puffin stampsCanada Post is releasing a series of special stamps to showcase Canadian birds, and the beloved Atlantic puffin has made the grade. The five-stamp series — designed by illustrator Keith Martin — depicts each bird in a characteristic pose, and features the puffin’s “cartoon-like colouring.

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