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10 November 2009

Sri Lankan Elephant

Sri Lanka (2007)
31st October, 2007. Battaramulla (Camp post office first day postmark)

This card stored in my collection and I forgotten its exist near two years, before I viewed an elephant collection by Thomas. I think it still a maxicard, although cancellation on the picture side near unclear and unreadable. This stamp set, featuring four manuals Water Buffalo, Sri Lankan Elephant, Ceylon Ruddy Mongoose (赤獴) and Grey Langur (長尾葉猴) are common species to be found in Udawalawe National Park. The national park has 30,812 hectares established in 1972, where located in Moneragala of Uva Province and Ratnapura of the Sabaragamuwa Province.

The elephant stamp named as herd of elephants, however designer only drawn three elephants, it feels oddly to use herd of the stamp. Compare with postcard, the photograph seems more look like a herd of elephants - couple of visitors observing the elephants drinking water in the river.

4 November 2009

Daurian Redstart

Taiwan (2007)
3rd November, 2007. Taipei

The last one is a failed maxicard, there may not have any problem when take a first look. But it is incorrect due to the card illustrated Common Redstart (紅尾鴝) and the stamp is Daurian Redstart.