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22 May 2012

Common Eider

Åland (2012)
1st February, 2012. Mariehamn

From 2012, the Frama of Åland Post begins another series Old Wooden Decoys, rather than Spar Buoys. The first is Common Eider, which is common bird in the Baltic Sea. As a result, the rich wild bird resource attracts hunters round the year. To be more succeeded on the hunting, they mostly use wooden decoys which are similar to real species to attract the game closer to hunter. Above first day cover, illustrated a hunter and how the wooden decoy works.

The label drawn the wooden decoy as above and real eider. The wooden decoy specially masks as female bird to attracted male bird.

Above is the first day cover sent on day of issue. Please note that as from January 1, the registration fee is €9,60 for the mail not over 250g. Supplementary postage label valued €6,10 is rarely to be seen in postal use.

Maxicard shown a family of eiders.

18 May 2012

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin (巴布亞企鵝)
British Antarctic Territory (2009)
1st December, 2011. Halley Station

Do I need any description ? The penguin is not new here and the stamp has been shown last year to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. So interesting, it postmarked on December 1 which was the day to sign the Antarctic Treaty on 1959.

To read more of this stamp, detailed description shown on here.

9 May 2012

Dalmatian Pelican

Dalmatian Pelican (卷羽鵜鶘)
Hong-Kong (2006)
2nd February, 2012. Tin Yuet, Tinshuiwai

Just for my record, after 2010 and 2011, I decided to make some stuff to record this day in this year, even seems no care this event. And also one more maximum card of this definitive issue to be produced. Dalmatian Pelican, is the largest in pelican family, it is not more famous than Black-faced Spoonbill (黑面琵鷺) but more attractive than most water birds during migrate seasons.