Maximaphily (Maxicards)
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31 December 2012

Frozen planet
冰凍星球

King Penguin (國王企鵝)
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (2011)
20th August, 2012. King Edward Point

It is rarely to see a documentary series features on the stamps, Frozen Planet was co-produced by BBC and three other television broadcasting units of Europe, it filmed on 2010 when the group of filmmakers and crews visited Arctic and Antarctica. Whole 6 series with extra 1 episode began to broadcast on 2011 in the world.

Only South Georgia and British Antarctica Territories issued the stamps on the same year, however the stamps quite boring due to the species selected to the stamps frequency. Here are two maxicards from South Georgia related to birds.

Wandering Albatross (漂泊信天翁)
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (2011)
20th August, 2012. King Edward Point

25 December 2012

Threatened birds of Jersey
澤西島受威脅的鳥類


55p : Stonechat (黑喉石鵖) ; 88p : Yellowhammer (黃鵐)
 
68p : Serin (黑喉絲雀)


70p : Eurasian Bullfinch (紅腹灰雀) ; 45p : Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (小斑啄木鳥)
Jersey (2012)
7th November, 2012. Jersey
In last post of Jersey, I've been said that I won't buy Jersey stamps any more. However, after a year, bird stamps come again, it is the sixth also last series of bird series illustrated by Nick Parlett, who is local artist of Jersey. In late-June, I still order the stamps from Jersey Post but sadly, an uncomfortable experience given by the philatelic bureau again - the cancellation works finished on November and the special cancellation still unobtainable.

Six species are common in European continent but as Jersey is an island in English Channel, or can be says as offshore of France. Those birds are rarely fly to there or become less colonist in the island.

Although above five maxicards are cancelled by ordinary postmark, they still look nice and attractive.

21 December 2012

Biodiversity SOAR of Ireland
愛爾蘭生物多樣性

Eurasian Kestrel (紅隼)
Ireland (2012)

9th August, 2012. Dublin

Come again, it is the third series of Biodiversity definitive SOAR for Ireland, eight labels issued cover variety family as well as before. The bird choose Kestrel, which is common birds of prey in this country. Above maxicard shown the Kestrel.

Still have two series of Biodiversity definitive SOAR to be issued in following two years. As it is the last post of 2012, I wish all you Happy New Year in 2013.