These are some of the stunning postcards that have come to me from among the world's most remote places and islands, with a special focus on the scenery, wildlife and culture of Africa. If you live or travel in exotic places, send along a card to display on the site. See also "Africa Stamps" on Facebook or Contact: maravalman @ gmail.com
This tropical card shows scenery and the coastline of the isle of St. Maarten, whose administration is divided between Netherlands and France. It was franked by a lovely hummingbird stamp from the Neth. Antilles.
This cultural scene shows traditional Basotho riders of Lesotho, and was sent by my friend Julius in Maseru. The card was franked with a very nice stamp depicting the coronation anniversary of King Letsie
This great card shows the male and female of an endemic Caribbean species, the Antillean Crested Hummingbird. The card was franked with two stunning stamps, one showing a regatta in the 1984 Olympics and the other depicting the Large Iguana.
This stark landscape card shows the colors of the Namib Desert, a long and barren stretch extending some 1,200 miles along the Atlantic zones of Angola, Namibia and S. Africa. This card was franked with a leopard stamp, the international postcard rate from a wildlife definitive series.
This lovely card shows the San Juan islands, an archipelago lying between Washington State and Br. Columbia, Canada. Part of these lushly forested islands were designated a national monument by Pres. Obama in March, 2013
This is my first card from the Marshall Is., a former U.S. territory in the Pacific, whose capital is Majuro. This island nation is composed of 24 low-lying coral atolls spread out over a wide area, and its population is only 68,000.
This wild card came in from the Congo this week and shows a leopard in a tree, surveying the forest. This card was franked with multiple stamps, including issues showing World Cup soccer and the Pan-African Postal Union.