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 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.
This lovely card comes from a friend on vacation in SE Asia, and shows the ruins of Champasak, an ancient kingdom on the west bank of the Mekong River, which was united with Laos in 1945 under French rule.