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 lovely card shows a spring scene and flowers in the Aures region of Algeria, with a sweeping landscape view from the hills to the sea. It was franked with a local flowers issue showing petunias in bloom.
This lovely island scene was posted from what is perhaps the smallest stamp issuing territory in the world, with just under 50 inhabitants. The island is famed for its rugged beauty and stormy history, dating to the mutiny of the Bounty in 1789.
This lovely card shows a rural road near Kissidougou, in central Guinea (the recent Ebola epidemic began not far from here). This card was franked with a lovely stamp showing women transporting traditional baskets
This lovely card shows a scene on the Niger River, lifeline to a number of W. African countries as it flows toward the delta in the Gulf of Guinea. Niger's capital, Niamey, grew along this vital waterway in an otherwise dry nation.
This lovely scenic card shows the coastline and reef of Kosrae, one of four island groups in the Federated States of Micronesia. The card was franked with a lovely stamp showing a typical island beauty