The stamp is the winning design in the youth category of an annual contest run by Correos.
Mandrills are native to Cameroon, Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Eva's letter was written on intriguing paper with a great travel-related design on the back, and the envelope had an encounter with a mail monster - which took a tiny little bite out of the edge. Just enough to get a taste, not enough to injure the insides. Basically a flesh wound :)
For more postage with a C connection, visit the links at Sunday Stamps.
I didn't expect this one to be used for C!ReplyDelete
As for your question, yes, Correos is holding the contest again. Fifth edition!
I'm glad it was an unexpected C, and good to hear there will be another contest.Delete
I like the colours, nicely repeated on the paper.ReplyDelete
You're right! I didn't even notice that connection..Delete
great idea for letter C - and a great winner!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I love the idea behind this contest, and the stamp is stunning.Delete
It's so cool how you talked about the mail monster!ReplyDelete
Beautiful stamp, it makes me think of Rafiki from the Lion King.
Glad you enjoyed the few words about the secretive yet always hungry mail monster.Delete
Now that I've googled images of this mandrill, I can see where all the fanciful colours came!ReplyDelete
They are amazing-looking creatures, aren't they?Delete
One creature I would love to see - from a distance.ReplyDelete
Agreed! Most apes are very strong, and/or aggressive to people.Delete