I've shown the holographic United Nations stamp before, so today it is the turn o two of the other stamps on this envelope.
The rose is a 1c definitive stamp issued in 2009, and the rhino was issued to coincide with the 17th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. This meeting, abbreviated to CITES CoP17, was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016.
My scanner must have been acting up, so sorry about the grey lines. I will try and get a better scan in a few days. In the meantime, here is the minisheet this stamp came from, highlighting endangered African species, with the subtitle, Eye on Africa. A nice touch is the outline of the African continent placed at the center of the minisheet.
Cette feuille de timbres est sublime !La rose rappelle la fleur de l'églantier !ReplyDelete
The sheet is lovely, isn't it.Delete
I really like how the rose fills up the square stamp.ReplyDelete
And the browns, reds and yellows make me think of Africa.
They did a lovely job with both, didn't they.Delete
Love all those African stamps. And the rose as well, of course :)ReplyDelete
They are a nice set. I like the masks on the selvage, too.Delete
I can dream of summer with the lovely rose stamp. I like how the three work together on the envelope.ReplyDelete
I love the attention the UN post office pays to postage when they send out envelopes.Delete
Great first issues and a mini-sheet to covet. What a beast that rhino is!ReplyDelete
These are great stamps, aren't they.Delete