02 August 2011

New Stamps on Birds…



Date of Issue : 7 September 2011

On 7 September 2011, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue a set of 12 stamps depicting endangered species. These will be the nineteenth set of stamps in UNPA’s multi-year series Endangered Species.


Date of  issue : 16 September 2011

Royal Mail highlights the diverse birdlife to be found around the UK’s coastline for the fourth and final issue of its Birds of Britain Post & Go pictorial stamps.

To be issued on 16 September, this issue of Birds of Britain features six birds active around the UK coastline, from the diminutive puffin and ringed plover, to larger seabirds like the gannet and cormorant.

Birds on other recent  wildlife stamp sets


Souvenir sheet showing a Wandering Albatross in flight

South Georgia - Frozen Planet Stamp Issue

This spectacular South Georgia stamp issue, Frozen Planet, released ahead of the BBC's Frozen Planet TV series, is due for release on 15th September 2011.

The theme of these stamps, like the series they represent, is the extreme seasonality that occurs in the Polar Regions.


Produced by the BBC's Natural History Unit, Frozen Planet is the most ambitious series on the Polar Regions ever undertaken.

60p - Southern Elephant Seals
70p - Wandering Albatross
95p - Blonde Fur Seal Pup
£1.15p - King Penguin

£2.50p - souvenir sheet showing a Wandering Albatross in flight against the South Georgia backdrop

Frozen Planet broadcasts on BBC One in autumn 2011. The series is presented by Sir David Attenborough, who himself first visited South Georgia in 1982 while filming for the television series, Living Planet.

Biodiversity featured on new Irish stamps


An Post's, latest definitive stamp series features eight species found on this island and its surrounding waters. The series attempts to raise public awareness of the importance of conserving and cherishing biodiversity. Biodiversity is defined as the variety of life and natural processes on Earth. The latest issue is the second phase of An Post's Biodiversity series.

The species featured on these stamps are: the Beadlet Anemone, the Squat Lobster, the Cuckoo Wrasse, the Common Frog, the Green Huntsman, the Elephant Hawk-moth, the Goldfinch and the Red Deer.


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