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Posted 02/13/2012   09:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an image of a stamp depicting parrots, designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon, and issued for use in French Guiana on June 2, 1947, Scott No. 207, SG No. 220, and postmarked in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni on August 18, 1949.

- nethryk

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Posted 02/13/2012   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to be a little late, me too if needed...
Thanks,

Fifia

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Posted 02/13/2012   1:41 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dove on Israeli cover Jerusalem 1952

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Posted 02/13/2012   3:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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an image of a stamp depicting parrots, designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon,


Military Macaw (Ara militaris) Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)
and Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis)

nethryk, that's a beautiful stamp, as are any designed by Gandon. I'd not seen it before and it got me rushing to the catalog to find there are 5 bird definitives and two air stamp with birds...now to the history of that region
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Posted 02/13/2012   4:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
fifia, thanks for the offer, until a mass migration of birds flies in....Puzzler, leng and myself should be able to cope :)
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Edited by Akeela - 02/13/2012 4:05 pm
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Posted 02/13/2012   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Dove on Israeli cover Jerusalem 1952

of course this is a flying bird, known as the Peace Dove,but in actual fact it's a symbolic bird only and does not make it to the bird stamp catalogs did you need to know this
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Posted 02/13/2012   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Check out the latest additions to the map http://g.co/maps/tpjra
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Posted 02/13/2012   4:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Red-naped Trogon (Harpactes kasumba) flew in from Jakarta, Indonesia

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Posted 02/13/2012   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) from 100 Mile House, BC, Canada.



I think the stamp is usually cleaner than this.
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Posted 02/14/2012   9:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An Eleonora's Falcon flying in from Lukac in Croatia



Ok! have added this bird to the map.
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Edited by Leng - 02/14/2012 10:07 pm
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Posted 02/14/2012   10:01 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
FYI, the great white heron is not showing up on Augusta Georgia.
What is the picture of the building?
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Posted 02/14/2012   10:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
new birds arrived just now on a postcard from Mariehamn in Aland
1.80mk Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)
2.20mk, Mew Gull (Larus canus)
2.60mk, Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)




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Edited by Akeela - 02/14/2012 10:11 pm
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Posted 02/14/2012   10:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also from the same place in Aland, a cover with a pair of Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri) Just the birds you need on a cold night for some eiderdown


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Posted 02/14/2012   10:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please educate me - what is eiderdown?

Thanks.

Fifia


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Posted 02/14/2012   10:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
fifia, here's a little explanation,
[Swedish ejderdun, from Icelandic ĉdhar-dún : ĉdhar, genitive of ĉdhr, eider (from Old Norse dhr) + dún, down (from Old Norse dnn).]
The small super soft feathers of ducks and geese are called "down" feathers. They are sought after for use in making quilts and warm feather bed covers. In German the word is federbetten.
And so the feathers of the Eider duck became synonymous with all feather bed covers.....
http://www.oldandinteresting.com/hi...er-beds.aspx

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