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Posted 09/18/2011   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Bonin Flying Fox or Bonin Fruit Bat (Pteropus pselaphon) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is endemic to Japan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests, and it is threatened by habitat loss. Here is an image of a stamp depicting a Bonin Flying Fox, combination engraved and photogravure, and issued by Japan on November 15, 1974 as one stamp in a set of four publicizing nature conservation, Scott No. 1173.

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Posted 09/19/2011   2:29 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting stamp!
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Posted 10/17/2011   5:21 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How's THIS for a coincidence? That Japanese bat showed up in the mail the other day!

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Posted 10/17/2011   8:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is my contribution - a fine example of the baseball bat, scientific name "batus baseballus", subspecies "woodenus", not to be confused with its small cousin of subspecies "littleleageus".




I believe that this stamp (and its cousin - the football stamp) in 1969, I voted in Linn's stamp survey as the worst stamp in both design and color.
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Posted 10/17/2011   8:11 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does that species of bat ever carry rabies?
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Posted 10/18/2011   06:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Look up in the sky... It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a BAT?? No, Steampunk fans, it's an Ader Éole, an early steam-powered aircraft developed by Clément Ader in 1890, and named after the Greco-Roman wind god Aeolos. Unlike many early flying machines, the Éole did not attempt to fly by flapping its wings, but relied on the lift generated by its wings (mechanical copies of bat wings). Its steam engine was an unusually light-weight design and drove a propeller (only one!) at the front of the aircraft. The Éole is considered by some to be the first true airplane, as its first flight predated the Wright brothers' exploits at Kitty Hawk by six years. Here is an image of an airmail semi-postal stamp depicting a "modern" two-engine airplane flying in the shadow of the Ader Éole, designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon, and issued by France on February 22, 1947 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ader aircraft's first flight, Scott No CB3, Y&T No. PA23.

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Posted 11/14/2011   5:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fossil Bat.

I grew up about 2 miles from this place in Messel/Germany. Took a few field trips during my school years.




...and the there is the 'Operette Fledermaus from Strauss'

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Posted 11/19/2012   07:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seychelles flying fox or Seychelles fruit bat (Pteropus seychellensis), printed by photogravure (Harrison & Sons.), and issued for use in Seychelles on October 25, 1957, Scott No. 194.

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Posted 11/19/2012   2:30 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The fruit bat is the huge one, I think. Makes me think of Monty Python... "Eric the fruit bat..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnq9...lpage#t=230s
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Posted 11/19/2012   10:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cobie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I really like bats and bat stamps. It is nice to see that in recent years, they appear as part of our environment, and as endangered species (there are several WWF bat issues).









and this one from that wonderful series from Togo featuring African eco-systems:















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Posted 11/28/2012   3:28 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 05/13/2013   07:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis), designed by Liechtenstein artist Louis Jäger, printed by photogravure, and issued by Liechtenstein on September 5, 2005, Scott No. 1326, plus a photo of one of these adorable little guys.

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Posted 05/13/2013   9:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bas S Warwick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nells250

Your USA bat stamp reminded me on a Maxi Card I made up some time ago

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Posted 05/13/2013   9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bas S Warwick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a Bulgarian Maxi Card from a set of 4

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