Hi :)

I try to collect one nice cover from every country in the world, and I need YOUR HELP! Below you can browse through my collection, if you see your country is missing (or you can send me a better cover than the one I already have), please contact me :)

I prefer covers with WWF stamps, because this is my main (topical) collection. I also collect other WWF items, like local FDC / MC etc.


I can send you a nice cover from Belgium in return, or Belgian mint stamp(s) - as you prefer.
Have a look at my Delcampe store, all items that are for sale can be exchanged too.


17/07/2008

Cover from Poland --> WWF!!

I'm very happy to be able to show you a new WWF cover. This cover was sent to me by Roman Sudzik from Gdansk. Thank you very much for this nice cover, Roman!

Unfortunately the cover got a bit damaged at the left side, but the stamps are undamaged and that's what counts!



The two stamps on the cover are part of a serie of 4 WWF stamps on the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).

The bird is a cousin of the eagle and is a carnivore. The birds can reach a weight up to one and a half kilo.

As we can suspect from the name and the stamps, the birds are hunting on fishes. Unlike most other fish eating birds, these birds catch the fish with their legs, which makes the hunting very spectacular.
Osprey is a protected animal species in Poland. At this moment, only 30 couples of ospreys live in Poland, mainly in the north of the country.

Also notice the very nice postmark on the envelope, which apparently commemorates '660 years of the town Puck'. Puck is an old fisherman's town in north-west Poland.