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.


18/09/2008

Brazil fauna!

I received this cover from Brazil last week. It was sent to me by Luis Roberto Kalife.


On the envelope there's a very nice souvenir sheet issued this year, picturing Do Japi reserve. The 'Serra do Japi' is located in south-eastern Brazil (near Sao Paulo) and has a surface of approx. 354 km². A lot of different fauna and flora species live in this forest, including some 650 butterfly species and many threatened species.

Many plants of the reserve are used for medicinals and handicrafts, some as ornamentals and for food. Unfortunately, it is threatened by population growth, industrial development, air pollution, logging, fire, mining and an increasing tourist pressure...

On the s/s we see two animals:
The other stamps picture the Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber, stamp at the left side of the s/s) and a dolphin (below the s/s).

I also received this very nice sheet:


The sheet - issued in 2004 - is about the preservation of 'manguezais' (area near the sea coast, where crabs reproduce and lots of different birds live).