Philately Newsletters 2018
From Ox-Wagon to Airplane in Namibia
Transport and travel are fundamental to our modern existence,
and have shown an incredible transformation over the last century. The ox wagon first came to Namibia around two hundred years ago. While oxen, donkeys and horses are still used to pull carts and sand sleds across parts of rural Namibia today, tourists now explore our country’s wonderful places in four-wheel-drives and charter airplanes.
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Francolins and Spurfowl of Namibia
Francolins are found across most of central and northern Namibia, yet few people know that there are half a dozen different species, each locally common in ideal habitat in different parts of the country. Many are extremely well-camouflaged and often overlooked. Spurfowl is just another name used for some francolin species.
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Small Felines of Namibia
For many millennia, the grace, the agility and the playful nature of cats have fascinated, charmed and inspired us. While Namibia’s large cats – the lion, the leopard and the cheetah – are
universally celebrated and admired, our four small felines are known mostly to farmers and conservationists.
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Whales of Namibia
The stamps portray one species from each
family of whales recorded from Namibian waters. The result is a wonderfully
diverse collection including several of the lesser-known species, as well as
the famous blue and southern right whales