Mail Carried by Mounted Police – South Australian Mounted Police Mail Carried Cover- 1986
During the days of early settlement South Australian Police Force performed the functions of carriage of mail to isolated communities.One of the well known mail carriages was from Adelaide to Encounter Bay via Willunga during 1850-60’s.
A Special police mail was carried by South Australian Mounted Division from Adelaide GPO to Stampex 86 Asian Region International Philatelic Exhibition at the Wayville Pavilion from 4-10 Aug 1986.
The Cover illustrates a Mounted Trooper Mail carrier of that Period.A Special Cover carried by Mounted Police on 07 Aug 1986 at STAMPEX 86 to mark Thematics day is listed.
The greatest glory of British Birds is song- the unwinding chorus that starts in January, swells to peak in May and then gradually dies down. Birdsong predates humanity and is perhaps the source of own musicality.The more you listen the richer it gets.
Great Britain issued a set of ten beautiful Ist Class Stamps on Songbirds. These colourful stamps are a great addition to any Birds’ collection and the sweet songs of these birds early morning in different parts of are of the world are like melodies to ears .
The Birds featured on Stamps are Great Tit , Wren , Willow Warbler , Goldcrest ,Skylark , Blackcap , Song Thrush , Nightingale , Cuckoo , Yellowhammer.
Barbets are a small family of distinctive birds,they are stout little creatures with powerful bills and -for their small body size -large heads.They live in pairs and feed mostly on fruits and insects. Their preference for fruits tends to restrict their habitat close to countryside with natural or introduced fruit trees with figs an absolute favourite. Three Species are found in Namibia.
Namibia issued three No Value Indicator (NVI) stamps on Barbets on 09 Mar 2017. The Zones indicate international Postal Tariff .Zone A – Africa , Zone B – Europe, Zone C – USA and rest of the World.
Zone A – Black Collared Barbet – It is one of the most widely distributed Barbets in Africa. Its habitat is Woodlands .Mostly found in North and North East Namibia. Live in pairs and roost communally with other pairs in nest holes.
Zone B – Crested Barbet – least common of all barbets in Namibia.Widespread in large parts of Southern and eastern Africa. Monogamous found singly or in pairs .Feed on insects ,fruits and Nectar.
Zone C – Acacia Pied Barbet – Most common and widespread throughout Namibia except treeless Namib. Feed on fruits like Figs, Karees & Guarris,insects and nectar.