Saturday 8 May 2010

Weekend Mailbox #4 Ethiopian stamps

Barry's niece is currently living in Ethiopia and these stamps were on the envelope holding her Christmas card to us. The country is rich in wildlife.
The first two stamps show Menelik's Bushbuck and the third is of the Black Rhinoceros, described as 'Critically Endangered'.
Gemma, from 'Greyscale Territory' originated this meme and hosts it each week. To see more mailbox-related posts - and perhaps be tempted to join in - please click here.


  1. Such an interesting post! I have never seen Ethiopian stamps before! Love the wildlife images on them! I am also intrigued that English and Arabic? are on the stamps!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I love stamps and these are gorgeous! I just joined Postcrossing and have been receiving ones from all over the world.

  3. The word Birr caught my attention and I ended up reading a bit about Ethiopian currency and its language in Wikipedia. These stamps are so interesting with the wildlife on them.

  4. These stamps are beautiful! I used to collect them when I was in high school. Now whenever I get some (most are metered) I gave them to my friends who are still collecting.

    I am going to check out Gemma's blog. I did see that meme.

  5. I collected stamps as a child, but gave my whole collection away when I was in my early 20s. Now I regret that foolish act!

    Waiting mailbox

  6. Thank you all.
    Gemma, I think the language is probably Amharic. Barry's niece has had to learn to speak it though she's mainly teaching and speaking English.

  7. These stamps would make a nice addition to a stamp collection!


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