17 February 2019

Sunday Stamps - Z



1981 Zambia, musical instruments

On the left is a kankobele - a keyboard, on the right is an inshingili - a double headed drum

for the letter Z - Zambia

10 February 2019

Sunday Stamps - Y

1970, Yugoslavia, Europa

This Europa stamp design of a sun woven with 24 stands which represented the 24 CEPT member countries was designed by Irish artist Louis Le Brocquy

for the letter Y - Yugoslavia

leave a link to your Y in the comments

03 February 2019

Sunday Stamps - X

1981, Mexico, Fauna of Mexico
designer: Cesar Rojas

This colourful bird is a Trogon mexicanus, or Mountain Trogon. Its name comes from the Greek trogon which means gnawing or nibbling. This may be a reference to their tendency to gnaw into rotted trees to make their nests. The Mexicanus comes from the first place where it was collected for study. I'm sure it is just a coincidence that its primary colours are also the colours of the Mexican flag. They are also found in Guatemala and Honduras. 

for the letter X - Mexico

the link up 'inlinkz' has made things so overly complicated that I have no idea how it works...
am trying 'Simply Linked' again.
If neither of these work, we may have to resort to linking in the comments section.