Thursday, 22 October 2009
Cover from Egypt
A cover received yesterday from Egypt. The two stamps on top with the common tab are dedicated to the latest (2005) Egyptian UNESCO World Heritage site Wadi El-Hitan (Valley of Whales) in the Western Desert of Egypt, containing fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti. The stamps were issued in 2008... and I, er, don't know anything more about them; the same goes for the other large stamp from 2009 with the bespectacled man, unfortunately I cannot read Arabic and the site of the Egyptian Post is not of much use with the current stamps. The rest of the postage is made up by two definitives of 10 and 30 piastres drawing on the Egyptian rich cultural heritage. Thank you Farah for this beauty!