Monday, July 16, 2007

Indian national parks

I have recently received this cover from a contact in India who knows how much I like stamps on fauna.

The three stamps on the cover belong to a set of five stamps issued on the 31st of May 2007 to celebrate Indian national parks. Each stamps celebrate a different park. My friend also had the nice idea to send me the full mint stamp set. Here is a band of the five stamps printed se-tenant.

The parks that are celebrated with this set are, from top to bottom :
- Bandhavgarh national park
- Bandipur national park
- Kanziranga national park
- Mudumalai national park
- Periyar national park

The cancel on the cover is not very easy to see on the scan, but this is a cancel from a philatelic bureau. It has an elephant’s head in the middle.

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