End of March, the postal administration of Namibia has issued the first frog shaped souvenir sheet! This is not the first time a souvenir sheet having the shape of an animal is issued, but this is the first time one is issued with the shape of a frog. The souvenir sheet contains four stamps intended to be used on postcards. Here is the item (this is not an actual scan of the sheet, since I haven’t yet found it, but this is a picture coming from the Namibian post website).
The frogs that are pictured are all frogs coming from Africa. Clockwise, the species that are pictured are:
- the Long Reed frog (Hyperolius nasutus)
- the Bubbling kassina (Kassina senegalensis)
- the Tandy's sand frog (Tomopterna tandyi)
- teh Angolan Reed frog (Hyperolius parallelus)
The sheet itself pictures a giant bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus)
Rather impressive, isn’t it? I would even say a little bit eccentric, no? I wonder how many postcards are going to be franked with these stamps…