Sunday, 31 August 2014

Reptiles - Sunday Stamps

Viridian's reptile theme proved harder than I thought and I have had to show some stamps for a second time.

This one from Australia was included before with several other wildlife stamps so deserves an outing on its own.

Saltwater Crocodile - Australia
You can read about crocodylus porosos here. . The stamp was issued in 1994.

The marine iguana on the next stamp was part of a 2009 set to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

Marine Iguana - Great Britain
And as Viridian also allowed amphibians this week I thought the common frog from from the Europa Pond Life series deserved to be seen.

Common Frog - Great Britain 2001
One of my daughter's dogs spends a lot of time trying to catch Rana clamitans (the American Green Frog) - I wonder whether she would be interested in a common frog from Britain.

The European Green Lizard (Lagarto verde; scientific name lacerta viridis) appears on a stamp issued in 1974.

European Green Lizard - Spain
To my surprise I did not find a stamp showing a snake of any kind. To see whether anyone else, has try the links at Sunday-Stamps-185 where there is another green lizard on view.





7 comments:

Hawwa Ma said...

I don't remember this Spanish lizard (a bit old for me!). I like especially your swimming frog.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I don't remember the 2001 frog at all. I rather like it.

Ana said...

Crocodile stamps always remind me of the Wally Gator cartoon (even though he is an alligator :))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRxKj2o_hKY

Jo said...

I like the little frog, it's rather cute. Did you know you can swim with salt water crocs. Not that I have any intention of ever trying, but that's what my Aussie friends tell me.

Postcardy said...

My favorite is the first stamp with the crocodiles.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

These are really pretty stamps. I like the frog one the best.

Hugs,
Kathy M.

agi said...

its a nice selection, i love them all