The stunning scenery of islands has long enchanted collectors worldwide. This site is dedicated to stamps from islands worldwide, and is updated fortnightly. Those available for exchange are marked "Trading". Email: maravalman at gmail.com
R15: the Aldabra Blue Pigeon, from a birds definitive issue of 1983. This is one of three species of blue pigeons, all endemic to the Mascarene islands of the Indian Ocean, with the others found in the Comoros and Mahe/Seychelles.
50p Flora: St. Helena Olive, one of the 49 species of endemic flowering plants found only on this remote Atlantic island. This species is extinct in the wild, and is featured on this 2004 issue commemorating the Royal Horticultural Society.
80c The fourth voyage of Columbus (1502-04) is commemorated on this stamp showing a route map and arms. Many Caribbean countries issued stamps in 1992 to commemorate the 500 years anniv. of the landing of Columbus in the New World.
R3 Seychelles Scops Owl: this species, described in 1880, was so rare by the mid-20th century that it was thought extinct, only to be rediscovered in 1959 in the mountain forest of Mahe. It is now the focus of conservation research efforts.
50c WWF The Sand or Tiger Shark is pictured here, a species with a wide range in the Pacific area. Sand sharks are the only shark known to take gulps of air, allowing them to float motionless for long periods in order to hunt prey.