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
18p Java Sparrow: this seed-eating species is not native to St. Helena (being originally from Indonesia) but is a popular cage bird worldwide, so could well be introduced. The rugged, stark landscape of St. Helena is shown in the background.
50p Profile of Nightingale Island, one of the most remote of the Tristan da Cunha group, named for British Captain Gamaliel Nightingale. Interesting details on these islands can be found at: www.tristandc.com/nightingale
Masks and Art: this series shows some of the stunning objets d'art from the varied cultures of Vanuatu's islands. 65v shows a mask from North Ambrym. 85v displays a mask from Uripiv Is. / Malakula and 95v shows two wooden carvings, from Pentecost and the Vao Islands.
10c Blue Lorikeet (Vini peruviana): this species is native to mixed lowland forest in the Society, Tuamotu and Cook Is. and is critically endangered and has been extirpated on many islands by predatory rats introduced by man or shipping activities.
85c, 1 fl: these stamps were issued as a se-tenant design of birds of various denominations. The two pictured show the golden oriole and the yellow fronted Amazon parrot, two local species. The label images show two old world species: the European bee-eater and an African Starling, neither of which is native to the islands.