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
60p this fascinating stamp is one of the only postally used issues I have ever acquired from these far-flung British territories in the Indian Ocean. This one was issued for the millenium, and shows a satellite map of Blenheim Reef.
35p American kestrel or Sparrowhawk is pictured here on a rocky cliff. This species is widespread throughout the western hemisphere, and is an agile hunter of small prey. The kestrel nests in cavities in rocky cliffs or precipices.
5 sh. Rusinga Island lies in Lake Victoria, and was the site of the 1948 Leakey expedition which yielded discovery of a complete skull of Proconsul africanus, a key ancestor of both humans and higher apes, dating 18 million years.
8rp: this 1992 issues shows a mural from Kottimbulwala, in the region of Balangoda. This mural lies in a rock temple cave with three shrine rooms, where the ceilings and walls are covered by paintings. This delicate scene shows plant cultivation and harvesting.