29 October 2010

New Caledonia 2010 X'mas

The New Caledonian Christmas issue, released 4 November 2010, features Santa Claus on his sleigh in an underwater vista. Santa's sleigh is formed from the 2 halves of a giant scallop, pulled by 4 seahorses, instead of reindeer; and he is wearing a diving mask with a snorkel, air bubbles escaping from it. The seabed is decorated with an octopus on a brain coral, and reef fishes, like the clown fish swimming around a sea anemone, the bannerfish and the yellow longnose butterflyfish.

27 October 2010

Vanuatu 2010 Aerogramme

Vanuatu Post released 2 new aerogrammes for 2010, the design of one features birds while that of the second one features marine fauna - dolphins, reef fishes and coral reef. The marine fauna aerogramme has a stamp printed on the top right corner featuring a scuba diver looking out from a hatch of the SS President Coolidge wreck.