31 May 2012

Congo 2012 Jules Verne & 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Democratic Republic of Congo supposedly released an issue about Jules Verne on 1st April 2012. The theme for his work - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - appears on 2 of the 4 stamps in the set, only one shows a man in a hardhat suit walking underwater. The 4 stamps are also found together in a souvenir sheet, and on individual small souvenir sheets.

28 May 2012

Ivory Coast 2012 Jacques Yves Cousteau

Ivory Coast is supposed to have released this souvenir sheet in 2012 on the theme of marine fauna and oceanographers, containing a triangular stamp featuring Jacques Yves Cousteau and the Hector's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori); certainly a strange choice of marine mammal, as this dolphin is found only in New Zealand waters, 2 oceans away from the ivorian waters. The sheet selvage shows an underwater scene filled with corals, reef fishes, a turtle and other tropical marine fauna.

16 May 2012

Marshall Islands 2012 Robert Boyle

Marshall Islands issued on 23 April 2012, a sheetlet of 16 45-cent stamps on the theme of Great Scientists of the World, and there we find Sir Robert Boyle (1627-1691) who gave us Boyle's Law that is so important for scuba divers.

14 May 2012

Uruguay 2012 The A Flag

The Uruguay Post Office released on 9 February 2012, the first stamp of the new definitives illustrating sign language, each one showing a hand sign for a letter of the alphabet, as well as the flag representing the letter. So this first definitive stamp shows the A flag that is used by scuba divers as a dive flag, to warn boat pilots that divers are underwater around the area, and to be careful.