24 April 2013

50 Years of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Stamps - Scuba Dive with Turtle

Cocos (Keeling) Islands are celebrating 50 years of stamp use on 4 June 2013 with a set of 5 stamps. The 5-cent stamp, the lowest denomination, shows a scuba diver with a camera following a turtle.

Scuba Cachet for Xmas Island Fish Issue in May 2013

The FDC cachet of the Christmas Island Fishes issue, released on 21 May 2013 has a scuba diver as its central feature. Unfortunately, the scuba diver in the design does not seem to be wearing any buoyancy control device (BCD), which is important for safety as well as buoyancy control.
The fish featured in the stamps are the Cocos Angelfish, the Ladder Wrasse, the Redtooth Triggerfish, and the Red-striped Pigfish.

14 April 2013

Guinea 2011 Girl in diving mask holding big conch shells

This souvenir sheet on the theme of seashells has its release date as 10 May 2011. The sheet selvage features a girl in diving mask holding 2 big conch shells.