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Here is a nice issue from Occussi-Ambeno, way back in 2007. The campaign to eradicate fleas from Occussi-Ambeno to make the country a lot less itchy.


Occussi-Ambeno 2007 Anti-flea campaign.

Occussi-Ambeno was proud to become the first country on planet Earth to feature a set of stamps showing fleas.  But many of the mail-using public were rather repulsed by the designs: Postal staff were advised to remark to such folk that "Better to just see a photo than the real thing!"

The design includes the life cycle of the flea, and various close-up views of the evil vampire insect.  Hopefully soon to be genocided on this planet!

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The flea, the common name for the order Siphonaptera, includes 2,500 species of small flightless insects that survive as external parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas live by consuming blood, or hematophagy, from their hosts. Adult fleas grow to about 3 mm long, are usually brown, and have bodies that are "flattened" sideways or narrow, enabling them to move through their host's fur or feathers. They lack wings, but have strong claws preventing them from being dislodged, mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood, and hind legs extremely well adapted for jumping. They are able to leap a distance of some 50 times their body length, a feat second only to jumps made by another group of insects, the superfamily of froghoppers. Flea larvae are worm-like with no limbs; they have chewing mouthparts and feed on organic debris left on their host's skin.

The Siphonaptera are most closely related to the snow scorpionflies, or snow fleas in the UK, formally the Boreidae, placing them within the Endopterygote insect order Mecoptera. Fleas arose in the early Cretaceous, most likely as ectoparasites of mammals, before moving on to other groups, including birds. Each species of flea is more or less a specialist with respect to its host animal species: many species never breed on any other host, though some are less selective. Some families of fleas are exclusive to a single host group; for example, the Malacopsyllidae are found only on armadillos, the Ischnopsyllidae only on bats, and the Chimaeropsyllidae only on elephant shrews.

The oriental rat flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, is a vector of Yersinia pestis, the bacterium which causes bubonic plague. The disease was spread to humans by rodents such as the black rat, which were bitten by infected fleas. Major outbreaks included the Plague of Justinian, c. 540 and the Black Death, c. 1350, both of which killed a sizeable fraction of the world's population.

Fleas appear in human culture in such diverse forms as flea circuses, poems like John Donne's erotic The Flea, works of music such as by Modest Mussorgsky, and a film by Charlie Chaplin.


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Yes I am the lucky one. (Treasured)

Greatly appreciate the recent package Bruce
Some nice 'space' material to add to my space collection. Covers and min-sheet
Scans to follow
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Originally posted by Bas S Warwick Bas S Warwick wrote:

More covers from Bruce - many thanks




Lucky you, getting an inverted overprint on the Occussi-Ambeno zeppelin flight cover!

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More covers from Bruce - many thanks






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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bas S Warwick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 September 2019 at 13:40
Thanks Bruce for the covere





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Occussi-Ambeno joined much of the civilised world to issue this attractive set on 20th July 2019, to celebrate 50 years since the first humans walking on the Moon.

And fifty years ago, the country's first ever commemorative stamp celebrated the actual landing, so this set is highly appropriate.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Panterra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2019 at 22:59
A fellow-philatelist here in Auckland liked the idea of creating your own country, and has now become His Majesty, King Utiku the fourth of Taniquah, and here is a rather beautiful first day cover I received from him way back in 2013, when he issued a set of charming cat stamps to celebrate his 37th birthday:


Taniquah 2013 King's birthday set, on FDC, showing charming felines.

So why not start your own country?  The fun and adventures you will have cannot be adequately described!

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If you enjoy designing stamps and creating "essays", maybe you should consider inventing a new country to be the vehicle for your designs! 

The Fifth World now has numerous self-created lands that can be as fascinating as First World and Third World countries to study and form collections of.

It can be great fun, and you can then use your stamps on mail to other Fifth World countries, join the Postal Union, the GPTO, and join the "United Nations" of the Fifth World, the International Council of Independent States.


Monte Bello Islands 2009 insured registered cover to Occussi-Ambeno.

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Occussi-Ambeno 2019 First Direct Zeppelin Flight from O-A to Kemp Land, FDC.

The zeppelin has just returned from the sunny Antarctic, and some rather nice carried covers were on board.

I have a few spares if anyone collecting airships wants one for their collection.

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Here is a new issue from Occussi-Ambeno, the 2019 stamp for the First Direct Airship Flight from Occussi-Ambeno to Kemp Land.


Occussi-Ambeno 2019 First Direct Airship Flight from Occussi-Ambeno to Kemp Land.

Occussi-Ambeno celebrated the first direct airship flight to Kemp Land, which departed for the Antarctic on 18th July 2019, and this attractive Sibelius stamp was overprinted in purple and issued.

The design includes the Zeppelin airship logo of Swiftair Corp, and the Helsinki Cathedral in Finland on the basic stamp.

During the overprinting, some stamps were accidentally overprinted upside down.


Originally posted by Swiftair website Swiftair website wrote:

Swiftair Corporation uses modern, safe, and fast high-tech airships filled with helium, an inert gas that will not ignite. It is 100% safe for airship travel. Swiftair's fleet of five zeppelins operates regularly within Occussi-Ambeno and also runs less frequent international links.

From the earliest days of letter post and stamp collecting, people have delighted in creating tangible souvenirs of their epic experiences, and among experiences, surely there are few that can beat a flight in an airship!

The earliest known balloon mail are letters from citizens of Paris in 1870, when the city was under siege by the Prussian army. Letters for the distant provinces and foreign lands were inscribed "Par ballon monté" (via mounted balloon) and launched upwards in hot air balloons to drift with the wind and (hopefully) land in non-enemy territory. Although some balloons were captured, quite a lot of mail got through safely, and these flown envelopes are highly prized by philatelists. They are known as ballon montés after the cachet applied. In the era of the giant zeppelins, run as a commercial fleet by the German firm Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH, much mail was carried from country to country, always with rubber-stamped cachets applied on board to indicate this transit. Although not scarce, zeppelin flight envelopes are very sought-after, and represent an important part of the history of aerophilately.


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