Postal-related items concerning the California condor continue finding their way into my collection. Here are more postcards, postage stamps, and first day covers.
This 1971 first day cover is the work of artist Melissa Fox:
This 1996 first day cover is the work of artist Bob Hines:
This 2009 first day cover from France is the work of artist Louis Arquer:
Arquer’s illustration is excellent. Note that the postmarks include outlines of the California condor. And the reverse side of this first day cover includes information about the California condor:
The country of Benin produced this postage stamp in 1996:
I have not found the date of this postage stamp from the Maldives:
Here are the 2 sides of a postcard published by Simon & Schuster in 1992:
Next are the 2 sides of a QSL card, a type of postcard exchanged by amateur radio operators:
I do not have any information about the connection between California condors and the creator of this card.
Since I first wrote this post, I have acquired a few more items.
This is another first-day cover from France:
Unfortunately, this Ugandan postage stamp from 2013 considers the California condor to be a predator:
Here are the 2 sides of an undated postcard from the National Audubon Society that features the art of Bob Hines:
A fine 2011 first-day cover:
And, finally, 3 more first-day covers from 1971:
Several previous posts on this blog have featured postal items, most recently Postal miscellaneous.