When I began gathering postage stamps, first day covers, and postcards concerning the California condor I did not imagine how many are out there. This post shows the latest additions to my collection.
Part of the California condor’s foothold in human culture takes the form of what I call, for lack of a better term, artifacts. These simple, everyday kinds of items tell us some of what humans think about the condor.
Here are a hodgepodge of 10 artifacts not previously shown on this blog.
In 1988 and 1995, the National Audubon Society’s conservation stamps included paintings of California condors by the artist Michael Warren. The detailed habitat elements are a notable feature of these paintings.
For this post, I show 3 cachets, or first-day covers, that each include a conservation stamp and a larger version of the image by Warren that appears on the stamp.
Postal-related items concerning the California condor continue finding their way into my collection. Here are more postcards, postage stamps, and first day covers.
Previous posts have shown postage stamps, first day covers, and postcards that feature images of the California condor. This post includes more of all 3 kinds of postal items.