Wednesday, August 24, 2016

BELGIUM ~ Antwerp Zoo ~

...A lovely nostalgic vintage poster postcard originally dating from the early 20thC... with an amazing elephant stampツ and postmark from a new series of 5 featuring "Endangered Wildlife"... with the extra border the stamp measures 10cm long and 6cm high...must be one of my largest ever... unfortunately the postmark doesn't show so good because of this border... but I liked it so much and found that it was part of the stamp so I don't really mind... and there still is another one on the postcard... at the end of the day I was lucky to meet the photographer  Karin van Couwenberg→ ( and she signed it for me... so another wonderful little treasure for my collection... (✿ ♥‿♥) Thanks a lot Karin!!(✿ ♥‿♥)

Antwerp Zoo is a zoo in the centre of Antwerp located next to the Antwerpen-Centraal railway station.

It is the oldest animal park in the country, and one of the oldest in the world, established on 21 July 1843.

950 different species and 5000 animals live at the zoo and it also has a programme to help save animals that are endangered such as bonobos and okapi.


Endangered animals
(Issued 22-08-2016)

Photos by:

Ingrid Vekemans (rhino)

Karin Van Couwenberg (gorilla, elephant and polar bear)

Werner van Steen (tiger)

Lay-out by Kris Maes.

© Bpost


  1. That is a fantastic sheet of stamps.Most beautiful.

    1. Hello Gem! thanks for visiting ㋡...I love them all five too...I still have a few Zoo postcards and stamps left! If you want one, just send me an email with your address (!
      Groetjes, Gerda