# A stamp kingdom rebus

You may discover three members of which kingdom from the stamps?

• Do we need to find 1 kingdom that fits the 3 stamps, or 1 kingdom per stamp? – Florian Bourse Apr 9 '18 at 15:06
• Each stamp gives 1 word (same number of letters in each case) and each these 3 words is a member of the same kingdom. – Tom Apr 9 '18 at 15:09
• @tom What do you mean by same numer of letters? – North Apr 9 '18 at 17:01
• @North, Each image produces a word. All three words have equal length - this helps to constrict the individual answers so perhaps I should've included this in the question. (Letters have nothing to go with envelopes if that was a thought.) – Tom Apr 9 '18 at 17:07
• The third rebus question is the least well clued. It just uses the person's name and then is a play on a close reputed relative (without including an "'s"). The rebus cops may send a car to arrest me. – Tom Apr 10 '18 at 11:23

This might not be the right approach, but here's a possible interpretation of the first two:

First Stamp
Six=VI, P, Queen=ER (Elizabeth Regina=Queen Elizabeth): VIPER (snake)
Second Stamp
10=TEN, Helvetica=CH (ISO Country code for Switzerland): TENCH (fish)

Haven't found something similar for the third stamp yet. But these seem more rebus-y to me...

Anyway, as others have found this makes the kingdom the

Animal kingdom

Here's a guess for the third stamp (not super happy with it):

101 (squinting at the two vertical borders and the round one in the middle)=CI; Hermes=VET: CIVET.

Here's a second guess for the third stamp that I have a feeling is right in the sense that it's a Dad joke/bad wordplay.

Hermes = Pan Dad. But's it is only his head, so it is PANDA...

• Perfect first two and I will check this answer. (The third rebus is not as black and white and I may get fried for the relatively short cluing.) – Tom Apr 9 '18 at 18:06
• Why does queen = er and Helvetica = ch? – Bishop Apr 9 '18 at 19:27
• @Bishop, well it's quite simple really. OK, no it isn't. At all. That particular queen happens to be called "Elizabeth II" and her Royal Cypher looks like this. If you really squint your eyes, you can ignore the two letters in the middle and get "ER". Helvetia (notice the lack of "c") is a country in Europe, better known as Switzerland, and its country code is "ch". – Bass Apr 9 '18 at 20:28
• @Jordan.J.D I clarified in the answer. It's from the vertical borders on the side and the circular border in the middle. – Dr Xorile Apr 10 '18 at 15:03
• ER stands for Elizabeth Regina - which is basically latin for Queen Elizabeth. – Chris Apr 10 '18 at 16:03

Monarch butterfly

Helvetia butterfly

On the 3rd image we have Hermes, the Greek god and there is a Hermes copper butterfly but unfortunately I can't get to the equal length words.
So it must be butterflies as @Kit-Ginevra already suggested.

• Helvetia butterfly is a new one for me, but the 3 rebuses answers are each composed of 2 or 3 sub-components from the image. – Tom Apr 9 '18 at 17:10

3.

Mercury inside a circle = Hg + O = Hog (swine)?

• I was trying something like this, but it needs 5 letters to fit. Good ideas though. – Dr Xorile Apr 9 '18 at 18:38

This might be a kind of silly answer for three, but...

It's Hermes, on a stamp so.... Her + on = Heron?
Probably a stretch, but hey it's a 5-letter animal.

• Decent answer and I'm afraid the third rebus is not as black and white as it should have been. – Tom Apr 10 '18 at 11:17

The first would be a monarch. I'm guessing the others are some variety of butterfly?

• Good point, but in that case the kingdom would be rot13(Navznyvn). – M Oehm Apr 9 '18 at 16:25

Since this asking the kingdom, perhaps the kingdom is

Animalia?

Observations:

The first stamp is a picture of Queen Elizabeth = Britain.
The second stamp has the word Helvetia, which is some kind of spider or a female personification of Switzerland = Switzerland.
The last stamp seems to be a picture of Hermes = Greece

1. hermes Greek stamp, which is also a butterfly. following @Dr Xorile method of answering, that stamp has a '20' at the bottom. So some amount of TWENTY in the animal's name... The stamp dealer that made the stamp in the picture is from Istanbul, ISO code from turkey is TR or TUR.

• There's a butterfly effect happening, but you got a relevant name for the third image which I think has the least clear answer and I may be criticized for the relatively short cluing. – Tom Apr 9 '18 at 17:15