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Paleo Philatelist18/06/2013 16:37:35
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Since 1936 when the first stamp depicted Charles Darwin is issued by Ecuador, in order to commemorate 100 anniversary since his visit on Galapagos Islands, many other post stamps are issued around the world.

Let's show here our stamps and covers related to the great scientists.

Ecuador 1936 (on the stamp 1935)

Just puzzled why the set contains a stamp of Columbus ?

FDC and fine used cover as well as some technical data and official description are wanted

Paleo Philatelist18/06/2013 16:38:30
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Some stamps of Darwin issued in 1982 - 100 Anniversary death of Charles Darwin, probably designed by the same artist


Do you see something unusual on stamps of Mauritius ?

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 18/06/2013 16:41:16

Paleo Philatelist18/06/2013 16:46:58
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Paleo Philatelist20/06/2013 22:35:20
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The unusual on the stamp of R2.50 is the face of Darwin. If you look on HD scan, you can see the white man seating on the elephant - I suppose he is C. Darwin. However at the time when he made his journey on HMS Beagle he didn't had any beard and mustache.

Moreover, look on the form of the beard and mustache there. It different from well known face of Darwin, depicted on 25c stamp.

Can it be that stamp designer depict himself on the stamp ?

HD scan if the single stamp is here : **LINK**

Carmen22/06/2013 15:06:47
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Unless the designer didn't know and simply assumed that Darwin would still have had his beard, only brown instead of white?

Paleo Philatelist22/06/2013 18:21:52
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all four sets seems to be designed by the same company or person and shows various occasions of Darwin's trip. Three sets shows young Darwin, but the one from Mauritius is quite different......

Jack11/07/2013 16:03:03
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Love it. I have my own Darwin collection of postally used British Charles Darwin on cover...

(Oh and a few Darwin PHQ cards / FDCS - but British only as I decided to keep the collection to the manageable size!)

Paleo Philatelist12/07/2013 09:06:08
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The Britisch stamps are very nice thumbs up Ilike it.

Here is some stamps of Portugal issued in 2009:


One of my favorite sets.


Paleo Philatelist12/07/2013 14:02:56
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Here is FDC like circulated cover from UK with stamps from 2009, pity it's quite overpaid:


some details about this set is here:

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 12/07/2013 14:05:29

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 12/07/2013 14:06:00

Paleo Philatelist16/07/2013 16:06:50
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Cover from Spain with stamps from 2009 - "Popular Characters"

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