Happy Darwin Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

in Animals,Famous People,GB stamps

Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around February 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth.

In his On The Origin of Species, published in 1859, Darwin outlined how life evolved through natural selection over millions of years and these British Post Office commemorative stamps - issued on 10 Februrary 1982 in the centenary year of Darwin's death - each celebrate a different area of Darwin's study.

15 1/2 pence: The giant tortoises of the Galapagos islands;

19 1/2 pence: The Dark Marine Iguana and the Land Iguana of the Galapagos islands;

26 pence: The Cactus Ground Finch and Large Ground Finch from the Galapagos islands now known as Darwin's Finches;

29 pence: Prehistoric skulls.

The stamps were designed by David Gentleman and printed in photogravure by Harrison and Sons. The Stanley Gibbons stamp references are 1175 to 1178 inclusive.

Charles Darwin Death Centenary Stamps - 1982

Z08 IMPERF ST17213a Sao Tome and Principe 2017 Charles Darwin MNH Mint
Z08 IMPERF ST17213a Sao Tome and Principe 2017 Charles Darwin MNH Mint
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BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA 2009 Anniversary of Charles Darwins Birth MNH
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GB UK MK CHARLES DARWIN FINKEN FINK VGEL BIRDS CARTE MAXIMUM CARD MC ba96
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Guinee 2009 Anniv Of Charles Darwin Animals Monkey Birds Snake MS+S S GU0916
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1981 Cocos Islands Block MNH Famous People Charles Darwin M03 09
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GB Mini Sheets 1988 2008 all MNH select the ones you want
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Royal Mail Commemorative Stamp Set Charles Darwin Mint Condition Six Stamps
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First Day Cover Centenary of the death of Charles Darwin 1982
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1982 CHARLES DARWIN STAMPS UNMOUNTED MINT
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DEATH CENTENARY OF CHARLES DARWIN 1982 PRESENTATION PACK NO132
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