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

4 x Post Office Picture Series PHQ Postcards CHARLES DARWIN 10th February 1982
4 x Post Office Picture Series PHQ Postcards CHARLES DARWIN 10th February 1982
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Ska0016 Russia 1959 used 4v Coupling Charles DARWIN Science Nature
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GRAN BRETAA Ao 1982 CENT DE LA MUERTE DE CHARLES DARWIN
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1982 ROYAL MAIL PRESENTATION PACK CHARLES DARWIN CENTENARY MINT DECIMAL STAMPS
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Z08 SRL161116a SIERRA LEONE 2016 Charles Darwin MNH Menta
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B Mozambique MNH Nature Dinosaurs Charles Darwin Hard Paper Deluxe
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GIBRALTAR SGMS1341e 2009 CHARLES DARWIN MNH
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10 FEBRUARY 1982 CHARLES DARWIN ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER BUREAU SHS L
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1982 set x 4 cylinder blocks x 4 Unmounted mint Charles Darwin
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