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

CONGO 2017 CHARLES DARWIN SET OF TWO SOUVENIR SHEETS MINT NH
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CONGO 2017 CHARLES DARWIN SET OF TWO SOUVENIR SHEETS ON FIRST DAY COVERS
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CONGO 2017 CHARLES DARWIN SHEET OF TWO MINT NH
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Charles Darwin mnh set of 4 stamps 2009 Gibraltar birds animals books
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Great Britain 1982 Death Centenary of Charles Darwin Set MUH
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Central Africa 2019 Charles Darwin dinosaurs S201907
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Great Britain 2009 Charles Darwin prestige booklet BK188 MNH
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1982 GB Charles Darwin Used Evolution Science SG 1175 1178
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