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

TG823 2012 TOGO FAMOUS PEOPLE CHARLES DARWIN BL+KB MNH
TG823 2012 TOGO FAMOUS PEOPLE CHARLES DARWIN BL+KB MNH
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TG1295 2010 TOGO FAUNA REPTILES DINOSAURS TRIBUTE TO CHARLES DARWIN KB+BL MNH
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EXPLORERS SCIENTISTS 2006 FINE PAIRS MNH FREE SHIP
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IT1864 2009 2 centenario della nascita di Charles Darwin MNH
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POSTAGE STAMP  UNITED KINGDOM  CHARLES DARWIN 15 1 2p Maer hall
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Sierra Leone Scott 575 MNH Charles Darwin Death Centenary FAUNA FLORA CV3+
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Cocos Keeling Islands 1981 Charles Darwin minisheet mnh
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Cocos Islands 1981 Charles Darwin MNH
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GB 2009 Booklet pane CHARLES DARWIN SG Y1762l MNH UMM CV1800
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GUINEA 200th ANNIV BORN OF CHARLES DARWIN MINIATURE SHEET YEAR 2009 CTO
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