Transkei (South Africa)

Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related stamps (fossils, prehistoric animals)

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Transkei, The Transkei, officially the Republic of Transkei, was a Bantustan—an area set aside for members of a specific ethnicity—and nominal parliamentary democracy in the southeastern region of South Africa. Its capital was Umtata, which was renamed Mthatha in 2004.
Transkei represented a significant precedent and historic turning point in South Africa's policy of apartheid and "separate development"; it was the first of four territories to be declared independent of South Africa. Throughout its existence, it remained an internationally unrecognized, diplomatically isolated, politically unstable de facto one-party state, which at one point broke relations with South Africa, the only country that acknowledged it as a legal entity. In 1994, it was reintegrated into its larger neighbour and became part of the Eastern Cape province.
 More information about the Transkei are on Wikipedia  WikiTravel       
Transkei issued its own stamps during its independent time: 26.10.1976 - 26.04.1994. However, these stamps are still valid for post in South Africa. Example of a letter with stamps of Transkei sent to Germany in 2015 is here.

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18.01.1990  "Plant fossils" (1st set in series) 17.09.1992 "Fossils" (2nd set in series) 18.06.1993 "Fossils: Prehistoric animals" (3nd set in series)
Plant fossils on stamps of Transkei 1990 Fossils on stamps of Transkei 1992 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Transkei 1993

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