Tristan da Cunha

Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related stamps (fossils, prehistoric animals)

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Tristan da Cunha, colloquially Tristan, is the name of both a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean and the main island of that group. It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, lying 2,000 kilometres  from the nearest inhabited land, Saint Helena, and 2,400 kilometres  from the nearest continental land, South Africa.  It is 3,360 kilometres  from South America. The territory consists of the main island, named Tristan da Cunha, which has a north–south length of 11.27 kilometres  and an area of 98 square kilometres, along with the smaller, uninhabited Nightingale Islands and the wildlife reserves of Inaccessible and Gough islands. As of January 2017, the main island has 262 permanent inhabitants. Meanwhile, the other islands are uninhabited, except for the personnel of a weather station on Gough Island.  Tristan da Cunha is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. This includes Saint Helena and equatorial Ascension Island, some 3,730 kilometres to the north of Tristan.
 More information about the Tristan da Cunha are on Wikipedia  WikiTravel       
Philately:  
The first stamps of Tristan da Cunha were issued on 1 January 1952 and consisted of twelve stamps of Saint Helena overprinted TRISTAN DA CUNHA.
More information about postal history of Tristan da Cunha on:  Wikipedia   



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10.02.1997 "Atlantic Marine Fauna of the Cretaceous" 08.07.1998 "Atlantic Marine Fauna of the Miocene"
Atlantic marine fauna of the Cretaceous on stamps of Tristan da Cunha 1997 Atlantic marine fauna of the Miocene on stamps of Tristan da Cunha 1998

Notes:
[1] Original stamp of Giganotosaurus is misspelled on the original issue, where it called Gigantosaurus. Three months after the issue, Post Authority of not recognized teritorry, Transnitria, corrected the mistake.

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