Turks and Caicos
related stamps (dinosaurs and other
The Turks and Caicos
, or TCI for short, are a British Overseas
Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks
Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the Lucayan Archipelago of
the Atlantic Ocean and northern West Indies. They are known
primarily for tourism and as an offshore financial centre. The resident
population is 31,458 as of 2012, two third of them live on
Providenciales in the Caicos Islands.
The islands have a total land area of 430 square kilometres.
The first recorded European sighting of the islands now known as the
Turks and Caicos occurred in 1512. In the subsequent centuries, the
islands were claimed by several European powers with the British Empire
eventually gaining control. For many years the islands were governed
indirectly through Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. When the Bahamas
gained independence in 1973, the islands received their own governor,
and have remained a separate autonomous British Overseas Territory
since. In August 2009, the United Kingdom suspended the Turks and
Caicos Islands' self-government following allegations of ministerial
about the Turks and Caicos Islands are on Wikipedia
The first stamp of the Turks Islands was issued on 4 April 1867 and was
the one penny red. The stamp was reissued numerous times, surcharged to
create new values between 1/2 penny and 4 pence. The islands
became a Crown Colony in 1962 and the first stamps issued under the new
status were the Freedom from Hunger omnibus issue of 4 June 1963.
More information about
postal history of Turks and Caicos Islands on: Wikipedia
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number to see all Paleontology and
Paleoanthropology related stamps issued in the year.
anniversary of Charles Darwin
"Jurassic marine reptiles"
Another stamps to consider
21.08.1997 " The
111th Annual A.P.S. Convention "STAMPSHOW '97" - Milwaukee, USA -
Underwater Exploration "
stunning announcement was made that a Coelacanth
had been caught off the Chalumna River mouth near East London (a city
in RSA). At that time, the Coelacanth
was thought to be extinct for nearly 70 million years.
The drama commenced on 22 December 1938, when Capt H Goosen, skipper of
the trawler Nenrine, brought ashore a peculiar metallic-blue,
heavily-scaledfish with fins resembling legs. Miss Marjorie
Courtenay-Latimer, Curator o the East London Museum, was informed of
the strangie catch, but was unable to identify the fish, which measured
1,5 m in length and weighed 57 kg. "Searching for
" exhibit of Susan Bahnick Jones explain
the story of the "leaving fossil" discovery.
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