Turks and Caicos islands

Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related stamps (dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals)

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The Turks and Caicos Islands, 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 corruption.
 More information about the Turks and Caicos Islands are on Wikipedia  WikiTravel       
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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22.08.1984 "175 anniversary of Charles Darwin 03.06.1991 "Prehistoric animals" 15.11.1993 "Dinosaurs"
Charles Darwin on stamps of Turkey Turks and Caicos islands 1984 Dinosaurs on stamps of Turkey Turks and Caicos islands 1991 Dinosaurs on stamps of Turkey Turks and Caicos islands 1993
23.01.1995 "Jurassic marine reptiles"
Dinosaurs on stamps of Turkey Turks and Caicos islands 1995

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21.08.1997 " The 111th Annual A.P.S. Convention "STAMPSHOW '97" - Milwaukee, USA - Underwater Exploration " 
Dinosaurs on stamps of Turkey Turks and Caicos islands 1995

 [1] On 20 February 1939, the stunning announcement was made that a Coelacanth (Latimeria) 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 African Coelacanths" exhibit of Susan Bahnick Jones explain the story of the "leaving fossil" discovery.

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