Wallis and Futuna

Paleontology  related stamps

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Wallis and Futuna
, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands or Territoire des îles Wallis-et-Futuna, Fakauvea and Fakafutuna: Uvea mo Futuna), is a French island collectivity in the South Pacific between Tuvalu to the northwest, Fiji to the southwest, Tonga to the southeast, Samoa to the east, and Tokelau to the northeast. Though both French and Polynesian, Wallis and Futuna is distinct from the entity known as French Polynesia.
 More information about Wallis and Futuna Islands are on Wikipedia  WikiTravel       
Philately:  
The first stamps used in the islands were overprinted stamps of New Caledonia. From May 1920, stamps inscribed Wallis and Futuna were used.
More information about postal history of Wallis and Futuna Islands  on:  Wikipedia   

tortoise figure on stamps of Wallis and Futuna 1990 Unfortunately to date there are no Paleontology related stamps issued  by the country.  Some websites and philatelic literature mention mention the following stamp as tortoise fossil (15.02.1990).  Although this stamp is enscribed "Fossile de Tortue", it is not a fossil, but a highly stylized sculpture, in volcanic rock, of a turtle with algae on its carapace.
Notes:
 CNRS-ORSTOM in the bottom-right corner of the stamps means:
    CNRS - The National Center for Scientific Research, French: Centre national de la recherche scientifique
    ORSTOM - The French Research Institute for Development, French: l'Office de la recherche scientifique et technique outre-mer (ORSTOM).




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