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Germany 2006 "150 years of descovery of Neandertaler"


Issue Date 10.08.2006
ID Michel: Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:    Category: An
Author Annegret Ehmke, Munich
Stamps in set 1
Value Euro 2.20
Size (width x height) 46mm x 27,32mm
Layout MS of 10 stamps
Products FDC x1    MC     MS x1
Paper stroke, white,  fluoresce,  special post papper DP 2
Perforation
Print Technique Multicolor offset print
Printed by  Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Wertpapierdruckerei Leipzig
Quantity
Issuing Authority Deutsche Post
150 years of descovery of Neandertaler stamp of Germany 2006

On August 10 2006, Post authority of Germany issued  a stamp "150 years of descovery of Neandertaler". Design of the stamp selected in competition of various designers:

Drafts of 150 years of descovery of Neandertaler stamp of Germany 2006

Drafts of 150 years of descovery of Neandertaler stamp of Germany 2006

Some more drafts can be seen in presentation created by Peter Brandhuber (on German), collector of human evolution stamps.

1856   remains of the skull and other skeletal parts of a Urmenschenart was found in the Neander Valley near Dsseldorf, which was then named after the place "Neanderthal". The news was a worldwide sensation. The comparison with other finds of similar fossils showed that the Neanderthals lived from about 130,000 years ago to  about 30,000 years ago. However they were not direct ancestors of modern man (Homo sapiens), but a parallel, independent of branch in human evolution tree. Her body was built stronger than that of modern humans. Neanderthals lived in communities and used tools and hunting weapons. The reason of their  extinct, is still not known.


Products

In additional to commemorative postmark of Bonn and Berlin another four postmarks of different locations issued by Deutsche Post. Postmark of Berlin used on official FDC of Deutsche Post, postmark of Bonn used on Souvenir Sheet and anniversary letter.
150 years of descovery of Neandertaler comemorative postmark of Germany 2006 150 years of descovery of Neandertaler comemorative postmark of Germany 2006 150 years of descovery of Neandertaler comemorative postmark of Germany 2006
150 years of descovery of Neandertaler comemorative postmark of Germany 2006 150 years of descovery of Neandertaler comemorative postmark of Germany 2006 150 years of descovery of Neandertaler comemorative postmark of Germany 2006

Offcial FDC of Deutsche Post (to see some more FDCs please click here) Personalized FDC signed by stamp designer, Annegret Ehmke.  
(The signature is under bottom-left corner of the illustration.) Reverse side of the cover have some background information (on German).
150 years of descovery of Neandertaler FDC of Germany 2006 150 years of descovery of Neandertaler FDC of Germany 2006
Anniversary letter, include postcard and information flyer. Some used covers
150 years of descovery of Neandertaler FDC of Germany 2006 150 years of descovery of Neandertaler FDC of Germany 2006
Mini Sheet Souvenir Sheet
150 years of descovery of Neandertaler stamps of Germany 2006


References: Wikipedia  Souvenir Sheet

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