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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
Print Technique Multicolor offset print
Printed by  Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Wertpapierdruckerei Leipzig
Issuing Authority Deutsche Post

1856 was found in the Neander Valley near Dsseldorf remains of the skull and other skeletal parts of a Urmenschenart, 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 about 130,000 years ago from lived until about 30,000 years ago. But they were not direct ancestors of modern man (Homo sapiens), but a parallel, independent of men. Her body was built stronger than that of modern humans. Neanderthals lived in communities and used tools and hunting weapons. Why they became extinct, is still not known.

The design of the stamp chosen was actually the winner of a competition.  Other stamp candidate are:

















Aniversary letter


Souvenir Sheet







FDC produced by Neandertailer museum

Silver Medalien






Used on cover


References: Wikipedia  Souvenir Sheet

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