Albania

Charles Darwin on stamp of Albania

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Albania, officially known as the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. It has coasts on the Adriatic Sea to the west and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72 km from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which links the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea. [R1]

Postage stamps from Albania are marked Shqiperia, Shqiperise and Shqiptare. The first stamp of Albania issued in 1913 [R2]
So far, there is only one stamp issued in Albania related to paleontology. This stamp shows the famous scientist, Charles Darwin.


Official stamps of Albania related to Paleontology: Charles Darwin

20.04.1987 "Famous persons" [1]
Charles Darwin among other famous personalities on stamps of Albania 1987
Notes:
[1] Charles Darwin, face value 90, among other famous persons on stamps of Albania 1987



References:
  •   [R1] Albania: Wikipedia, WikiTravel, FlagCounter.
  •   [R2] Postal History and Philately of Albania: Postal history of Albania: Wikipedia,
              Links to official website of Post Authority, stamp catalog and list of new stamps of Albania are here


Acknowledgements:
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for the draft page review and his valuable comments.


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