Prehistoric animals on stamps and postmarks of Barbados
is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Americas.
It is 34 kilometres in length and up to 23 kilometres in width, covering an area of 432 square kilometres.
It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 kilometres east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea;
therein, it is about 168 kilometres east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
and 400 kilometres north-east of Trinidad and Tobago.
Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt.
The first Europeans to arrive on the island were probably the Portuguese in about the year 1500.
In 1605 Sir Olave Leigh landed on the island and claimed it for King James.
The first group of English settlers, about 30, arrived on the island in about 1624.
More English settlers continued to arrive and by 1650 some 20,000 people had settled on the island.
In 1966, Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm with the British Monarch as hereditary head of state.
Current population of 280,121 people.
Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the
Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination.
An independence issue was issued in 1966 which included stamps of the
Hilton Hotel and cricketer Gary Sobers. [R2]
Since then the island country issue only few sest a year.
So far Barbados issued only one set of Paleontology related stamps: "Prehistoric Aquatic Reptiles"
Official stamps of Barbados that related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
|28.10.1993 "Prehistoric Aquatic Reptiles" 
 Isssued in stripes of all 5 stamps.
Gutterpairs with label that contain some text about every animal exist.
These labels added in a separate row above or below the stamps.
Similar stamps issued in Ascension Island
and Saint Kitts
Commemorative postmarks of Barbados related to Paleontology
Legend is here
|28.10.1993 "Prehistoric Aquatic Reptiles" [FDC]