Chad

Dinosaurs, prehistoric animals, fossils prehistoric human, Charles Darwin on stamps and postmarks of Chad

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Chad (French: République du Tchad), is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west.
It is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area. Chad has several regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in the center and a more fertile Sudanian Savanna zone in the south.
Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the largest wetland in Chad and the second largest in Africa. N'Djamena, the capital, is the largest city. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Arabic and French are the official languages. Islam and Christianity are the most widely practiced religions. [R1]

Regular mail service in Chad began soon after the French occupation of the area, with a post office established at Fort-Lamy in 1905.
Michel-online and printed stamps catalog The first of Chad issued in 1959 right after the country gained independence from France. [R2]

On the first years since the country gained the independence, Chad produced 10 - 50 stamps a year.
Between 1996 and 2004, Chad authorized Swiss based security printing company Impressor SA to produce and distribute stamps on the country behalf. Impressor SA started to produce stamps of Chad in excessive quantities on topics mostly unrelated to the country.
Only few stamps a year produced by Chad between 2005 and 2011, but since 2012 Chad produces several hundred (over 700 stamps in 2020) per year, this time by different agencies, include Impressor and Stamperija.



Official stamps of Chad related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, Charles Darwin

20.09.1966 "Tchadanthropus uxoris" [1] 15.10.1996 "Dinosaurs", "Minerals" xx.xx.1997 "Dinosaur" [2]
Skull of Homo erectus, Tchadanthropus uxoris on stamp of Chad 1966 Dinosaurs and Minerals on stamps of Chad 1996 Dinosaurs on stamps of Chad 1997
06.02.1998 "Cat and Dogs", [3]
12.11.1998 "Dinosaurs",
11.12.1998 "Fossils and Cave Painting",
11.12.1998 "Prehistoric humans"
27.12.2001 "Dinosaurs", "Fossils" 30.10.2001 Charles Darwin
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and humans as well as their fossil on stamps of Chad 1998 Fossils and reconstructions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2001 Charles Darwin on stamps of Chad 2001
19.07.2005 "Sahelanthropus tchadensis" [4] 05.12.2012 "Scouts and Nature" 14.01.2014 "Charles Darwin and Jacques Cousteau"
Skulls of Sahelanthropus tchadensis on stamps of Chad 2005 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2012 Charles Darwin on stamps of Chad 2014
27.03.2017 "Dinosaurs"
10.07.2017 "135th memorial anniversary of Charles Darwin (1809–1882)"
10.07.2017 "Extinct species"
20.09.2017 "Dinosaurs"
30.03.2020 "Dinosaurs"
30.03.2020 "Fossils"
20.08.2020 "Extinct species"
20.08.2020 "Prehistoric water animals"
30.11.2020 "Prehistoric men"
30.11.2020 "Dinosaurs"
30.12.2020 "Prehistoric animals-Megalodon"
Charles Darwin, dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2017 Fossils and reconstructions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2020 Michel Dinos - whole world catalog

Notes:
[1] Skull of prehistoric human: Home erectus, Tchadanthropus uxoris.

[2] Overprint of stamps from 1996 with "Hong Kong ’97 exhibition" text and logo

[3] Proailurus (prehistoric carnivore that lived in Europe and Asia approximately 25 million years ago ) and Pseudaelurus (prehistoric cat that lived in Europe, Asia and North America in the Miocene between approximately 20 and 8 million years ago) on the top margin of the "Cats" mini sheet

[4] Hominid skull of Toumai (Sahelanthropus tchadensis)



Other stamps of Chad to consider: contributors to Paleontology, prehistoric animals on rock painting, prehistoric tools.

Legend is here
20.04.1962 "Prehistoric rock engravings in the Tibesti Mountains" 11.12.1966 "Prehistoric tools" [O2] 13.04.2004 "Famous Men" [O1]
Prehistoric animals on rock painting stamps of Chad 1962 Prehistoric tools on stamps of Chad 1966 George de Buffonon and Carl Linnaeus on stamps of Chad 2004

Notes:
[O1] The mini-sheets are part of a larger set of “Famous people”.
George de Buffon (1707-1788) was a famous scientist who worked on topics in paleontology, biogeography, mineralogy and geology, and animal psychology.
The second sheet shows a portrait of Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné.
Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778) was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature and taxonomy using all biological-related sciences, include paleontology. Linnaeus also dabbled in mineralogy, geology and anthropology.

[O2] These stamps issued in a Mini-Sheet and in individual sheets.


Commemorative postmarks of Chad related to Paleontology: fossils.

Legend is here
19.07.2005 "Sahelanthropus tchadensis" [FDC] [4]
Hominid skull of Toumai (Sahelanthropus tchadensis) on postmark of Chad 2005



References:
  •   [R1] Chad: Wikipedia, WikiTravel, FlagCounter.
  •   [R2] Postal History and Philately of Chad: Wikipedia,
              Links to official website of Post Authority, stamp catalog and list of new stamps of Chad 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 very valuable comments.


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