Fossils and prehistoric animals on stamps and postmarks of Northern Cyprus
officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
, is a self-declared state that
comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus.
Recognized only by Turkey
, Northern Cyprus is considered by the international
community to be part of the Republic of Cyprus
Northern Cyprus extends from the tip of the Karpass Peninsula in the northeast to Morphou Bay,
Cape Kormakitis and its westernmost point, the Kokkina exclave in the west.
Due to its lack of recognition, Northern Cyprus is heavily dependent on Turkey
for economic, political and military support.
The first stamps of Northern Cyprus were issued on 8 April 1970 but were
valid only for local services in the North.
Northern Cyprus is not a member of the Universal Postal Union.
International mail for Northern Cyprus travels via Turkey.
Official stamps of Northern Cyprus related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology: fossils of prehistoric animals, prehistoric human.
|27.11.1991 "Tourism" 
|16.05.1994 "EUROPA: Archaeological Discoveries"
 Stamp with the face value of 250L shows some fossilized bones of a prehistoric
elephant and hippopotamus.
The hippopotamus is also depicted on commemorative postmark used on FDC
stamp of Cyprus in 2007.
Postmarks of Northern Cyprus related to Paleontology: prehistoric animals
- [R1] Northern Cyprus:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Northern Cyprus:
Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of Northern Cyprus
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.