Equatorial Guinea

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometers. Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is an official language. As of 2015, the country has an estimated population of over 1.2 million.
Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. [R1]

The first stamps were issued by Equatorial Guinea right after it gained independence, in 1968.
However, elected the first president of Equatorial Guinea Francisco Macias Nguema doesn't conntroll the country The government that essentially performed no functions except internal security. From 1972 to 1979, the country's main post office was padlocked and completely inoperative. Nonetheless, European agents continued to produce postage stamps for Equatorial Guinea that were promoted by so-called press releases from Madrid, Spain.
From 1979 all stamps are designed and printed by the Spanish FNMT, Since then a decent stamp issuing policy was adopted with a moderate number of issues per year. [R2]

Official stamps of Equatorial Guinea related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

13.09.1978 "Prehistoric Animals" xx.xx.1994 "Prehistoric Fauna" xx.03.2001 "Prehistoric Fauna"
Prehistoric animals on stamps of Equatorial Guinea 1978 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Equatorial Guinea 1994 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Equatorial Guinea 2001

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

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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