Faroe Islands ( Denmark)
Paleontology related stamps (origin of earth)

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Faroe Islands is an island country comprising an archipelago of small islands between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, 320 kilometres  north-northwest of Scotland. The area is approximately 1,400 square kilometres with a 2015 population of 48,700. The islands are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark.  The archipelago is very rugged and has an extremely moderated subpolar oceanic climate that is windy, wet, cloudy and cool year round. In spite of its northerly latitude, temperatures average above freezing year round.
Between 1035 and 1814, the Faroe Islands were part of the Kingdom of Norway. The 1814 Treaty of Kiel granted Denmark control over the islands, along with two other Norwegian regions: Greenland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. [R1]

The postage stamps and postal history of the Faroe Islands began in the 1860s with a message exchange system called Skjúts, which was before a regular boat service was established between the islands. Postage is now under the control of Postverk Føroya , the Postage Stamp Department of which has taken over all the work relating to Faroese postage stamps. [R2]  
So far there are no single stamp of Faroe islands that directly related to Paleontology.

Some official stamps of Faroe Islands to consider
25.05. 2009  " The origin of the Faroe Islands "
The origin of the Faroe Islands on stamps from 2009

 [R1] More information about Faroe Islands are on Wikipedia   WikiTravel   Flag Counter   
 [R2]  More information about postal history  Faroe Islands on Wikipedia
     Links to  Faroe Islands post authority and stamps catalog websites are here

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