Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, Charles Darwin on stamps and postmarks of Ghana
officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary
presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea
and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.
Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and
the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country
in colonial Africa to gain its independence.
Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2, Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast
in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo
in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and
Atlantic Ocean in the south and has a population of about 28 million. [R1]
The first stamps of independent Ghana were issued in March 1957 and
consisted of a commemorative stamp set of four and a definitive stamp
series of 12 formed by overprinting former Gold Coast stamps with the
words GHANA INDEPENDENCE 6th
Regular issues have followed, including a number of sets of postage due stamps.
Ghanaian stamps after independence were noted for their bold colors and the
frequent incorporation of the Ghanaian flag in their design.
Ghana was the first country client of the Inter-Governmental Philatelic
Corporation (IGPC) who produced a lot of various stamps on every popular
subject on behalf of Ghana, however, inept handling of the early
post-independence issues caused damage to Ghana's reputation in the
philatelic world from which it has not yet recovered.
According to Michel-online catalog,
during the 1960s and 1970s, the Post of Ghana issued approximately 20-40 stamps per year.
In more recent time, the number of stamps issued per year has increased to 120-200 stamps!
The Ghana Post usually releases up to 20 sets per year – with each set containing multiple stamps with both mini-sheets and souvenir sheets.
Official stamps of Ghana related to Paleontology or Paleoanthropology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
|15.09.2014 "Dinosaurs" 
 In 2014, first time in this century, Ghana issued two sets of Dinosaur stamps,
each one contains two Mini-Sheets.
The author does not know of any FDCs of these stamps – and suspects they were not issued at all.
These stamps are still (2019) on sale at local post offices and can be used for a postage.
Other stamps to consider: Charles Darwin
|01.09.1998 "Inventors and Inventions" [A1]
A portrait of Charles Darwin is present in the top right margin of the sheet.
Even though Charles Darwin
was not a paleontologist
and the study of fossils was not his primary interest, he collected many fossils during his voyage around the world on the HMS Beagle.
He sent many of those fossils to his colleagues in England.
His theory of the evolution of life was published in his most famous work, “On the Origin of Species” in 1859.
This theory is widely accepted by the scientific community and it is the basis of paleontological science
Commemorative Postmarks of Ghana related to Paleontology: dinosaurs
Legend is here
|01.06.1992 "Dinosaurs" [FDC]
Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for the draft page review and his valuable comments.