Fossils, dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Zambia
, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa.
The capital city is Lusaka, in the south-central part of Zambia.
Its neighbours are
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
to the north,
to the north-east,
to the east,
to the southeast,
and Botswana to the south,
to the southwest, and
to the west.
The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the
northwest, the core economic hubs of the country.
Northern Rhodesia was created in 1911 from territory administered by the British South Africa Company,
becoming an official British protectorate in 1924, and achieving independence as Zambia in 1964.
The first stamps of independent Zambia were issued on 24 October 1964.
They consisted of a set of three commemoratives.
On the same day, a set of 14 definitive stamps was issued, with depictions of various professions and scenes.
Official stamps of Zambia related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
|01.02.1973 "Fossils from Luangwa"
- [R1] Zambia:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Zambia:
Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of Zambia 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.