Fossils on stamps and postmarks of Zimbabwe
, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe,
is a landlocked country located in southern Africa.
It bordered by
to the south,
Botswana to the south-west,
to the north, and
to the east.
The capital and largest city is Harare.
A country of roughly 13 million people,
Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used.
Since the 11th
century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several
organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade.
The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the
self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923.
In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia.
The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated
in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty in April 1980.
Zimbabwe then re-joined the Commonwealth of Nations—which it withdrew from in 2003.
The first stamps Zimbabwe were issued on 18 April 1980.
Before that, stamps of Rhodesia were used.
Official stamps of Zimbabwe related to Paleontology: fossils and footprints of prehistoric animals
Commemorative postmarks of Zimbabwe related to Paleontology: fossils
Legend is here
|21.07.1998 "Fossils" [FDC]
- [R1] Zimbabwe:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Zimbabwe:
Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of Zimbabwe 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.