Central African Republic 2012 "Dinosaurs"

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Issue Date 25.04.2012
ID Michel: , Scott: Stanley Gibbons: , Yvert et Tellier: , Category: pR
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Dinosaurs on stamps of Cenral African Republic 2012

On 25 April 2012 Central African Republic (C.A.R) issued more than 40 mini-sheets, two of them depicting dinosaurs. Each mini-sheet was sold for approximately 6 euros! On 25 of January 2012 another 40-50 mini-sheets were issued by C.A.R (!)

It is hard to believe that these stamps with face value of F900 (Euro 1.4) - F300(Euro 4.5) could be used for postage at all, in a country, where the average income is 50 euros per month.
Very likely no one in C.A.R even saw any of these stamps.
It is also a known fact that for many years Central African Republic stamps were declared "illegal issues" and this probably explains why this country is not participating in the UPU "WADP Numbering System (WNS)" a universal numbering system of the legal issues of the participating countries. You can see the flood of minisheets of C.A.R. on PostBeeld sites.

Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice, PhD Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, USA, for review of a draft of this article.

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