|01.12.1982 South Africa||30.11.1982 Sao Tome||20.09.1982 Tunisia|
|15.09.1982 Cuba||28.06.1982 Antigua||11.06.1982 Jersey|
|29.04.1982 USA||19.04.1982 St. Helena ||19.04.1982 Falkland Islands |
|19.04.1982 Ascension ||19.04.1982 Mauritius ||15.03.1982 Greece|
|08.03.1982 B.A.T.||10.02.1982 UK||16.01.1982 Kenya|
|  On April
19, 1982 four
islands country: Ascension island, Falkland island, Mauritius, St.
Helena issued set of 4 stamps with very similar design to commemorate
150 anniversary since the famous scientist start his survey
voyage (1831-1836) and visited the islands.
Every set contain four stamps:
Old Darwin on a back of elephant depicted on stamp of Mauritius, when other three sets shows young Charles Darwin
At his visit on Mauritius young Darwin don't wear beard and mustache and he never visited the island once again. The form of the beard and mustache is very different from well known face of Darwin.
By the way, there are no elephants population on Mauritius, but Darwin has indeed a trip on an elephant by his stay on the island. The elephant was provided him by governor of the islands who got the elephants as present from some Indian Maharaja.
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