Central African Republic

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, prehistoric human on stamps and postmarks of Central African Republic

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The Central African Republic (RCA) is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo to the south and Cameroon to the west.
The Central African Republic covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometers and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2014.
Most of the Central African Republic consists of Sudano-Guinean savannas, but the country also includes a Sahelo-Sudanian zone in the north and an equatorial forest zone in the south. Two thirds of the country is within the Ubangi River basin (which flows into the Congo), while the remaining third lies in the basin of the Chari, which flows into Lake Chad. [R1]

The Central African Republic has been issuing stamps since 1959. Before this, it was called Ubangi-Shari. Ubangi-Shari became an autonomous state within the French Community and was renamed the Central African Republic on 1 December 1958. The Republic became fully independent on 13 August 1960. From December 4, 1976 to 1979, the country was renamed the Central African Empire when President Bokassa crowned himself emperor. It issued stamps labelled Empire Centrafricain in 1977. In 1979 the name of the country was restored to the Central African Republic. [R2]

Initially, the Central African Republic issued a few dozen stamps per year, but since the 1980’s the number of stamps issued per year has increased dramatically.
In 1995, the Central African Republic authorized Swiss based security printing company Impressor SA to produce and distribute stamps on the country behalf. Impressor SA started to produce stamps of the Central African Republic in excessive quantities on topics mostly unrelated to the country.
According to Michel-online catalog, over 200 stamps issued by Impressor on behalf of this country in 1999, some of them shows dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
Since 2014, Stamperija has issued stamps on behalf of the Central African Republic – this has led to even greater increase in the number of stamps issued, covering many topics. The stamps released by Stamperija rarely deal with topics related to the Central African Republic.
According to Michel-online catalog, only in 2018, Stamperija issued almost 1000 (!) stamps on behalf of the Central African Republic, some of them shows dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
Michel-online and printed stamps catalog


Official stamps of Central African Republic related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils

Stamps on grey background are Undesired
19.03.1988 "Dinosaurs" 03.12.1993 "Dinosaurs" 28.04.1996 "Dinosaur Eggs" [1]
Dinosaurs on stamps of Central African Republic 1988 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 1993 Sauropod dinosaur ans its eggs on stamps of Central African Republic 1996
24.03.1999 "Prehistoric animals" 24.02.1999 "Minerals" [2]
28.05.2001 "Prehistoric animals"
28.05.2001 "Dinosaurs"
31.07.2001 "Belgica'01"
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 1999 Insect in Amber on mineral stamps of Central African Republic 1999 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2001
23.12.2002 "Scouts and Dinosaurs" 25.04.2012 "Dinosaurs"
25.03.2013 "Fossils of prehistoric animals"
10.06.2013 "Prehistoric man"
Scouts and Dinosaurs on stamps of Central African Republic 2002 Dinosaurs on stamps of Central African Republic 2012 Prehistoric humans, prehistoric animals and their fossils on stamps of Central African Republic 2013
20.05.2014 "Dinosaurs"
20.07.2014 "The prehistoric fish"
15.12.2014 "Aquatic Prehistoric Animals"
25.06.2015 "Dinosaurs"
12.10.2015 "Jurassic Aquatic Reptiles"
10.11.2015 "Stamps on Stamps"
15.12. 2015 "Cave Paintings"
15.12. 2015 "Fossils and Dinosaurs"
18.07.2016 "Dinosaurs and Minerals"
18.07.2016 "Shells and Fossils"
21.11.2016 "Prehistoric Aquatic Animals"
19.12.2016 "Dinosaurs"
Dinosaurs and prehistoric marine animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2014 Prehistoric animals and fossils on stamps of Central African Republic 2015 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2016
16.01.2017 "Prehistoric marine animals"
16.01.2017 "Dinosaurs"
23.10.2017 "Dinosaurs"
20.11.2017 "Extinct species"
20.12.2017 "Fossils"
16.01.2018 "Prehistoric marine animals"
17.07.2018 "Dinosaurs"
20.12.2018 "Dinosaurs"
20.12.2018 "Tyrannosaurus Rex"
16.01.2019 "Dinosaurs"
20.06.2019 "Prehistoric water animals"
20.06.2019 "Shells and Fossils"
22.08.2019 "Extinct animals"
21.10.2019 "Dinosaurs"
Fossils, Dinosaurs, Prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2017 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2018 Dinosaurs, Prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2019
27.01.2020 "Dinosaurs"
27.04.2020 "Fossils"
22.06.2020 "Extinct Mammals"
24.07.2020 "Flying dinosaurs" [3]
24.07.2020 "Flying dinosaurs" [3]
24.07.2020 "Meteorites"
24.07.2020 "Dinosaurs"
30.11.2020 "Dinosaurs"
30.11.2020 "150th anniversary of the American Museum of Natural History"
29.01.2021 "Flying dinosaurs" [3]
29.01.2021 "Extinct fishes"
31.03.2021 "Fossils"
Dinosaurs, Prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2020 Dinosaurs, Prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2021 MICHEL Dinos - whole world catalog - contain technical details and prices of stamps with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

Notes:
[1] Issued as a Block and Sheets
[2] Insect in amber is depicted on one of the stamps
[3] "Flying dinosaurs" is not a correct term to apply to the animals shown on these stamps. The animals pictured are pterosaurs. Pterosaurs are a group of flying reptiles in the Archosauria. Reptiles in the archosaurs include crocodiles, dinosaurs, and pterosaurs.



Other stamps to consider: amber, cave painting

.2017 "Minerals" [NO1] 24.07.2020 "80th anniversary of the discovery of cave paintings in Lascaux, France"
Amber on mineral post stamps of Central African Republic 2017 Prehistoric animals on paintig of Lascaux cave on post stamps of Central African Republic 2020

Notes:
[O1] Amber on margin of the Mini Sheet
Amber on mneral stamp of Central African Republic 2017


Official postmarks of Central African Republic related to Paleontology: dinosaurs

Legend is here
28.04.1996 "Dinosaur Eggs" [FDC]
sauropod dinosaur on postmark of Centrla African Republic 1996



References:
  •   [R1] Central African Republic: Wikipedia, WikiTravel, FlagCounter.
  •   [R2] Postal History and Philately of Central African Republic: Wikipedia,
              Links to official website of Post Authority, stamp catalog and list of new stamps of Central African Republic are here.


Acknowledgements:
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.


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