The Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)

Dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and prehistoric human on stamps of the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)

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The Republic of the Congo, also known as the Congo Republic, or Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by five countries: Gabon to the west; Cameroon to the northwest; the Central African Republic to the northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east and south; and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to the southwest.

The region was dominated by Bantu-speaking tribes, who built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. Congo-Brazzaville was formerly part of the French colony of Equatorial Africa. Upon independence in 1960, the former colony of French Congo became the Republic of the Congo. The People's Republic of the Congo was a Marxist–Leninist one-party state from 1970 to 1991. Multi-party elections have been held since 1992, although a democratically elected government was ousted in the 1997 Republic of the Congo Civil War and President Denis Sassou Nguesso has ruled for 26 of the past 36 years.
The political stability and development of hydrocarbon production made Republic of the Congo the fourth largest oil producer in the Gulf of Guinea and provided the country with a relative prosperity despite the poor state of its infrastructure and public services and an unequal distribution of oil revenues. [R1]

According to Michel catalogue the first stamp of Congo-Brazzaville issued on 28.11.1959 in order to commemorate 1 year of independence. [R2]


Official stamps of People's Republic of the Congo related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

20.07.1970 "Prehistoric animals" 15.10.1975 "Prehistoric animals"
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Comor islands 1970 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Comor islands 1975



Official stamps of Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

20.08.1993 "Prehistoric animals" 20.06.1994 "Elephants evolution" xx.xx.1998 overprint with "AUTORISE" [1]
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Republic of Congo 1993 Prehistoric elephants on stamps of Republic of Congo 1994 Overprinted stamps of Pteranodon an Tyrannosaurus rex from stamps set of  Republic of Congo 1993
13.07.1999 "Dinosaurs" 10.11.1999 "Prehistoric animals" 17.07.2000 "Scientists" [2]
Dinosaurs on stamps of Republic of Congo 1999 Dinosaurs on stamps of Republic of Congo 1999 Australopithecus boisei is on the margin of the Mini Sheet of Republic of Congo 2000
20.06.2003 "Prehistoric and Recent Proboscidea"
Prehistoric and recent Proboscidea on stamps of Republic of Congo 2003 Michel "Dinos - whole world" catalog 2019. Approx. 2500 colour illustrations 
					    and about 20 000 price quotations at approx. 328 paperback pages with Novelties up to 
						MICHEL Rundschau 1/2019 have been catalogued in this edition

Notes:
[1] Two stamps of the set from 1993 overprinted with "AUTORISE" text. According to stampedout website "The late nineteen nineties were chaotic times in the Congo. Rebels / warlords took control over parts of the country, and seized significant quantities of valid stamps. To prevent these from being sold or used, the central government had their stock of stamps overprinted, and declared stamps without overprint invalid."

[2] Skull of Australopithecus boisei is on the margin, in the top-left corner



Commemorative postmarks of Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

Legend is here
20.08.1993 "Prehistoric animals" [FDC] 20.06.1994 "Prehistoric elephants" [FDC] 10.11.1999 "Prehistoric animals" [FDC]
Pterodactyl on postmark of FDC of Republic of Congo 1993 Deinotherium on postmark of FDC of Republic of Congo 1994 Dinosaur on postmark of FDC of Republic of Congo 1999



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