Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Equatorial Guinea
officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country
located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometers.
Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name
evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea.
Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish
is an official language.
As of 2015, the country has an estimated population of over 1.2 million.
Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of
This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus
five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent.
The first stamps were issued by Equatorial Guinea right after it gained independence.
For some time after independence many colorful topical stamps were issued,
more to attract overseas stamp collectors than for domestic use.
From 1979 all stamps are designed and printed by the Spanish FNMT,
Since then a decent stamp issuing policy was adopted with a moderate number of issues per year.
Official stamps of Equatorial Guinea related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
|13.09.1978 "Prehistoric Animals"
||xx.xx.1994 "Prehistoric Fauna"
||xx.03.2001 "Prehistoric Fauna"
- [R1] Equatorial Guinea:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Equatorial Guinea:
Links to official website of Post Authority, stamp catalog and list of new stamps of Equatorial Guinea
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.