North Macedonia

Fossils and reconstructions of prehistoric animals, Natural History Museum, Charles Darwin on stamps and postmarks of North Macedonia

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Macedonia, officially the Republic of North Macedonia, is a country in the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in September 1991.
North Macedonia is a landlocked country bordering Kosovo to the northwest, Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west.
This small county has a population of about 2.08 million.
Macedonia became a member of the United Nations in April 1993, but as a result of a dispute with Greece over the name "Macedonia", it was admitted under the provisional description "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (abbreviated as "FYR Macedonia" or "FYROM").
In June 2018, Macedonia and Greece resolved the dispute with an agreement that the country would rename itself "Republic of North Macedonia". This renaming came into effect in February 2019. [R1]

The first stamps of the Republic of Macedonia were issued in 1992.
Since 2019, stamps are inscribed "Republic of North Macedonia". [R2]

Official stamps of Macedonia related to Paleontology: fossils and reconstruction of prehistoric animals, Charles Darwin

17.09.1998 "Fossils" [1] 17.05.2009 "Famous persons 200th anniversary of birth of Charles Darwin and Louis Braille" [2]
Fossils on stamp of Macedonia 1998 Charles Darwin on stamp of Macedonia 2009

[1] Issued in Mini-Sheets of 8 stamps and 1 label in the middle.

[2] Year 2009 was both the 200th Anniversary or bicentenary of the birth of the greatest naturalist in history, Charles Robert Darwin, and the 150th Anniversary of the publication of his most famous work "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection".
Many postal authorities around the world issued stamps depicting Charles Darwin. All of these can be seen on the Darwin 200th anniversary page.

Other stamps to consider: Carl Linnei

20.06.2007 "300th anniversary of birth Carl Linnei" [A1]
Carl Linnei on stamp of Macedonia 2007

[A1] Carl Linnei or Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature used in all biology-related sciences, including paleontology. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology.

Commemorative postmarks of North Macedonia related to Paleontology: fossil and reconstruction of prehistoric animals, Charles Darwin

Legend is here
17.09.1998 "Fossils" [FDC] 17.05.2009 "200th anniversary of Charles Darwin" [FDC]
Fossils of prehistoric animals on postmark of Macedonia 1998 Charles Darwin on postmark of Macedonia 2009

Other postmarks of Macedonia to consider: Natural History Museum, Carl Linnei

Legend is here
26.10.2001 "Museum of Natural History of the Republic of North Macedonia" [Sp] 20.06.2007 "300th anniversary of Carl Linnei" [FDC] [A1]
Museum of Natural History of the Republic of North Macedonia on postmark of Macedonia 2001 Carl Linnei on postmark of Macedonia 2007

  •   [R1] North Macedonia: Wikipedia, WikiTravel, FlagCounter.
  •   [R2] Postal History and Philately of North Macedonia: Wikipedia,
              Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of North Macedonia are here

Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for the draft page review and his valuable comments.

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