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|19.04.1982 "Charles Darwin" ||16.11.2006 "Anniversaries" |
 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:
One of the sets looks a bit different from other three.
Old Darwin on a back of elephant depicting 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.
 Two stamps of the set, with face value of 25p,
are dedicated to Charles Darwin
|22.09.1986 "Explorers" [A1]||01.03.1988 "Australia Bicentennial" [A2]||24.05.2001 "500th anniversary of discovery of St. Helena" [A2]|
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