Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Lesser Antilles island arc, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands, which lie at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean. The country is also known simply as Saint Vincent. Its 389 km2 territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. Most of Saint Vincent lies within the Hurricane Belt. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a densely populated country (over 300 inhabitants/km2) with approximately 102,000 inhabitants. Its capital is Kingstown, also its main port. [R1]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a British colony in the Windward Islands has produced stamps since 8 May 1861. The stamps featured either the British monarch’s head on them or ER and crown until around 1970. The stamps were printed with just St. Vincent until 1992 when it became St. Vincent and the Grenadines. [R2]

Since around 1988, the country has been a client of the Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation which produce enormous amount stamps on behalf the country on every popular topic.
Since 1984, major islands produce their own stamps.
Bequia and Union islands issued some stamps of prehistoric animals.

Bequia is the second largest island in the Grenadines at 7 square miles (18 km2). It is part of the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and is approximately 15 kilometers from the nation's capital, Kingstown, on the main island, Saint Vincent. Bequia means "island of the clouds" in the ancient Arawak. The island's name was also 'Becouya' as part of the Granadilles. The island's unofficial anthem is considered to be 'Only in Bequia' by island native Raphael "Socony" Holder. [R3]

Union Island is part of the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It lies about 200 km West South West of Barbados and is within view of the islands of Carriacou and the mainland of Grenada, which lie directly south. Clifton and Ashton are the two principal towns. The island is home to just under 3,000 residents. The official language is English, but French and German are spoken by some merchants in Clifton as well. The island has an international airport which has domestic flights to Saint Vincent and some of the Grenadines and international flights to Barbados, Carriacou, Grenada and Martinique. [R4]


Official stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

Stamps on the gray background are not recommended
18.02.1994 "Dinosaurs: Hong Kong'94 exhibition" 20.04.1994 "Dinosaurs" 01.03.1999 "Prehistoric animals"
Dinosaurs on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1994 Dinosaurs on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1994 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1999
15.10.2001 "Dinosaurs" 05.11.2003 "Dinosaurs" 07.06.2005 "EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN"
Dinosaurs on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2001 Dinosaurs on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2003 Mammoth on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2005



Official stamps of Bequia island related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

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01.09.2005 "Dinosaurs" 05.12.2012 "Dinosaurs"
Dinosaurs on stamps of Bequia island and the Grenadines 2005 Dinosaurs on stamps of Bequia island and the Grenadines 2012



Official stamps of Union island related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

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14.10.2014 "Dinosaurs"
Dinosaurs on stamps of Union island and the Grenadines 2014



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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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