Commemorative Stamps | March 11th, 2009

The British Royal Mail is celebrating Darwin200 with ten specially designed stamps. Issued on the same day as the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birthday, the ten stamps celebrate Darwin and the areas of his study which inspired his ideas on evolution – zoology, botany, geology, ornithology and anthropology. There are six unique ‘jigsaw’ shape stamps which symbolise how his studies of different disciplines came together to form new ideas on evolution. In addition Royal Mail has produced a special sheet comprising four stamps illustrating the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands that includes the Flightless Cormorant, Giant Tortoise, Floreana Mockingbird and Marine Iguana.