Portugal 2009 Charles Darwin and Flora and Fauna

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 12th February 2009
  • six values in sheets, one value with sponsored label, and a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: José Brandão and Elisabete Rolo (Atelier B2)
  • Printed by: Cartor, France
  • Print Process: lithography
  • stamp format height 30½mm x width 40mm. Miniature sheet format height 95mm x width 125mm
  • Perforations: 12.75 x 11.75 with cross cut-outs on vertical sides. Miniature sheet 11.75 x 12.75, cut-outs on horiz. sides

All the stamp designs bear a portrait of the Darwin in 1840 by George Richmond, and his signature, plus a drawing of flora and fauna (after George Beccaloni)

0.32€ ~ pair of Galapagos large ground finches, Geospiza magnirostris
0.32€ ~ Galapagos marine iguana
0.68€ ~ orchids
0.68€ ~ machaco (diana) monkey
0.80€ ~ duck-billed platypus
0.80€ ~ fossilised shells and skull of capybara (giant rodent)
Miniature sheet 2.50€ ~ coloured portrait of the young Darwin, pair of European stonechats, Saxicola rubicola
Border: watercolour of 1833 by Conrad Martens, 1801-1878 Beagle in the Murray Straits (in Tierra del Fuego)

sheet stamps

sheets of 50 stamps (single design)


sheet stamp with label

sheets of 20 stamps plus 20 labels

0.32€ + label

125th anniversary of Lisbon Zoological Gardens

Miniature Sheet

Miniature sheet €2.50