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giovedì 12 febbraio 2009

Buon compleanno Darwin

London, UK, Feb. 5—Royal Mail will issue a set of Charles Darwin stamps to commemorate this year's Darwin Day in the UK. 2009 marks the bicentennial anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, On The Origin of Species.
Some of the first-class stamps show a portrait of Darwin, while others feature different areas of study including zoology, ornithology, geology, botany, and anthropology.
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London, UK, Feb. 5—Royal Mail will issue a set of Charles Darwin stamps to commemorate this year's Darwin Day in the UK. 2009 marks the bicentennial anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, On The Origin of Species.
Some of the first-class stamps show a portrait of Darwin, while others feature different areas of study including zoology, ornithology, geology, botany, and anthropology.

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The stamps are designed like a jigsaw puzzle—each one interlocks with the bordering stamps—celebrating how the different areas of Darwin's studies contributed to his theory of evolution.
The four stamps on the miniature sheet feature the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands that Darwin encountered during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. The sheet's background is the hydrographic map produced during the Beagle's voyage.
A first-day cover, presentation pack, and prestige stamp book will accompany the stamps. The cover features Darwin's Tree of Life with an explanation written by the recently deceased poet and author Dorothy Porter. In the presentation pack, Porter discusses Darwin's life and influences. The prestige stamp book was written by journalist and historian Eugene Byrne, and contains insights into Darwin's life and theories.
Royal Mail is also releasing a "Theory of Evolution" commemorative coin in collaboration with Royal Mint. The coin features a profile image of Darwin facing an ape. The edge is inscribed with the words: "On the Origin of Species 1859."
The stamps can be purchased at Royal Mail.