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Come and show some of your favourite reptile stamps and covers.

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Hey Stamper,

Nice stamps, Maggie will enjoy seeing these 8)

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Do dinosaurs count?

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Stamper and Iomoon,

Nice stamps and yes, I guess dinosaurs count for reptiles.

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Yep, definitely reptiles.

"Dinosaur" = "Terrible Lizard"

And lizards are definitely reptiles. :idea:

So are politicians, but that's not quite the same thing :twisted:

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I know cattle in herds and birds come in flocks, what do reptiles come in?????

Anyway, here are a few from New Zealand...

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It seems that reptiles are largely solitary.
The only grouping I can find is a "bale" of turtles.

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Some reptiles from PNG......

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iomoon wrote:
It seems that reptiles are largely solitary.
The only grouping I can find is a "bale" of turtles.
Sounds messy :shock:
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You are soooo right about the messy bit
I see it is called a Mess of iguanas

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I've seen plenty of rattlesnakes in my time, but never one doing the rhumba!
How about a hula of coral snakes
A waltz of cottonmouths
A break dance of copperheads
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Stamper,

That's an interesting post up there.

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Prehistoric fauna on miniature sheet of Gabon

Consisting of, from top left

Tyrannosaurus rex of the Tyrannosauridae a Therapod (beast foot).

Apatosaurus or Brontosaurus of the Diplodocidae

Dimorphodon a pterosaurian flying reptile

Stegasaurus of the Stegasauridae - an ornithiscian dinosaur

Archaeopteryx a bird

Protoceratops of the Ceratopsidae, the horned dinosaurs

Ichthyosaur of the Diapsida reptiles

Phobosuchus - "terrible crocodile" a marine reptile

Deltoptychius a cartilaginous fish

Parasaurolophus a Hadrosaur

Scapanorhynchus a member of the shark family

Spathobathis another cartilaginous fish

Plesiosaurus another Diapsidan reptile

Cladoselacho a misspelling of Cladoselache, another extinct shark-like fish

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12 stamps in all, that's really something. Great way to teach people about dinosaurs and prehistoric animals. These would look great on envelopes.

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The Plesiosaur Elasmosaurus.

Probably more properly classed as a reptile of the Diapsida clade.

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Not stamps but Postmarks for Coalinga Horned Toad Derby, The Horned Toad being a Lizard.

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Gwalior State, in India, didn't use them on its stamps, but it did feature pairs of cobras on its postal stationery

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and even in some of its postmarks and registration cachets

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Desert Monitor (Varanus griseus), designed and engraved by Jacques Combet, and issued for use in French Somali Coast on May 8, 1967, Scott No. 309.

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Grass snake (Natrix natrix), designed by Liechtensteiner graphic artist Louis Jaeger (aka Jäger), printed by photogravure, and issued by Liechtenstein on December 6, 1973, Scott No. 540. Despite its nonvenomous subject, this stamp reminds me of the sinuous adder (Vipera berus) in the memorable titles sequence for the superb 1976 BBC Television series I, Claudius, adapted from the novels of Robert Graves.

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Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), definitive stamp engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd., and issued (probably CTO) in 1897 for use in North Borneo, Scott No. 86, SG No. 106. Never smile at a...well, you know.

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An annoyed Caspian cobra (Naja oxiana), printed by photogravure, and issued by Turkmenistan on August 9, 1992, Scott No. 30. Stand back!

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Savannah monitor (Varanus exanthematicus), designed and engraved by Georges Bétemps, and issued for use in French Equatorial Africa on May 2, 1955, Scott No. 188.

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This is my first postage stamps! Back in 1967 I gave them to his father and philately has become my passion for life. Now look at these stamps and see what they are in terrible condition. But in childhood Do we think that they have a financial value for money? No, it was important that the stamps you have! and it is important to have all the teeth or not, slaked or mint - the main thing it is!
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Kol4ak - Nice stamps, but your definition of "reptiles" seems to be exceedingly broad. :?:

Here is an image of a stamp depicting a Reunion chameleon (Chamaeleo pardalis), designed by French artist Pierrette Lambert, printed by photogravure, and issued by France on November 6, 1971, Scott No. 1321.

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nethrik, Yeah, maybe you're right. In my understanding, "reptile" is and prehistoric animals. who lived on Earth millions of years ago. But the theme itself and the brand is very interesting. [/list]

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Balkan Wall Lizard (Lacerta taurica, but also Podarcis tauricus), designed by Aida Tasgian Constantinescu, printed by photogravure, and issued by Romania on February 25, 1965 as one of a set of ten reptiles stamps, Scott No. 1720.

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The Brazilian Expeditionary Force (BEF) was a force of about 25,700 men and women organized and sent to fight alongside the Allied forces in the Mediterranean Theater of World War II. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the shoulder sleeve insignia of the BEF, printed by lithogravure, and issued by Brazil on July 18, 1945 to honor the BEF, Scott No. 636. Historical note: When Brazil entered the war in 1942, this unusual insignia was allegedly adopted by the BEF because previously it had been a common saying in Brazil that "a snake was more likely to smoke than Brazil was to enter the war!"

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Image1983(2 february) australia animal definitive issues.Lace monitor lizard. :)
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Iguana, engraved and printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., and issued for use in Cayman Islands on November 28, 1962, Scott No. 162.

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Here is an image of an airmail stamp depicting a Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra), printed by photogravure (Staatsdruckerei Wien), and issued by Ecuador for the province of Galápagos Islands on July 19, 1957, Scott No. LC3.

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nethryk wrote:Here is an image of an airmail stamp depicting a Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra), printed by photogravure (Staatsdruckerei Wien), and issued by Ecuador for the province of Galápagos Islands on July 19, 1957, Scott No. LC3.

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Vietnam: a series of prehistoric animals
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pookie9121 - Thanks!

Here is an image of a stamp depicting a Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer), printed by lithography, and issued by Cuba on December 14, 1981, Scott No. 2462.

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Year of the Snake bas-relief, designed by Lee Keun-moon, printed by photogravure, and issued by (South) Korea on December 1, 1976, Scott No. 1050.

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Roman's saw-scaled viper (Echis leucogaster), airmail stamp printed by lithography, and issued by Burkina Faso on June 20, 1985, Scott No. 700.

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British first day cover I found in a box of stamps my mum got from work. :)

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Here are images of the four semi-postal (charity) stamps in an indigenous reptiles set, printed by photogravure, and issued by Indonesia on December 20, 1966, Scott Nos. B203-B205.

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Reticulated python (Python reticulatus)
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Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela jubata) Note: The name inscribed on the stamp, Calotes jubatus, is not accepted for scientific identification.
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Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
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Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Note: On the stamp this reptile is erroneously identified as the Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas).
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Kazakhstan reptiles 1994 and Moldavian 2005
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Christmas Is issue of 1981 showing reptiles.

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There are a few reptiles in this "Nature of America" series.
An American crocodile, American alligator and an East Indigo snake
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This nature series also has a couple of reptiles.
Broadhead Skink, a Flatwoods Salamander, an Ornate Chorus Frog (reptile ?) Gopher Tortoise
a Southern Toad, Florida Pine Snake and a Pine Woods Tree Frog. Can you find them all !
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