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Posted 07/14/2011   7:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add eilasheppard to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I did a search on here to find reptile stamps, but didn't find too much on the thread. Anyone have stamps with snakes, reptiles or arachnids on them? I'd love to see a few. Thanks!
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Posted 07/14/2011   7:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Indian State of Gwalior never showed snakes on its stamps, but it did on its postal stationary envelopes



postcards



and even many of its postmarks



and Registration labels



It all harks back to the legend that the founder of the ruling house of Gwalior was abandoned in the middle of a field in the hot Indian sun as a baby. Two cobras, recognising the child's future greatness, sat beside the baby and spread their hoods to shield it, until it was rescued.
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Posted 07/14/2011   8:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting trivia/legend, Tony.

Cool,
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Posted 07/14/2011   8:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eilasheppard to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very neat :) Thank you for sharing :)
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Posted 07/14/2011   9:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am a reptile.

Here is a link to turtles on stamps:

http://goscf.com/t/3942#3942
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Posted 07/15/2011   09:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
eilasheppard - There is an old reptiles/amphibians/dinosaurs thread here: http://goscf.com/t/23

However, there are only a dozen or so reptile stamps posted on that thread, so here is an image of one of my best reptile stamps, just for you.

- nethryk

PS @ tonymacg - Very nice covers & story! Thanks for sharing.

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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Edited by nethryk - 07/15/2011 09:14 am
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Posted 07/15/2011   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eilasheppard to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much for sharing :) In my spare time I stamp & volunteer at a reptile zoo, I'm happy to see I can combine the passions :) And BeeSee, you are a reptile? :P How does that work? :D
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Posted 07/21/2011   9:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
eilasheppard - You're welcome.

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.

- nethryk





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Posted 07/22/2011   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wadmalatz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Romania 1965 complete set








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Posted 08/13/2011   09:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Smooth snake, designed by Swedish artist Staffan Ullström (1949- ), printed by offset, and issued by Åland Islands in 2002, Scott No. 193, Facit No. 199.

- nethryk

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Posted 02/11/2012   11:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an image of a stamp depicting a common chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon), designed and engraved by Pierre Béquet, and issued by Mauritania on July 6, 1963, Scott No. 145, SG No. 176.

- nethryk

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Posted 02/11/2012   12:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mrprgrmr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As 'gators go, this one is pretty friendly looking.

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Posted 02/11/2012   12:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is one from Austria. They must have them in a Zoo


2007






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Edited by fifia - 02/11/2012 12:44 pm
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Posted 02/12/2012   04:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add carebear to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's my Solomon Islands skinks



These were issued in 2005. Usually i'm not fond of reptiles but I think these are quite cute.
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Posted 02/12/2012   9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stamps, carebear...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh...


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Posted 02/19/2012   02:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Malaysia Reptiles set from 2005 -

Dumeril's Monitor & Black Roughneck Monitor, both found in Southeast Asia.





(left)Giant Forest Dragon or Great Anglehead Lizard, found in Malaysia & western Indonesia.
(right) Saltwater Crocodile aka Estuarine or Indo-Pacific Crocodile, found in northern Australia, through Southeast Asia to eastern India.

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