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Posted 07/08/2012   10:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add nethryk to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Let's see images of your stamps depicting great apes (i.e., gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees). But please, no monkeying around! Lesser primates may use the tradesman's entrance.

- nethryk

Here are images of three stamps to get this thread started:

Gorilla, designed and engraved by Gilbert Aufschneider, and issued by Gabon on July 15, 1964, Scott No. 173, SG No. .


Young orangutan, engraved and printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., Ltd., and issued for use in Sarawak on October 1, 1957, Scott No. 198, SG No. 189.


Chimpanzee, official overprinted stamp engraved and printed by Perkins Bacon & Co., and issued by Liberia in 1906, Scott No. O48, SG No. O57.
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Posted 07/08/2012   11:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, Lets hear it for the apes ! I found this one without much trouble should have used a card to center it better !!

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Posted 07/08/2012   9:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great topic nethryk, a good challenge! I don't think I have anything in this topic at the moment.
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Posted 07/08/2012   10:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



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And what about you?
Do you want your photo taken, for this thread?.........


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Edited by rod222 - 07/08/2012 10:17 pm
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Posted 07/08/2012   10:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add new12collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

A very tiny self portrait of me on a personalized stamp from the Internet.
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Posted 07/08/2012   11:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


You look very much like a distant cousin of mine,
a very distant cousin :)

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Posted 07/08/2012   11:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Can we include all primates?
If so...

North Vietnam : 1976 : 20Xu

Rhesus Macaque.



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Edited by rod222 - 07/09/2012 12:00 am
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Posted 07/09/2012   06:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent examples, everyone. Thanks!

rod222 - Although I specifically requested no monkey business, upon further reflection I suppose that we might as well include other primates, as otherwise I suspect this thread will probably be quite short.

Here is an image of a stamp depicting a distinguished-looking chimpanzee, designed and engraved by Georges Bétemps, and issued for use in French West Africa on May 2, 1955 to promote the protection of wildlife, Scott No. 62, SG No. 70.

- nethryk

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Posted 07/27/2012   07:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Guinea baboons (Papio papio), designed and engraved by Claude Hertenberger, and issued by Mauritania on July 6, 1963, Scott No. 137.

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Posted 08/27/2012   09:23 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 king colobus (Colobus polykomos), also known as the western black-and-white colobus, designed and engraved by Jacques Combet, and issued by Ivory Coast on September 14, 1963 to publicize the Réserve de Bouna (which is now called the Comoé National Park), Scott No. 210.

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Posted 09/01/2012   9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cobie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I collect stamps with monkeys and apes on them - that is, with real primate species depicted, not cartoon or circus monkeys. It often surprises fellow stamp collectors that the number of stamps with primates on them is fast approaching 2000; the first stamps is a 1906 stamp from Liberia (SG226) with a chimpanzee on it (shown modified in an earlier post, above). There has been an upsurge in numbers with many countries now issuing Chines Year of the Monkey stamps (next Year of the Monkey, 2016) and also many issues dealing with endangered species. In an analysis of species depeicted, the latter also shows in a trend away from the most frequently depicted species until the end of the last centuries (chimpanzees and gorillas) to other species, lesser known, and even endangered subspecies. If someone else collects monkeys, I would like to hear from them! I have catalogued my entire collection which I think is fairly comprehensive but as we all know, there's always another one. I also collect FDCs and maxicards, and to make the albums more interesting, have added some old postcards (eg, from Gibraltar, with monkeys) and phonecards. I do not collect errors but if I can afford them, add some proof sheets or presentation packs. Anyone there? I'll try and upload one of the newer issues, from Peru, 2011, with rarer species and subspecies. This is my first post so don't laugh.... happy collecting, Cobie

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Posted 09/01/2012   11:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yarina to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting souvenir sheet. I was born and grew up on the Ucayali River which joins the Maranon at Nauta, Peru to form the Amazon. Had a couple of pet monkeys while I was young. I don't mean to horrify you when I say that wild monkey is good eating when your protean mostly comes from fish out of the Ucayali.
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Posted 09/02/2012   01:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Cobi, welcome!

beautiful sheet, thanks for posting.

Just to let you know, a member on Stamp Community needs 50 posts to be able to send or recive emails through the system.

I don't collect primates on stamps but they are fascinating. Nice info from you, thank you.
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Posted 09/02/2012   06:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
cobie - Welcome to SCF! I had no idea that so many stamps depicting primates have been issued. Does that number include lemurs? There are images of some lemur stamps in the SCF small animals thread.

yarina - Your childhood sounds fascinating. What does monkey meat taste like? Please don't say "just like chicken."

Here are images of a couple of stamps depicting primates, a mountain gorilla and a black-and-white colobus monkey, designed by Belgian artist Jean Van Noten (1903-1982), printed by photogravure (Courvoisier S.A.), and issued for use in Ruanda-Urundi on October 15, 1959, Scott Nos. 137 & 139, SG Nos. 192 & 194.

- nethryk

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Posted 09/02/2012   8:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cobie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello everyone: Thank you for your replies and words of welcome to the group - Yarina, your background is fascinating. Monkeys are often part of the diet and I have no problem with that where, as you say, a monkey (especially the larger species) provide essential protein to local inhabitants and landowners. Where it becomes a problem is when hunting for bushmeat as a profitable business threatens the very survival of the "golden goose" species. All the same, I would not blame a poor person for killing and selling bushmeat of a rare species if otherwsie his family would perish; rather, rich people who smuggle this meat into their Western world as a luxury. But that is another story, and not for this forum.

In answer to another qustion: yes, my collection includes lemurs, everything from tarsiers up the evolutionary tree. I got into monkey collecting though an interest in primates developed though my work as a medical researcher, trying to learn more about them so as to provide them with the best of care in captivity according to their natural behaviours and needs. I started collecting books and a collection of monkey figurines and statuettes, trying to bring one back from any country I visited. Then one day my parents gave me a sheetlet from Equatorial Guinea (1975), with 16 different monkey species illustrated (pciture follows) and that was the start. Rather a slow one since I had moved to Australia and dealers there had few topical stamps, mostly Commonwealth and of course Australia so for me, as I am sure for many, the development of the internet and eBay and other sites was a gift! Love to hear more from you all - even if I cannot contact anyone through this forum by e-mail post you interest in monkey stamps here, love to learn more. Cobie
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Posted 09/02/2012   8:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cobie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello again:

Here is the issue that got me started:



and to fit in with the original "Ape" brief, a 2000 issue from Liberia:




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