01 April 2009

New Stamp on Darwin By Ireland..

Date of Issue - 20 March 2009

Hi ! Here is the recent stamp issued on Charles Darwin, the greatest naturalist of all time. His Bicentenary is being celebrated this year. 200 years ago on 12 February, 1809, Charles Darwin was born. Charles Darwin caused a revolution in how we see the world when he published his theory of natural selection in his book "On the Origin of the Species" in 1859. To celebrate the bicentenary of his birth Irish Stamps has issued an 82c stamp. The stamp features a pen and ink drawing of Charles Darwin by Henry Furniss. The first day cover features the Tree of Life Sketch from Charles Darwin's Transmutation Notebook 'B'. Here is the nice stamp. It's a philatelic tribute to the great naturalist.This is all for today ! ...Till Next Post.....Have a Nice Time !

Charles Darwin
Darwin was born in Shropshire, England. Having initially followed in his father's footsteps studying medicine, Darwin later transferred to Cambridge to pursue a liberal arts education. He became fascinated by natural history and botany. In 1831, his botanist friend and mentor John Stevens Henslow gave him a chance to join an expedition to South America aboard the HMS Beagle.

Darwin's discovery that mockingbirds on the Galápagos Islands were distinct from those in Chile and from island to island - was the turning point in his life. In 1859, his ideas about evolution were published in a controversial book, On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection. Charles Darwin died in Kent in 1882.
Courtesy - An Post (Ireland)

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