Animal Stamp of Gabon

In Gabon, most of a country at the same size as Japan are covered in a dense forest in a country right on the equator. It became a French protectorate in 1842 and became a part of French Equatorial Africa in 1910. It became self-government Republic in a French community in 1958 and achieved independence in 1960. In an oil-producing country, It is blessed with mining production resources such as uranium, manganese and produce wood.
Five kinds of birds stamps were issued for 1961-64 years by this Gabon.
Four kinds of stamps on which it drew an African representative animal for protection were published in 1996 year. The animal of the African special product is drawn for the habits, and it is the one of the favorite stamps.

Republic of Gabon
1961.5.30,1963-64 Bird Stamp
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide
Melichneutes robustus
Johanna's Sunbird
Cinnyris johannae
Melittephagus mulleri
Crowned Eagle
Stephanoaetus coronatus
Narina Trogon
Apaloderma narina

1996.6.5 Animal Protection Stamp
Allen's Galago
Galago alleni
Perodicticus potto
Orycteropus afer
Giant Pangolin
Manis gigantea

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