Monday, October 27, 2008

Niger (1999)

Date of issue: december 12th, 1999
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 2/20

Common name written on this stamp "scorpion empereur" (emperor scorpion). This series is also available as imperforated.

The spider stamp of this series has to be one of the most horrible art work I ever seen! That sheet shows animals sent on space programs. Spiders in space... the last frontier! For more information on animals sent in space, click HERE

Michel #: 1719
Yvert #: 1411
order: Scorpiones
family: Scorpionidae
Pandinus imperator (C. L. Koch, 1841)

Michel #: 1728
Scott #: 1035d
order: Araneae

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