Sunday, April 25, 2021

Comoros Islands (2010)

Date of issue: 2010
Name of issue: Les araignées de la région de l'océan Indien
                          (Spiders of the Indian ocean region)
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 5/125

Every stamp of this series contains two spiders. The first family and species name corresponds to the spider in the back and the other to the spider in the front.

For tarantula enthusiasts, this series contains the only Poecilotheria sp. stamp that I know of.

This series is ridiculously huge, there are 50 souvenir sheets in total, 25 containing one stamp and 25 with four stamps. So 25 themes (or subjects) in total. Because of budget constraints, I decided not to get them all.

I am not sure how many times this series has been reprinted. It is very confusing and I have lost track of the time line. There are some paler sheets, variance in perforation, different deluxe sheets, it is a real mess.

Michel #: 2677
Yvert #: 1971
order: Araneae
family: Theridiidae & Lycosidae
Argyrodes sp. & Pardosa sp.

Michel #: 2678
Yvert #: 1972
order: Araneae
family: Miturgidae & Mimetidae
Cheiracanthium sp. & Mimetidae sp.

Michel #: 2679
Yvert #: 1973
order: Araneae
family: Salticidae & Theraphosidae
Salticidae sp. & Poecilotheria sp.

Michel #: 2680
Yvert #: 1974
order: Araneae
family: Sparassidae & Agelenidae
Heteropoda sp. &
*Tegenaria domestica (Clerck, 1757)
*Tegeneria domestica (on stamp)

Michel #: B571
Yvert #: BF267
order: Araneae
family: Ctezinidae & Actinopodidae
Ctenizidae sp. & Missulena sp.


Deluxe individual stamps variant A:

Souvenir sheets:

imperforated dark

imperforated pale

reprint perforation variant


imperforated dark

imperforated pale

Deluxe sheets variant A:

Deluxe sheets imperforated:

Deluxe sheet variant B:

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