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The Senegal Bushbaby


The Senegal bush baby (Galago senegalensis) is a small, nocturnal primate, a member of the Galago family (Galagidae). They live in Africa south of the Sahara and nearby islands including Zanzibar.

Here is a group of items shows the Senegal bushbaby:

Issued on March 13, 1998 by the United Nations office in New York:

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Issued on May 5, 2008 by Guinea Bissau:

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Issued on December 12, 1966 by Kenya:

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Issued on December 3, 1979 by Uganda:

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How many times the monkeys came to visit your stamp album?

The Belgian Congo was a Belgian colony in Central Africa from 1908 until independence in 1960. The former colony adopted its present-day name, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 1964

On October 15, 1959 an animal stamp set was issued for use in Belgian Congo. Stamps were designed by the Belgian artist Jean Van Noten:

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Among the 12 stamps, two stamps show primates: the 1F shows Gorilla and the 2F shows Colobus:

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After a long and bloody struggle of the Congolese people, led by Patrice Lumumba, on June 30, 1960, Congo became independent state under the name Republic of the Congo (was changed later). On the same day, several stamp sets of Belgian Congo were overprinted "Congo" including the animal set with the two primate stamps:

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When the Belgian Congo received independence from Belgium on 30 June 1960, it was already wracked by ethnic factionalism and political tension. A coalition of CONAKAT (Confédération des associations tribales du Katanga) politicians and Belgian settlers had made an attempt to issue their own declaration of independence in Katanga. On July 11, 1960, CONAKAT leader Moïse Tshombe established the independent State of Katanga. It was dissolved in 1963 following an invasion by UN Operation in the Congo (ONUC) forces, and reintegrated with the rest of the country as Katanga Province.

During this period, Katanga issued its own stamps and overprinted Congo and Belgian Congo stamps with "Katanga". Among them, the Belgian Congo animal set was overprinted and reissued on September 19, 1960 including the two primate stamps:

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Ruanda-Urundi was a territory in the African Great Lakes region, once part of German East Africa, which was ruled by Belgium between 1922 and 1962. The territory was under Belgian military occupation from 1916 to 1922 and later became a Belgian-controlled Mandate under the League of Nations from 1922 to 1945. After WW II, Ruanda-Urundi became a Trust Territory of the UN under Belgian control. In 1962, the mandate became independent as the two separate countries of Rwanda and Burundi.

On the same day that the animal stamps were issued for Belgian Congo, October 15, 1959, a similar set contains several same designs, was issued for use in Ruanda-Urundi including the two primate stamps:

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Both states, Rwanda and Burundi issued their own stamps starting on July 1, 1962. The first set of stamps of Burundi was the Ruanda-Urundi animal stamps overprinted "Royaume du Burundi" (Kingdom of Burundi) including the two primate stamps:

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In contrary to Burundi, Rwanda issued its own stamps but on June 29, 1964, from unknown reason to me, they reissued the Ruanda-Urundi animal stamps overprinted "Republique Rwandaise" ("Republic of Rwanda") including the two primate stamps:

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In total, six different sets and six times using several same designs including the Gorilla and Colobus stamps. I don't have a lot of covers show usage of these stamps and I try to have one from each entity (especially Katanga which are very rare and expensive). Here is one cover sent from Kinshasa, Congo using Congo stamps and one Belgian Congo overprinted stamp. Arrival postmark on the back:

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Maxicard with the Ruanda-Urundi gorilla stamps shows a photo of Gorilla from Antwerpen Zoo. Maybe Jean Van Noten used it as a model to design the stamp?

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Chinese Year of the Monkey 1980
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To mark the Year of the Monkey 1980, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) issued on December 1, 1979 these stamp and SS:

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This cover was sent from Busan, Korea to UNARCO company in Nigeria on December 1, 1979. The cover franked with twelve copies of the stamp plus three different Korean stamps on the back. It was received in Nigeria on December 13, as an arrival postmark on the back indicated. A blue mark of UNARCO company (although written UMARCO) applied on the back on December 17, 1979:

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On the cover's front, bottom right corner, there is a USA stamp cancelled with postmark from Galveston, Texas on March 20, 1980 (about three months later). I did a quick search and find that UNARCO company is based on Texas. My question is: There is no indication that the cover forwarded to USA (no signs or USA address) so why there is a USA stamp and postmark? appreciate any information:

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The Mongoose Lemur

The mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz) is a small primate in the family Lemuridae, native to Madagascar and the Comoros Islands. They live in family groups and feed primarily on fruit, but also eat leaves, flowers, and nectar, with nectar from the kapok tree making up a large part of their diet during the dry season. They have declined sharply in numbers because of habitat destruction and hunting, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated their conservation status as critically endangered.

Here is a group of items shows the Mongoose Lemur:

Issued by Madagascar on December 9, 1961. Designed and engraved by Jean Pheulpin:

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Color proof assays of this stamp:

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Issued by the Comoros Islands on September 5, 2009:

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Issued by Guinea on March 28, 2001:

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Maxicard shows the Mongoose Lemur affixed with WWF stamp issued by the Comoros Islands om February 18, 1987:

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Mongoose Lemur on 500 Francs banknote issued by the Comoros Islands in 2006:

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The Olive Baboon

The olive baboon (Papio anubis), also called the Anubis baboon, is a member of the family Cercopithecidae (Old World monkeys). The species is the most wide-ranging of all baboons, being found in 25 countries throughout Africa, extending from Mali eastward to Ethiopia and Tanzania. Isolated populations are also present in some mountainous regions of the Sahara. It inhabits savannahs, steppes, and forests. The common name is derived from its coat colour, which is a shade of green-grey at a distance. A variety of communications, vocal and non-vocal, facilitate a complex social structure.

Several African countries issued stamps show the Olive Baboon. Here is a small selection of them:

Issued by Dahomey (Benin) on February 10, 1969. Designed by Pierrette Lambert:

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Issued by Uganda on September 12, 1989:

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Issued by Liberia on April 2, 1997:

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Issued by Rwanda on March 20, 1978:

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Issued by Guinea on March 28, 2001:

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A great design of mother olive baboon with her baby - issued by Uganda on November 19, 1999:

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From a massive hoard of packets sorted by topic I picked up this past weekend from my local stamp club's silent auction. Animals on stamps are up first of course.

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1972 Congo People's Republic - Gorilla - Scott 272


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1959 Ruanda-Urundi - Mountain Gorilla - Scott 141
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Several items depicting maternity among common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes):

Cuba, Evolution of the Chimpanzee, issued on May 15, 1998:

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Brazil, Brazilian Zoos, issued on October 5, 2007:

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Qu'aiti State of Hadhramaut, Prehistoric and present days animals, 1968:

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Equatorial Guinea, African animals, issued on November 6, 1974:

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Cook Islands, Endangered wildlife, issued on April 6, 1992:

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Sierra Leone, Maxicard issued May 19, 1983 as part of WWF set:

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Uganda, Year of the Monkey, 100 Shillings commemorative coin, issued in 2004:

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Distribution of the Orangutan

Although I have tens of stamps show orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) from all over the world, the orangutan is native to only two countries in the world: Indonesia and Malaysia. He lives mainly in the islands of Borneo and Sumatra belongs to these two countries. Here is a selection of stamps issued for use in territories or countries in which the orangutan is native to them:

British protectorate of North Borneo, stamp with overprint issued in 1921:

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Labuan, consisted of small islands close to Borneo, is today a federal territory of Malaysia. In 1848, It became a British crown colony. This is a stamp of North Borneo overprinted Labuan and issued in 1900:

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Sarawak is a state of Malaysia on the island of Borneo. Between 1946-1963, it was a British crown colony. This stamp was issued for use in Sarawak on June 1, 1955:

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Japanese occupation of North Borneo, overprint on North Borneo stamp reads "Imperial Japanese Force - North Borneo", issued on September 30, 1944:

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The first Malaysian orangutan stamp issued on January 4, 1979:

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The first Indonesian orangutan stamp issued on June 1, 1959:

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The only banknote in the world shows orangutan was issued by Indonesia in 1992:

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The Verreaux's sifaka

The Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) also called white sifaka, is a medium-sized primate in one of the lemur families, the Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rainforest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests.

Currently this species is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN, due to logging, slash-and-burn agriculture (especially for corn plantations) and charcoal and fuel wood production. Fires due to deliberate burning to create savannah for feeding cattle, as well as accidental due to the dry nature of the forest are also a major cause of habitat loss in some areas.


Here is a small selection of stamps show the Verreaux's sifaka:

Issued by Madagascar on December 9, 1961. Designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon:

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Issued by Madagascar on December 6, 1963:

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Issued by Madagascar in 1999 (can't find it in the catalogue so I assume it is illegal...the stamp, not the Sifaka):

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Issued by Liberia on February 8, 1999:

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Issued by Maldives Islands on July 20, 1993:

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Madagascar - 1000 Ariary / 5000 Francs - 1995 - P78:
Left to right: Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), Red Ruffed Lemur (Varecia rubra), Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi):

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2004 Chinese Year of the Monkey

Vervet Monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops*), issued by Namibia on January 30, 2004 to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Monkey:

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*Usually, the Latin name of the Vervet is Chlorocebus pygerythrus and of the Green monkey is Cercopithecus aethiops. But some researcher include the two as a same species and call the Vervet also C. aethiops.

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It's nice to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Dresden zoo in Germany by issuing well designed stamps show the primates of the zoo. This set was issued by East Germany on May 27, 1986:

Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus):

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Mantled Guereza (Colobus guereza):

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Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx):

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Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta):

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Two different first day covers sent from DDR to Israel:

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to complete the celebration, a set of maxicards was issued:

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More items about Dresden Zoo you can see here.

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Monkeys in Tashkent Zoo, issued by Uzbekistan on February 12, 2010:

Toque Macaque (Macaca sinica):

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Crab-eating Macaque (Macaca fascicularis):

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Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx):

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Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta):

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On November 30, 1995, Uzbekistan issued a set of 7 stamps shows different animals in Tashkent Zoo. One of them shows the Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta):

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One of the great monkey sets in my collection is the following one issued by Congo Democratic Republic in August 1971. Stamps were designed by the talented Belgian artist Jean Van Noten, who designed many stamps for Congo and other African countries, mainly former Belgian colonies.

Grivet (Chlorocebus aethiops):
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Moustached Guenon (Cercopithecus cephus):
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DeBrazza's monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus):
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Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus):
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Bonobo or Pygmy Chimpanzee(Pan paniscus):
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Mangabeys (Cercocebus sp.):
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Continue from previous post:

Hamlyn's Monkey (Cercopithecus hamlyni):
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Diana Monkey (Cercopithecus diana):
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King Colobus (Colobus polykomos):
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L'Hoest's Monkey (Allochrocebus lhoesti):
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Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), issued by Tanzania on March 30, 1992:

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The Golden Snub-nosed Monkey

The golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) is an Old World monkey in the Colobinae subfamily. It is endemic to a small area in temperate, mountainous forests of central and Southwest China. Of the three species of snub-nosed monkeys in China, the golden snub-nosed monkey is the most widely distributed throughout China.

Golden Snub-nosed monkey, issued by PR China on September 25, 1963:
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One more Golden Snub-nosed monkey was issued by the PRC on February 25, 2000 on a sheet contains 10 animal stamps. Here is part of the sheet with the Golden Snub-nosed monkey on a cover sent from PRC to the Nagorno-Karabach (Artsakh) Republic. Arrival postmark on the back:

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To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, Hong Kong issued on January 4, 2004 this SS contains a very high value gold-embossed stamp shows the Golden Snub-nosed monkey (near a silver-embossed Ram, the former Chinese year):
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Also Gambia "celebrating" the year of the monkey with a sad Golden Snub-nosed monkey on a stamp issued on January 5, 2004 :(
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There are no Chimpanzees living in Cuba and never were. Hence I don't know why Cuba issued a set of stamps shows "The Evolution of the Chimpanzee!!!". Maybe someone in the Cuban philatelic service wanted to teach us a biology lesson. Any way, here is the set issued on May 15, 1998 shows the Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and elements from Chimpanzee's evolution:

Proconsul (Dryopithecus africanus):

Dryopithecus (Proconsul) africanus is an ape which lived from about 23 to 14 millions years ago during the Miocene epoch. It considered a possible ancestor of both apes and humans. The name, Proconsul, was given after the name of a famous chimpanzee in London zoo.
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Skull of Pan troglodytes Blumenbach

Pan is derived from the Greek god of fields, groves, and wooded glens, Pan. Troglodytes is Greek for 'cave-dweller', and was coined by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach in his "Handbuch der Naturgeschichte" (Handbook of Natural History) published in 1779.
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Development of Chimpanzee's palms:
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Chimpanzee's newborn:
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Distribution of the common Chimpanzee:
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The Emperor Tamarin

The Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas. Here is a selection of stamps and items show the Emperor Tamarin:

Emperor Tamarin in zoo of Plock, issued by Poland on September 11, 2007:
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Emperor Tamarin as endangered species of Brazil, issued by Brazil on May 24, 1994:
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The Brazilian stamp was issued for internal use. Here is a cover sent locally in Brazil:
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Issued by Guinea Bissau on October 28, 2010:
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Emperor Tamarin in zoo of Lisbon, issued by Portugal on June 11, 2001:

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The same cute Portuguese Tamarin on the margin of this well designed SS:

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Thanks to AMark, I received a great cover from Poland:

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The cover franked with a pair of stamps shows mother Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) with her baby, issued by Poland on December 28, 2018 as one of a set of four animal stamps:

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and a bonus...a black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis):

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I always like to find the original photos used as models to design stamps. Here is a stamp shows Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) issued by Netherlands on March 22, 1988 and a maxicard shows the original photo used as a model:
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Monkeys of the Gambia, a very well-designed set of eight stamps and two SS's, issued by the Gambia on August 1, 1994. Here is the first part of the set:

Guinea Baboon (Papio cynocephalus):
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Kirk's Colobus (Colobus kirkii):
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Collared Mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus):
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Black and White Colobus (Colobus polykomos):
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Guinea Baboon (Papio cynocephalus):
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Eli wrote:Monkeys of the Gambia, a very well-designed set of eight stamps and two SS's, issued by the Gambia on August 1, 1994.
...and here is the second part of the set:

Patas Monkey (Erythrocebus patas):
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Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus mona):
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Vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops):
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Red Colobus (Colobus badius):
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Collared Mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus):
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National Geographic Creative - Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore is an American photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and a long time contributor to National Geographic magazine. He is the head of The National Geographic Photo Ark project, a 25-year effort to document the approximately 12,000 species living in the world's zoos and wildlife sanctuaries.

Sierra Leone issued in 2017 a set of four stamps depicting monkeys and apes photographed by Joel Sartore:

Muller's Grey Gibbon (Hylobates muelleri muelleri):
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Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes):
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Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla):
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Monkeys in Art

Chimpanzee sculpture, by the French artist Jacques Lehmann (1881-1974), issued by France on January 4, 2013:
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"He's Well Behaved", gorilla painting by the Chinese painter Han Meilin (1936- ) issued by Grenada on August 13, 1993 to publicize the Asian international stamp exhibition "Taipei '93":
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Monkey on a poster for Nordic Advertising Congress issued by Denmark on September 19, 1991. I received this stamp as a gift from Dannick:
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This sheet was issued by the Netherlands on April 4, 2006. I don't know what it shows, but I think it is a board game for children aimed to teach word spellings.
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Any way, a very cute monkey with Turkish Tarbush on the left stamp:
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New Covers in my collection, both sent from Cameroon to Finland franked with the WWF stamps show the Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus or Papio leucophaeus) issued on May 25, 1988:

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The Ugandan Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei), all issued by Uganda:

Issued on December 3, 1979:

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Issued on January 18, 1998 to commemorate the 18th Anniversary of Pan African Postal Union:
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Issued on February 5, 2001 in a set shows endangered animals:

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Issued on October 3, 2006 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bank of Uganda:
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Banknote of 50,000 Shilingi issued in 2010. This banknote have been chosen as the most beautiful note for year 2010 by the International Bank Note Society (IBNS):

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While searching for the original Darwin's manuscripts depicted on the stamps of Gibraltar issued in 2009 I posted in the Paleoanthropology Thread, I found the original manuscript with monkey images depicted on this stamp. The monkeys are Semnopithecus comatus and Cebus capicinus:
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Monkeys of Zambia, issued by Zambia on April 25, 1985:

Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus):

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Moloney's Monkey (Cercopithecus albogularis moloneyi):

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Blue Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis):

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Vervet Monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops):

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Prosimians, issued by Liberia on February 8, 1999:


Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta):

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Indri (indri indri):

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Aye Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis):

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Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi):

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Issued in a mini sheet:

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A set of four stamps shows different gibbon monkeys living in Chine was issued by PR of China on December 7, 2002:

Lar Gibbon (Hylobates lar):

China PR 2002 Gibbon 3800.jpg


Northern White-cheeked Gibbon (Hylobates leucogenys):

China PR 2002 Gibbon 4800.jpg


Black Crested Gibbon (Hylobates concolor):

China PR 2002 Gibbon 2800.jpg


Hoolock Gibbon (Hylobates hoolock):

China PR 2002 Gibbon 1800.jpg


Now that I scanned the stamps, I noticed the monkey image on each stamp is engraved. I am not an expert, but it looks to me it is not hand engraved, but engraved by using computer programs:

China PR 2002 Gibbon 5.jpg

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Monkeys in Chinese Mythology - Journey to the West - the Adventures of Monkey-King

Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a main character in the Chinese classical novel “Journey to the West”. The Republic of China (Taiwan) issued four sets of stamps depicting this novel. Here is the the first of them, issued on September 24, 1997:


China Taiwan 1997 Monkey King 1a.jpg

China Taiwan 1997 Monkey King 2a.jpg

China Taiwan 1997 Monkey King 3a.jpg

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A month ago, the Israeli children's writer Tamar Bornstein-Lazar died at age 93. She is best known for her Hebrew children's book series "Kofiko ("little monkey") and "Chipopo" published during the 1950-60's, tell the adventures of two monkeys, Kofiko in Israel and Chipopo in several countries abroad. I remember how, in the late 1960's, while in elementary school, I learned about countries like Australia and Tibet and their cultures through the "Chipopo" books. The books are so popular in Israel and even my two daughters read them in the early 2000's.

In 2011, Israeli post issued a sheet of 12 stamps with labels depicting the images of Kofiko the monkey:

Israel 2011 Kofiko SH.jpg

Israel 2011 Kofiko.jpg


From left: The Adventures of Chipopo in India and in Australia:


chipopo-in-india.jpg


Tamar Bornstein-Lazar, photo by Yosi Chen:

Tamar.jpg

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Prosimians and monkeys, issued by the Central African Republic on October 25, 1971:


Senegal Bushbaby (Galago senegalensis):

Central African 1971 Prosimians 1a.jpg

Southern Needle-clawed Bushbaby (Galago elegantulus):

Central African 1971 Prosimians 2a.jpg

Calabar angwantibo (Arctocebus calabarensis):

Central African 1971 Prosimians 3a.jpg

Potto (Perodicticus potto):

Central African 1971 Prosimians 4a.jpg

Red Colobus (Colobus badius):

Central African 1971 Prosimians 5a.jpg

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Monkey in Chinese Mythology – Chinese Lunar New Year

2004 Christmas Island Year of the Monkey

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Maximum card made on exact date of start of New Year, 22 January 2004 - Haymarket NSW
Postcard published by Torii Shoten, Japan, 1920

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Eli wrote:
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Monkeys in Chinese Mythology - Journey to the West - the Adventures of Monkey-King

Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a main character in the Chinese classical novel “Journey to the West”. The Republic of China (Taiwan) issued four sets of stamps depicting this novel. Here is the the first of them, issued on September 24, 1997:

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I received this great cover sent registered from Taiwan to Israel franked with the complete set of 1997 Monkey King:

China Taiwan 1998 Monkey King CV 1a.jpg

China Taiwan 1998 Monkey King CV 2a.jpg

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Primates of Laos, issued by Laos on November 22, 1992:

Black Gibbon (Hylobates concolor):

Lao PDR Mi 1337a.jpg

Douc Langur (Pygathrix nemaeus):

Lao PDR Mi 1338a.jpg

Pileated Gibbon (Hylobates lar pileatus):

Lao PDR Mi 1339a.jpg

Francois Langur (Presbytis francoisi):

Lao PDR Mi 1340a.jpg

Pygmy Loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus):

Lao PDR Mi 1342a.jpg

Laos Monkeys a.jpg

Lao PDR Mi 1337-42a.jpg

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Monkey in Chinese Mythology – Chinese Lunar New Year

2004 Christmas Island Year of the Monkey - Baboon

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Postcard published by R.O. Fusslein, South Africa, c 1912 (Animal series #4). 22 January was the date of start of Lunar New Year in 2004. Special pictorial postmark from Little Bourke Street, Melbourne.

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Chinese Lunar New Year

2004 Christmas Island Year of the Monkey / Cabramatta postmark

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Postcard published by Valentines, Great Britain, 1930. "Gran Pop" by Lawson Wood. 22 January exact date of start of Lunar New Year.

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Cook Islands issued on April 6, 1992, a very long set of 23 animal stamps, four of them show primates: Chimpanzee (Pan satyrus), Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx), Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) and Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta):

Cook Islands Chimpanzee.jpg

Cook  Islands Baboon.jpg

Cook Islands  Gorilla.jpg

Cook Islands Lemur.jpg

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Primates of Thailand, issued by Thailand on December 26, 1982 to publicize the national wild animal preservation day:

Pileated Gibbon (Hylobates pileatus):

Thailand 1982 Primates 1a.jpg

Pig-tailed Macaque (Macaca nemestrina):

Thailand 1982 Primates 2a.jpg

Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang):

Thailand 1982 Primates 3a.jpg

Silvered Leaf Monkey (Presbytis cristatus)

Thailand 1982 Primates 4a.jpg

The Pileated Gibbon stamp issued in a boolet:

Thailand 1982 Primates BKa.jpg

Thailand 1982 Primates com a.jpg

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Monkeys in Chinese Mythology - Journey to the West - the Adventures of Monkey-King

Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a main character in the Chinese classical novel “Journey to the West”. This set of stamps depicting this novel was issued by Macau on September 30, 2000:

Macau 2000 Monkey King 1a.jpg

Macau 2000 Monkey King 2a.jpg

Macau 2000 Monkey King 3a.jpg
Macau 2000 Monkey King 4a.jpg

Macau 2000 Monkey King 5a.jpg

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Here are 2 Vietnamese stamps commemorating the Chinese New Year of 2016:
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The Golden Langur

The golden langur (Presbytis geei) is an Old World monkey found in a small region of western Assam, India and in the neighbouring foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan. Long considered sacred by many Himalayan people, the golden langur was first brought to the attention of the western world by the naturalist E. P. Gee in the 1950s. The golden langur is one of the most endangered primate species of India.

Issued by India on October 1, 1983:

India 1983 Langur.jpg

Issued by Bhutan on April 24, 1997:

Bhutan 1997 Langur.jpg

WWF set Issued by Bhutan on June 10, 1984:

Bhutan 1984 WWF Langur.jpg

Issued by Bhutan on January 30, 2004 to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Monkey:

Bhutan 2004 YOM.jpg

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