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New Stamps from Papua New Guinea

Pig Nosed Turtle Fly River Turtles are large nearly exclusively aquatic freshwater exotics vaguely similar to a North American softshell but thicker and bulkier with a shorter, broader snout and more ‘flipper-like’ limbs. They are also known as ‘pig-nosed turtles,’ … Continue reading

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Personalized Stamps from Papua New Guinea

By Wolfgang Beyer

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Papua New Guinea:Stamps on Cassowaries

The PNG Post has issued a stampset and two souvenir sheets dedicated to cassowaries, very large flightless birds in the genus Casuarius native to the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea, nearby islands and northeastern Australia.There are three extant species … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea:Stamps on Pioneer Arts

The PNG Post has issued a set of stamps featuring works by Mathias Kauage, an exuberant painter and a founding figure of Pacific modern art from Papua New Guinea.Mathias Kauage drew fantastic creatures inspired by Chimbu myth, scenes of Moresby … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea Stamps on Monitor Lizards

The PNG Post has issued a series of stamps and souvenir sheets dedicated to the huge and wild creatures inhabiting the country – Monitor lizards. Monitor lizards (Genus Varanus) are the predators and scavengers of the lizard world, different sized species … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea:New Stamps Featuring Spiders

Papua New Guinea (Post PNG Ltd) has released remarkable stamps on spiders. The spiders featured in these stamps are mostly found in Lufa district in the Eastern Highlands Province and are also common in tropical forest and grassland region throughout PNG. The spiders … Continue reading

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