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ABOUT THE STAMP SERIES
Monitor Lizards of Papua New Guinea

 

Following on from the success of the Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea stamp series, Mark was invited to prepare a second set of stamps for PostPNG and the subject selected was Monitor Lizards of Papua New Guinea. Ten monitor lizard species (family Varanidae) occur within the political boundaries of PNG and Mark had photographs of seven of these, including the longest living lizard in the world, the Papuan monitor lizard (Varanus salvadori), aka Salvador's monitor lizard, crocodile monitor, tree crocodile or Artrellia, a long-tailed arboreal species that achieves a greater length even than the arid-island dwelling Komodo dragon (V.komodoensis).

Mark provided all the images and text.
The stamp series was launched on 5th January 2011.

 

Mark O'Shea with a Papuan monitor lizard, Varanus salvadori
backdrop is Varirata National Park,
the closest locality to Port Moresby where this lizard has been recorded.

(click to enlarge)

A signed copy of this photograph is provided
with each order of monitor lizard stamps.

 

The stamp pack featured species are:
K1.05 Emerald tree monitor Varanus prasinus
K5.00 Papuan argus monitor Varanus panoptes horni
K5.00 Papuan monitor Varanus salvadori
K7.00 Blue-tailed monitor Varanus doreanus

The stamp sheet featured species are:
K1.05 Blue-tailed monitor Varanus doreanus
K5.00 Spotted monitor Varanus similis
K5.00 Mangrove monitor Varanus indicus
K7.00 Pale-throated monitor Varanus jobiensis

The souvenir sheet featured species is:
K5.00 Papuan argus monitor Varanus panoptes horni

Stamp Pack, Stamp sheet, Souvenir sheet,
Stamp set First Day Cover
, Stamp sheet First Day Cover & Souvenir sheet First Day Cover,
illustrated below
are now available for purchase from this website.
Combinations of items can be purchased with savings on total cost.
To view the combination options click here

 

K1.05 Emerald tree monitor,
Varanus prasinus
K.5.00 Papuan argus monitor,
Varanus panoptes horni
K5.00 Papuan monitor,
Varanus salvadori
K7.00 Blue-tailed monitor,
Varanus doreanus

 

K1.05Blue-tailed monitor,
Varanus doreanus
K.5.00 Spotted tree monitor,
Varanus similis
K5.00 Mangrove monitor,
Varanus indicus
K7.00 Peach-throated monitor,
Varanus jobiensis

 

K.5.00 Papuan argus monitor,
Varanus panoptes horni

 

PNG currency consists of Kina and toea ie. 100 toea = 1 Kina

The species not featured as photographs, but included in the stamp pack information, are:
Black tree monitor Varanus bogerti
Finsch's monitor Varanus finschi
Rossel Island monitor Varanus telenestes

 

INDIVIDUAL ITEMS
before ordering check out the special offer options below
   

Stamp Pack
Four mint and unused stamps in a folded souvenir stamp pack
containing descriptions of the ten species of PNG monitors and details of the designer Mark O'Shea.
Cover features
Papuan monitor, V.salvadori
Opened the stamp pack measures approx. 20cm high by 16cm wide.

This stamp pack can be provided signed by Mark.

Signed or unsigned

£12.00 per pack

   

Stamp Sheet
A sheet featuring four different stamps from the stamp pack, suitable for a stamp album or for framing and mounting on a wall.

 

 



£10.00 per sheet

   

Souvenir Sheet
A souvenir sheet featuring a Papuan argus monitor, V.panoptes horni, suitable for a stamp album or for framing and mounting on a wall.

 

 




£7.50 per sheet

   

First Day Cover 1
Four stamps from stamp pack affixed to the official FDC cancelled with the official
monitor lizard first day of issue stamp.
The first day cover measures 22x11cm.

This first day cover can be provided signed by Mark.

 

Signed or unsigned

£10.00 per FDC

   

First Day Cover 2
Stamp sheet affixed to the official FDC cancelled with the official
monitor lizard first day of issue stamp.
The first day cover measures 25.5x17.8cm.

This first day cover can be provided signed by Mark.

Signed or unsigned

£10.00 per FDC

   

First Day Cover 3
Souvenir sheet affixed to the official FDC cancelled with the official monitor lizard first day of issue stamp.
The first day cover measures 22x11cm.

This first day cover can be provided signed by Mark.

 

Signed or unsigned

£10.00 per FDC

To view larger versions of the Stamp Pack & First Day Covers click here.

 

Monitor lizard cancellation stamp.

 

 

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SPECIAL OFFER OPTIONS

Option 5 (pngopt5) Stamp pack, Stamp sheet & Souvenir sheet £25.00
Signed or unsigned

Option 6 (pngopt6) All three First day covers £25.00

Signed or unsigned

 

Option 7 (pngopt7) Whole bundle (stamp pack, stamp sheet, souvenir sheet, 3 fdcs) £45.00

Signed or unsigned

 

Inside stamp pack.
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Stamps first day cover.
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Stamp sheet first day cover.
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Souvenir sheet first day cover.
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