3000FC Roy Chapman Andrews stamp on decorative sheet.
Issued in 2008. Approx. 5 3/4" x 4 1/4"
The bulk of my collection is original books, photographs, letters, and other materials that were generated by or about Andrews during his life. However, I do also have a few modern pieces, often whimsical things like this that I find or are sent to me by friends. This arrived in today's post from Thailand of all places. The stamp is real, but I doubt that any were ever used in Unions des Comores as actual postage by the local inhabitants. This is a Topical, generated by the government to satisfy stamp collectors and add a little to national revenue of this country located on Africa's east coast, north-west of Madagascar. I looked it up and found that they issued a paleontology set that also includes Edwin Colbert, another stalwart of the AMNH. I am happy to add this fun bit of ephemera to my collection.