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Set of 4 x 55c Stamps

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On July 21, 2011, An Post issued a further eight stamps for its Irish Animals and Marine Life definitive series, illustrating Ireland’s biodiversity from the seabed to the mountain top. Biodiversity is an all-encompassing term used to describe the variety of all life and natural processes on Earth.

The species featured on these stamps are; the Beadlet Anemone, the Squat Lobster, the Cuckoo Wrasse and the Common Frog.

Most anemones cannot survive out of water, but the Beadlet Anemone can do so, provided it stays damp. At low tide, this anemone can be found on rocky shores with its tentacles retracted, looking like a blob of red or green jelly.

Squat Lobsters are decapod crustaceans of the families Galatheidae, Chirostylidae and Kiwaidae, including the common genera Galathea and Munida and there are about 870 known species. They are not true lobsters but rather more closely related to hermit crabs and porcelain crabs.

The Cuckoo Wrasse is undoubtedly the most spectacularly coloured fish found in Irish waters. They are strong swimmers and like to wedge themselves into rock crevices to foil a sea angler. Cuckoo Wrasse live off mussels and other shellfish.

The Common Frog is found in countryside and urban garden ponds and in a range of habitats from lowland farmland to mountain bog and forestry plantations.

The stamps were designed by Zinc Design Consultants.


Technical Details

Date of Issue    : July 21, 2011

Value     : 4 x 55c

Design     : Zinc Design Consultants

Stamp Size    : 56mm x 25mm

Colour     : Multicolour with phosphor tagging

Make-up    : Strips of 4

Perforations    : 11 x 11.25 approx

Printing Process : HP Indigo high resolution digital print    
Printer     : Label Art Ltd.

Product Code: 11DL1

Price: €2.20 


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