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DANGEROUS SNAKES
OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
commemorative stamp issue

First day of issue: 13 September 2006
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Issued by PostPNG, Port Moresby

Designers: Mark O'Shea
& Art Base Adverting Ltd.

Papua New Guinea has issued a number of herpetological stamp issues,
including Fauna Conservation: Frogs (1968); Fauna Conservation: Reptiles (1972);
Fauna Conservation: Skinks
(1978), and Sea Turtles (1984).

Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea (2006)
was an idea Mark suggested to PostPNG in 2004.
In 2005 they decided to take up the idea and asked him to provide
photographs and text for the six stamps and the stamp pack.

Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea
was launched at the
Australian Venom Research Unit / University of Papua New Guinea
National Snakebite Management Course
in Port Moresby on 13 September 2006.

Mark O'Shea, with 2.6m Papuan taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni)
and Kenei Gumaru (PostPNG Manager of Philatelic Services)
at the stamp launch.
photo: David Williams, AVRU

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A signed 6x4 copy of this photograph is provided free with every order
(background is removed to white to allow for a signature) .

The featured species are:
5t Black whipsnake Demansia vestigiata
80t Papuan taipan Oxyuranus scutellatus canni
K2.00 Smooth-scaled death adder Acanthophis laevis
K3.20 Papuan blacksnake Pseudechis papuanus
K3.25 New Guinea small-eyed snake Micropechis ikaheka
K5.00 Eastern brownsnake Pseudonaja textilis

Stamp Set 1, Stamp Set 2 , Stamp Pack, First Day Cover, & Limited Edition Maxi-cards
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

 

Postage:
Stamps are lightweight
and can be sent by
First Class mail within the UK
and overseas by airmail.
(click here for more information)

Methods of Payment:
The preferred method of payment is on-line via Paypal
but UK orders can be accepted with payment
by cheque in UK pounds sterling only,
made payable to M.O'Shea,
sent c/o The Reptile House at
West Midland Safari Park,
Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF .
Cheques must clear before books are dispatched.

 

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Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea stamp set 1

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A set of six mint, unused stamps suitable for a stamp collection or for framing and mounting on a wall.

£10.00 per set


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Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea stamp set 2

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The same set of six mint, unused stamps as in Set 1,
but from the corners of a sheet of stamps with the white border attached and signed.
A unique item for for stamp album.
Only 20 sets have been signed.
Although corner may vary, top right, top left, btm right, btm left,
the set contains all the same corner.

£10.00 per set


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Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea stamp pack

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All six mint and unused stamps in a double-folded souvenir stamp pack
containing full descriptions of the six species and details of the designer Mark O'Shea.
Opened the stamp pack measures approx. 30cm high by 16.5cm wide.

This stamp pack can be provided signed by Mark across the white strip above the stamps.
An excellent gift for the reptile enthusiast who has everything or a fan of "O'Shea's Big Adventure".

£12.00 per pack

Signed or unsigned

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Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea first day cover

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All six stamps afixed to the official First Day Cover and cancelled with the official
Death Adder first day of issue rubber stamp.
The first day cover measures 22x11cm.

This first day cover can be provided signed by Mark.
An excellent gift for the reptile enthusiast who has everything or a fan of "O'Shea's Big Adventure".

£10.00 per fdc

Signed or unsigned

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LIMITED EDITION

Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea maxi-cards

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A set of six Limited Edition Maxi-cards specially printed for the launch of the
Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea stamp issue.
Each maxi-card postcard measures approx. 15x10cm.

Each maxi-card bears the relevant stamp on its obverse, cancelled with the official
Death Adder cancellation stamp, and full details of the species concerned on the reverse.
These maxi-cards can be provided signed or unsigned.
This is a Limited Edition, only 100 sets are available worldwide, ever.

£15.00 per set

Signed or unsigned

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SPECIAL OFFER OPTIONS

Combine
Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea
stamp issue items
and save

Option 1 (pngopt1) Stamp pack & First day cover £20.00
Signed or unsigned

Option 2 (pngopt2) First day cover & Maxi-cards £22.00

Signed or unsigned

 

Option 3 (pngopt3) Stamp pack & Maxi-cards £24.00

Signed or unsigned

Option 4 (pngopt4) Stamp pack, First day cover & Maxi-cards £30.00

Signed or unsigned


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