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
A signed 6×4 copy of this photograph is provided free with every order.
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
are now available for purchase from this website.
Combinations of items can be purchased with savings on total cost.