Feb 22, 2015

Thank you Randal! Flaked projectile point on a stamp from the 8v 1967 'National Archaeology' set. 

Jan 2, 2015

Thank you very much William, for this very hard and pricey issue to track down. Check out the philatelic cancel, added nearly a year after the first day of issue! I love the design of this 8v se-tenant Pre-hispanic Fauna 2013 issue, with both the animal and art representation side by side. The ceramic vessels date to the Postclassic Period (900-1524). 
A 1980 FDC with the Temple of Kalabsha released to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the UNESCO campaign to save the Nubian Monuments. Three other stamps and UNESCO selvage make up this set.
From the 1st issue of the multi-year 'Ceramic' series, are these stamps from the 6v 1997 release. Both are Moche, the orange ones have 2 monkeys and the purple one has crab motifs. Does the Nazca Hummingbird count as a cachet?:)
Thank you Alexander! 2007 FDC commemorating the 300th anniversary of the incorporation of Khakassia to the Russian State. Does anyone know which megalith is featured?
 Thank you Alexander! Two PPP for the Volgograd Regional Museum Centenary. On the cachet in foreground of museum are 1st cent Sarmatian silver bowls with gryphon motif handles. 
Also Sarmatian 1st cent, are these gold earnings. I don't know where these were dug up. 

Dec 24, 2014

The stampede of African animals transported out of Africa on this 1980 FDC is from the 3rd cent. Triumph of Dionysus mosaic in Setif.