Thursday, 28 August 2014

Gibraltar: Barbary macaques

On 6th August arrived three postcards: my first card from Gibraltar and two from China.

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the Southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula and is bordered by Spain. Gibraltar issues since 1886 it's own stamps. The card shows the Barbary macaques on the the Rock. The Barbary macaques live in Gibraltar since 1740 and are beside the humans the only free-living monkeys of Europe. According to the legend Gibraltar will remain under British rule as long as there are Barbary macaques in Gibraltar.


Stamp:
Definitive (from set of sixteen) (issued 31-01-2014)


Thank You very much Jose!

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