Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Fishes (1961) - Greater Silver Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus gigas) - Congo, Republic (Brazzaville) 1961 - Michel Congo 17 - my hobby

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Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Fishes (1961) - Greater Silver Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus gigas) - Congo, Republic (Brazzaville) 1961 - Michel Congo 17 - my hobby.

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Greetings friends!

What is life in complete darkness like?

Never see the sun, feel the pressure of a column of water up to six hundred meters, be afraid to look in the mirror, because you are scarier than the monster that found the beauty ...

Look at the deep sea dweller of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean - Greater Silver Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus gigas), which is depicted on a postage stamp of 5 FCFA - Central African CFA franc, from series Fishes (1961), issued in Congo, Republic (Brazzaville), in 1961.

This is what I was talking about.

The ability to produce oxygen, the ability to see in complete darkness, how can this replace the sunrises and sunsets, a gust of wind. spring rain? Apparently it can.

Such fish is even scary to fry in a frying pan, because it will swell from changes in atmospheric pressure and fly up to the ceiling like a balloon, or explode and leave pieces of fish on the fresh whitewash of the walls and ceiling, which your wife appreciated very much, lol.

Look at this lamellar scale, it looks more like a knight's armor in armor.

But, this fish is unlikely to attract your attention, in view of the fact that it is not at all short, 0.05 - 0.12 meters in length.

Sometimes, larger exhibits float in our aquariums.

It seems to me that this series of postage stamps could not but be popular in those years when you could not use Google and Wikipedia search.

Let's take a look at this postage stamp.

Description of the postage stamp:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Congo, Republic (Brazzaville).
Subject: #Fishes, #Nature, #Congo.
Series: Fishes 1961.
Name: Greater Silver Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus gigas).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 5 FCFA - Central African CFA franc.
Michel's Congo catalog code: 17.
Episode release date: November 28, 1961.
Perforation: comb13½.
Postage stamp size: 41 x 26 mm.
Printing technology: Recess.
Circulation: ?.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.14 - $ 0.32.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.05 - $ 0.12.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Cclean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Congo, Republic (Brazzaville).
Subject: #Fishes, #Nature, #Congo.
Series: Fishes 1961.
Name: Rainbow Runner (Elagatis bipinnulatus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 3 FCFA - Central African CFA franc.
Michel's Congo catalog code: 16.
Episode release date: November 28, 1961.
Perforation: comb13½.
Postage stamp size: 41 x 26 mm.
Printing technology: Recess.
Circulation: ?.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.14 - $ 0.32.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.05 - $ 0.12.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Cclean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Congo, Republic (Brazzaville).
Subject: #Fishes, #Nature, #Congo.
Series: Fishes 1961.
Name: Sloane's Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 2 FCFA - Central African CFA franc.
Michel's Congo catalog code: 15.
Episode release date: November 28, 1961.
Perforation: comb13½.
Postage stamp size: 41 x 26 mm.
Printing technology: Recess.
Circulation: ?.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.14 - $ 0.32.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.05 - $ 0.12.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Cclean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Congo, Republic (Brazzaville).
Subject: #Fishes, #Nature, #Congo.
Series: Fishes 1961.
Name: Sloane's Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 1 FCFA - Central African CFA franc.
Michel's Congo catalog code: 14.
Episode release date: November 28, 1961.
Perforation: comb13½.
Postage stamp size: 41 x 26 mm.
Printing technology: Recess.
Circulation: ?.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.14 - $ 0.32.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.05 - $ 0.12.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Cclean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Congo, Republic (Brazzaville).
Subject: #Fishes, #Nature, #Congo.
Series: Fishes 1961.
Name: Rainbow Runner (Elagatis bipinnulatus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 0.50 FCFA - Central African CFA franc.
Michel's Congo catalog code: 13.
Episode release date: November 28, 1961.
Perforation: comb13½.
Postage stamp size: 41 x 26 mm.
Printing technology: Recess.
Circulation: ?.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.14 - $ 0.32.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.05 - $ 0.12.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Cclean postage stamp

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To be continued.

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You can see the development of the story of my postage stamp collection on my Leofinance blog

I edited a photo in the program PhotoDirector, which I also installed on my smartphone.

Author @barski
Ukraine

For my publications, I do not use stock photographs, it is fundamentally important for me to use photographs that I have made with my own hands for publication and I can name them - authorial work.

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