Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Fishes (1961) - Sloane's Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani) - Congo, Republic (Brazzaville) 1961 - Michel Congo 14 - my hobby

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Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Fishes (1961) - Sloane's Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani) - Congo, Republic (Brazzaville) 1961 - Michel Congo 14 - my hobby.

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Greetings friends!

I wonder what the weather was like on November 24, 1961 in the Congo, Republic (Brazzaville)?

This is important, because we decided to dive into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and I would not want to freeze.

In this dive we will be helped by a series of Fishes (1961) stamps issued on this day and in this country.

If someone doubts that our journey is very real, buckle up guys, this is not for the faint of heart and brave people.

Have you ever dived deep?

Not necessarily deeper.

It is enough to dive into the water 3-5 meters with a mask and snorkel to begin to experience discomfort.

High pressure begins to clatter in our reel membranes and we need to release air through the nose in order to equalize this pressure.

But, yesterday, with a postage stamp. which depicts Rainbow Runner (Elagatis bipinnulatus), we sank to a depth of 100 meters.

Light equipment for scuba divers at this depth will not help us.

Today, we will aim at a new record, we will conquer the distance, we will conquer the distance between two hundred meters and one kilometer, but not uphill, in depth.

Here you need a bathyscaphe.

Postage stamps from series Fishes (1961). are very realistic and looking at them gives the impression that you are sitting in a bathyscaphe, which descends into the depths of the ocean and looks into an illuminator.

But at such a depth, complete darkness reigns, the light of the sun does not penetrate there.

Do not despair, the inhabitant of the depths, which you will see on a postage stamp with a face value of 1 FCFA - Central African CFA franc, has photophores organs that produce light.

I hope that after what you see, you will be able to sleep at night, because if monsters exist, then, one of the most terrible, in front of you.

Meet this - Sloane's Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani).

This fish is a predator and lives in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Stop!

Do you travel to the resorts of the Mediterranean Sea?

Don't dive deeper than two hundred meters lol.

But, in fact, these teeth are just a fish trap that opens and closes when the fish swims inside the mouth, attracted by the light of the photophore.

The size of this monster is small, I think it can be compared to the size of herring from a can, up to 0.26 meters.

But, if a small fish looks like a monster, then what else is hidden in the depths of the ocean?

We'll see it tomorrow.

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: 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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