Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

I have written a book on this intriguing subject which has just been published.
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Friday, May 7, 2010

Patagon, a bicentennial stamp

Patagon, a stamp
Bicentennial Stamp - Patagon (15 pesos), 2010. Copyright © 2007 by Austin Whittall

A new "stamp" depicting a pair of Patagon natives. It is a copy of a copperplate engraving showing two native Patagonians. It is from the "Description d'Univers" dated 1683 prepared by Allain Manneson Mallet, a French geographer and engineer (1630 - 1706).

It is the first of a "Bicentennial Series" which will depict different Patagonian scenes.

The Patagons (Tehuelche) seem to be a man and a woman (left). She is fair haired, which is quite surprising. I have not seen any reports on blond Patagons. For more on these people, who were described as Giants, see my post on the Giants of Patagonia.

Click to see my previous "Patagon" stamp.

Note: This stamp like all the Argentine mail stamps that I have published in this blog, is not official, it was designed by me for my blog.

Patagonian Monsters - Cryptozoology, Myths & legends in Patagonia
2010 International Year of Biodiversity Copyright 2009-2010 by Austin Whittall © 

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