related stamps (fossils, prehistoric animals)
officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR); also called
Transdniester, Trans-Dniestr, Transdniestria, or Pridnestrovie, is a self-proclaimed republic
on a strip of land between the River Dniester and the border with
Ukraine, recognized only by three non-United Nations (UN) states. The region is considered by the
UN to be part of Moldova
. The PMR controls most of the
territory to the east of the River Dniester, and also the city of
Bender and its surrounding localities on the west bank, in the
historical region of Bessarabia. Unrecognised by any United
Nations member state, Transnistria is designated by the Republic of
Moldova as the Transnistria autonomous territorial unit with special
After the dissolution of the USSR, tensions between Moldova and the
breakaway Transnistrian territory escalated into a military conflict
that started in March 1992 and was concluded by a ceasefire in July of
the same year. As part of that agreement, a three-party (Russia,
Moldova, Transnistria) Joint Control Commission supervises the security
arrangements in the demilitarised zone, comprising twenty localities on
both sides of the river.
Transnistria is an
unrecognised but de facto independent presidential republic
with its own government, parliament, military, police, postal system,
currency and license plates. Its authorities have adopted a
constitution, flag, national anthem, and coat of arms. It is the only
country still using the hammer and sickle on its flag.
about the Transnistria are on Wikipedia
On November 18, 1993, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (Council) of
the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic made decision on issuing the
first stamps. The first Transnistria stamp was designed by Grigoriy
Bronza and appeared on December 31, 1993. Since then it has typically
issued between 3 and 5 different series of stamps per year. The
region's name is given only in Cyrillic, as 'ПОЧТА ПМР' (POST OF PMR,
with PMR standing for Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic). The stamps of
Transnistria are not recognised outside the country and are valid only
for domestic service within Transnistria. International mail and mail
to the rest of Moldova requires Moldovian stamps.
Transnitria are not recognized by FIP and can not be used in exhibit
sponsored by this organization.
More information about
postal history of Transnistria on: Wikipedia
on image for detail description. Click
number to see all Paleontology and
Paleoanthropology related stamps issued in the year.
"History of Transnitria: Paleolit"
||01.09.2005 "History of
Transnistria. Fauna of Pleistocene"
of Transnistria. Paleolith" (Stamps of 1996 Overprinted in
Gold and Silver)
"Archeology of Transnistria. Pleistocene" (Stamps of 2005 Overprinted
"Dinosaurs" (reprint) 
 Original stamp of
is misspelled on the original issue, where it called Gigant
months after the issue, Post Authority of not recognized teritorry,
Transnitria, corrected the mistake.
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