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Australia 1993 "Dinosaur Era" (self adhesive)

Issue Date 01.10.1993
ID Michel: 1376-1377  Scott:  1348-1349 Stanley Gibbons:  1430-1431, SB81 (booklet)  Yvert:  1335-1336  UPU: N/A Category: pR
Author Stamp and cover illustrations: Peter Trusler, Melboume
Typography: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design Studio
Stamps in set 2 (Self-adhesive )
Value 45c Ornithocheirus   
45c Leaellynasaura  
Size (width x height)
Layout 10 stamps in booklet (5x2), Boxes of 100 and 200 stamps
Products FDC x 1  Booklet x1
Perforation Die cut
Print Technique

offset, multicolor

Printed by McPherson's Printing
Issuing Authority Australia Post

Dinosaurs on self adhesive stamps of Australia 1993

This self adhesive issue is a variation of the  mint set of 6 stamps issued on the same date. Two stamps of the set are issued as Self-adhesive in  Booklets of 10 and Boxes of 100 & 200 stamp, each stamp has a value of 45c.

 The first stamp depict Ornithocheirus sp., a pterodactyloid, it has no tail, but does have a mouth full of teeth. Another one depict Leaellynasaura amicagraphica, it was a small herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur.

Ornithocheirus on self adhesive stamp of Australia 1993Leaellynasaura on self adhesive stamp of Australia 1993Ornithocheirus on self adhesive stamp of Australia 1993Leaellynasaura on self adhesive stamp of Australia 1993
Dinosaurs on self adhesive stamps of Australia 1993
Stamps from a roll exist wit several labels combination as shown above.

FDC: official (left) and some personalized (right) . The reverse side of an official FDC has some brief information about the stamps.


  Australia 1993 "mint"



Recommended books:

Australia's Lost World. A history of Australia's backboned animals
Patricia Vickers-Rich, Leaellyn S.Rich and Thomas H.Rich. Published 1996, Kangaroo Press.
ISBN 0 86417 798 4

Cover: The dinosaurs Minmi paravertebra, Atlascopcosaurus loadsi, and Timimus hermani, and the pterosaur Ornithocheirus, from an Australia Post stamp issue painted by Peter Trusler .
Written mainly for upper primary an

d early secondary students, with the input of Drs Tom Rich and Pat Vickers-Richs' teenage daughter Leaellyn (after whom the dinosaur Leaellynasaura was named) to ensure the book is easy to read and accessable to most people. The copious photographs and illustrations make it of interest to people of all ages. It is essentially a brief history of Australian life from the first unicellular blobs to the late pleistocene. The chapter on dinosaurs tends to concentrate on the Dinosaur Cove discoveries, which is hardly surprising considering the authors. Although published in 1996 the book did not receive widespread distribution until the release of the movie Jurassic Park: The Lost World.

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Digging up Deep Time

Paul Willis and Abbie Thomas
Published 2005. ABC Books & Audio / BBC Audio Australia

Australia is home to some of the world's earliest and most unique fossil finds. By investigating each important fossil site in Australia, Paul Willis builds a picture of Australia's earliest prehistory. As well as describing the fascinating natural history of this country, the authors recount the rollicking stories of our dinosaur hunters competing to find the most important fossils and to protect their discoveries.

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Dinosaurs of Darkness: Life of the Past

Patricia Vickers-Rich and Thomas H.Rich. Published 2000. Indiana University Press.
ISBN 0 2533 3773 9

Cover: Hypsilophodontids under an auroral polar sky, with Timimus hybernating in the foreground, by Peter Trusler

Dinosaurs of Darkness opens a doorway to a fascinating former world which existed in Australia more than 100 million years ago - when it was a polar region joined to Antarctica and plunged into darkness much of the year. The way we have come to know about this lost world - so different from any that exists on Earth today - makes for a fascinating story. The authors, who played crucial roles in this discovery, describe their efforts to collect the fossils indispensable to our knowledge of this realm and the laboratory work that unlocked their secrets. Dinosaurs of Darkness is an intriguing personal account of the way scientific research is actually conducted and how hard it is to mine the knowledge of this remarkable life of the past.

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