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Germany 2008 "For the Youth - Dinosaurs - Block issue"


Issue Date 04.09.2008
ID Michel: 2687-2690, Bl. 73  Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:    Category: pR
Author Werner Hans Schmidtstamps of  Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus, Plateosaurus + both post marks
Martin Raul, Spain - 
stamp of Triceratops
Stamps in set 4
Value 0,45 + 0,20 Triceratops 
0,55 + 0,25 Diplodocus and Tyrannosaurus
1,45 + 0,55 Plateosaurus
Size (width x height) 55,00 x 32,80mm (each stamp)
110,0 x 190,0mm (Block)
Layout MS of 4 stamps
Products FDC x1    MS x1  PS x1 SS x1
Paper stroke, white,  fluoresce,  special post papper DP 2
Print Technique Multicolor offset print
Printed by Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Wertpapierdruckerei Leipzig
Issuing Authority Deutsche Post

On September 4, 2008,  the German Post AG has released in their stamp series "For the Youth 2008" is now 4 stamps with dinosaur motifs. The four illustrated dinosaur Plateosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and Diplodocus sin all together in Frankfurt's Senckenberg Museum to see.

There, the new series was also presented on Friday, 5.09.2008. Particularly enthusiastic collector and / or dinosaur fans can even have a special cancellation on Saturday at the museum catch.


Look at one of four dinosaur stamps along with the adjacent stamp motif.



Whether the stamp series will be a success among the youth and therefore more attention is paid to the paleontology, is questionable. Letters are sent out well below this target group is almost exclusively electronic. [1]



The Plateosaurus - the flat lizard - is the oldest of the four depicted dinosaurs. He lived about 220-210 million years ago in the Upper Triassic period. The herbivore was about six meter long and two tons of body weight one of the largest animals of its time. skeletons of these dinosaurs were found in Germany in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Saxony and Franconia .




The Diplodocus - the long-necked double bars - could be up to 28 meter long and weigh eight to ten tons. He belongs to the group of Echsenfu dinosaurs - the largest land animals that ever lived. These animals had their best timein the Jurassic period about 155 to 145 million years ago.




The Triceratops - the three-horned face - was a plant eater and lived in the Cretaceous period about 70 million years until the extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. His massive, barrel-shaped body was up to nine meters long and weighed up to nine tons.



The Tyrannosaurus - the tyrant lizard - is one of the best known dinosaur species. The meat-eater with the big head and the fearsome pointy teeth could be up to 13 meters long and six tonnes in weight. He lived like the Triceratops in the Cretaceous. [2]










Post card

Souvinier Sheet

Used on cover

The exhibition postcard to the 26th International Stamp Fair in Sindelfingen (24 - 26 October 2008) bears the impression of the value of postage stamps "Triceratops" of the special stamps series "For the Youth - Dinosaurs" (first issue: September 4, 2008). The additional print shows the 20 winning photos of the children's dinosaur drawing contest.




















The reminder sheet presents the block output "dinosaur" from the series "For the Youth" in 2008 by the first day cancellation with matching "Berlin," 04.09.2008. Furthermore, the stamp "300th Birthday of Johann Christian Senckenberg "on 08/02/2007 with special included. The Senckenberg Museum (Frankfurt / Main) shows the largest dinosaur exhibition in Germany. A particular treasure is the fossilized "dinosaur mummy" from Wyoming (USA), involving not only the nearly complete skeleton, but also skin prints and the horned snout are clearly one Edmontosaurus.

Minister Card  "Jugend 2008" with a signature by Federal Minister of family, seniors , women and youth Dr. Ursula von der Leyen (Bonn September 2008)

The text from inside




Minister Card  "Jugend 2008" with a signature of Finance Minister Peer Steinbrck (Berlin September 2008)









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