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  Germany  2010 "Bicentenary of  Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin" (mint)

Issue Date 02.01.2010
ID Michel: 2775  Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:    Category: pF
Author Jnger + Michel, Berlin
Stamps in set 1
Value Euro 0.45 (can be used on post card)
Size (width x height) Mint: 44.2mm x 26.2mm
Layout MS of 10 stamps both mint and self-adhensive
Products FDC x1    MS x1
Paper stroke, white,  fluoresce,  special post papper DP 2
Perforation 13,5 x 13
Print Technique Multicolor offset print
Printed by Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Wertpapierdruckerei Leipzig
Quantity
Issuing Authority Deutsche Post
Brachiosaurus brancai dinosaur on Bicentenary of Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin stamp of Germany 2010

On January 2nd 2010, Post authority of Germany issued  a stamp "Bicentenary of  Nature Science Museum in Berlin" (Bicentenary of  Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin). Design of the stamp selected in competition of various designers:

draft of Bicentenary of  Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin stamp of Germany 2010

The stamp is printed out in two variation: mint and self-adhesive, bit smaller in size.

The museum of Nature Science (Das Museum fuer Naturkunde ) in Berlin is one of the biggest and important museums of the type in a world. Spectacular artifact of the museum is 14 meter high the biggest dinosaur skeleton of the world (see on the stamp). More than 1.5 Million visitors a year visit an exhibitions of the museum with a main focus on history of the Earth and the Life on it, variation of the Life as well as Meteorit research.
Many scientist are use about 30 million items stored in the museum, related to zoology, paleontology, and mineralogy for their researches.
The major artifact of "Evolution in action" exhibition is original, unique and famous fossil of prehistoric bird "Archaeopteryx lithographica" - one of the most important fossils of the world.
Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin is a research museum within the Leibniz Association. It is one of the most significant research institutions worldwide in biological and geo-scientific evolution research and biodiversity.
The Collections of the Museum are directly linked to research. They comprise more than 30 million items relating to zoology, palaeontology, geology and mineralogy, which are highly significant for science as well as for the history of science. This is due not only to the fact that the collections have been compiled continuously for over 200 years, but also to some spectacular pieces such as:
    * the Berlin specimen of the primeval bird Archaeopteryx lithographica
    * the dinosaurs from the Tendaguru excavation site (including Brachiosaurus brancai)
    * the original piece of uranium on which its first scientific description was based
    * the Bloch Collection from the 18th century, probably the oldest preserved fish collection in the world
Most famous artifact of paleontologic part of the museum is 14 meter long skeleton of  Brachiosaurus brancai , depicted on the stamp.  The  bones were recovered by researchers at Tendaguru Hill ( 250 tonnes about) and shipped to Berlin, where skeletons were put together.



Products
There  are three  postmarks issued with the stamp:two postmarks of Bonn and one of Berlin.  Postmark of Berlin used on official FDC of Deutsche Post, postmark of Bonn used on Souvenir Sheet another postmark of Bonn used on official FDC of  slef adhesive stamp. Additional postmark of Berlin  issued three days after the stamp issue.
Bicentenary of  Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin on postmark of Germany 2010 Bicentenary of  Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin on postmark of Germany 2010 Bicentenary of  Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin on postmark of Germany 2010 Brachiosaurus brancai on postmark of Germany 2010

Official FDC Some private FDC
Brachiosaurus brancai dinosaur on Bicentenary of Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin FDC of Germany 2010 Brachiosaurus brancai dinosaur on Bicentenary of Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin FDC of Germany 2010
Anniversary letter, include postcard and information flyer.  Postal stationery
Brachiosaurus brancai dinosaur on Bicentenary of Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin FDC of Germany 2010 Brachiosaurus brancai dinosaur on Bicentenary of Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin FDC of Germany 2010
Some used covers and postcards
Brachiosaurus brancai dinosaur on Bicentenary of Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin FDC of Germany 2010 Brachiosaurus brancai dinosaur on Bicentenary of Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin FDC of Germany 2010
Mini Sheet Souvenir Sheet
Brachiosaurus brancai dinosaur on Bicentenary of Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin FDC of Germany 2010 Brachiosaurus brancai dinosaur on Bicentenary of Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin FDC of Germany 2010


References: Wikipedia  Souvenir Sheet

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