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Germany 2010 "Bicentenary of  Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin"  


Issue Date 02.01.2010
ID Michel:  2780  Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:    Category: pF
Author Jünger + Michel, Berlin
Stamps in set 1
Value Euro 0.45 (can be used on post card)
Size (width x height)
Layout MS of 10 stamps both mint and self-adhensive
Products FDC x1   MS x2
Paper stroke, white,  fluoresce,  special post papper DP 2
Perforation die cut
Print Technique Multicolor offset print
Printed by Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Wertpapierdruckerei Leipzig
Quantity
Issuing Authority Deutsche Post

The museum of Nature Science (Das Museum für Naturkunde ) in Berlin is one of the bigest and important museums of the type in a world. Spectacular exponat of the museum is 14 meter high the bigest dinosaur skeleton of the world (see on the stamp). More than 1.5 Milion 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 scientiest are use about 30 milion items strored in the museum, related to zoology, paleontology, and mineralogy for their researches.The major exponta 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 für 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 exponat 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 .
The stamp is printed out in two variation: Mint and self-adhesive, bit smaller in size.
 

 
The design of the stamp chosen was actually the winner of a competition. Other stamp candidate are:
 

Products

FDC

Mini Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Sheet

Mini Sheet CTO

used

Typical usage of the stamp on a post card

Once I got a letter with the stamp on it, even though 55 cent stamp have to be used for letter post.

Private issues

FDC

 


References:
Wikipedia  Souvenir Sheet

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