Paleophilatelie.eu is a focal point between Paleontology and Philately
Ireland 2007 "150th Anniversary of the Natural History Museum "
Issue Date 25.10.2007 ID Michel: 1800 Scott: Stanley Gibbons: 1875 Yvert: UPU: N/A Category: pF Author Typography & Layout: Steve Simpson , Photography: Harry Weir Stamps in set 1 Value
55c Skull and antlers of giant deer, Giant Elk, Megaloceros
Size (width x height) 51.46mm x 30mm Layout Sheetlets of 12 Products FDC x 1 MS x1 Paper Perforation 13.25 x 13.25 Print Technique Multicolour (with phosphor tagging), Lithography Printed by Irish Security Stamp
Quantity Issuing Authority Irish post
To mark the 150th Anniversary of
the Natural History Museum An Post are
issuing a striking stamp and First Day Cover on 25
October. Designed by Steve Simpson, the stamp is based
on a specially commissioned photograph
of the Giant Elk from the Museum
Collection . It has often been
referred to as the museum that should be in a museum. And for visitors to
Dublins Natural History Museum, the
irony will not be lost. For, once inside the
door of this remarkable building, it becomes obvious that we are walking into an architectural wonder. Built in victorian style, and housing many of the exhibits in glass enclosures, the museum harkens back to that bygone era of ladies bustles, top hats and mutton-chop sideburns. While the exhibits themselves provide a comprehensive and engaging overview of natures wonder, the building itself is an utter delight to the eye. Built in 1856 as the Museum of the Royal Dublin Society, the Natural History Museum, which opened to the public in 1857, is a zoological museum containing diverse collections of world wildlife. The collection comprises over 10,000 animals and the museum is also a major scientifc institution with signifcant research collections from Irish
scientists and international figures. It moved to its present building in 1857 and became part of the National Museum of Ireland in 1877, constructed as an extension to the museums headquarters in Leinster House. The anniversary of the Natural History Museum coincides with a major restoration programme. This aims to maintain and enhance the historic character of the building. Public access is being improved and visitor facilities are being added to provide for educational activities. A visit to this unique building is an absolute must for everyone, tourist and resident alike.
Reference: Irish stamps collector news 05/07
Note: This page is incomplete, some info is missing. In case you have the missing info please email to me.
Latest update 29.09.2012 Any feedback, comments or even complaints are welcome: email@example.com (you can email me on ENglish, DEutsch, or
Latest update 29.09.2012
Any feedback, comments or even complaints are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org (you can email me on ENglish, DEutsch, or RUssian)