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Korea South 2010 "The Age of Dinosaurs (1st)"

Issue Date 05.08.2011
ID Michel: 2780-2783 Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU: KR037.10   Category: pR
Author Designer - Jiwon MO
Stamps in set 4
Value 250 Won   Coelophysis
250 Won   Herrerasaurus
340 Won   Plateosaurus
340 Won   Riojasaurus
Size (width x height) 50mm X 33mm 
Layout MS of 12 sxtamps: 2 � 4 + 4 (four stamps setenant, 250mm � 150mm)
Products FDC  x1   MC     MS
Paper White Unwatermarked
Perforation 13
Print Technique Offset, six colors + Intaglio, one color
Printed by Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Quantity 540,000 stamps each 
Issuing Authority Korea Post 

This fascinating animal appeared hundreds of millions years ago to dominate life on earth for 160 million years only to abruptly go extinct. During the next three years, dinosaurs of each epochal period (the Triassic period, the Jurassic period and the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era) will be introduced. As the time when the dinosaur first appeared, the Mesozoic era�s Triassic period lasted from 245 million years to 208 million years ago. Approximately at this time, all the continents on the earth were clumped together, with the continental areas being dry and rivers and seaside swarmed with ferns, tall coniferous trees, ginkgos and cycads.

Note: This set is the first one with dinosaur like perforation.



Known as one of the oldest kinds of dinosaurs, Herrerasaurus had carnivorous features: a big jaw, sharp teeth, and features favorable for hunting such as long claws and quick and nimble legs. Being about 3~4 m long and weighing 250~300 kg, it was a biped ambulatory animal. It inhabited the northwestern areas of Argentina during the latter part of the Triassic period.


  As a quick and agile dinosaur, its front legs were very short and its body except for the tail was a little bigger than a turkey. In 1947, hundreds of Coelophysis fossils were found in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. Unlike other large, carnivorous dinosaurs, Coelophysis seemed to have lived in groups, moving in herds. Its body was 3 m at longest and weighed 15-30 kg.

As the largest among Triassic-age dinosaurs, it had a small head, long neck, shorter front legs as compared to its well-developed hind legs. It walked on four legs. The big toe had a big claw, which seemed to have been used either for hunting or as a weapon. Its fossils have been found in more than 50 areas in Europe. This herbivorous dinosaur stood 9 m long and weighed 4 tons.


Riojasaurus, with legs as thick and robust as an elephant and a long neck, had a non-proportionally longer tail, which seemed to have been used either for balance or as a weapon. It grabbed its food using five, long, front toes. Like other herbivorous dinosaurs, it had spoon-shaped teeth. It stood 11 m long and weighed 4.5 tons.



FDC Mini Sheet

back side of these FDCs

back side of the Mini Sheets 2010-2012

Used on cover  Used on Special covers

Booklet Used on special cover

Booklet with dinosaur stamps of South Korea 2010, 2011, 2012


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