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Korea South 2011 "The Age of Dinosaurs (2nd)"


Issue Date 11.08.2011
ID Michel: 2831-2834 Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:  KR035.11  Category: pR
Author  Designer - Jiwon MO ; Engraver- Yeongsook HEO 
Stamps in set 4
Value Won 340  - Scelidosaurus
Won 340 - Stegosaurus
Won 340 - Allosaurus
Won 340 - Dilophosaurus
Size (width x height) 50mm X 33mm 
Layout MS of 12 sxtamps: 2 � 4 + 4 (four stamps setenant, 250mm � 150mm)
Products FDC  x1  MS x1
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

 

"The Age of Dinosaurs (1st)" issued in 2010 Jurassic dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era are introduced.As the second installment of the "Age of Dinosaurs Series," Jurassic Period of the Mesozoic Era, which spanned about 50 million years from about 199.6 million years ago to 145.5 million years ago, refers to the period that followed the Triassic Period. In this period, giant reptiles such as dinosaurs thrived on the land, and ammonites, in the sea. In the latter part of the Jurassic Period, birds appeared for the first time, with gymnosperms like cycads and Ginkgo thriving.

 

Scelidosaurus

  As an herbivorous dinosaur, it had a rather small head and small body, being 250 kg in weight and about 4m in height. It walked on four legs. With its hind legs being longer than the front legs, it is thought to have run with its hind legs and to have walked with its hind legs to reach and feed on the leaves of tall trees. Its most prominent body feature is the oval-shaped dermal scutes on both its back and tail. It was discovered both in the U.K. and U.S.A.
Stegosaurus

As an herbivorous dinosaur during the Late Jurassic Period spikes on its tails. Compared to its large body, its head was relatively very small, with its long hind legs and short, crooked front legs making its back crook forward. With its large body, it moved very sluggishly. It is 9 m in height and 2 tons in weight. It was discovered in the western part of the U.S.A.

Allosaurus 

As a carnivorous dinosaur flourishing in the latter part of the Jurassic Period, it is known to be the fiercest predator in the North American continent. Its feature is the crests just in front of its eyes. It also had a sturdy jaw and teeth made for killing herbivorous or other carnivorous dinosaurs, as well as the hand that had sharp claws. It was 3.6 tons in weight and 14m in height. And it was discovered in the western part of the U.S., Portugal and Australia.

Dilophosaurus 

As a carnivorous dinosaur during the Early Jurassic Period, it had two crests split in the shape of a V on top of its head. Its razor-sharp teeth, long and strong legs, and long claws were perfect for hunting. Its first toe on its hand was shaped in the way to hold a prey, functioning like a thumb. It was 330~450 kg in weight, and 6~7 m in height. It was first reported in the U.S., with the possibility of having been discovered in the southern part of China being raised.

 


 

Products

FDC Mini Sheet

back side of these FDCs

back side of the Mini Sheets 2010-2012

Mini Sheet on cover Used on cover

Special covers Booklet

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

 


References: K-Stamp Korean stamp postal size=3>K-Stamp Korean stamp postal services

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