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Slovenia  2013 "75 years of the discovery of a mammoth in Nevlje by Kamnik"

Issue Date 14.03.2013
ID Michel:  632 (frame)  Stanley Gibbons:    UPU: N/A  Category: pF
Author Stamp and Post Mark designer  Boris Bratuz,  FDC designer Bernard Bezek
Stamps in set 1
Value A   -  fossil of Mammoth
* A - standard domestic  letter rate of  0,29 EUR 
Size (width x height)
Layout
Variations FDC x 1
Paper self adhesive
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Printed by Slovenian Post Office
Quantity stamp: 350  FDC: 120 
Issuing Authority Philatelic Club Ivan Vavpotic Kamnik , Slovenia
75 years of the discovery of a mammoth in Nevlje by Kamnik on stamp of Slovenia 2013


In order to commemorate "75 years since  discovery of a mammoth's fossils in Nevlje by Kamnik" and prior to philatelic exhibition of the same name, Philatelic Club of Kamnik issued personalized stamp and a special commemorative cover.   The stamp shows mounted skeleton of  Mammoth and fossil found place on the right side near to the Parish Church of Sv. Jurij  ( the church  silhouette can be easily recognized).


On 14.3.2013 at 18 am at the Tourist Information Center on the Main Square in Kamnik opened an exhibition the Club .  Sales of the stamp and the cover started on the same day the post office of  Kamnik , at the Main Square. The exhibition  made by Benjamin and Daniel Bezek, a member of the Philatelic Society takes visitor through a diverse philatelic material  through the time of the Ice Age and Stone Age settlements man whose remains have been exactly 75 years ago with the expansion of the riverbed accidentally discovered in a nearby village Nevlje.

Philatelic exhibition of "75 years since discovery of a mammoth's fossils in Nevlje by Kamnik" at Tourist Information Centre of Kamnik, March 2013 Philatelic exhibition of "75 years since discovery of a mammoth's fossils in Nevlje by Kamnik" at Tourist Information Centre of Kamnik, March 2013 Philatelic exhibition of "75 years since discovery of a mammoth's fossils in Nevlje by Kamnik" at Tourist Information Centre of Kamnik, March 2013
Stamps presented on the exhibitions can be seen here (PDF file - 12 MB in size ) , provided by the author  MrBenjamin Bezek from Kamnik, Slovenia

Some local newspaper  issued some articles to commemorate this event.
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   Kamniski Obcan  page 8
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Gorenjski Glas page 9

Mammoth discovery at Kamnik
fossils found site of Mammuthus primigenius from Kamnik, Slovenia
In March and April 1938, an almost complete skeleton of a 40-year-old woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), an antler of a reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), an atlas of a polar fox (Alopex lagopus), and a small Paleolithic tool made of almost black flint were found in Nevlje (Nevlje ranks among the oldest settlements in the Kamnik region. The Parish Church of Sv. Jurij was the original seat of the earliest Kamnik parish)  by workers who built a bridge across the Nevljica and deepened its bed. It was the first discovered Paleolithic hunting settlement in the territory of the present Slovenia and was dated to around 20,000 BP, the time of the Gravettian culture in the latter half of the Würm period (the last glaciation period). The excavations attracted domestic and international public attention, researchers, and politicians. A bridge built at this spot was named the Mammoth Bridge (Slovene: Mamutov most). A pollen analysis was performed at the site for the first time by Ana Tregubov-Budnar, the first Slovenian paleontologist. In 1944, she attributed the pollen to the end of an interglacial period. Later, it was shown by Alojz Šercelj that it actually belongs to the Würm glaciation. The mammoth skeleton is one of the best preserved in Europe and has become the symbol of the Natural History Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana, where it is now on display.
The museum was founded in 1821 as the Carniolan Estates Museum. Five years later, the Austrian Emperor Francis II decided to personally sponsor the
Mammoth's fossils of Natural History Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana
The image is from Wikipedia
commemorative post mark of 75 years of the discovery of a mammoth in Nevlje by Kamnik on stamp of Slovenia 2013
museum and ordered its renaming to Carniolan Provincial Museum.
The museum's geological-palaeontological collections include fossils from various Slovenian sites. In addition to the mammoth from Nevlje, also of significance are a 210 million-year-old 84-centimeter (33 in) long fish skeleton found in the Triglav Mountains and a Miocene-era baleen whale skeleton found in Slovenske Gorice.
One of the museum's founding collections was Sigmund Zois's mineral collection. Although it is an outstanding historical collection, minerals are now exhibited as classified by modern methods according to their internal structure, and among them is the mineral zoisite, named after Zois. There are also two Biedermeier wooden tables that are covered by tiles from Palnstorf's collection of minerals and rocks.

Related philatelic items:
Slovenia 2013 "75 years since discovery of a mammoth's fossils in Nevlje by Kamnik", issued by Natural History Museum of Slovenia in Ljublijana Cover of Slovenia 1998 "60 years since discovery of a mammoth's fossils in Nevlje by Kamnik"

 



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Acknowledgement:  many thanks to MrBenjamin Bezek from Kamnik, Slovenia, for  provided information about some technical details of the stamp and some information and image from the philatelich exhibition.



References:  Slovenia.info   Wikipedia  Kamnican.si  Lovrenc.net 
Culture.si Geatv.si Gorenjskiglas.si  Dlib.si   Slovenskenovice.si  Rtvslo.si  Gssrm.si       

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