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Portugal 2002 "Dinosaurs of Portugal" (Dinossurios em Portugal) 

Issue Date 01.01.2002 (was on sale till 01.03.2002 only)
ID Michel:  36-39 Scott:  Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:  N/A Category: pR
Author Jose Projecto
Stamps in set 4 self-adhesive ATM labels
Value Sauropod with footprints,
Lourinhasaurus,
Allosaurus,
Dacentrurus.
Size (width x height)   55x30 mm
Layout stripe of 4 self adhesive labels
Products FDC - none
Paper  
Perforation none
Print Technique Offset
Printed by  Ovelar/Espanha
Quantity  N/A
Issuing Authority  CTT Correios de Portugal
dinosaurs and their footprint on ATM stamps of Portugal 2002/

On January 1st of 2002 15 Europenean countries replace their local currency with a common one - EURO (€).  This make more easier travel for citizens of these countries and make much more easier trade for corporations and private persons - all prices on every thing sales in those countries are written in EURO.  The same changes are done for ATM stamps too. Only Euro (€) currency are written on ATM stamps of Portugal since 01.01.2002

Since November 1999 till March 2002 Post Authority of Portugal issued 3-5 various sets of machine (ATM) stamps per year.   "Dinosaurs of Portugal" stamps are one of them. Four different stamp-template depicted some dinosaurs and their footprints. Fossilized remains of all of them as well as their  footprints are found in Portugal. 

In 2002 the dinosaur ATM stamps were on sale in four different  machines.  AMIEL, SMD and ePost NEWVISION 2000 ( Newvision machine introduced in December 2000)  printed  stamps with 7 predefined values as in the table below.  Stamps issued by Amiel machine made bold and large text, some stamps are in black. Stamps of are issued by SMD machine had medium size text on it.  Stamps of are issued by epost-Newvision machine had small size text on it. ePost NEWVISION M (Modular) machine,  has more than 30 pre-programmed rates for various weight categories. Dinosaur stamps with  ePost NEWVISION M values are very rare.

Change of postal rates on dinosaur ATM stamps of Portugal between 1999 and 2003
Year of issue
Correio normal (regulat mail) Correio Azul (priority mail)
Domestic,
up to 20 g.
Domestic,
up to
100 g.
Spain,
up to 20 g.
Europe,
except Spain,
up to 20 g.
Rest of the world,
up to 20 g.
Domestic,
up to 20 g
International
up to 20 g.
1999-2001 *50.00* *85.00* *95.00* *100.00* *140.00* *80.00* *350.00*
2000 *50.00$ / €0.25 *85.00$ / €0.42 *95.00$ / €0.45 *100.00$ / €0.50 *140.00$ / €0.70 *80.00$ / €0.42 *350.00$ / €1.75
2002 €0.27 €0.45 €0.46 €0.54 €0.70 €0.43 €1.75
2003 €0.30 €0.46 €0.47 €0.55 €0.70 €0.43 €1.75
different machine of Portugal which issued dinosaur ATM stamps in 2002
                  Amiel machine                        SMD machine                       epost-Newvision 2000          epost-Newvision M   machines
NotesIn 2002 some ATM machines used  various ink colors, either blue or black (dinosaur stamps with text written in black color are very difficult to find), to print a text on stamps.  

 Here are some examples of the dinosaur stamps variations:

Stamps issued by Amiel machine  Stamps of are issued by epost-Newvision machine  Stamps of are issued by SMD machine 

dinosaur ATM stamp of Portugal 2002 issued by Amiel machine

dinosaur ATM stamp of Portugal 2002 issued by SMD machine

dinosaur ATM stamp of Portugal 2002 issued by ePost machine

dinosaur ATM stamp of Portugal 2002 issued by Amiel machine

dinosaur ATM stamp of Portugal 2002 issued by SMD machine

dinosaur ATM stamp of Portugal 2002 issued by ePost machine

Related: Portugal 2002 "Examples of circulated covers"    Portugal 2000 "Dinosaurs of Portugal"   Portugal 1999 "Dinosaurs of Portugal"

Supplying materials

Stamps variations Used covers
various dinosaurs stamps of Portugal 2002 Portugal 2002 used register cover with dinosaur stamps

Acknowledgement :

   Many thanks to fellow stamp collector Vitor Vieira   and  José Lalanda Jorge from Portugal, for his help to find some information about these stamps and who share scans of some stamps and covers.


ReferencesAtms Portugal  ATM-World  

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