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Slovenia  2001  "Fossils - Starfish Fossil"  

Issue Date 21.03.2001
ID Michel: 347 Scott: 454 Stanley Gibbons:  499 Yvert:  321 UPU: N/A   Category: pF
Author Design: Matja Ucakar , Photo: Miran Udovc
Stamps in set 1
Value  107 T Starfish Fossil
Size (width x height)  40,32 x 28,80 mm
Layout Sheet of 10 stamps
Products FDC x1 
Paper Chancellor oba free L.S.PVA GMD 102g, gummed 
Perforation 14 x 14
Print Technique  4 color offset
Printed by DELO - TISKARNA d. d., Ljubljana
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Issuing Authority Posta Slovenia
Starfish fossil on stamp of Slovenia 2001


Although starfish are found in all oceans, they are rarely found as fossils. This is because their skeleton consists of some 100 calcareous plates, joined by connective soft tissue. When the starfish dies, the connective tissue between the plates tends to decay, so most fossil starfish consist of individual plates scattered in the sedimentary rock. The starfish fossil depicted on the stamp was found near Zgornja Kungota. It measures 75 mm and is kept in the Slovenian Museum of Natural History.

UroŇ° Herlec


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Starfish fossil on FDC of Slovenia 2001

Starfish fossil on stamps of Slovenia 2001



ReferencesPosta Slovenije

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