On June 30,
Authority of Spain issued the second stamps of Dinosaurs (first set
issued in 2015).
The set contain four stamps each one printed with different technique:
scales texture, Augmented Reality, phosphorescence, 3D and special
glasses, which allows to some of the effects.
from stamps of 2015 when all
shown dinosaurs were well known to
wide public: Ankylosaurus, Triceratops,
this year only "local" dinosaurs are depicted. Euro 2 each is very expensive
even for European country and make their postal usage very limited.
Seems as they issued with a purpose to be sold for collectors, rather
to be used on letters, therefore these stamps are marked as undesired.
"Four new stamps shows the images of these some creatures that
disappeared from Earth more than 65 million years ago. Dinosaurs who
star in the series this year are: Europelta
which is printed with the technique called lenticular printing, the Pelecaniminus
whose image has been printed with holographic ink, the dinosaur known as Proa
presented in a Premium Pliego 3D and finally Turiasaurus
printed with thermo chromic ink that changes color when
subjected to temperature changes.
The Europelta lived about 110 million years ago and is a type of
dinosaur Ankylosaurus, ie battleship. It was small, no more than
a meter tall and fed on the plants growing in the muddy Teruel area (so
far the only place where fossils of this dinosaur are found) was
more than 100 million years ago.
The European Pelecaniminus was a theropod dinosaur. The only place
where its fossils are found is Cuenca. Its average length ranges of two
its weight could reach 25 kilos. This ornitomimosauriano had a long
beak like his head and had a bag underneath, like the pelicans,
perhaps, to keep capturing prey. He had more teeth than other members
of their species, particularly about 220. At the top of his head
protruded a small ridge and is believed to be omnivorous.
is an unusual basal iguanodóntido whose unique feature is the
presence of a pre-dental single peak in their group. Seems that it was
herbivorous and measured seven to eight meters in length. He lived in
the mid-Cretaceous period some 112 million years ago and its remains
were found at the lignite mine Santa Maria in Ariño (Teruel) in
Turiasaurus was a sauropod with large and sturdy limbs that lived in
the late Jurassic period about 145 million years ago. It seems that the
Turiasaurus riodevensis could weigh 40 tons and measuring about 30
meters long, exceeding the size of any dinosaur found in Europe and
ranking among the largest supersaurópodos the world."
Carmen Alvarez Casanova