issue Date printed out on 26.08.2010 ; in use since: 03.09.2010 ID Michel: 2167-2169 Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: CH037.10 Category: pR Author Illustrator: Angelo Boog Consultant: Winand Brinkmann paleontologist from paleontolgy Institut and Museum of Zurich Stamps in set 3 Value 5.10 CHF Theropoda
6.00 CHF Ichthyosauria
8.40 CHF Pterosauria
Size (width x height) 33 x 28 mm Layout 6 stamps per sheet Products FDC x7 MC x3 MS x6 Info Pages x 4 Paper Perforation Print Technique Printed by Cartor Security Printing Quantity Issuing Authority La Poste
Numerous skeleton and footprint finds confirm what a lot of people do not know: many millions of years ago, there were dinosaurs in Switzerland too. Reptiles which are now extinct (saurians) lived not just on terra firma, but also in the water and in the air. Three new special stamps showcase a selection of Swiss saurians, bringing them back to life: Theropoda , Ichthyosauria, Pterosauria.
All three Dinosaurs are depicted on the stamps are lived at Switzerland in Trias period (220-65 M. years ago). The stamps are based on real founds of some fossils in Switzerland:
A skeleton of Theropoda, depicted on stamp of 5.10CHF, found in Frick on 2006, ad was the first Predator Dinosaur found in Switzerland.A skull fossil of Ichtyousaria, depcited on stamp of 6 CHF, is also found in Frick. Some fossils of Pterosauria are found in Kanton Graubuenden. Fossils of Theropoda and Ichtyousaria can be seen at Sauriermuseum in Frick.
These stamps are represent an accurate (as much possible for nowadays) of dinosaurs and their living environment. 3D models are cretaed for each dinosaur based on existed fossils.
These stamps are cancelled (CTO) and signed by an Illustrator Angelo Boog at Sauriermuseum in Frick on 03.09.2010. First Day Covers(FDC) where sold there by Switzeland post on the same day at the museum hall and could be post from there to any distination. These stamps and FDC are might be still on sale at the museum online-store
|FDC (official FDC of La Poste on the left and FDC of Sauriermuseum Frick on the right side)|
|FDC with Mini Sheets||Mini Sheets|
|Used coves||Souvenir Sheet with CTO stamps and some technical information|
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