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Yugoslavia  1985  "Fossils"  

Issue Date  4.2.1985
ID Michel: 2092-2095 Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:  N/A  Category: pF
Author Radomir Bojanic
Stamps in set 4
Value 5 D Aturia aturi
6 D   Pachyophis woodwardi
33 D Chaetodon hoeferi
60 D  Homo sapiens neanderthalensis skull
Size (width x height)
Products FDC x1   MS x4
Layout 4 Minisheets, 25 stamps each
Paper Chalky
Perforation 12.5 x 13.25
Print Technique
Printed by ZIN, Beograd
Quantity 5 D Aturia aturi (400,000)
6 D Pachyophis woodwardi (400,000)
33 D Chaetodon hoeferi (400,000)
60 D Homo sapiens neanderthalensis skull (230,000)
Issuing Authority
Fossils on stamps of Yugoslavia 1985


In 1985 the Post of Yugoslavia issued a set of four stamps on which the following fossil are presented: Aturia aturi, Pachyophis woodwardi, Chaetodon hoeferi and Homo sapiens neanderthalensis skull.
Homo sapiens neanderthalensis on stamp of Yugoslavia 1985Homo sapiens neanderthalensis.
The remains of Neanderthal man in Yugoslavia were first discovered in 1899 in a semi cave on the Husnjako brdo (=hill) in Krapina (northwest part of Croatia) by Dragutin Gorjanovi6-Kramberger who was a discoverer and the first explorer of this archeological find. In addition to the find of Neanderthal man in Krapina, in northwest Croatia, the following two finds are known in the caves Velika pećina (=cave) on Ravna gora and the Vindija Cave near Donja Voća village. Homo sapiens sapiens was found in the Veternica Cave near Zagreb.

Remains of the Neanderthal man  depicted  on some stamps of Croatia: 1999, 2012 


Products
FDC
Fossils on FDC of Yugoslavia 1985Fossils on FDC of Yugoslavia 1985

Acknowledge: Many thanks to Serbian Stamps Shop for help to find an information about these stamps.

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