Michel catalog"Dino - whole world"
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 At the end of 2016, Serpost presented several new stamps on their Internet site, unfortunately without any detail (www.serpost.com.pe/SellosPostales2016.html). Most of it arrived at postal desks in Peru on beginning of 2017.
 First dinosaur stamps of China since 1958.
 Additional print of stamps from 2016, this time on individual Souvenir Sheets
 Smilodon fatalis, best known saber-toothed cat and Megaloceros giganteus, also called the giant deer or Irish giant deer depicted on "extinct animal" stamps issued by Stamperija on behalf of Niger.
 This stunning issue features the first Jersey stamp to be printed on wood. Illustrated by Sara Menon, the animals and birds that feature on the stamps are subjects of conservation projects undertaken by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust with support from the Darwin Initiative, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Miniature Sheet, which has been printed on FSC certified sycamore, features a portrait of Charles Darwin. The fact that the wood grain can be seen through the image means that each Miniature Sheet is unique.
 Ankapark: one of the largest theme park in the world with a total area of 1.200.000 square meters, including 100,000 square meters of indoor space and 1,100,000 square meters of open space, opened in Ankara. At the entrance of ANKA Park, the visitors meet the most magnificent architectural examples of Turkish history. Moreover, the world's most diverse and most realistic dinosaurs are placed at the park.
 The second issue of "National Park" stamps (1st set issued in 2016), have one Paleontology related stamp.
Petrified Forest National Park is a United States national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. Named for its large deposits of petrified wood, the fee area of the park covers about 600 square kilometers, encompassing semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands. The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees (some of it is seen on the stamp) that lived in the Late Triassic Period, about 225 million years ago. The sediments containing the fossil logs are part of the widespread and colorful Chinle Formation, from which the Painted Desert gets its name. Beginning about 60 million years ago, the Colorado Plateau, of which the park is part, was pushed upward by tectonic forces and exposed to increased erosion. All of the park's rock layers above the Chinle, except geologically recent ones found in parts of the park, have been removed by wind and water. In addition to petrified logs, fossils found in the park have included Late Triassic ferns, cycads, ginkgoes, and many other plants as well as fauna including giant reptiles called phytosaurs, large amphibians, and early dinosaurs. Paleontologists have been unearthing and studying the park's fossils since the early 20th century. More info on Wikipedia
Another stamp shows a landscape of Mammoth cave.
Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. national park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. Since the 1972 unification of Mammoth Cave with the even-longer system under Flint Ridge to the north, the official name of the system has been the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. It became a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981
No fossils of the woolly mammoth have ever been found in Mammoth Cave, and the name of the cave has nothing to do with this extinct mammal. Rather, the name "Mammoth" refers to the large width and length of the passages connecting to the Rotunda just inside the entrance. This name was given long before the cave system's true extent was fully known.
 On September 22, post of Nepal issued 3rd set of "prehistoric mammals". First two sets issued in 2013 and 2015. Fossi of all animals depicted on the stamps found in Nepal and are on display in Natural History Museum. The building of the museum depicted on stamp of Nepal in 2014. These stamps issue in cooperatoion with the museum staff, therefore logo of the museum shown on bottom-right corner of every stamp.
 Sett of mini-sheets that depict a building of North Korean Natural History Museum and some of its artefacts. One mini-sheet dedicated to dinosaurs.
 The stamp is dedicated to province Teruel, shows varios sighseeing and local food of the area. Dinosaur's head can be seen on the bottom-right corner of the stamp. The head belongs to Aragosaurus dinosaurs. Aragosaurus (meaning "Aragon lizard") was a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous period of Galve, province of Teruel, in the autonomous territory of Aragón, Spain. Aragosaurus was a large, quadrupedal plant-eating dinosaur, which lived about 133-125 million years ago. It was about 18 metres in length and about 28 tonnes in weight. Like other sauropods, it had a long neck, a long powerful tail, a small head and a bulky body. Another dinosaur found in Teruel province is Turiasaurus riodevensis, who was also a sauropod dinosaur, is believed to be the largest dinosaur ever found in Europe, and is among the largest dinosaurs known to date, at 36–39 metres in length and with a weight of 40 to 48 tonnes.
 On October 10 2017, Stamperija on behalf of Guinea, issued a set of Souvenir and Mini Sheet with wrong title title "80th memorial anniversary of Charles Darwin (1809–1882)". Moreover "Homo naledi" on margin of the Souvenir Sheet called "Homo erectus".
Later on, Stamperija reprinted the set with correct title "135th memorial anniversary of Charles Darwin (1809–1882)" and correct name of "Homo naledi" on the Souvenir Sheet margin, but called "Homo erectus" on stamp "Homo naledi". One issue fixed, another one introduced.
 The first prehistoric animal stamps of Armenia. International sales of Armenian post located in USA and sale Armenian stamps with about 50% overprice from face value. According to Armenian post, FDC will be issued later in January 2018.
[PP1] On February 1st 2017, private German post "Briefmarke und mehr" in cooperation with Natural History Museum in Muenster, issued set of 6 stamps to commemorate 125 anniversary of the museum. The stamp issued in 3 mini-sheets 2x5 stamps each.
[PP2] Self adhesive stamp of "Suedwest Mail" private postal company of Germany. The stamp issued on self adhesive sheet of 10 and shows Mammoth figure from mammoth ivory of the Lonet Valley - 40,000 years of ice age It is only four centimeters in size and still a scientific and art-historical sensation - the ivory mammoth from the Vogelherdhöhle near Niederstotzingen in the Lonetal.
On August 1st, Suedwest Mail issued a folder with 4 stamps "40 000 years Ice age art, UNESCO heritage". This folder contain a mammoth figure stamp issued at the end if July and three new stamps: the venus of the Hohle Fels cave, the horse of Vogelherd cave, the water bird of Hohle Fels cave. The lion man of the Hohlestein-Stadel cave shown on the front page of the folder. All figurines are carved out of mammoth ivory.
[SP1] On occasion of 40 anniversary (1977-2017) of the Friends of Minerals and Fossils Association of Slovenia, two personalized self adhesive stamps and two correspondent FDC are issued.
The first stamp shows crystal of quartz, the second - Sphaeroschwagerina carniolica, fusulinid foraminifera (transverse section) from
Lower Permian beds of Dovžanova soteska (near Tržič).
Miocene (Mid. Miocene, Badenian) brittle star from vicinity of Maribor town. All fossils and minerals are from Slovenia sites, shown on one of FDC covers.
Note: the brittle star is one of the best preserved fossil (for echinoderm fossil) in Slovenia. Sphaeroschwagerina carniolica is from fossil site (Dovžanova soteska) near Tržič, the place where the Friends of Minerals and Fossils Association of Slovenia is based. Dovžanova soteska is the most known fossil site in Slovenia.
[SP2] First dinosaur stamps of Azerbaijan issued by Stamperija on behalf of the country.
[SP3] Personalized stamps issued by Chinese Post (GTY2017-05). The reason for this issue is unknown, the same month Chinese Post issued official set "Chinese Dinosaurs".
Another stamps to consider
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[A1] "UNESCO World Heritage Sites" stamps issued as mint mini-sheet and self-adhesive booklet of 10 and 30 stamps.
The first two stamps on the mini sheet and the booklet shows famous fossil found locations: Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta and Mistaken Point.
The first stamp shows Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, known for its remarkable fossil specimens that represent every known group of Cretaceous dinosaurs, as well as its impressive area of virtually undisturbed badlands and riparian (riverside) habitat.
The stamp has similar design to Dinosaur Provincial Park stamp issued in 2015, but it is smaller in size. On the stamp from 2015 the name of the park is written in white font on the foreground just over country name on the buttom left corner. On the stamp from 2017 the name of the park is written in tiny balck font in the middle of the stamp.
The second stamp shows Mistaken Point, the rugged coastal cliffs host the oldest known collection of large fossils in the world, marking the world’s first appearance of large, biologically complex organisms. Some fossil is also visible in big zoom.
This fossil site is located at the south-eastern tip of the island of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada. It consists of a narrow, 17 km-long strip of rugged coastal cliffs. Of deep marine origin, these cliffs date to the Ediacaran Period (580-560 million years ago), representing the oldest known assemblages of large fossils anywhere.
[A2] Royal Mail starts its 2017 Stamp Program with a subject that has not previously been featured as a stand-alone topic: how people lived in prehistoric times has always been a fascination for many and the Ancient Britain stamp issue explores this subject in some detail. The stamps show famous iconic sites and some of the most exceptional artefacts found across the UK, and overlays illustrations to show how people lived, worked and used the objects. We also explore the social and technological evolution of these early Britons. The first metals were used in Britain while still in the ‘Stone Age’. The arrival of cultures that could ‘make metal’ would have a dramatic effect on society. In the British Isles the first seams of copper were exploited in Ireland around 2500BC. The discovery of tin in South West England helped to make Britain an important centre – copper smelted with an amount of tin makes the superior metal bronze: harder, more durable and versatile and the so-called Bronze Age saw several other technological advancements. Overall, the stamps give a timeline across thousands of years of history, from a glimpse of Stone Age ritual of 11,000 years ago, through the Bronze Age and into the Iron Age of some 300 BC.
[A3] Three stamps showing UNESCO world heritage sites of Israel. One of them depicting a beautiful prehistoric stone tool from Nahal Mearot Caves in Israel. Four caves (Tabun, Gamal Nahal and Es-Skhul Cave) are carved into the mountain on the southern slope of Mount Carmel, at the entrance to the Nahal Me'arot Caves. Archeological excavations conducted at the site from 1928 to the present have discovered evidence of human existence near and inside the caves over hundreds of thousands of years. Among the many findings were remnants of houses, various stone tools, jewelry, bones of animals used for food and graves.
Neanderthals may have lived side by side with early humans and possibly interbred with them, according to new research. Stone axes and sharp flint arrowheads of both branches of the human race have been discovered in limestone caves in northern Israel. The findings have led archeologists to believe the two sub-species found harmony in a coastal mountain range that today is in a state of war with its neighbours. one of the bones uncovered at
Nahal Me'arot - a World Heritage site - had lethal wounds which suggested prehistoric men lived in peace with each other 80,000 years ago. More info on Dailymail
[A4] This stamp issue presents four highly significant caves from around Australia. Each stamp provides us with a glimpse into these spectacular underground environments. One of the stamps shows Cliefden cave.
The Cliefden Caves Geoheritage Site is multifaceted, containing internationally significant Ordovician fossil localities, limestone caves of national significance, a warm spring and tufa dams of state significance and the historically significant site where limestone was first discovered in inland Australia. It has been ranked among the 70 most significant fossil sites in Australia by the Australian Heritage Council and as the thirteenth most significant limestone cave site in Australia by Davey. The site was nominated to the Register of the National Estate by the Geological Society of Australia in the late 1970s and registered in 1987. (Wikipedia)
[A5] In August 2017 South Africa issued "National Partks III" stamps set. The five stamps depict the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Tsitsikamma at the Garden Route National Park, Camdeboo National Park, Table Mountain National Park and Bontebok National Park. The stamps are postage for registered letters, costing R27.50 each.
Three of these parks are also known as important fossil found places.
The Camdeboo National Park is located in the Karoo and almost completely surrounds the Eastern Cape town of Graaff-Reinet. Camdeboo National Park was proclaimed as South Africa's 22nd National Park under the management of South African National Parks on Sunday 30 October 2005. It covers an area of 194 square kilometers.
The Karoo is a semi-desert natural region of South Africa. There is no exact definition of what constitutes the Karoo, and therefore its extent is also not precisely defined. The Karoo is partly defined by its topography, geology, and climate — above all, its low rainfall, arid air, cloudless skies, and extremes of heat and cold.The Karoo also hosted a well-preserved ecosystem hundreds of million years ago which is now represented by many fossils. he uniqueness of the Karoo Basin, as it is known to geologists, lies partly in the fact that its 50-million-year fossil record, covering a period from 240 to 190 million years ago, is largely unbroken, so that the intricate evolutionary pathways followed by different animal groups through time can be more closely traced than in other fossil-bearing systems of rock strata. In the true paleontological sense, therefore, the 'Karoo' is more than just a geographical area: the element of time is inextricably woven into the meaning of the word. Some prehistoric animals which fossils found in Karoo depicted on South African stamps from 1982. More info about Camdeboo National Park and Karoo are here:     
The outstanding features of Golden Gate are the rocks, whose formation started as far back as 200 million years ago. The glowing golden colour of the sandstone cliffs facing each other on either side of the road at sunset led to the name Golden Gate.
Numerous paleontology finds have been made in the park including dinosaur eggs and skeletons. The oldest dinosaur embryos ever discovered were found in the park in 1978. The eggs were from the Triassic Period (220 to 195 million years ago) and had fossilised foetal skeletons of Massospondylus, a prosauropod dinosaur.
More info about Golden Gate National Park  
Table Mountain National Park is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of the most beautiful spots on the African continent. It covers an area of about 60km from across the Cape Peninsula right up to Cape Point, with Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope as its crown jewels.
Table Mountain National Park is home to an astonishing array of rare plant life, fynbos and different variants of protea. The park is also home to penguins, birds one would normally expect to find near Antarctica. Southern right and humpback whales visit the coast between August and October.
These rocks are believed to have originated in shallow tidal flats, in which a few Ordovician fossils, and fossil tracks have been preserved.
More info about Table MountainNational Park 
[A6] Oldřich Pošmurný was born on 8 April 1942 in Tábor. He studied graphic design of books and magazines with Prof. Vladimír Ringes, history of book design with Prof. František Klikar, and illustration and figure drawing with V.J. Žižka. After graduation Oldřich Pošmurný worked as a graphic editor in the Svoboda publishing house. From 1968, he worked as a free-lance graphic artist. He co-designed the series Zdeněk Burian’s Ancient Dinosaures and designed Dinosaur's stamps of Czech Republic in 1994.
The postage stamp is issued both in the form of sheets and as a book of 8 stamps and 4 coupons.
[A7] Karatau Nature Reserve is a wildlife refuge in the mid-part of the Karatau Mountains, near Kyzylkum, Betpak-Dala and Moiynkum deserts in the South Kazakhstan Region of Kazakhstan, in Central Asia. It was founded in 2004. Its territory is around 34 300 ha. Some 700 species of plants constitute its flora, 62 species are endemic. The park is also known as fossil found place of plant and animals from Camrian to Miocene ages. More details are here (on Russian)
[F1] In the middle of 2017 these prehistoric animal stamps appeared on internet as local stamps of Guácimo. Guácimo is the capital of Guácimo, Limón Province in Costa Rica., similar to the rest of the counry only official stamps used there.
Commemorative Postmarks (legend is below)
[FDC] - Post Marks used on FDC of official stamp
[PM] - Permanent postmark: available for a long period of time
[Sp] - Special postmark: issued for special event and was available for short period of time
[N] - new design of early introduced postmarks
[C1] commemorative postmark of "Altamura Man", shows reconstruction of its famous find made by Kennis&Kennis.
Note: Commemorative postmarks in Italy can be obtain within 60 days from it issue date
[C2] Postmark from "Dinosaur Eggs" station.
[C3] Two postmarks with the same design, one from Moscow, another one from St. Petersburg. commemorate the 175 anniversary since the birth of the scientist and philosopher P.A. Kropotkin. Post stationery, postcard with imprinted stamp, issue a month before
[P1] postal stationery "200 anniversary of The Senckenberg Natural Research Society". Skull of Triceratops and reconstruction of 'Lucy' (Australopithecus afarensis) shown on left side of the cover.
[P2] To the 175 anniversary since the birth of the scientist and philosopher P.A. Kropotkin, Post authority of Russia issued the post stationery and two postmarks with his portrait: one from Moscow and another from St.Peterburg.
Kropotkin Pyotr Alekseyevich (1842-1921) was a geographer, the geologist and the traveler, the researcher of Siberia and Priamurye, one of founders of paleogeography of an anthropogene, the creator of the doctrine about ancient continental freezing, who proposed the theory of Pleistocene ice age, alternative theories of evolution based on embryology. He traveled in eastern Siberia and Manchuria from 1863 until 1867, and his subsequent publications about that area's geography became authoritative until the middle of the twentieth century. Kropotkin argued that his geographic and geologic observations in Asia, Finland, Sweden, and Canada, supported the theory of Pleistocene continental glaciation, often called the ice age. He was one of the first to study the ancient geography and climate of the Quaternary period, which spans from 2.5 million years ago until the present. Around the turn of the nineteenth century, Kropotkin offered what he said were complementary amendments to Charles Darwin's 1859 theory of evolution by natural selection. Kropotkin employed a variety of arguments from natural history, embryology, and geography to support his theory of mutual aid, which he argued was a positive mechanistic addition to the theory of evolution.
More info is here.
[P3] 150 anniversary of Grigore Antipa, who was the zoologist, ichthyologist, Hydrobiology, economist, ecologist, oceanology, museology. He was director of the Museum of Natural History in Bucharest, where he had an important contribution to the organization on a phylogenetic and ecological collections. As a token of gratitude for his work in the museum since 1933, Museum of Natural History bears his name.
Imprinted stamp on the post stationery shows logo of the museum with silhouette of Mammoth. The mammoth and Dinotherium giganteum (depicted for the first time on Romanian stamp in 1967) are most impressive and popular artifacts of the museum.
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