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Paleo Philatelist18/06/2013 15:35:25
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Anybody collect Paleontology related stamps: paleontologists, fossils, prehistoric animals, dinosaurs, early man, museums ?
Let's share some stamps there ! (Cinderellas, illegal or commercial items are NOT welcome).

best regards,
**LINK** - is a focal point between Paleontology and Philately

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 18/06/2013 15:37:16

Paleo Philatelist18/06/2013 15:38:45
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USA 1946: First envelope / FDC with a dinosaur image.

09.08.1946 , with this American FDC, and that the theme 'Prehistoric life in Philately' was born on this date.
On this date, a stamp was issued to celebrate the centenary of the Smithsonian Institution.
The stamp itself shows the Smithsonian's buildings in Washington (Actually this stamp itself can be consider as a stamp of paleontologic tematic as the Institue has very large Paleobiology Department . As illustration on the left side of the FDC shows a sauropod, most likely a Diplodocus.There are some variation of this FDC envelope, quite many various illustration are used at left side .

Feb. 7 1996 another stamp with corresondent FDC has been issed at USA to sign 150 years of the institue. This time Tyranosauer is depicted on the left side

Julia Lee18/06/2013 15:40:26
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It's a shame we just did a dinosaur My Collection (June issue), otherwise I'd snap you up for one.

Paleo Philatelist18/06/2013 15:45:52
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I just read the article, sent be me a fellow - the author Jon is very good collector too.

BTW,  Paleontology is not only Dinosaurs.


Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 18/06/2013 15:55:56

Paleo Philatelist18/06/2013 15:56:41
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1951 India, First reconstruction of a prehistoric animal

On commemoration of Indian Geological Survey centenary on 13th January 1951 Indian Postage released The stamp shows two individuals of Stegodon ganesa, the first ever reconstruction of a prehistoric animal on a stamp.It was valued 2 Anas.Ana the olden Indian coin was in use before 1956. In 1956 Indian Government introduced Paise the hundredth fraction of Rupee the currency.16 Anas are equal to One Rupee. An FDC envelope with these stamp has been issued as well.

On March 4, 2001 a another stamp was issued by the Department of Post, Government of India , to commemorate 150 annuasary of Indian Geological Survey. This time geological motive has been choosed.

The four colour stamp shows bauxite (aluminium ore), chalcopyrite (copper ore) and psilomelane (manganese ore). The denomination of the stamp is 300 paise (Rs.3.00)

Paleo Philatelist18/06/2013 16:03:58
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In UK first stamps of dinosaurs are issued only in 1991.

"150th Anniversary of Dinosaurs' Identification by Owen"



Great British naturalist, Sir Richard Owen is shwon on an FDC of the set:


Read more abou these stamps here:


The second stamps set of Dinosaur is expected in November this year.

Really keen to see what's coimg out


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Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 18/06/2013 16:07:13

Adrian18/06/2013 16:15:43
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I had a look at the Paleontology and Philately link from your first post, PP, and this is the only Dutch entry I could find:


It is from the 1962 Welfare set and depicts an ammonite fossil.

Julia Lee18/06/2013 16:19:46
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Even though this could be an entry in our plain stamps thread, I think it's actually very striking.

Paleo Philatelist18/06/2013 16:23:02
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The stamp is part of set of 5 values, depicted various trasure of Dutch museums.

Hope to see some fossils or prehistoric animals stamps of Netherland in the feature.

Adrian18/06/2013 16:52:17
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Well, I did find the equus quagga quagga mentioned on a number of dinosaurs / prehistoric animals websites, so if this beastie may be regarded as a prehistoric animal, then here you are:


From the 1988 welfare funds set.

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