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Paleo Philatelist18/10/2013 13:15:34
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sure I like the issue ,otherweise wouldn't buy it.

I scan all my phil. stuff with 600dpi resolution - make very clear images.

Paleo Philatelist22/10/2013 10:32:44
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A friend of mine, being on a business trip in UK, sent me 10 post cards shows most recent "dinosaurs" of Great Briatin.
These cards, called PHQ, produced by Roayl Mail as part of standard product, have the same, but bigger, design as stamps.
Each card I received has the similar stamp on the backside plus some other stamps to complete correct postage of p88.
Two often cards with some flying reptilies are below.





Julia Lee22/10/2013 10:48:49
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They're called them 'stamp cards' now instead of PHQ (postal headquarters) cards. There may be a more technical difference too.

They're available for every issue.

Don't the dinosaurs look GREAT on the cards? It really shows off the die-cutting.

But I can never get the idea that the Ornithocheirus is wearing a wig out of my head...

Paleo Philatelist22/10/2013 10:55:10
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Yes, I like this kind of cards, will order clean cards too

Paleo Philatelist22/10/2013 11:02:58
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and here is a letter, sent to me on the first day of issue of latest British dinosaur stamps. Shame about the bottom right sticker. Moreover it is a failure of postman. "Delivery Confirmation" (eng. ) = "Einschreibem Einwurf" (germ.) means - the post man should confirm he put the letter into mailbox of recepient. Recepient confirmation/signature is not required. Probably he didn't realized when came to our home at our absence, put the sticker and bring the letter back to a post office.



Julia Lee22/10/2013 12:00:10
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60c-koolasuchus-cleelandi_australias-age-of-dinosaurs_2013_low-res.jpgHere's the Australian pics. The last one, the Timimus is named after the discoverers' son. How cool is that?






Adrian22/10/2013 12:03:28
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The Qantassaurus looks very much like a pheasant.

This too seems a very good set. Dinosaur lovers are having a field day!

Julia Lee22/10/2013 12:11:05
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There's no way we can know what colour it was. Wikipedia describes it as grabbing vegetation and fleeing, like a gazelle. It's named after the Australian airline, Qantas.

People might think of these types of stamps as thematic labels, but I'm almost always inspired to go hunting for information. Are other people the same? Or do all collectors do that, whereas members of the public might not?

Paleo Philatelist22/10/2013 12:36:05
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Posted by Julia Lee on 22/10/2013 12:11:05:


People might think of these types of stamps as thematic labels, but I'm almost always inspired to go hunting for information. Are other people the same?

me too. I try to find as much as possible information about stamps in my collection. Si far I have more or less detailed description of over 170 sets: Information about other "Paleo" stamps and covers are wanted.

Here are some info and scans about AU stamps:


and here is a draft of UK one:

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 22/10/2013 12:39:30


Edited By Julia Lee on 22/10/2013 12:56:17

Julia Lee22/10/2013 12:54:46
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Some great sketches on that self-adhesive link. (Third one down).

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