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Paleo Philatelist22/10/2013 12:58:45
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Actually the pages of AU stamps are drafts too - I have some more information about the stamps and depicdted on it animals. Moreover, I still wait for stams and covers ordered at AU post store amonth ago, as soon as it arrovies I'll also replace some scans to HQ one.

Paleo Philatelist24/10/2013 09:37:32
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Looking for some information about prehistoric animals ("dinosaurs" stamps of Iraq. This stamps are issued in 2010, but is a very chaotic mixture of clumsily drawn species from very different periods and locations. Some of the stamps seems to be based on Burian and Zallinger images and represent very outdated scientific reconstruction of the creatures depicted on stamps. Just keen to know what was the motivation of Post of Iraq to issue this stamps ? Are any significant fossil found made in the country in the last time ? The design of this stamps seems to be very unusual for Iraq.

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Nice but slightly damaged register cover is shown on the following blog: http://my-philately.blogspot.de/2011/08/registered-cover-and-stamps-from-iraq.html another cover, FDC and MS can be seen on my page: http://www.paleophilatelie.eu/description/stamps/iraq_2010.html

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 24/10/2013 09:38:25

Julia Lee24/10/2013 10:56:27
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I do know there was, unsurprisingly, a pause in the issue of Iraqi stamps for quite a while before and after Saddam's death.

I think the first stamps after were transportation - something neutral and not very complicated. I don't know when we last listed it in New Issue Guide.

I will ask our New Issues man when we last listed it (to see if your stamps might be included) and what the current situation is. I suspect the dinosaur stamps are simply 'popular thematic'. Who knows?

Paleo Philatelist24/10/2013 11:20:05
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Thanks Julia !

Julia Lee24/10/2013 13:16:23
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Apparently there are two Agencies AND locally produced stamps.

In the absence of any inscription for eg, a museum, I'm afraid we have to conclude their motivation for dinosaur stamps is the usual one... ie money!

Julia Lee24/10/2013 13:19:07
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Here's one of the links I get for 'fossils found in Iraq'. Marine reptile found in Iraq.

Paleo Philatelist24/10/2013 13:32:21
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Thanks Julia ! Pity, this one prehstoric marine reptilie is not depicted on their stamps, rather they just reproduced some old pictures of famous paleo-artist, paited a while ago.

Paleo Philatelist05/11/2013 16:47:38
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In 1999 Post Authority of Japan issued a set of two stamps depicted two Dinosaurs: Iguanodon (left) Dromaeosaurus (right). Stamps are printed in one MS 4x5 Similar stamp printed in booklet too 2x5 - the booklet stamps don't have perforation by sides

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Yesterday I came accross a Japanish web site about Geology, Minerals and to some extend about Paleontology too: http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~ma-sa/ With a help of Google Translate I was able to navigate through. The site mention a Dinosaaur of Japan stamps wich are reprinted in 2006 - The only differences are: Name of Issuing Authority/Print Company on the bottom side of a MS; MS layout 2x5 stamps rather than 4x5.

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Anybody from Japan or other county who is able to help to receive the following dinosaur stamps from 1999 and 2006 ? I need either full Mini Sheets or at least the bottom side of it as on the image above.

 

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Paleo Philatelist04/12/2013 09:54:20
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Аlmost 100 scans are replaced on the page: http://www.paleophilatelie.eu/stamps_preview.html. There are over 700 images of stamps somehow related to Paleontology. As far I know there images of all stamps depicted prehistoric animals and fossils, paleontologist  (http://www.paleophilatelie.eu/stamps_paleontologist.html) and Charles Darwin. Scans of some stamps of museums with Paleontologic exhibitions (http://www.paleophilatelie.eu/stamps_paleo_museums.html) and fossil found sites (http://www.paleophilatelie.eu/stamps_paleo_sites.html) are still missing.

If you have some good scans of missed stamps - please share it wit me.
Appreciate your help.

P.S. big update of  FDC's scans (http://www.paleophilatelie.eu/stamps_preview_fdc.html) is coming soon.

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 04/12/2013 09:59:27

Paleo Philatelist27/12/2013 21:58:01
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A friend of mine sent me some scans of his FDC collection. Here are 13 covers from Japan, issued in 1977 in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Science Museum. Just wonder which one is official one ?

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"A POSTAGE STAMP TO CQMMEMORATE 100 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE MUSEUM
A ¥50 postage stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Science Museum has been issued.
The first museum in Japan was established at Yushima in Ochanomizu, Tokyo, in 1872. It then was called the Museum of the Ministry of Education and was designed to exhibit zoological and botanical specimen as well as various kinds of minerals and fossils. The name of the museum was later changed to the Tokyo Museum and in 1877 it made a fresh start as the Educational Museum.
This is the origin of the present science museum. In June, 1949, under the law for the establishment of the Education Ministry, the museum was placed under the jurisdiction of the Education Minister. Its name was changed to the present National Science Museum. This year marks the 100th year since the museum made a start as the Educational Museum.
The only museum of this kind in Japan. the National Science Museum makes research and studies of the history of nature and natural science. exhibits data related to the studies for public view and contributes to the diffusion of knowledge concerning the history of nature and natural science among the people." from official press release.

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 27/12/2013 21:59:13

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 27/12/2013 21:59:37

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