Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps and postmarks of Curacao
is an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, approximately 65
kilometers north of the Venezuelan coast, that is a constituent country of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Formally called the Country of Curaçao, it includes the main island and the uninhabited island
of Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao").
It has a population of over 150,000 on an area of 444 km2 and its capital is Willemstad.
Curaçao started issuing postal stamps after the dissolution of the
Netherlands Antilles on 10 October 2010.
The island forms one of the five postage regions in the Kingdom.
The first stamp issued shows the map of the island.
The value of the current stamp is denominated in Netherlands Antillean guilders.
So far only one set of stamps with the theme of prehistoric life and dinosaurs has
been published by this country – in 2011.
Official stamps of Curacao related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
Stamps on grey background are Undesired/"Pseudo stamps"
 Perhaps it was issued with the purpose to raise some money as face value of every stamp is
too high: 7ANG (700c) is about 3.50Euro, 8ANG (800c) is about 4.0Euro, 10ANG (1000c) is about 5.0Euro.
Moreover, the dinosaurs on stamps and on the margin as well as Doedicurus
(on the bottom side of the mini-sheet, next to Triceratops
) who leaved in the Pleistocene,
often colloquially referred to as the Ice Age, about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago,
leaved at different geological times and at different locations.
Postmarks of Curacao related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
Legend is here
- [R1] Curacao:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Curacao:
Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of Curacao
Many thanks to
Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his very valuable comments.