Serbia

Fossils, dinosaurs, paleontologists, Charles Darwin on stamps and postmarks of Serbia

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Serbia officially the Republic of Serbia , is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. Serbia is landlocked and borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; and Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro to the west; it also claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is one of the largest cities in Southeast Europe. As of a 2011 census, Serbia (excluding Kosovo) had a total population of 7.2 million. [R1]

The Principality of Serbia (Kingdom in 1881) began to issue its own stamps in 1866. This continued until 1920, when its postal system was merged with the postal system of the former Austro-Hungarian territories with which it formed the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. After the Germans established the Government of National Salvation in 1941 it issued its own stamps until 1944. Initially, Yugoslavian stamps were simply overprinted in German with the word Serbien. Later regular issues were inscribed both Serbien and Србија (Serbia). From 1944 onwards, Serbia was again part of Yugoslavia. Upon the dissolution of the union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2006, Serbia began issuing its own stamps once more. The Post of Serbia issues the country's stamps. [R2]



Official stamps of Serbia related to Paleontology: dinosaurs , fossils, paleontologists, Charles Darwin

22.06.2009 "Famous people" [1] 09.11.2009 "Dinosaurs of Argentina" 08.10.2014 "Science" [2]
Charles Darwin among famous people on stamps of Serbia 2009 Dinosaur of Argentina on stamps Serbia 2009 famous paleontologist PETAR STEVANOVIC on stamp of Serbia 2014
23.02.2016 "125th Anniversary of the Serbian Geological Society" [3] 10.07.2018 "Science"[4] 03.11.2020 "125th anniversary of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade"
paleontologist and anthropologist Jovan Žujović on 125th Anniversary of the Serbian Geological Society stamp of Serbia 2016 Paleontologists Vladimir D. Laskarev and Antan Koch on stamps of Serbia 2018 125th anniversary of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade on stamp of Serbia 2020
Notes:
[1] One of the stamps is dedicated to 200 anniversary of Charles Darwin

[2] PETAR STEVANOVIC (1914–1999), professor of geology at the University of Belgrade, member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, president of the Serbian Geological Society, who also made some paleontologic researches.
Two fossilized shells of shellfish Lymnocardium sp. can be seen on the top-right side of the stamps. These shells are from fossil collection of Petar Stevanovic, which is on display at Geology Department of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade.   

[3] paleontologist and anthropologist Jovan Žujović on 125th Anniversary of the Serbian Geological Society stamp of Serbia 2016 Jovan M. Žujović (1856, Brusnica, Gornji Milanovac - Belgrade, 1936) was an anthropologist, known as a pioneer in geological and paleontological science in Serbia. He is known, among other things, for his work in anthropology. In his book, Stone Age, published in 1893, relying mostly on French scientists, he reviewed the contemporary state of knowledge in paleoanthropology. Later, between 1927, and 1929, in the book Genesis of the Earth and Our Country, he wrote about the biological past of the Earth starting from the beginning of mankind. The work takes particular interest in the history of the Balkan peninsula.

The stamp issued in Mini-Sheet of 8 with Ammonite fossil on the label in the middle 


[4] Mini-Sheet with 4 stamps of some famous scientists of Serbia. Vladimir D. Laskarev and Antan Koch were geologists and paleontologists.
 
Antal/Anton Koch (Sombor, 7.1.1843 – Budapest, 8.2.1927),  he worked as the Professor of geology and paleontology in Budapest. In honour of Antal Koch, 34 fossils are denominated with his name.

Vladimir D. Laskarev (Biryuch, Russian Empire, June 26, 1868 – Belgrade, April 10, 1954) who held lectures in paleontology at the University of Belgrade. His main research field was Neogene and Quaternary stratigraphy.


Other stamps to consider

23.03.2004 "125 anniversary of Milutin Milankovitch" [O1] 30.01.2007 "International Polar Year" [O1] 09.05.2016 "Europa: Think greed" [O2]
Milutin Milankovic on stamp of Serbia 2004 Milutin Milankovic on stamp of Serbia 2007 Human evolution sequence on CEPT stamp of Serbia 2016
23.05.2019 "Scientists" [O1]
Milutin Milankovic on stamp of Serbia 2019
Notes:
[O1]  Milutin Milankovitch (Milanković) 
Milankovitch was a mathematician and climatologist, who showed how the Earth's surface temperature was sensitive to changes in the Earth's orbit (and tied it to several orbital parameters - the tilt of the Earth's axis, the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit, and the precession of the Earth's axis. Each of these three parameters change over set frequencies - and geologists have used his model to look at paleoclimate through time. 
Milanković's works on astronomical explanations of ice ages, especially his curve of insolation for the past 130,000 years, received support from the climatologist Wladimir Köppen and from the geophysicist Alfred Wegener. Köppen noted the usefulness of Milanković's theory for paleoclimatological researchers. Milanković received a letter on 22 September 1922 from Köppen, who asked him to expand his studies from 130,000 years to 600,000 years.  [R3]

Human evolution on Europa think green stamps of Serbia and Estonia[O2] This year EUROPA stamps issued with the common topic "Ecology in Europe - Think Green".

All countries participated in the project issued a stamp with the same design. Some countries issued one more stamp with their original design. Human evolution shown on one of Serbian and Estonian stamps.
Serbia has added a stamp with human evolution before a recycle bin to sign the fact the human evolution resulted in a polluted environment..



Commemorative postmarks of Serbia related to Paleontology: fossils, dinosaurs

Legend is here
09.11.2009 "Dinosaurs of Argentina" [FDC] 08.10.2014 "Science" [FDC]
Fossil of Gasparinisaura cincosaltensis dinosaur on commemorative postmark of Serbia 2009 Fossilized shell of shellfish Lymnocardium sp.on commemorative postmark of Serbia 2014


References:

[R1] More information about Serbia are on Wikipedia, Wikitravel or FlagCounter
[R2] More information about postal history of Serbia on Wikipedia
Links to Serbia post authority and stamps catalog websites are here
[R3]  More information about Milutin: Wikipedia


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