Sweden

Fossils and reconstruction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, contributors to Paleontology science, Carl Linne on stamps and postmarks of Sweden

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Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund.
At 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10.0 million.
Sweden consequently has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre, with the highest concentration in the southern half of the country.
Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas. [R1]

Posten, the Swedish mail service, was established in 1636 by Axel Oxenstierna, and by the 18th century it had been extended throughout the country.
The same century also saw the introduction of a practice unique to Sweden, that of attaching a feather to the wax seal of a letter to indicate that it needed to be delivered more quickly Sweden issued its first postage stamps on 1 July 1855, a set of five values denominated in skilling banco.
These stamps depicting the coat of arms, were inscribed "SVERIGE", as have been all subsequent Swedish stamps, and were perforated. [R2]


Official stamps of Sweden related to Paleontology: fossil and reconstruction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

03.10.1992 "Prehistoric animals" 27.01.2011 "Fossils" 14.01.2016 "Animals and plants from the Palace of Nature"
Dinosaurs on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1994 Dinosaurs on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1994 Dinosaurs on stamps of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1994



Other stamps of Sweden to consider: Carl Linnaeus

20.06.1939 "200th anniversary of Science Academy of Sweden " [A1] 25.10.1963 "Historical buildings: house of Carl Linnaeus" [A1] 23.05.1978 "200 years since death of Carl Linnaeus" [A1]
Carl Linnaeus on stamps of Sweden 1939 The house of Carl Linnaeus on stamps of Sweden 1963 Carl Linnaeus on stamps of Sweden 1978
25.01.2007 "300th anniversary of Carl Linne" [A1]
Carl Linnaeus on stamps of Sweden 2007

Notes:
[A1] Carl Linne or Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature used in all biology-related sciences, including paleontology. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology. [R3]



Commemorative postmarks of Sweden related to Paleontology: fossils and reconstructions of prehistoric animals and plants

01.05.1981 "Fredriksdal Museum in Helsingborg: Geology on stamps" [Sp] [PM1] 09.03.1991 "Falköping: Thematic Day" [Sp] 03.10.1992 "Philatelic Day in Osby" [Sp] [PM2]
plant fossil on commemorative postmark of Sweden 1981 trilobite on commemorative postmark of Sweden 1991 Dinosaur on commemorative postmark of Sweden 1992
03.10.1992 "Prehistoric animals" [FDC] 27.01.2011 "Fossils" [FDC]
Prehistoric crocodile on commemorative postmark of Sweden 1992 Trilobite on commemorative postmark of Sweden 2011

Notes:
[PM1] Fossil of Anomozamites minor, farnwedel plant from Triassic period.

[PM2] The postmark of Orby town, issued on the same day as prehistoric animal stamps, but not used on official FDCs.
Official FDC cancelled by another postmark in Malmo.



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Acknowledgements:
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.
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