Fossils and reconstruction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals,
contributors to Paleontology science, Carl Linne on stamps and postmarks of Sweden
officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
It borders Norway to the west and
to the east, and is connected to
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.
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
Official stamps of Sweden related to Paleontology: fossil and reconstruction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
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]
|25.01.2007 "300th anniversary of Carl Linne" [A1]
[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,
He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology.
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]
|03.10.1992 "Prehistoric animals" [FDC]
||27.01.2011 "Fossils" [FDC]
[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.
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.