Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Yemen
, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an
Arab country in Western Asia, occupying South Arabia, the southern end
of the Arabian Peninsula.
Yemen occupies 527,970 km2 and has a coastline stretching over 2000 km.
Although Yemen's constitutionally stated capital is the city of Sana'a, the city has been under
rebel control since February 2015.
Because of this, Yemen's capital has been temporarily relocated to the port city of Aden, on the southern coast.
Yemen's territory includes more than 200 islands; the largest of these is Socotra.
The country was divided between the Ottoman and British empires in the early twentieth century.
The Zaydi Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen was established after World War I in North Yemen before the creation
of the Yemen Arab Republic in 1962.
South Yemen remained a British protectorate known as the Aden Protectorate until 1967 when it became
an independent state and later, a Marxist state.
The two Yemeni states united to form the modern republic of Yemen in 1990.
Yemen issued its first stamps in 1926.
International mail required additional stamps to be added from a country that was a member of the Universal
Postal Union as Yemen did not join the UPU until 1 January 1930.
International mail was often routed via Aden on the Yemeni coast which was under British control at the time.
Stamps of British India, as used in Aden, were added and mail cancelled ADEN CAMP.
After joining the UPU, Yemen issued a new series of definitive stamps in accordance with UPU regulations.
Today, Yemen has a range of modern postal services run by the General Corporation for Post and Postal Saving.
Official stamps of North Yemen related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology: prehistoric animals
|15.06.1971 "Conquest of Mars - Space 70" 
 Imperforate miniature sheet, 6 B. 'Mars photon rocket' and Galileo's
trial on the stamp, Neanderthal
, and stromatolites in 'Umbrian Sea' at right.
Official stamps of Yemen related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology: prehistoric animals
|27.11.1990 "Prehistoric animals"
- [R1] Yemen:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Yemen:
Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of Yemen are here
- [R3] Yemen 1971:
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.