North Korea 2011 "Dinosaurs"

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Issue Date 05.09.2011
ID Michel: 5791-5793; Scott: 5039a-c ; Stanley Gibbons: 5076-5078; Yvert et Tellier: 4057-4058; Category: pR
Stamps in set 3
Value 42 W - Megalosaurus bucklandi
98 W - Staurikosaurus pricei
140 W - Chasmosaurus belli
Emission/Type commemorative
Issue place
Size (width x height) 85mm x 65mm
Layout 6 stamps (2 sets) in Mini-Shet both perforated andimperforated
Products FDC x2, PS x1, Booklet x2
Perforation 12.25 x 12
Print Technique Offset lithography
Printed by
Quantity 30.000 perfoрatred sets, 1.000 imperforated sets,
1.000 mini-sheets with perforated stamps
750 mini-sheets with imperforate stamps
500 booklets with perforated stamps
250 booklets with imperforate stamps
Issuing Authority Korea Stamp Corporation
Dinosaurs on stamps of North Korea 2011

On September 5th, 2011, the Post Authority of North Korea issued the set of three dinosaur stamps. These stamps were issued as a booklet and Mini-Sheet of two sets. Some more dinosaurs are depicted on the margin on the bottom side of the sheet. Similar products exist with imperforate stamps too.

Fossils of none of these dinosaurs have been unearthed in North Korea.
  • Megalosaurus is a genus of large meat-eating theropod dinosaurs that lived during the Middle Jurassic in Southern England.
  • Staurikosaurus is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Triassic of Brazil, found in the Santa Maria Formation of Paleorrota Geopark.
  • Chasmosaurus is a genus of ceratopsid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of North America.

Products and associated philatelic items

FDC Aerogramme Postal Stationery
Dinosaurs on FDC of North Korea 2011 Dinosaurs on Aerogramme of North Korea 2011 Dinosaurs on Postal Stationery of North Korea 2011
First-Day-of-Issue Postmark Booklets Proof strip
Megalosaurus  on commemorative postmark of North Korea 2011 Dinosaurs on stamps of North Korea 2011 Dinosaurs on stamps of North Korea 2011
Perforated Mini-Sheet Imperforate Mini-Sheet
Dinosaurs on stamps of North Korea 2011 Dinosaurs on stamps of North Korea 2011

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  • Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for review of a draft of this article.

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