|ID||Michel: Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: Category: pF|
Artistic realisation: Miroslav Nicolic
Expert collaboration: Boris Ivanöevié, PhD ; Milan Paunovié, PhD; Marjan Niketié, PhD; Sanja Alaburié, Aleksandar Lukovié, Natural History Museum in Belgrade
|Stamps in set||4|
RSD 27 - RTANJSKA METVICA (Nepeta rtanjensis)
RSD 40 - EXTINCT CROOKED HORNED ANTELOPE (Hypsodontus serbicus)
RSD 54 - JARANDOLITE MINERAL
RSD 70 - THE LAST BEAR OF JASTREBAC MOUNTAIN (Ursus arctos)
|Size (width x height)|
|Layout||Mini Sheets of 5 rows, 4 stamps + 1 different tab each|
|Products||FDC x2, Sheet x1|
|Print Technique||Offset, 4 colours|
|Printed by||Forum Novi Sad|
|Issuing Authority||Public Enterprise Post of Serbia Belgrade|
The Natural History Museum was founded on 19 December, 1895 as Jestastvenički muzej srpske zemlje (Natural Science Museum of Serbian Land)
and is one of the oldest scientific and cultural institutions in Serbia.
The Natural History Museum has also one of the oldest and richest expert libraries in the Balkans, containing over 27.000 books, manuscripts, scientific periodicals, geographic and geological maps. The museum is also the first specialized institution whose three main and inseparable activities are scientific study, protection and presentation of national natural heritage.
|Josif Pancic on stamp of Serbia in 2014|
|The main building of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, as pictured as the cachet of one of the FDCs.|
|The building of the Gallery at Kalemegdan, used as show room of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, as pictured as the cachet of one of the FDCs.|
EXTINCT CROOKED HORNED ANTELOPE (Hypsodontus serbicus)
During a 1969 excavation in Prebreza, experts from the Natural History Museum found a fossilized skull of a hitherto unknown representative of early bovids, species of extinct Hypsodontus genus.
To show its significance to Serbian science, it was named Hypsodontus serbicus.
The paleontological site of Prebreza in southern Serbia is an important European mammalian site of Middle Miocene age (about 15 - 12 million years ago). The presence of various species shows the migration routes of various taxa in an intercontinental exchange that occurred between Europe, Asia and Africa.
Hypsodontus serbicus is the only known representative of the group west of Belomechetskaia, Georgia, while this genus has an Asian origin, and may have been present in Arabia as well.
Hypsodontus was a medium, slender, long-legged bovid with estimated weight of about 110kg with relatively short but curved and twisted outward horns.
The shape of the body must have resembled that of some current antelopes, and the legs were particularly elongated.
Hypsodontus's long legs indicate that this animal was well adapted to an open environment, and was likely a good runner. The high-crowned teeth indicate that Hypsodontus was able to feed on grass and other particularly tough and fibrous plants, in a way very similar to that of today's horses.
|The stamps are issued in a sheet of 5 rows with 4 stamps and 1 unique label in each row. One of the tabs shows an ammonite.|
RTANJSKA METVICA (Nepeta rtanjensis)
On the basis of the specimens found by Bojana Milojevié in 1974, this species was determined as a new one for science by Nikola Diklié, the curator of the Natural History Museum. This discovery is exceptional, the plant is endemic and of a relict character, it grows only on the mountain Rtanj. The species was named for specimens described at the Natural History Museum and are stored in the Museum’s botanical collections.
The mineral was found by geologist Dobrica Stojanovié in the vicinity of Baljevac on the Ibar and described in 1992. He donated a few samples to the Natural History Museum. He suggested the name srbijanit, which was not accepted. A Russian team which did some research in the same area proposed the name jarandolite for the newly discovered mineral, which was officially adopted in 2004. It belongs to the group of rare boron minerals.
THE LAST BEAR OF JASTREBAC MOUNTAIN (Ursus arctos)
was shot in 1885 by King Milan I Obrenovié. The taxidermic preparation was done by the Viennese imperial preparator Eduard Hodek. It was placed in the hall of the Old Palace of the dynasty and was a silent witness of the May Coup. It has been preserved thanks to Queen Natalija and was exhibited in the Museum of Forestry and Hunting. Today it is kept in the Natural History Museum. The last bear of Jastrebac Mountain represents an exceptionally important example of Serbian cultural heritage.
|Sheet||FDC (clean and circulated)|
(registered letter sent at the day of the stamps issue)
|FDC sent as registered letter|