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|ID||Michel:874-876, Scott: 831-833, Stanley Gibbons: 916-918, Yvert: 846-848. Category: pR|
|Author||Designer: Nicodemus Loh, Graphic designer: Elsie Koh|
|Stamps in set||3 (self-adhesive ATM)|
|Value||No value indicator, for local post only (22c)
|Size (width x height)||24.67mm x 31.2mm
Sheet (self-adhesive) size: 74mm x 156mm, 0.13mm thin
|Layout||15 stamps per sheet|
|Products||FDC x 1, MS x1|
|Printed by||Avery Dennison|
|Issuing Authority||Singapore Post|
|The receipt of Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation.|
At the beginning, the sheet of 15 stamps was sold by Singapore Post's philatelic bureaus as well as
via OCBC (Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation) ATMs.
The sheet was designed with exactly the same dimensions as the currency note of SGD 50 (156mm x 74mm x 0.13mms), so that they can be issued through the same aperture. (New notes with a different dimensions were issued in 1999).
These stamps are the thinnest stamps related to Paleontology.
Later on the sale through ATM machine was abandoned, due to frequent jamming of these sheetlets and the stamps were offered to collectors in the philatelic bureau only.
Within that period, two different designs of the reverse side of the sheet were issued (the brown one is less common).
The First Day Cover (FDC) was on sale at selected Singapore Post's philatelic bureaus only, since the date of the stamps issue.
("five horned face") belongs to the family of Ceratopsidae.
They looked like the rhinoceros and were plant-eaters with huge heads, bulky bodies and heavy limbs and hooflike claws.
Most had two long brow horns and a short nose horn or vice versa.
It is believed that Ceratopsians roamed in herds browsing on low-growing vegetation.
The four-legged dinosaur existed in the Late Cretaceous period and could grow to 6m long.
("deceptive lizard"), was from the family of Diplodocidae.
The Diplodocids stood highest at the hips, bearing weight upon their elephantine limbs with short broad "hands" and feet.
The Apatosaurus were plant-eaters which existed in the Late Jurassic period and were very large with long whiplash tail and long neck.
It was one of the longest dinosaurs with small heads, sloping with eyes far back and peg-like teeth only at the front of the jaws for cutting soft leaves.
It was huge and could grow up to 21m long, 4.5m high at the shoulder and weighed more than 20,000 kg.
("Alberta lizards") was related to the Tyrannosaurus (or T-rex) featured in the movies.
It came from the family of Tyrannosauridae (tyrant lizards) which had a huge head, with semi-forwarding facing eyes in some long, curved and, saw-edged fangs in jaws big enough to swallow animals as big as humans.
They were fierce predatory animal that ran fast and they would lunge with their heads to take "scoop bites" from their victim's bodies.
Albertosuurus existed in the Late Cretaceous period and could grow up to 8m long and probably weighed over 2,000 kg.
|Mini Sheet (the MS is available with two different back sides, the brown one is less common.)||FDC (Inside text is here)|
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