||Michel: Scott: Stanley
Gibbons: Yvert: UPU:
|Stamps in set
C (SRD 66.50) Brachiosaurus
SRD 40.00 Stegosaurus
SRD 50.00 Triceratops
SRD 60.00 Tyrannosaurus Rex
SRD 100.00 Velociraptor
|Size (width x height)
||Mini-Sheet of 10 (2 sets)
||Stamp paper without watermark
||13¾ x 14
||4 colours offset
On November 2nd
, Post Authority of Suriname issued their first stamps set of "Dinosaurs".
These stamps were issued as mini-sheets consisting of 2 rows of 5 stamps.
One interesting quirk of these stamps is the second row is flipped.
The total face value of the stamps set is 316.50SRD equivalent to €11 about.
It seems too expensive for such a poor country as Suriname
with per capita of approximately $8,323.
Moreover, none of these dinosaurs depicted on these stamps have been found in Suriname:
- Brachiosaurus - fossils of the genus have been found in North America
- Stegosaurus - fossils of the genus have been found in the western United States and in Portugal
- Triceratops - fossils of the genus have been found in USA and Canada
- Tyrannosaurus Rex - fossils of the genus have been found in western North America
- Velociraptor - fossils of the genus have been found in Mongolia and China
Most of the rock record of Suriname is Precambrian in age - much too old for Dinosaurs.
In the northern part of the country, there are some Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic rocks -
the Late Cretaceous rocks could host dinosaurs - but they would likely be more closely related
to South American dinosaurs and not the animals found in western North America and Mongolia.