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Turkey 2012 "World environment day (Dinosaurs)"

Issue Date 05.06.2012
ID Michel: Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: Category: pR
Author Graphic Design: Bulent Ates
Stamps in set 4
Value 50 Kurus Carnotaurus
1 TL Pteranodon
1 TL T-Rex
2 TL Triceratops
Size (width x height) Block 116x86mm
Layout 4 stamps in Block
Products FDC x4
Print Technique Digital
Printed by PTT Printing House
Quantity 250.000
Issuing Authority PTT
Dinosaurs on stamps of Turkey 2012

"Many of the creatures living in the worls are decreasing in numbers and their species are facing extinction. Some of the extinct species theat people wonder about the most are dinosaurs.
The dinosaurs that ruled life on land 230 millions years ago, became completely extinct 65 milions years ago. There were herbivourus, carnivorous and omnivorous dinosaur species. In 1841 Richard Owen combined the Greek worlds "deinos" (terrible), "saurus" (lizard) to name these creatures Dinosauria (Dinosaur). No answer has been found yet as to how the dinosaurs, which lived on the earth a very long time, became extinct. The generaly accepted idea is that a meteor about 10km in diameter collided with the earth.
The subject of World Environment Day (Dinosaurs) has been devoted by our organization (PTT) to create a commemortaive block, action stamp, first day envelope and an introductory booklet which have been presented for circulation."

Note: no fossils of any dinosaur or pterosaur found in Turkey to date.
Carnotaurus on stamp of Turkey 2012Carnotaurus
(Carnivorous Bull)

had a hallower scull and horns directly above its eyes. It was 9.0 meter in legth and could reach 3.5 meter in heigh when standing erect. It lived in South America.
Pteranodon on stamp of Turkey 2012Pteranodon
(Winged and Toothless)

it was one of the biggest pterosaurs (Winged Lizard). Its wing span was over 5 meters. It had a long a bony plume behind its head. Pteranodon lived in the same period as the dinosaurs.
T-rex on stamp of Turkey 2012T-Rex
(King of the Reptilies)

Tyrannosaurus Rex was the most terrifying carnivorous that ever lived. It had 20 cm teeth. It was 14 meter long and could reach 5-6 meters when erect. It lived in Nirth America and China 67 millions years ago.
Triceratops on stamp of Turkey 2012 Triceratops
(Three Horned Face)

A species of herbivore. It was 9 meter long and could reach 3 meters tall when standing erect. It lived in North America 65-70 million years ago. Triceratops had a large bony collare and three hirns.

FDC Book
Dual language book about dinosaurs on Turkish and English, contain some post cards and hologram stamp without any glue on a back side
Dinosaurs on FDC of Turkey 2012
Some used covers
Dinosaur stamps of Turkey 2012 on used cover Dinosaur stamps of Turkey 2012 on used cover

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to fellow stamp collector Özkan Ipek from Turkey, for his help to find some some information about these stamps and nice covers he made and sent to me.

References: Wikipedia Info Brochure


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