Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related Philatelic items of the year 2009
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, fossil-found places, paleontologists and contributors to Paleontology
and Paleoanthropology science as well as Natural History Museums, Charles Darwin on stamps issued in 2009
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Stamps on grey background are Undesired stamps
If you know about any other Philatelic item related to Paleontology or
Paleoanthropology, issued this year which is not mentioned below, please inform
This year 2009 is both the 200th Anniversary or bicentenary
of the birth of the greatest naturalist in history, Charles Robert
Darwin, and the 150th Anniversary of the publication of his most famous
work "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection".
Many postal authorities around the world issued stamps depicting Charles Darwin.
All of them can be seen on the dedicated page: Darwin 2009
This page shows all relevant stamps from 2009 save for the Charles Darwin stamps.
Highlights of the year include:
issued stamps showing fossils found in these countries.
* A mini-sheet from Lithuania
showed insects encased in amber. The set was devoted to the Palanga Amber Museum.
* In November 2009, post authority of South Africa
issued first 3D
stamps ever depicting some dinosaurs and their fossils found in the country.
It is also be the first time that a pair of viewing
supplied with each stamp sheet and commemorative cover.
* Strip of 5 stamps dedicated to prehistoric mammals from Cenozoic Era issued on
at the end of the year
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to enlarge it or to be redirected to description page.
Stamps on grey background are Undesired/"Pseudo stamps"
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Many thanks to
Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his very valuable comments.