2010
Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related Philatelic items of the year 2010

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, fossil-found places, paleontologists and contributors to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology science as well as Natural History Museums on stamps issued in 2010

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If you know about any other Philatelic item related to Paleontology or Paleoanthropology, issued this year which is not mentioned below, please inform me .

Highlights of the year:
* At the very beginning of the year on January 2nd, the Postal Authority of Germany issued adhesive and self-adhesive stamps commemorating the Bicentenary of the “Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin” (National Science Museum).
The Museum is one of the largest and most important museums of that type in the world. One of the spectacular artifacts at the Museum is the 14 meter high dinosaur skeleton – the biggest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world, which is depicted on the stamps.
* Monaco and France came with joint issue stamps on June 1st and 2nd accordantly, commemorate one hundred years since foundation of The Institute of Human Paleontology (HPI) - research foundation devoted to the study of human paleontology and prehistory. It was created in 1910 mainly by Albert 1er, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and Abbe Breuil.
* South Korea started issuing sets in a multi-year series. Each set focused on dinosaurs of a specific period of the Mesozoic. For 2010, the issue focused on dinosaurs of the Triassic. Two more sets were issued in 2011 (Jurassic) and 2012 (Cretaceous). The set was the first set to use perforations shaped like dinosaur silhouettes.

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Official stamps directly related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, paleontologists

30.11.2010 Moldova 12.10.2010 Jersey 21.09.2010 Peru
prehistoric animals on stamps of Moldova 2010 Archaeology, La Cotte de St Brelade, prehistoric animals, Flint Tools, anthropology, Neanderthals on stamps of Jersey 2010 fossil, prehistoric animal, Thalassocnus littoralis on stamp of Peru 2010
03.09.2010 Switzerland 05.08.2010 Korea South 28.07.2010 Iraq
Dinosaurus: Theropoda , Ichthyosauria, Pterosauria on stamps of Switzerland 2010 dinosaurs on stamps of South Korea 2010 dinosaurs on stamps of Iraq 2010
15.07.2010 Togo 16.06.2010 Korea North 14.06.2010 Brazil
Darwin, dinosaurs on stamps of Togo 2010 dinosaurs on stamps of North Korea 2010 paleontologist Peter Lund and Lagoa Santa on stamp of Brazil 2010
02.06.2010 France 01.06.2010 Monaco 28.05.2010 Paraguay
Institut de paleontologie humaine, human paleontology and prehistory, Albert I, Abbe Breuil on stamp of France 2010 Institut de paleontologie humaine, human paleontology and prehistory, Albert I, Abbe Breuil on stamp of Monaco 2010 Darwin on stamp of Paraguay 2010
02.05.2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina 03.03.2010 New Zealand 25.02.2010 UK
Archeological treasure - Ravlica cave on stamp of Bosnia and Herzogovina 2010 dinosaurs on stamps of New Zealand 2010 The Royal Society, famous scientists on stamps of Great Britain 2010
25.01.2010 Sao Tome and Principe 03.06.2010, 09.11.2010... Guinea Bissau 17.02.2010 Micronesia
dinosaurs on stamps of Sao Tome 2010 dinosaurs on stamps of Guinea Bissau 2010 Charles Darwin on stamps of Micronesia 2010
02.01.2010 Germany
zoology, paleontology, dinosaur, Brachiosaurus brancai on stamp of Germany 2010 Bicentenary of Museum for Natural Science in Berlin on self adhesive stamp of Germany 2010



Some personalized stamps

xx.xx.2010 Japan xx.xx.2010 Slovenia 09.10.2010 Germany
dinosaur fossil from Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum collection on stamps of Japan 2010 fossil of Mammoth from Kamnik on stamp of Slovenia 201ß fossil of Plateosaurus engelhardti dinosaur from collection of Trossingen Auberlehaus Museum on personalized stamp of Germany 2010



Acknowledgements:
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.

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