2015
Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related Philatelic items of the year 2015


Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, fossil-found places, paleontologists and contributors to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology as well as Natural History Museums on stamps, postmarks and postal stationeries issued in 2015

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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.

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Official stamps related to Paleontology: fossils and reconstructions of prehistoric animals

09.10.2015 Morocco 07.09.2015 Belgium 07.07.2015 Nepal
Fossil and Minerals on stamps of Morocco 2015 Dinosaurs fossil-found place on self-adhesive stamps of Canada 2015 Prehistoric elephants on stamps of Nepal 2015
07.05.2015 Spain 06.05.2015 Cuba 04.05.2015 Portugal
Dinosaurs on stamps of Spain 2015 Prehistoric fauna of Caribic on stamps of Canada 2015 Dinosaurs on stamps of Portugal 2015
21.04.2015 Malta ( 2ndreprint) 18.04.2015 Singapore 13.04.2015 Canada
Elephas falconeri fossil on stamps of Malta 2015 Sauropod dinosaurs on stamps of Singapore 2015 Dinosaurs on stamps of Canada 2015
09.03.2015 Argentina 05.03.2015 Switzerland 20.02.2015 Latvia
Dinosaurs on stamps of Argentina 2015 Ammonite on stamp of Switzerland 2015 Devonian fish on stamp of Latvia 2015
15.01.2015 Marshal Islands [N1]
fossil of Dinosaurs on stamps of Marshall Islands 2015 MICHEL Dinos - whole world catalog - contain technical details and prices
                 of stamps with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
Paleontology related stamps of countries who issue too many stamps per year, stamps with prehistoric animals or their fossils without any relation to the issuing country or stamps with inaccurate reconstruction of prehistoric animals.
These stamps are not recommended for serious collectors and are Undesired at serious philatelic exhibits,
Central African Republic Guinea Guinea Bissau
Dinosaurs on stamps of Central African Republic 2015 Dinosaurs on stamps of Guinea 2015 Dinosaurs on stamps of Guinea Bissau 2015
Maldives Mozambique Nevis
Dinosaurs on stamps of Maldives 2015 Dinosaurs on stamps of Mozambique 2015 prehistoric animals on stamps of Nevis 2015
Niger Sao Tome and Príncipe Solomon Islands
Dinosaurs on stamps of Niger 2015 Jurassic fauna on stamps of sao Tomme e Principie 2015 Dinosaurs on stamps of Solomon Islands 2015
Sierra Leone [N2]
Dinosaurs on stamps of Solomon Islands 2015 Dinosaurs on stamps of Sierra Leone 2015 Dinosaurs on stamps of Sierra Leone 2015
Togo
Dinosaurs on stamps of Togo 2015 MICHEL Dinos - whole world catalog - contain technical details and prices
			 of stamps with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

Notes:
[1] "Dinosaur bones" stamps of Marshall Islands WERE planned on 15.01.2015, but appeared in official online store at the beginning of March.
First time seen in internet auction at the end of February. Real issue date is in doubt.

[2] In June 2015, Stamperija issued on behalf of Sierra Leone 19 stamp sets. These sets included 57 blocks and mini-sheets totaling 152 stamps on the subject of “Fauna of West Africa”.
For comparison, Germany which has a population 13 times greater than Sierra Leone, issued only 74 stamps in 2014.
One of these sets shows some dinosaurs, with modern animals decorating the margins of the sheet. On other sheets, dinosaurs are present in the margins of the sheets with stamps showing modern animals.



Stamps of Local Post Authorities directly related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

Note: These stamps were issued by not recognized self-governed or disputed territories, it can be used inside of the territories and in some cases even for international mails.
However, according to the FIP regulations, issues of countries who is not recognized by the UPU are not allowed to be used at exhibitions organized or sponsored by the FIP.
The FIP recommends to collectors avoid these stamps at their collections.
28.03.2015 Transnistria [L2] 07.03.2015 Transnistria [L1]
Prehistoric humans at work and huting  on stamps of Transnitria 2015 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Transnitria 2015

Notes:

[L1] - These stamps are overprinted with silver and gold colour stamps from 1996.

[L2] - These stamps are overprinted with silver colour stamps from 2005




Some personalized stamps related to Paleontology: fossils

04.07.2015 Slovenia 23.05.2015 Slovenia
Permian gastropoda from Karavanke Mts on personalized stamps of Slovenia 2015 fossils on personalized stamps of Slovenia 2015



Other stamps to consider: fossil sites, prehistoric animals on art objects

21.08.2015 Canada [A2] 21.08.2015 Canada [A2] 25.07.2015 Italy [A3]
Dinosaurs fossil-found place on self-adhesive stamps of Canada 2015 Dinosaurs fossil-found place on self-adhesive stamps of Canada 2015 Dolimiti mountaints, fossil-found places on stamps of Italy 2015
03.07.2015Canada [A2] 03.07.2015 Canada [A2] 01.03.2015 Austria [A1]
Dinosaurs fossil-found place on stamps of Canada 2015 Dinosaurs fossil-found place on self-adhesive stamps of Canada 2015 the dragon of Klagenfurt on stamp of Austria 2015
10.02.2015 Russia [A4]
fossil-found site Lena Pillars on stamp of Russia 2015

Notes:
[A1] The stamp shows "Lindwurmbrunnen von Klagenfurt".
Although it represents a dragon, it can be regarded as the first palaeontological reconstruction. The head of the statue is modeled on the skull of woolly rhinoceros. For more details, please go here.


[A2] Fossil found site: Dinosaur Provincial Park, in the badlands of southeastern Alberta, contains some of the most important fossil discoveries of more than 40 dinosaur species dating back to the Late Cretaceous Period, 75 million years ago.
On July 3, 2015 Canada Post launched the third set of stamps of UNESCOWorld Heritage sites in Canada series.
On July 7, Officials at Canada Post issued a recall on a stamp featuring Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because of a big problem.
The error comes from the image used on the stamp, which is of a set of hoodoos (left), a rock formation found in the provincial park, located just north of Brooks, Alberta.
For more details, please go here.

[A3] The Dolomites comprises a mountain range located in the northern Italian Alps.
The mountain also features one of the best examples of the preservation of Mesozoic carbonate platform systems, with shallow marine fossils.
For more details, please go here.

[A4] Lena Pillars - the name given to a natural rock formation along the banks of the Lena River in far eastern Siberia.
These area composed of Cambrian limestone rock formed more than 500 million years ago.
Diring-Yuryakh is a major archaeological site about 60km upriver from Yakutsk, located very close to the pillars.
For more details, please go here.



Attention: Fake / Illegal stamps!

An illegal stamp is defined by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) as a stamp that carries the name of a legitimate country or territory but was not produced or printed by the postal administration of that country and is not valid for postage anywhere in the world.
"stamps" of Laguna [F1] - Philippine
Homo floresensis on fake stamp of Indonesian island Pulau Flores 2015

Notes:
[F1] These "Artist stamps" of Philippines's appeared on the Internet in 2015.
Laguna is a province just southeast of Manila and Laguna de Bay, in the Philippines. These stamps are not official and they do not represent any official postal entity.
According to the seller they are "Artist stamps" - original "Art" item shaped like a stamp created by an artist or group of artists.



Commemorative Postmarks related to Paleontology: fossils and reconstruction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, Charles Darwin

Legend is here
30.10.2015 Germany [Sp] 24.09.2015 South Korea [Sp] 18.09.2015 India [Sp]
Mammoth skeleton on postmark of Germany 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of South Korea 2015 Stromotolites fosils from Salkhan Fossil Park on postmark of India 2015
05.09.2015 Belgium [Sp] 07.09.2015 Belgium [FDC]
Dinosaur on postmark of Belgium 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Belgium 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Belgium 2015
20.07.2015 Australia [N] 23.05.2015 Slovenia [Sp] ??.??.2015 Canada [PM] [N]
Charles Darwin on postmark of Australia 2015 Xiphosura fossil on ppstmark of Slovenia 2015 Tyrannosaurus rex on postmark of Caanada 2015
07.05.2015 Spain [FDC]
Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2015
07.05.2015 Spain [FDC]
Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2015
07.05.2015 Spain [FDC] 30.06.2015 Portugal [Sp]
Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Portugal 2015
07.05.2015 Portugal [Sp] 04.05.2015Portugal [FDC]
Dinosaur on postmark of Portugal 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Portugal 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Portugal 2015
02.05.2015 Canada [PM] 18.04.2015 Singapore [FDC] 13.04.2015 Canada [PM]
Plesiosaurus on postmark of Canada 2015 Sauropod dinosaur on postmark of Singapore 2015 Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur on postmark of Canada 2015
13.04.2015 Canada [FDC] 07.03.2015 Transnistria [FDC] 09.03.2015 Argentina [FDC]
Dinosaur on postmark of Canada 2015 Mammoth on postmark of Transnistria 2015 Dinosaur on postmark of Argentina 2015
07.03.2015 Transnistria [FDC] 05.03.2015 Switzerland [FDC] 20.02.2015 Lithuania [FDC]
Mammoth on postmark of Transnistria 2015 Ammonite on postmark of Switzerland 2015 Devonian fish on postark of Lithuania 2015



Post stationary and Special Covers related to Paleontology: fossils and reconstruction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, paleontologists

30.10.2015 Germany [C3] 24.09.2015 Korea South [C2] 18.09.2015 India [C1]
Mammoth from Siegsdorf on poststationary of Germany 2015 Trex dinosaur on commemorative cover of South Korea 2015 Stromotolites fossils on special cover and post mark of India 2015
??.??.2015 Czech Republic
Paleontologist Ernst Beyrich on poststationary of Czech 2015

Notes:
[C1] A Special Cover and commemorative postmark were released to commemorate Salkhan Fossils on 18th September 2015 at Sonebhadra. Salkhan Fossil Park is a place in Sonebhadra District of Eastern Uttar Pradesh having some old fossils including fossil algae and stromatolites dating to the Mesoproterozoic (1.5 billion years ago).

[C2] A Special Cover and commemorative postmark were released for "Dinosaur stamps of world" exhibition, which took place between 24.09.2015 and 11.10.2015 in Seoul, South Korea

[C3] A personalized postal stationery issued for Fossil and Mineral trade show in Munich. The Mammoth is Siegsdorfer's Mammoth one of the largest mammoth skeletons found in Germany.



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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