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 science as well as Natural History Museums on
stamps, postmarks and postal stationeries issued in 2015
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page. 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 me
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Stamps on grey background are Undesired/"Pseudo
2020, 2019,2018,2017, 2016,
2014, 2013, 2012,
2011, 2010, 2009,
2008, 2007, 2006,
2005, 2004, 2003,
2002, 2001, 2000,
1999, 1998, 1997,
1996, 1995, 1994,
1993, 1992, 1991,
1990, 1989, 1988,
1987, 1986, 1985,
1984, 1983, 1982,
1981, 1980, 1979,
1978, 1977, 1976,
1975, 1974-1970, 1969-1960,
realted to Paleontology
" stamps of Marshall Islands are planned on 15.01.2015,
but appeared in official online store on
beginning of March. First time seen in internet auction at the end of
February. Real issue date is in doubt.
 In June 2015, Stamperija, on
behalf Sierra Lione,
issued 19 stamp sets (57 Blocks and Mini-Sheet, in total 152 stamps.
Just to compare: in 2014 Germany, 13 times bigger in population, issues
74 stamps) with a common subject "Faua of West Africa". One of
this sets shows some Dinosaurs, decorated by modern animals on the
margin. Some more dinosaurs is to see on margin of stamps shows
 One of stamp in UNESCO
Heritage sites of Canada shows
dinosaurs fossil sites: Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. First
release is recalled
due to image error. The second release (21.08.2015) has correct
image of the Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta.
[4a] Self-adhesive booklet with
sites of Canada. First release is recalled due to image error. The
second release (21.08.2015) has correct image of the Dinosaur
Provincial Park in Alberta.
 Fossil found place
Stamps of Local Post Authorities directly related to
issued by not recognized self-governed or disputed territories, it can
be used inside of the territories and in some cases even for
to FIP regulations, issues of countries who is not
recognized by the UPU is not allowed to be used at exhibitions
organized or sponsored by FIP. The FIP recommends to
collectors avoid these stamps at their collections.
[L1] - These stamps are overprint
with silver and gold colour
on stamps from 1996
[L2] - These stamps are overprint
with silver colour on stamps from 2005
Some personalized and
private post stamps
Other stamps to consider
[A1] Legend has it that Klagenfurt
was founded after a couple of brave
men had slain the abominable "Lindwurm", a winged dragon in the moors
adjoining the lake, the staple diet of which is said to have been
virgins, but which did not spurn the fat bull on a chain that the men
had mounted on a strong tower. The feat is commemorated by a grandiose
9-ton Renaissance monument in the city centre. Although it represents a
dragon, it can be regarded as the first palaeontological
The head of the statue is modeled on
the skull of
: In 1335 the cranium of a wooly rhinoceros
from the ice-age
was found in a gravel pit near Klagenfurt. It was instantly interpreted
as the skull of a dragon or Lindwurm. This fossil, which is still at
exhibition at the Landesmuseum für Kärnten, served as a model for the
head of the Lindwurm.
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 - Philippine's province - shows some
fossils of Australopitheecus sedipa and Paranthropus robustus
[FDC] - Post Marks used on FDC of official stamp
[PM] - Permanent postmark: available for a long period of time
[Sp] - Special postmark: issued for special event and was available for
short period of time
[N] - new design of early introduced postmarks:
Canada issued in 2001,
the new postmark bigger
in size and with different font.
Australia - Darwin is the capital of Northen Territory has
their own permanent postmark since a while.
The postmark from 2015 is
slightly different from the old one.
Post stationary and Special Covers
[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 oldest fossils of the world.
[C2] A Special Cover and commemorative
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