2019

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, fossil-found locations, paleontologists and contributors to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology as well as Natural History Museums on stamps, postmarks and postal stationeries issued in 2019

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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Some Books about Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals issued in 2019 and 2018.

The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: The Theropods Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals Dinosaurs-The Grand Tour, Second Edition: Everything Worth Knowing about Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops The World of Dinosaurs: The Ultimate Photographic Reference Book
"The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: The Theropods"
Amazon: USA, UK, DE
"Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals"
Amazon: USA, UK, DE
"Dinosaurs - The Grand Tour, Second Edition: Everything Worth Knowing about Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops"
Amazon: USA, UK, DE
"The World of Dinosaurs: The Ultimate Photographic Reference Book"
Amazon: USA, UK, DE
More Paleophilately related books can be found on the Books page of this site.


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

 (?) Benin [4] 29.08.2019 USA [3] 02.05.2019 Spain [2]
Prehistoric animals on overprinted stamps of Benin 2018-2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on stamps of USA 2019 Dinosaur footprints on stamps of Spain 2019
05.04.2019 Portugal [1] 27.03.2019 Armenia [5] 22.03.2019 Slovenia
Ammonite on museum stamps of Portugal 2019 Mammuthus trogontherii on stamp of Armenia 2019 Anthracotherium magnum on stamp of Slovenia 2019
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,
Angola Central African Republic Djibouti
Prehistoric water animals on stamps of Angola 2019 Dinosaurs on stamps of Central African Repiublic 2019 Dinosaurs on stamps of Djibouti 2019
Guinea Guinea Bissau
Dinosaurs on stamps of Guinea 2019 Prehistoric water animals on stamps of Angola 2019 MICHEL Dinos - whole world catalog - contain technical details and prices
                 of stamps with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
Sao Tome and Principe Sierra Leone Togo
Dinosaurs, prehistoric animals on stamps of Sao Tome and Principe 2019 Dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and Charles Darwin on stamps of Sierra Leone 2019 Fossils, dinosaurs, prehistoric animals on stamps of Togo 2019
Maldives Mozambique Niger
Dinosaurs on stamps of Maldives 2019 Dinosaurs on stamps of Mozambique 2019 Dinosaurs on stamps of Niger 2019

Notes:
[1] On April 5th 2019, Post of Portugal issued a big set of 13 stamps dedicated to various museums in the country.
The stamp for the Geological museum of Lisbon shows a Jurassic Ammonite on the front.
Two more stamps of the set should be also considered by Paleontology stamps collectors: Natural History museum of Lisbon and Science Museum of the University of Coimbra.

Jurassic Ammonite on stamp of Geological museum in Lisbon of Portugal 2019 Natural History museum of Lisbon on stamp of Portugal 2019 Science Museum of the University of Coimbra on stamp of Portugal 2019


[2] Dinosaur's footprint depicted on the left side of the stamp "12 MONTHS 12 SEALS. THE RIOJA".
> Dinosaur footprints on stamps of Spain 2019 More than 120 million years ago in this place, Enciso, lived dinosaurs.
They lived in a unique enclave, in the ancient Sea of ​​Tethys, where they left their mark.
Today we continue to be amazed with its habitat, its diet, its way of life, hunting ... that is, with the authentic nature of the great saurians.

[3] The US "Trex" stamps design based on original artwork by Julius T. Csotonyi, a scientist and paleoartist who also designed dinosaur stamps of Canada in 2015.

 [4] This two overprinted stamps from set of six "prehistoric animal" stamps from 1996, appeared on Internet this year. They look very similar to two other overprinted stamps of the same set, overprinted in 2000, but not listed in MICHEL nor Scott stamp catalogs.

[5] Unlike in 2017, the FDC was issued together with stamps and both were cancelled at the First Day Ceremony. The Ceremony took place at the Armenian Geological Museum. In the background you can see the skeleton of an approximately 600,000 years old Mammuthus Trogontherii who was found in Armenia in 20th century.
For more details, please go here.



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

Note: This stamp was issued by an unrecognized, self-governed, or disputed territory. It can be used inside of the territory, and in some cases even for international mail.
However, according to the Federation Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) regulations, issues from countries that are not recognized by the Universal Postal Union are not allowed in exhibitions organized or sponsored by FIP. The FIP recommends that collectors avoid these stamps in their collections.
14.09.2019 Abkhazia [L1] 15.11.2019 Donetsk People Republic [L2]
Ammonite on stamp of Abkhazia 2019 Skeleton of mammoth on stamp of Donetsk People Republic 2019 MICHEL Dinos - whole world catalog - contain technical details and prices of stamps with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

Notes:
[L1] On September 12th, the Ministry of Information of Abkhazia, issued a stamp depicting an ammonite among many other stamps. The Ammonite stamp has a face value of 10R, the domestic letter rate. It was issued as mini-sheets with both perforate and imperforate variants. The title of the issue as written in both Abkhazian and English was “Archeology of Abkhazia”. Unfortunately, it is not the first time that Postal Authorities around the world have mixed up Archaeology with Paleontology.

Abkhazian stamp in MICHEL Rundschau Magazine 2020 P.S. In 2017, Russian Post and Abkhazia signed a cooperation agreement, according to which the Russian company will provide forwarding of international shipments to Abkhazia.
However, I been told that Abkhazia Post considered their new stamps as collectible items only. So even when enough postage is affixed to the envelopes, the sender is still asked to pay enough cash to cover the full postage cost. Only after that, Abkhazia post will then mark the envelope “postage paid”.
The 2020 MICHEL stamps catalog added Abkhazian stamps to their list and started to assign issue numbers for each stamp.


[L2] On November 15th 2019, Postal Authority of Donetsk People Republic issued a stamp "95th anniversary of Donetsk regional museum of local history". The face value of 18 Russian rubles, equal to rate of domestic letter with weight up to 20gr.
Mammoth illustration from an old Soviet book
According to the official press release, the stamp shows the front of the Museum building and a sketch of a mammoth from the Museum’s collection.
The image of the mammoth is after a painting by the famous Soviet artist, A.P. Bystrov, who published it in a book “The Past, Present, Future of Man” in 1957.

The Donetsk People's Republic is a self-declared people's republic and proto-state in the Donetsk Oblast of Ukraine and is recognized only by similar self declared South Ossetia and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR).
Defacto DPR is fully controlled by Russia, who supports it militarily and financially. Russian rubles are used as the official currency of the territory.
Ukraine is at war with the DPR and LPR, these republics designated by Ukraine as terrorist organizations. Please think twice if you like to support authority of this territory by buying this stamp.




Official stamps of local post companies related to Paleontology: dinosaurs

21.11.2019 Germany [LN2] 25.06.2019 Germany [LN1]
Triceratops dinosaur on private post, Briefmarke und mehr, stamp of Germany 2019 Dinosaur from Dinosaur park of Bautzen on definitive stamp of Post Modern 2019

Notes:
[LN1] In 2019 local post company "Post Modern" who operate in Saxony (Sachsen) region of Germany, issued new definitive stamps with face values from 5 Euro-cent to 2.5 Euro that shows some major sightseeing sites of the region.
2.5 Euro is a price for Maximum letter, with weight between 501gr and 1kg.
One of these stamps shows a sauropod sculpture from the Dinosaur park at Bautzen.
Dinosaur figures from Dinosaur park at Bautzen Dinosaur figures from Dinosaur park at Bautzen Dinosaur figures from Dinosaur park at Bautzen
The park contains over 200 life-size figures of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Many of these animals are presented in scenes that help visitors envisage how these animals lived and fought for survival in primeval times.

[LN2] The Bison and Triceratops stamps from "125th anniversary of Natural History Museum of Muenster (NHMM)" set of 6, that issued in 2017, reprinted with new value of 70cent in November 2019.



Some personalized stamps directly related to Paleontology or Paleoanthropology: prehistoric animals, human ancestors and its fossils

12.12.2019 Brazil 15.11.2020 Iran [SP34 20.10.2019 Netherlands
Dinosaur and Pterosaur on personalized stamp of Brazil 2019 Fossils and tools of Neanderthal on personalized stamp of Iran 2020 Mosasaurus hoffmanni on personalized stamp of the Neatherlands 2019
20.04.2019 Netherlands xx.02.2019 Belgium [SP2] 17.01.2019 Spain [SP1]
Mammoths on personalized stamp of the Neatherlands 2019 Neanderthal Man skeletons found from the cave of Spy on personalized stamp of Belgium 2019 Fossil of Mixosaurus on personalized stamp of Spain 2019
26.10.2019 Spain  "Fossils of Aragon" [SP3]
Fossils of Aragon on personalized stamp of Spain 2019

Notes:
[SP1] On celebration of its 25th anniversary Mufomi Fossils and Minerals Museum of Elgoibar issued two personalized stamps.
One stamp shows a mineral, the other shows an ichthyosaur, one of the species of the genus Mixosaurus. For details please go here.
[SP2] It shows the two Neanderthal Man skeletons found in 1886 in the cave of Spy in Belgium.

[SP3] Issued by the Society of Friends of the Museum of Natural Sciences of the University of Zaragoza (SAMPUZ) and Philatelic Association Zaragozana (ASFIZA), with the purpose to promote fossils of Aragon in different locations of Spain and even abroad.

[SP4] The National Museum of Teheran issued a set with a number of personalized stamps showing artefacts of their huge collection in 2019. Three stamps are related to the stone age. The stamps themselves are ornamental tablets, with big personalized tabs attached to them.
For details please go here.


Other stamps to consider: fossil found place, Natural History Museums, contributors to Paleontology

05.09.2019 Germany [A4] 22.08.2019 Malaysia [A5] 27.07.2019 Ukraine [A3]
Alexander von Humbolt on stamp of Germany 2019 Some Caves on stamp of Malaysia 2019 Mezyn National Nature Park on stamps of Ukraine 2019
03.06.2019 Hungary [A2] 23.05.2019 Serbia [A7] 29.04.2019 France  [A6]
Hungarian Royal Geological Institute on stamp of Hungary 2019 Hungarian Royal Geological Institute on stamp of Hungary 2019 Hungarian Royal Geological Institute on stamp of Hungary 2019
11.02.2019 Peru [A1]
Natural History Museum on stamp of Peru 2019

Notes:
[A1] The Natural History Museum (Museo de Historia Natural) in Lima, is Peru's most important museum of natural history.
Similar stamp issued in 2013 at 95th anniversary of the museum.
For details please go here.
ammonite and sand dollar on illustration of FDC of Hugary 2019
[A2] 150th anniversary of the Hungarian Royal Geological Institute.
The Hungarian Royal Geological Institute was the first state center for geological research in Hungary, whose foundation was approved by the Emperor Francis Joseph.
During the one hundred and fifty years of its existence, the institute has undergone numerous transformations and currently it operates under the name of the Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary.
The first day cover shows palaeontological finds (Ammonite and Sand Dollar) and the postmark has a stylized drawing of the building’s facade.

[A3] Mammoth and its bones shown on a cachet and postmarks of FDC with "Mezyn National Nature Park" stamps set.
For details please go here.

[A4] 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humbolt - great German naturalist.
Some collectors might consider this stamp as Charles Darwin made frequent reference to Humboldt's work in his Voyage of the Beagle, where Darwin described his own scientific exploration of the Americas. [R1]

[A5] Niah Caves, shown on the block, is the limestone cave and archeological site.
The cave is an important prehistorical site where human remains from 40,000 years ago have been found. For details please go here.

 [A6] Painting from Lascaux Cave. The stamp was issued in sheets of 30 as well as a souvenir block.
For details please go here.

[A7] Milutin Milanković, who did important paleoclimate research, is shown on one of the stamps in this set.
For 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.
01.01.2019 Madagascar [F1]
Dinosaurs on fake stamps of Madagascar 2019 MICHEL Dinos - whole world catalog - contain technical details and prices of stamps with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

Notes:

Official stamp of Madagaskar 2016Official stamp of Madagaskar 2017Official stamp of Madagaskar 2018 "Paositra" label on stamps of Madagaskar [F1] These stamps and associated FDC offered on internet, but on closer examination they differ from official stamps of Madagascar, as can be seen by:
  • Official stamps have "Paositra" label (name of Madagaskar's post authority) and year number on the left on bottom side.
  • Currency number is misspelled. Ariairy” instead of “Ariary



Commemorative Postmarks directly related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, human ancestors, paleontologists

Legend is here
20.10.2019 France [Sp] 20.10.2019 Netherlands [Sp] 12.10.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6]
Georges Cuvier on commemorative postmark of France 2019 Skull of Mosasaurus hoffmanni on commemorative postmark of the Neatherlands 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019
21.09.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6] 14.09.2019 Abkhazia [FDC] [L1] 30.08.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6]
Footprint of Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of Abkhazia 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex SUSKITYRANNUS HAZELAE on commemorative postmark of Arizona Museum of Natural History, USA 2019
31.08.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6]
Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019
31.08.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6]
Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019
31.08.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6]
Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019
31.08.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6] 30.08.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6]
Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019
29.08.2019 USA [FDC] [3] [C6] 10.07.2019 China
Footprint of Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Fossil od Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Microraptor on meter franking of China 2019
27.07.2019 Ukraine[FDC] [A3] 22.05.2019 Czech Republic [Sp] [C5]
Mammoth on commemorative postmark of Ukraine 2019 Mammoth on commemorative postmark of Ukraine 2019 Skull of Carnotaurus dinosaur on commemorative R-label of Cztech Republic 2019
12.05.2019 Taiwan [Sp][C4] 20.04.2019 Netherlands [Sp][C3] 11.04.2019 Germany [Sp][C2]
Fossil of Rhinoceros sinensis hayasakai from Tsai-liao fossil museum of Tainan city on commemorative postmark of Taiwan 2019 Mammoth on commemorative postmark of the Netherland 2019 Stylezed Mammoth on commemorative meter franking of Germany 2019
27.03.2019 Armenia [FDC] 22.03.2019 Slovenia [FDC] 17.01.2019 Spain [C1]
Fossil of Mammuthus trogontherii on commemorative postmark of Armenia 2019 Fossil of Anthracotherium magnum on stamp of Slovenia 2019 Ammonite on postmark of Spain 2019

Notes:
[C1] Commemorate 25th anniversary Mufomi Fossils and Minerals museum of Elgoibar.
The museum issued a personalized stamp and commemorative cover too.

[C2] Stylized mammoth on meter franking of Balve town in Germany.
The Famous Balver cave, where many fossils of ice age animals, include mammoth, located near to the town.
Entrance of Balver cave on commemorative postmark of Germany 1976 Entrance of Balver cave on commemorative meter franking of Germany 2006 Stylezed Mammoth on commemorative meter franking of Germany 2014 Stylezed Mammoth on commemorative meter franking of Germany 2019
This not the first time that the Mammoth and the cave appears on commemorative postmarks and meter franking.
Meter franking of similar design but from different machine, with black ink ,different text font and face value issued in 2014.
The entrance of the cave appears on meter franking in 2006 and postmark in 1976.
See some examples above.
Personalized stamps of Mammoth on commemorative cover of the Netherlands 2019
[C3] Personalized stamp with walking group of mammoths at domestic rate, postmark with one of them and commemorative cover issued for the "34thYouth Stamps Collectors Day".
The cover, unfortunately, has nothing in common with mammoths.

[C4] Commemorative postmark of Tainan City Zuojhen Fossil Park with fossil of prehistoric Rhinoceros sinensis hayasakai from Tsai-liao Fossil Museum of Tainan City. The postmark shows the logo of the park.

[C5] Commemorative R-Label and commemorative personalized cover "10 years of Chlupac Museum of Earth History" with skull of Carnotaurus dinosaur.

[C6] Over three dozen of commemorative postmarks were issued by USPS few days after release of Tyrannosaurus rex stamps set. Some postmarks look like child painting, comics or fairy tale.



Other commemorative postmarks to consider: stylized prehistoric animals, fossil found places, Natural History Museums

Legend is here
15.11.2019 Donetsk People Republic [FDC] [L2] 24.10.2019 Moldova [Sp] [PSO1] 03.09.2019 Czech Republic [Sp]
Skeleton of mammoth on postmark of Donetsk People Republic 2019 National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History on postmark of Moldova 2019 Stylized Ammoite on commemorative postmark of Czech Republic 2019
27.09.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6] 14.09.2019 Italy [Sp] 31.08.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6]
Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Dinosaur with football Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019
31.08.2019 USA [Sp] [3] [C6]
Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019
31.08.2019 USA[Sp] [3] [C6]
Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019 Tyrannosaurus Rex on commemorative postmark of USA 2019
03.06.2019 Hungary [FDC] [A1] 22.05.2019 Czech Republic [Sp] [CA2] 07.03.2019 Czech Republic [Sp] [CA1]
Hungarian Royal Geological Institute on postmark of Hungary 2019 registered label with postmark in Ammonite shape and Dinosaur inside of Czech Republic 2019 registered label with postmark in Ammonite shape and Dinosaur inside of Czech Republic 2019

Notes:
Stylized prehistoric animals on postmark of Czech Republic 2019 [CA1] Registered label with postmark of Czech's "Flora and Fauna" philatelic club. The postmark in the shape of an ammonite shows a stylized dinosaur, perhaps a T Rex, inside the chambers of the ammonite.
The text above the postmark: "Resumption of Fauna-Flora Expert Section at Union of Czech Philatelists." Similar postmarks issued in Prague, Plzen and Kladno cities.

[CA2] Postmark memorializes the 135 years since the designation of the Barrande Rocks in the region around Prague – named after Joachim Barrande. Barrendov is a suburb of Prague where these Devonian-aged rocks outcrop.



Some postal stationeries to consider: Natural History Museum

24.10.2019 Moldova [PSO1]
National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History on postal stationery of Moldova 2019

Notes: National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History on stamp of Moldova 2014
[PSO1] "130th anniversary of National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History". The postmarks shows the building of the museum.
One of the most famous artifacts of the museum is almost complete skeleton of Deinotherium giganteum, which is shown on stamp in 1995 and on the tab between two museum stamps in 2014.



Some personalized postal stationery and special covers: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, Charles Darwin

Czech Republic
10 years of Chlupac Museum of Earth History (in Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University in Prague) 210th anniversary of Charles Darwin



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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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