2024

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 2024

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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  • 24.06.2024 France - "50 years - Discovery of Lucy" - the Lucy or Dink’inesh, is a collection of several hundred pieces of fossilized bone comprising 40 percent of the skeleton of a female of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis. It was discovered in 1974 in Ethiopia.

Later this year:
  • 16.09.2024 Poland - "Dinosaurs" - set of 3 stamps
  • ??.??.2024 France - "The Chauvet cave - Ardèche". The decorated cave of Pont d'Arc, Chauvet-Pont d'Arc cave or simply Chauvet a cave, discovered in 1994, is a Paleolithic decorated cave located in the territory of the commune of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (southern Ardèche, France ).
  • Q4 2024 Peru - "Fossils of Peru: Perucetus colossus"
  • tentative: Ethiopia - "50 years - Discovery of Lucy"

Next year:
  • ?.2025 Germany - "National Archaeological Finds: UNESCO World Heritage: Caves and Ice Age Art of the Swabian Alb”. One stamp will be released in the multi-year set "UNESCO World Heritage". Perhaps there will be a cave painting of prehistoric animals or art objects depicting prehistoric man or prehistoric animals depicted on the stamp.
Lucy on stamp of France 2024
Lucy on commemorative postmark of France 2024
The "Lucy" on stamp and postmarks of France 2024


Some Books about Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, issued or coming soon this year

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs Third Edition An Illustrated Guide to Dinosaur Feeding Biology Dinosaur Behavior: An Illustrated Guide Reconstructing Olduvai: The Behavior of Early Humans at David's Site
"The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs Third Edition"
Amazon: USA, UK, DE.
"An Illustrated Guide to Dinosaur Feeding Biology"
Amazon: USA, UK, DE.
"Dinosaur Behavior: An Illustrated Guide"
Amazon: USA, UK, DE.
"Reconstructing Olduvai: The Behavior of Early Humans at David's Site"
Amazon: USA, UK, DE.
More Paleophilately related books can be found on the Books page of this site.


The "Paleophilatelie" website was awarded a GOLD Medal (10 of 10 points) and a Special Award at EXPOFILABRAS 2024 - Virtual Philatelic Exhibition, organized by the Brazilian Philatelic Federation.
Paleophilateie certificate from EXPOFILABRAS 2024 online show

The main objective of EXPOFILABRAS 2024 was to promote Philately via the Internet and to encourage/train new philatelists, the exhibition being a fraternization between philatelists and the general public, with a didactic and cultural nature.
The exhibition contained 155 participants from 33 countries, with 249 exhibitions, among collections in 3 categories/classes: general collections, philatelic literature and websites. According to the organizers, during the show, over 6.700 unique visitors accessed over 15.000 pages of the exhibition.

The unique feature of the exhиbit was public/popular voting on the internet. Over 6.000 were received from the visitors of the exhibition. The vote was open between April 6th and April 25 th, the vote results and the Palmares were published on May 1st 2024. All exhibits will stay on-line indefinitely.

In their feedback, about the "Paleophilatelie" website, the jury wrote:

A benchmark website by which others are judged. This is THE reference site for the topical collector in this field. Content meets purpose 100%. Hard to find fault...




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

18.05.2024 - Moldova 14.05.2024 - Luxembourg 30.04.2024 - Kyrgyzstan [3]
Prehistoric animals and humans on Souvenir-Sheet of Moldova 2024 Prehistoric marine animals on stamp of Luxembourg 2024 Prehistoric animals on stamp of Kyrgyzstan 2024
18.04.2024 - China [2] 12.03.2024 - UK [1]
Prehistoric animals on stamp of China 2024 Prehistoric animals, on the Age of Dinosaurs stamp of Great Britain 2024 Marry Anning and her fossils on the Age of Dinosaurs stamp of Great Britain 2024

Notes:
[1] On March 12th 2024, the Royal Mail issued the stamps set "The Age of the Dinosaurs" and eight First-Day-of-Issue Postmarks for the stamps set These stamps were carefully created in partnership with the Natural History Museum in London, using scientists from no less than six different specializations of palaeontology.
The set includes four pairs of stamps with reconstructions of prehistoric animals and the Mini-Sheet with four self-adhesive stamps show Mary Anning and some of the most important fossils she unearthed along the Dorset coastline. Three additional fossils are shown on the margin on the Mini-Sheet.
Due to the fact these stamps from "The Age of the Dinosaurs" set looks differently both thematically and artistically, their descriptions on this website were split into two articles:

[2] The Mini-Sheet show fossils and reconstructions of Cambrian animals and plants from "Chengjiang Fossil Site" which declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012.

[3] "Prehistoric animals" on stamps of Kyrgyzstan 2024, were created with support of the author of this website:
Kyrgyz Express Post expresses its appreciation for valuable consultative support in the preparation of this stamp issue to Michael Kogan, the author of the website www.paleophilatelie.eu, and Aizek Asanbekovich Bakirov, the acting director of the M. M. Adyshev Institute of Geology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Newsletter no. 92


Order Prehistoric animals stamp of Kyrgyzstan 2024 in on-line store of Kyrgyz Express Post
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Some personalized stamps related to Paleontology: prehistoric animals and their fossils

26.03.2024 - the Netherlands 13.03.2024 - Czech Republic
Prehistoric animals on personalized stamps of the Netherlands 2024 Dinosaurs on personalized stamps of Czech Republic 2024

Notes:

[1] On March 26 (initially announced for March 19), the last three stamp sheets on the large sieved whale, the giant beaver and the steppe bison will appear in the Prehistoric Animals series. Each stamp sheet contains 5 stamps depicting both the animals and their fossils. The previous 3 sets of 3 sheets each, were issued in the previous year.



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

Legend is here

14.05.2024 - Luxembourg [FDC]
Ichthyosaur on commemorative postmark of Luxembourg 2024
06.05.2024 - Argentina [Sp] 30.04.2024 - Kyrgyzstan [FDC]
Megatherium on commemorative postmark of Argentina 2024 Megatherium on commemorative postmark of Argentina 2024 Longisquama on commemorative postmark of Kyrgyzstan 2024, Kyrgyz Express Post
18.04.2024 - China [FDC]
Cambrian animal on commemorative postmark of China 2024 Cambrian animal on commemorative postmark of China 2024 Cambrian animal on commemorative postmark of China 2024
18.04.2024 - China [FDC]
Cambrian animal on commemorative postmark of China 2024 Cambrian animal on commemorative postmark of China 2024 Cambrian animal on commemorative postmark of China 2024
05.04.2024 - UK [Sp] 22.03.2024 - Czech Republic [Sp]
Tyrannosaurus rex on commemorative postmark of Great Britain 2024 Torynobelodon on meter franking of Czech Republic 2024
13.03.2024 - Czech Republic [Sp] 12.03.2024 - UK [FDC]
Head of Philovenator curriei  dinosaur on commemorative postmark of Czech Republic 2024 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of Great Britain 2024 Dinosaur footprint on commemorative postmark of Great Britain 2024
12.03.2024 - UK [FDC]
Tyrannosaurus head on commemorative postmark of Great Britain 2024 Tyrannosaurus rex on commemorative postmark of Great Britain 2024 Tyrannosaurus rex on commemorative postmark of Great Britain 2024
12.03.2024 - UK [FDC]
Tyrannosaurus rex  on commemorative postmark of Great Britain 2024 Triceratops on commemorative postmark of Great Britain 2024 Mosasaurus on commemorative postmark of Great Britain 2024



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