Paleontology related stamps, post marks, post stationary and special covers depicted dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, fossil found sites of the year 2017 sorted in chronological order.

If you know about any other Philatelic object (stamp, postmark, commemorative cover, etc. ) related to Paleontology, issued in the year 2017 which is not mentioned below, please send a message to Admin of this site.


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2017, 2016,2015, 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, 1970-1974, 1960-1969, 1950-1959, 1857-1949


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14.06.2017 Jersey       - Durrell and the Darwin Initiative. Charles Darwin on a block.

??.??.2017  South Africa - "Homo Naledi" (an extinct species of hominin, which anthropologists first described in 2015)

Charles Darwi on stamp of Jersey 2017

 Click on image to enlarge it or to be redirected to description page. Stamps on gray background are Undesired/"Pseudo stamps"

Official stamps

19.05.2017 China [2]

Dinosaurs on stamps of China 2017
xx.xx.2017 Djibouti  [3]
24.04.2017 Guinea 30.03.2017 Sierra Leone
Dinosaurs on stamps of Djibouti 2017 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Guinea 2017 Dinosaurs on stamps of Sierra Leone 2017
27.03.2017 Chad 17.03.2017 Slovenia 13.03.2017 Sao Tome and Principe
Dinosaurs on stamps of Chad 2017 Fossil of Cave Lion on stamps of Slovenia 2017 Dinosaurs on stamps of Sao Tome and Principe 2017
28.02.2017 Togo 27.02., 28.03.2017 Guinea Bisssau 30.01, 15.03.2017 Djibouti
Dinosaurs on stamps of Togo 2017 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Guinea Bissau 2017 Dinosaurs on stamps of Djibouti 2017
20.01.2017 Ukraine 16.01.2017 C.A.R.
10.01.2017 Peru  [1]
Prehistoric animals and humans on stamps of Ukraine 2017 Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2017 Prehistoric bird Pelagornis on stamp of Peru 2017

 [1] At the end of 2016,  Serpost presented  several  new stamps on their Internet site,  unfortunately without any detail  (  Most of it arrived  at postal desks in  Peru on beginning of 2017.
Various dinosaurs on perforation of dinosaur stamps of China 2017 Skeletons of the dinosaurs under UV light on stamps of China 2017
First dinosaur stamps of China since 1958.
There are at least seven dinosaurs used at perforation  and at mini sheets number.
Skeletons of the dinosaurs can be seen under UV light.

Moreover many commemorative postmarks and meter franking issued in many cities around  the country.

[3] Additional print of stamps from 2016, this time on  individual Souvenir Sheets

Another stamps to consider
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02.05.2017  Australia  [A4] 07.02.2017 Israel [A3]

Prehistoric animals and humans on stamps of Ukraine 2017
17.01.2017  Great Britain [A2] 16.01.2017 Canada [A1]
Prehistoric animals and humans on stamps of Ukraine 2017 Prehistoric animals and humans on stamps of Ukraine 2017 Prehistoric animals and humans on stamps of Ukraine 2017

[A1]  "UNESCO World Heritage Sites" stamps issued as mint mini-sheet and self-adhesive booklet of 10 and 30 stamps.
The first two stamps on the mini sheet and the booklet shows famous fossil found locations:
Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta and Mistaken Point.
The first stamp shows Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, known for its remarkable fossil specimens that represent every known group of Cretaceous dinosaurs, as well as its impressive area of virtually undisturbed badlands and riparian (riverside) habitat.
The stamp has similar design to Dinosaur Provincial Park stamp issued in 2015, but it is smaller in size. On the stamp from 2015 the name of the park is written in white font on the foreground just over country name on the buttom left corner. On the stamp from 2017
the name of the park is written in tiny balck font in the middle of the stamp.

The second stamp shows Mistaken Point, the rugged coastal cliffs host the oldest known collection of large fossils in the world, marking the world’s first appearance of large, biologically complex organisms. Some fossil is also visible in big zoom.
This fossil site is located at the south-eastern tip of the island of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada. It consists of a narrow, 17 km-long strip of rugged coastal cliffs. Of deep marine origin, these cliffs date to the Ediacaran Period (580-560 million years ago), representing the oldest known assemblages of large fossils anywhere.

 [A2] Royal Mail starts its 2017 Stamp Program with a subject that has not previously been featured as a stand-alone topic: how people lived in prehistoric times has always been a fascination for many and the Ancient Britain stamp issue explores this subject in some detail.  The stamps show famous iconic sites and some of the most exceptional artefacts found across the UK, and overlays illustrations to show how people lived, worked and used the objects. We also explore the social and technological evolution of these early Britons.  The first metals were used in Britain while still in the ‘Stone Age’. The arrival of cultures that could ‘make metal’ would have a dramatic effect on society. In the British Isles the first seams of copper were exploited in Ireland around 2500BC. The discovery of tin in South West England helped to make Britain an important centre – copper smelted with an amount of tin makes the superior metal bronze: harder, more durable and versatile and the so-called Bronze Age saw several other technological advancements.  Overall, the stamps give a timeline across thousands of years of history, from a glimpse of Stone Age ritual of 11,000 years ago, through the Bronze Age and into the Iron Age of some 300 BC.

[A3] Three stamps showing UNESCO world heritage sites of Israel. One of them depicting a beautiful prehistoric stone tool from Nahal Mearot Caves in Israel.  Four caves (Tabun, Gamal Nahal and Es-Skhul Cave) are carved into the mountain on the southern slope of Mount Carmel, at the entrance to the Nahal Me'arot Caves. Archeological excavations conducted at the site from 1928 to the present have discovered evidence of human existence near and inside the caves over hundreds of thousands of years. Among the many findings were remnants of houses, various stone tools, jewelry, bones of animals used for food and graves.
Neanderthals may have lived side by side with early humans and possibly interbred with them, according to new research. Stone  axes and sharp flint arrowheads of both branches of the human race have been discovered in limestone caves in northern Israel. The  findings have led archeologists to believe the two sub-species found harmony in a coastal mountain range that today is in a state of war with its neighbours. one of the bones uncovered at
Nahal Me'arot - a World Heritage site - had lethal wounds which suggested prehistoric men lived in peace with each other 80,000 years ago. More info on Dailymail

 [A4]  one of the stamps shows Cliefden cave.
The Cliefden Caves Geoheritage Site is multifaceted, containing internationally significant Ordovician fossil localities, limestone caves of national significance, a warm spring and tufa dams of state significance and the historically significant site where limestone was first discovered in inland Australia. It has been ranked among the 70 most significant fossil sites in Australia by the Australian Heritage Council and as the thirteenth most significant limestone cave site in Australia by Davey. The site was nominated to the Register of the National Estate by the Geological Society of Australia in the late 1970s and registered in 1987. (Wikipedia)

Official stamps of private post
01.02.2017 Germany [PP1]

Dinosaurs on stamps of German private post Briefmarke and mehr


 [PP1] On February 1st 2017, private German post "Briefmarke und mehr" in cooperation with Natural History Museum in Muenster, issued set of 6 stamps to commemorate 125 anniversary of the museum. The stamp issued in 3 booklets 2x5 stamps each.

Some personalized stamps
17.03.2017 Slovenia [SP1] 24.04.2017 Azerbaijan  [SP2]
Fossils on peronalized stamps of Slovenia 2017 Dinosaurs on stamps of Azerbaijan 2017


Sphaeroschwagerina carniolica from fossil Dovžanova soteska site on personalized FDC of Slovenia 2017  [SP1]  On occasion of  40 anniversary (1977-2017) of the Friends of Minerals and Fossils Association of Slovenia, two personalized self adhesive stamps and two correspondent FDC are issued.
The first stamp shows crystal of quartz, the second - Sphaeroschwagerina carniolica, fusulinid foraminifera (transverse section) from
Lower Permian beds of Dovžanova soteska (near Tržič).  
 Miocene (Mid. Miocene, Badenian) brittle star from vicinity of Maribor town. All fossils and minerals are from Slovenia sites, shown on one of FDC covers.
Note: the brittle star is one of the best preserved fossil (for echinoderm fossil) in Slovenia. Sphaeroschwagerina carniolica is from fossil site (Dovžanova soteska) near Tržič, the place where the Friends of Minerals and Fossils Association of Slovenia is based. Dovžanova soteska is the most known fossil site in Slovenia.

 [SP2] First dinosaur stamps  of Azerbaijan issued by Stamperija on behalf  of the country.

Commemorative Postmarks (legend is below)
19.05.2017 China [Sp] [C2] 19.05.2017 China [Sp]
19.05.2017 China [Sp]
19.05.2017 China [Sp]
30.03.2017 Italy [Sp] [C1]
17.03.2017 Slovenia [FDC] 
Altamura Man on commemorative postmark of Italy 2017 Cave Lion on postmark of Slovenia 2017

[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

commemorative postmark of "Altamura Man",  shows reconstruction of its famous find made by Kennis&Kennis.
Note: Commemorative postmarks in Italy can be obtain within 60 days from it issue date

 [C2] Postmark from "Dinosaur Eggs" station


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