Paleontology related stamps, post marks, post stationary and special covers depicted dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, fossil found sites of the year 2016 sorted in chronological order.




 05.11.2016   Moldova  - Extinct fauna of Moldova

DELAYED or Canceled:  
 Ukraine - Commemorative cover "50 anniversary of The National Museum of Natural History at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine" (Paleontology exhibition) tha anniversary of the museum was on 09.06.2016

Next Year:
24.03.2017 Slovenia - ""Mammal fossil is Slovenia" - Cave Lion
??.??.2017  Nepal     - "Prehistoric Mammals", set of 8 values proposed by Natural History Museum. If it is accepted it will be the third set of Nepal show local prehistoric mammals.
??.??.2017 China P.R. - "Dinosaurs", 5 stamps and a booklet.

If you know about any other feature issue of Paleontology related  stamp or postmark  not mentioned above, please send a message to Admin.

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


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

12.10.2016 Croatia 20.09.2016 Gibraltar  [5] 12.09.2016 São Tomé and Príncipe
Prehistoric animals on stamps of Croatia 2016
Gorham’s Cave and Neanderthals on stamps of Gibraltar 2016
Dinosaurs on stamps of São Tomé and Príncipe 2016
 26.08.2016 South African Republic 18.07.2016 Guinea
18.07.2016 Central African Republic
Fossils on stamps of South Africa 2016
Prehistoric on stamps of Guinea 2016
Dinosaurs on stamps of Central African Republic 2016
2016 Burundi [4] 30.06.2016 Spain 24.06.2016 Monaco
Dinosaurs on stamps of Maldives 2016
Dinosaurs on stamps of Spain 2016
Dinosaurs on stamps of Niger 2016
08.06.2016 Hungary 26.05.2016 Canada 
Plant fossils on stamps of Hungary 2016
Dinosaurs and prehistoric animals on stamp of Canada 2016
Dinosaurs and prehistoric animals on stamp of Canada 2016
28.05, 15.08.2016 Niger 23.05., 08.09.2016 Maldives 20.05.2016 Togo [2]
Dinosaurs on stamps of Niger 2016
Dinosaurs on stamps of Maldives 2016
Dinosaurs on stamps of Togo 2016
05.05.2016 Djibouti 25.03.2016 Sierra Leone 25.03.2016 Slovenia
Dinosaurs on stamps of Djibouti 2016
Prehistoric water animals on stamps of Sierra Leone 2016 fossil of Cave Bear on stamp of Slovenia 2016
23.02.2016 Serbia 31.01.2016 Cuba [3] 22.01.2016 Romania
stamp of Serbia "125th Anniversary of the Serbian Geological Society" with portrait of Jovan M. Žujović who was an anthropologist, known as a pioneer in geological and paleontological science in Serbia. prehistoric animals on stamps of Romania 2016
18.01., 27.6., 28.09.2016 Guinea Bissau 15.01.2016 Mozambique 14.01.2016 Sweden
prehistoric animals on stamps of Sweden 2016 prehistoric animals on stamps of Mozambique 2016 prehistoric animals on stamps of Sweden 2016


[2] Two ammonites depicted on margins of  "Shells" souvenir sheet.
[3] was planned on 31.01.2016 -  appeared on the market in middle of July.
 [4] In the middle of 2016 Stamperija came with  "Special offer of various BURUNDI delux", these Delux-Sheets shows the same designs as Burundi's stamps issued between 2011 and 2014 when the country was a client of the company. Distinguished from the original stamps these Sheets not arrived post offices in the country.
 [5] Extra issue, not  Gorham's Cave is a natural sea cave in Gibraltar, considered to be one of the last known habitations of the Neanderthals in Europe. Gorham's Cave gives its name to the Gorham's Cave Complex, which is a combination of four distinct caves of such importance that they are combined into a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Some
Neanderthals are depicted on stamp with face value of 80p.

Local stamps
Note:  According 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. 

18.03.2016  Transnitria 25.06.2016  Transnitria [L1]
Dinosaurs on stamps of Transnitria 2016 Dinosaurs on stamps of Transnitria 2016
  [L1] Original stamp of Giganotosaurus is misspelled on the original issue, where it called Gigantosaurus. Three months after the issue, Post Authority of not recognized teritorry, Transnitria, corrected the mistake.

Some personalized and private post stamps

19.05.2016  France [PS1] 10.09.2016 Netherlands [PS2]
T rex dinosaur on personalized stamp of Naturalis of Niederlande 2016

 [PS1]  This sheetlet  issued on May 19 to 22 at Paris by Phil@poste for the French Federation of Philatelic Associations (FFAP) during the stamp show "La passion du timbre : Paris-Philex" and the 89th Congress of the FFAP.   The stamp is a personalized one (1st national domestic rate);  Dinosaur skeleton, perhaps T. rex, a gasteropod fossil from the Tertiary (Turitella sp.), a cut amethyst crystal and the Buffon's statue (located in the botanical garden of the Natural History Museum at Paris) are on the margin.

 [PS2] Personalized stamps of Naturalis Biodeversity Center issued to commemorate "T rex in town" event that take place between September 10  and June 2017. The first ever T rex skeleton of Netherlands shown to public on September 10 2016 in the museum in Leiden.

Another stamps to consider
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27.05.2016  Sierra Leone [A6] 09.05.2016 Estonia
09.05.2016 Serbia [A5]
29.04.2016 Sierra Leone [A7] 20.04.2016 Taiwan [A4] 07.04.2016 Germany [A3]
Conrad Gessner on stamps of Sierra Leone 2016
30.03.2016 Falklands Islands [A2] 18.03.2016 Guinea [A7] 09.03.2016 Liechtenstein [A1]
Conrad Gessner on stamps of Guinea 2016 Flint tool on stamp of Liechtenstein 2016

flint tool on stamp of Liechtenstein 2016[A1]  The dagger (face value: CHF 1.00) was made of flint, prehistoric man’s steel, in the Neolithic period (4th century B.C.). Experts assume that it was imported from Monti Lessini at Lake Garda by people belonging to the Horgen culture who lived on the Schellenberg-Borscht site. The lancet-shaped blade which has a broken-off tip is eleven centimetres long and the organic handle is missing. The dagger is important evidence of the trade relations that were conducted over long distances by the Neolithic inhabitants of the Alpine Rhine Valley.

[A2]  £1.01 – Warrah Skull.
The warrah was the Falklands only native land mammal – its existence in isolation on the Islands fascinated Charles Darwin (Darwin and a warrah depicted  on stamp Falklands island in 1982 and 2009  ) and to this day remains something of an enigma.  Darwin noted the warrah’s lack of fear of humans and predicted that it would become extinct once settlement was established. He was right, and the last known warrah was shot at Shallow Bay on West Falkland in 1876.  Only a handful of warrah specimens exist worldwide and until recently there were no remains held in the Falklands. However, in 2010, Dale Evans (then 13 years old) discovered bones on his parents’ farm and DNA testing later confirmed these as warrah. Carbon-dating has shown that the bones are at least 1,000 years old, making them the oldest known remains of the species.

[A3]  The Moselle is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany. It is a left tributary of the Rhine, which it joins at Koblenz. A small part of Belgium is also drained by the Moselle through the Sauer and the Our.  The Moselle "twists and turns its way between Trier and Koblenz along one of Germany's most beautiful river valleys." It flows through a region that has been influenced by mankind since it was first cultivated by the Romans. Today, its hillsides are covered by terraced vineyards where "some of the best Rieslings grow", and numerous ruined castles dominate the hilltops above wine villages and towns that line the riverbanks. Traben-Trarbach with its art nouveau architecture and Bernkastel-Kues with its traditional market square are two of the many popular tourist attractions on the Moselle river. The present source region of the Moselle, were formed about 50 million years ago. In the Miocene and Pliocene epochs the ancient Moselle (Urmosel) was already a tributary of the ancient Rhine (Ur-Rhein). When, in the Quaternary period, the Rhenish Massif slowly rose, the meanders of the Moselle were formed between the Trier Valley and the Neuwied Basin. Quite some small marine fossils are found in the region

[A4]  NT$12 (number 4) of  "Scenery Souvenir Sheet – Taitung Countysouvenir sheet  show National Museum of Prehistory. It is Taiwan’s first museum dedicated to prehistoric and indigenous cultures, the first museum to contain a prehistoric site and eco-park in the premises, and the first national museum built on the east coast of Taiwan. There are at least two permanent exhibitions that feet to our topic: The Ice Age  and  Human Evolution    

[A5]  This year EUROPA stamps issued with the common topic  "Ecology in Europe - Think Green".  All countries participated in the project issued a stamp with the same design. Some countries issued one more stamp with their original design. Human evolution shown on two such stamp.

: "On the stamp the artist shows that work made man from the ape, but what man has done with his wisdom…? In addition to human development and factories with smoking chimneys the stamp features the world’s first affordable and thus mass produced car, Ford Model T"
Serbia has added a stamp with human evolution before a recycle bin to sign the fact  the human evolution resulted in a polluted environment.

[A6] On May 27 2016, Stamperija issued 18 Mini Sheets for Sierra Leone with the common subject "National Parks". Two of them shows East African Rift Valley, the Olduvai Gorge and the Turkana Lake on the map. All these places are well known ass prehistoric human fossils found places.

 [A7] Conrad Gessner was the first naturalist to write a book about fossils, named "On the fossils objects".  Gesner, Conrad (1565) "De omni rerum fossilium genere, gemmis, lapidibus, metallis, et huiusmod"

Attention: Fake !
The following stamps looks like real, but they are not.
"stamps" of Dansolihon [F1]- Philippine 
Fossil of prehistoric animals on fake stamp of Indonesian island Pulau Flores 2016
[F1] Dansolihon is a place with a very small population in the province of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines which is located in the continent/region of Asia.

Commemorative Postmarks (legend is below)
12.10.2016 Croatia 12.10.2016 Czech
19.07.2016  South Korea [Sp] 30.06.2016 Spain [FDC]
Dinosaur on postmark of Korea South 2016 Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2016 Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2016
30.06.2016 Spain [FDC] 24.06.2016 Monaco [FDC]
Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2016 Dinosaur on postmark of Spain 2016
08.06.2016 Hungary  [FDC] 26.05.2016 Canada  [FDC] 06.05.2016 Germany [Sp]
Prehistoric plant on postmark of Hungary 2016 Dinosaur's footprint on postmark of Canada 2016
prehistoric Straight-tusked elephant on postmark of Germany 2016
25.03.2016 Slovenia [FDC] 22.01.2016 Romania [FDC] 06.01.2016 Czech [Sp][C1]
Cave Bear on post mark of Slovenia Dinosaur on post mark of Romania
[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

[C1] On 6th Januar 2016 Post of Czech Republic made commemorative sheet with stamp of  Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1761-1838) "Father of Paleobotany" from 2011 and  the commemorative postmark

Post stationary and Special Covers
14.03.2016 Moldova [P1]
Lev Berg on post stationary of Moldova 2016

[P1] Lev Semyonovich Berg (March 14, 1876, Bender – December 24, 1950) was a leading Soviet geographer, biologist and ichthyologist who served as President of the Soviet Geographical Society between 1940 and 1950. He also developed his own evolutionary theory (Nomogenesis) as opposed to the theories of Darwin and Lamarck. Studied both modern and prehistoric fishes, one of his most famous publication is "Classification of fishes, both recent and fossil" (1940). 1934-1950 - Director of the Laboratory of fossil fish of the Zoological Institute of the USSR in Leningrad More info is on Wikipedia


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