Curacao

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps and postmarks of Curacao

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Curaçao is an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, approximately 65 kilometers north of the Venezuelan coast, that is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Formally called the Country of Curaçao, it includes the main island and the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao"). It has a population of over 150,000 on an area of 444 km2 and its capital is Willemstad. [R1]

Curaçao started issuing postal stamps after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on 10 October 2010. The island forms one of the five postage regions in the Kingdom. The first stamp issued shows the map of the island. The value of the current stamp is denominated in Netherlands Antillean guilders. [R2] So far only one set of stamps with the theme of prehistoric life and dinosaurs has been published by this country – in 2011.



Official stamps of Curacao related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.

Stamps on grey background are Undesired/"Pseudo stamps"
13.06.2011 "Prehistoric animals" [1]
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Croatia 1994

Notes:
[1] Perhaps it was issued with the purpose to raise some money as face value of every stamp is too high: 7ANG (700c) is about 3.50Euro, 8ANG (800c) is about 4.0Euro, 10ANG (1000c) is about 5.0Euro.
Moreover, the dinosaurs on stamps and on the margin as well as Doedicurus (on the bottom side of the mini-sheet, next to Triceratops) who leaved in the Pleistocene, often colloquially referred to as the Ice Age, about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, leaved at different geological times and at different locations.



Postmarks of Curacao related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

Legend is here
13.06.2011 "Prehistoric animals" [FDC] [1]
Trex dinosaur on commemorative postmark of Curacao 2011



References:
  •   [R1] Curacao: Wikipedia, WikiTravel, FlagCounter.
  •   [R2] Postal History and Philately of Curacao: Wikipedia,
              Links to official website of Post Authority, stamp catalog and list of new stamps of Curacao are here.


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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