Fossils, prehistoric animals on stamps and postmarks of el Salvador
, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most
densely populated country in Central America.
El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador.
As of 2015, El Salvador had a population of approximately 6.38 million,
making it the most densely populated country in the region.
Its population consists largely of Mestizos of European and Indigenous American descent.
The first stamps of El Salvador were issued in 1867,
printed by the American Bank Note Company.
From the 1950's onwards, the country started to commission stamps in Europe
and also to produce them locally.
In recent years, the printing has been mostly done by the Direccion General de Servicios
Graficos (the government printing house in San Salvador) and the
subjects depict a combination of events of worldwide importance with
local personalities or commemorations.
Official stamps of El Salvador related to Paleontology: fossils, prehistoric animals
Other stamps to consider: contributor to Paleontology science: Natural History Museum
|30.10.1983"100th anniversary of Guzman National Museum" [A1]
Mastodon on stamp of El Salvador 1979,
MiNr.: 1289, Scott: 911
[A1] In 1875, David J. Guzman and Darío González organized an expedition of geological
investigation into sediments of the Los Frailes River, southwest of Ilobasco.
During this exploration, they discovered
fossils of Mastodon
On October 9, 1883, on the initiative of Guzmán, president Rafael
Zaldívar opened the National Museum of El Salvador, to display the
national collections related to archaeology, history and fine arts.
Being responsible for its establishment and much of its content, Guzmán became the first director of the museum.
Commemorative postmarks of El Salvador related to Paleontology: fossils
|26.07.2006 "Fossils from El Salvador " [FDC]
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.