France

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, paleontologists, contributor to Paleontology on official and personalized stamps, postmarks and postal stationeries of France

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France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean.
France spans 643,801 square kilometers and has a total population of 66.6 million. It is a unitary semi-presidential republic with the capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. The Constitution of France establishes the state as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people. [R1]

The first stamps of France were issued on 1 January 1849.
Sometimes imperforated French stamps are offered by some dealers, especially in Internet. These stamps are printed in very small quantities and offered to the authorities (Postmaster General, Minister's office, prefects, designer of stamp, etc.). And sometimes these authorities sell them to traders who, themselves, sell them to collectors. These imperforated stamps are not valid for postage and cannot be used for franking letters. [R2]

According to Michel-online catalog, since beginning of this century, Post of France increased amount stamps issued a year significantly. Over 400 (!) stamps issued in 2016 and 2018 for example. However, distinguished from many other countries who issued extensive amount of stamps a year, the stamps of France are in high design quality and most of it have to do with French history of culture.



Official stamps of France related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, prehistoric humans, paleontologists

10-17.05.1969 "Famous persons" [1] 15.10.1977 "100th anniversary of Abbe Breuil" 23.05.1981 "100th anniversary of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin"
Georges Cuvier among some other famous personalities on stamps of France 1949 Abbe Breuil on stamp of France 1977 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on stamp of France 1981
20.6.1992"Tautavel Man" [2] 17.06.2000 "Natural History Museum" [3] 21.08.2008 "Prehistoric animals"
Tautavel Man on stamp of France 1992 Allosaurus dinosaur on Natural History Museum stamps of France 2000 Prehistoric animals on stamps of France 2008
01.06.2010 "Institute of Human Paleontology" [4] 04.01.2014 "Dynamic" [5] 05.01.2018 "Works of Nature" [6]
Institute of Human Paleontology in stamp of France 2010 Ammonite on dynamic stamps of France 2014 Helminthoides Flysch on works of nature stamps of France 2018

Notes:
Georges Cuvier on stamp of France 1969
Georges Cuvier on stamp of France 1969, MiNr.: 1673 , Scott: B430
[1] Some catalogs listed these 3 stamps as a set, other as individual stamps.
The pink stamp shows Georges Cuvier (1769-1852), who was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "Father of Paleontology".

[2] Tautavel Man, an early hominid and some of the oldest human remains in Europe, was found in Caune de l'Arago, a cave in Tautavel commune in France. Tautavel Man (Homo erectus tautavelensis) is a proposed subspecies of Homo erectus, the type specimen being 450,000-year-old fossil remains discovered in the Arago Cave in Tautavel, France. Excavations began in 1964, with the first notable discovery occurring in 1969. All fossils recovered from Arago were found by Henry and Marie-Antoinette de Lumley and are now located at the Institute for Human Palaeontology in Paris. [R3]

[3] Natural History Museum in Paris is one of the oldest Natural History Museums in the world, has very big fossils collection of prehistoric humans and prehistoric animals, include dinosaurs. One of them depicted on stamp from 2000. [R4]

[4] Joint issue with Monaco
Institute of Human Paleontology on joint issue France and Monaco
Institute of Human Paleontology on stamp of France 2010, MiNr.: 4870 , Scott: 3821. Institute of Human Paleontology on stamp of Monaco 2010, MiNr.: 3000 , Scott: 2597.


Ammonite on stamp of France 2014 Helminthoides Flysch on stamp of France 2018
Ammonite on stamp of France 2014, MiNr.: 5752l, Scott: 4541 Helminthoides Flysch on stamp of France 2018, MiNr.: 6935, Scott: 5365
[5] On January 6, 2014 Post Authority of France issued a booklet of 12 self-adhesive stamps with permanent validity and costs of the domestic priority letter up to 20 gr (0.66€ at time of issue).
Dynamic lines, swirling movement of life, in nature, in construction, in craft in art. The booklet highlights the mystery of motion, especially that of the spiral. One of these stamp is depicting an Ammonite.

[6] Booklet of 12 self-adhesive stamps "Works of Nature".
One of the stamps shows "Helminthoides Flysch".
Helminthe are parasitic worms. The term helminth does not correspond to a specific zoological category.
"Helminthoides" or "helminthoid" refers to a category of deep sea trace fossils with a characteristic tight meandering pattern. Traces of this sort are now placed in the several different ichnogenera including Nereites, Helmthinopsis, Helminthoida, etc.
"Flysch" refers to a kind of sedimentary rock succession deposited in deeper water settings adjacent to a rising mountain system.
So, "Helminthoides Flysch" or "Helminthoid Flysch" is a term for flysch deposits that contain (in certain beds) a specific assemblage of deep water trace fossils. [R5]



Some personalized stamps related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, prehistoric humans, paleontologists

11.05.2008 "House of Marble and Geology at Rinxent" xx.xx.2010 "Prehistory museum in Quinson" [SP1] 23.11.2011 "Neanderthals of Saint Césaire" [SP2]
Plesiosaur on personalized stamp of France 2008 Prehistoric museum of Quinsion on personalized stamp of France 2010 Neanderthal skull female at St.-Césaire in the Department of Charente-Maritime on personalized stamp of France 2011
09.12.2014 "100th anniversary of Saturnin Garimond" 19.05.2016 "89th Congress of the FFAP" [SP3] 02.02.2018 "150th anniversary since death of Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes"
Saturini Garimond and dinosaur on personalized stamp of France 2014 Dinosaur fossils on personalized stamp of France 2016 Flint tools and its discover Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes on personalized stamp of France 2018

Notes:
[SP1] Prehistory museum in Quinson — one of the largest prehistoric museum in Europe.
Many fossils of prehistoric humans and animals, dated 400.000 years ago, found in a cave 35 kilometers east of Cadarache in Provance region of France. This is one of the earliest examples of an organized prehistoric habitat of prehistoric man found in Europe. Since the first settlements there, the cave has been home to various populations: pre-Neanderthals and Neanderthals, Homo Sapiens, Bronze Age groups, Neolithic herdsmen and Gallo-Roman communities. [R6]

[SP2] Neanderthals of Saint Césaire, it is now known as la Pierrette, since it is believed to be female. [R7]

[SP3] This Mini-Sheet was on sale between 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 Tyrannosaurus rex, a gasteropod fossil from the Tertiary (Turitella sp.T), 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.



Other stamps to consider: Cave painting of prehistoric animals, contributors to Paleontology science, Natural History Museuems

14.11.1949 "Famous persons" [A1] 15.06.1957 "Famous persons" [A2] 13.04.1968 "Cave painting of Lascaux cave"
Georges Buffon among some other famous personalities on stamps of France 1949 Bernard Palissy among some other famous personalities on stamps of France 1949 Cave painting of prehistoric animals on stamp of France 1968
17.01.1978 "Zodiac" [A3] 17.07.1979 "Tourism" 12.01.1981 "Historical Constructions" [A4]
Cave painting of prehistoric animals on stamp of France 1968 Cave painting of prehistoric animals on stamp of France 1968 Cave painting of prehistoric animals on stamp of France 1968
05-06.1993 "200th anniversary of Natural History Museum in Paris" UNESCO-France
20.10.1993 "Tassili National Park of Algeria"
27.05.2006 "50 years since discovery of cave painting of prehistoric animals of Grotte de Rouffignac"
Bicentennial of Natural History Museum on stamp of France 1993 Cave painting on France-UNESCO stamp of Tassili National Park 1993 Cave painting of prehistoric animals on stamp of France 1968

Notes:
Georges Buffon on stamp of France 1949 Bernard Palissy on stamp of France 1957 Ammonite on Zodiac stamp of France 1977
Georges Buffon on stamp of France 1949 MiNr.: 874, Scott: B241 Bernard Palissy on stamp of France 1957 MiNr.: 1137, Scott: B313 Ammonite on the right buttom corner of the Crab stamp. MiNr.: 2063, Scott: 1523
[A1] Georges Buffon (1709-1788) depicted on stamp with face value of 12+4F.
He envisioned the nature of science and understood the roles of paleontology, zoological geography, and animal psychology.
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[A2] Bernard Palissy (1510–1589) depicted on stamp with face value of 12+3F.
Palissy is known for his contributions to the natural sciences, and is famous for discovering principles of geology, hydrology and fossil formation. He was one of the first Europeans to enunciate the correct theory of the origin of fossils.
More details are here


[A3] During 1977 and 1978 (01.04.1977, 17.01.1978, 01.07.1978) Post of France issued the set Zodiac definitive stamps. Each time 4 stamps are printed. Ammonite was depicted on the right buttom corner of the Crab stamp.

[A4] Part of set of 4 stamps



Post stationery of France related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology

2006
Post Stationery of France 2006 with imprinted stamp of Allosaurus dinosaur Post Stationery of France 2006 with imprinted stamp of Allosaurus dinosaur Post Stationery of France 2006 with imprinted stamp of Allosaurus dinosaur
Post Stationery of France 2006 with imprinted stamp of Allosaurus dinosaur Post Stationery of France 2006 with imprinted stamp of Allosaurus dinosaur



Personalized postal stationeries: standard postal stationeries with customized cachets, printed by some museums, societies or dealers.

Only few of such covers are listed below
Dinosaurs on the cachet of the postal stationery of France Dinosaurs on the cachet of the postal stationery of France Dinosaurs on the cachet of the postal stationery of France
Prehistoric animals and paleontologist  on the cachet of the postal stationery of France Fossils on the cachet of the postal stationery of France Fossils on the cachet of the postal stationery of France
Mammoth on the cachet of the postal stationery of France Mammoth on the cachet of the postal stationery of France Mammoth discovery site on the cachet of the postal stationery of France
Tautavel man  on the cachet of the postal stationery of France Tautavel man  on the cachet of the postal stationery of France Tautavel man  on the cachet of the postal stationery of France
Prehistoric animals on d'Arcy sur Cure cave on on the cachet of the postal stationery of France



Commemorative postmarks, advertising cancellations (in French “flammes d’oblitération”) and meter franking of France related to Paleontology.

Due to big amount of such postmarks and meter franking it is listed in three groups:
  • Postmarks and meter franking with direct connection to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, prehistoric humans, paleontologists are below
  • Postmarks and meter franking of philatelic and fossil trade shows and exhibitions listed separately.
  • "Another postmarks and meter franking to consider" cave paintings of prehistoric animals, Natural History Museum, flint tools, contributors to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology sciences, Jean Baptist Lamarck for example. Postmarks of cave painting with modern animals are ignored.
Legend is here
1969 - 2005 "Villers sur Mer, La Cote Fleurie" [PM] [DU] [C1] 17.05.1969 "200th anniversary of Georges Cuvier" [FDC] 31.07-04.08.1971 "Centenary of Edouard LARTET" [Sp]
Ammonite on Villers sur Mer, La Cote Fleurie commemorative postmark of France 1969 Famous French paleontologist Georges Cuvier on commemorative postmark of France 1969 Famous French paleontologist Edouard LARTET SEISSAN on commemorative postmark of France 1971
1976 [DU] "IX congress international union prehistoric and protohistoric sciences in Nice, 13-18 September 1976" [Sp] 12.09-18.09.1976 "IX congress international union prehistoric and protohistoric sciences in Nice" [Sp] 23.04.1977 "Centenary of JEAN. Bouyssonie, who discovered the Man from La Chapelle aux Saints in 1908" [Sp]-
Tautavel man skull on commemorative postmark of France 1976 IX congress international union prehistoric and protohistoric sciences in Nice Tautavel man skull on commemorative postmark of France 1976 IX congress international union prehistoric and protohistoric sciences in Nice Centenary of JEAN. Bouyssonie, who dscovered the Man from La Chapelle aux Saints in 1908 on postmark of France 1977
23.05.1981 "Pierre Teilhard de Chardin" [FDC] [5] 1981 [DU]- 1991 "Museum of Prehistory Tautavel" [PM] [C2] 1982 [DU] - 2001 "200.000 years of BIACHE ST VAAST" [PM] [C4]
Anthropologist R.P. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on commemorative postmark of France 1981 Tautavel man on commemorative postmark of France 1981-1991 Prehistoric man and animals on commemorative postmark of BIACHE ST VAAST of France 1982
28.09.1982 "1st international congress of human paleontology in Nice"
03.08.1985 "450.00 years of Tautavel man" [Sp] [2] 13.06.1987 "Open of Fleury dinosaur museum" [C4]
Prehistoric man on 1st international congress of human paleontology in Nice postmark of France 1982 Tautavel man on commemorative postmark of France 1985 Dinosaur on commemorative postmark of France 1987
1987 - 1988 "Geologic Reserve DE LORRAINE" [PM] 07.11.1987 "Association Nantaise Stones and Fossil" [Sp] 05.10.1988 "200 anniversary of Boucher de Perthes" [Sp]
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1987 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1987 Boucher de Perthes on commemorative postmark of France 1988
06.10.1988 "200 anniversary of Boucher de Perthes" [Sp] 14.03.1989 "200 anniversary of Georges Cuvier" [Sp] 11.06.1989 "200 anniversary of Georges Cuvier" [Sp]
Boucher de Perthes on commemorative postmark of France 1988 Georges Cuvier on commemorative postmark of France 1989 Georges Cuvier on commemorative postmark of France 1989
1989 - 2007 "Thouars history and prehistory" [PM] 1990-2008 "Geological reserve de HTE Provence" [Sp] 28.08.1990 "Neanderthal from La-Chapelle-aux-Saints" [Sp]
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France Fossil of Ammonite and Ichthyosaur on commemorative postmark of France 1990 Skull of prehistoric man on commemorative postmark of France 1990
20.06.1992 "Prehistoric man of Tautavel" [FDC] [2] 08.07.1992 "Tautavel Museum"
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21-22.11.1992 "Prehistoric man of Tautavel" [Sp] [2]
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Fossil on commemorative postmark of Rance 1964 Prehistoric man of Tautavel on commemorative postmark of rance 1992 Prehistoric man of Tautavel on commemorative postmark of rance 1992
1990-1999 "Nolay in 225 million years" [PM] 1993-1996 "Geologic Reserve Ligne Maginot " [PM] 1993 - 1996 "Fleury Museum" [PM] [C4]
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1993-1997 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1993-1996 Dinosaur on commemorative postmark of France 1993-1996
27.01.1994 "3rd Amiens Archeology Film Festival" [Sp] 1996 -2006 "Fossil museum in Faluns" [PM] 1998 - 2000 "Dinosaur museum in Esperaza" [PM]
Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 1994 Shell Fossil on commemorative postmark of Fance 1996 Dinosaur on commemorative postmark of France 1998-2000
22-23.12.1999 "Polar expedition of Mammoth" [Sp] 17.06.2000 "Allosaurus" [FDC] 19.05.2001 "Allosaurus" [Sp]
Mammoth on commemorative postmark of France 1999 Allosaurus dinosaur on commemorative postmark of France 2000 Allosaurus on commemorative postmark of France 2001
16.06.2001 "Mammoth expedition" [Sp]
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2001 "Tourist department of Privas" [Sp]
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2004 "Tourist office at Villers sur Mer" [Sp]
Mammoth on commemorative postmark of France 2001 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 2001 Dinosaur on commemorative postmark of France 2004
2006 "Cro-Magnon man"
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07.04.2007 "Open gallery of Georges Cuvier in Montbeliard" [Sp] 19.04.2008 "Prehistoric animals" [FDC]
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Cro-Magnon man on commemorative postmark of France 2006 Georges Cuvier on commemorative postmark of France 2007 Ice age animals on commemorative postmark of France 2008
19.04.2008 "Prehistoric animals" [FDC]
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Ice age animals on commemorative postmark of France 2008 Mammoth on commemorative postmark of France 2008 Ice age animals on commemorative postmark of France 2008
1.05.2008 "House of Marble and Geology in Rinxent" [Sp] 22.07.2008 "Tautavel man" [Sp] 01.06.2010 "Institut de paleontologie humaine" [FDC]
Shell Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 2008 Skull of Tautavel man on commemorative postmark of France 2008 Prehistoric man on commemorative postmark of France 2010
17.05.2014 "50th annoiversary of philatelic society in Deigne les Bains" [Sp]
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22.07.2014 "50 anniversary of Tautavel men discovery" [Sp] 09.12.2014 "100 anniversary of Saturnin Garimond" [Sp]
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 2014 Tautavel man on commemorative postmark of France 2014 Saturnin Garimond and sauropod dinosaur on commemorative postmark of Fance 2014
02.02.2018 "150 anniversary since death of Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes" [Sp] 20.10.2019 "250th anniversary of Georges Cuvier" [Sp]
Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes on commemorative postmark of Rance 2018 Famous French paleontologist Georges Cuvier  on commemorative postmark of France 2019


Commemorative postmarks and meter franking issued for Fossil & Mineral trade shows and philatelic exhibitions

1979-1980 "4th Mineral and Fossils exhibition show in Bourgogne" [Sp]
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1980 "Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Saint Nazaire" [Sp]
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1980 "10th international Mineral and Fossils trade show in Colmar" [Sp]
Ammonite fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1980 Ammonite fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1980 Ammonite fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1980
1983 "6th biennial Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Bordeaux" [Sp] 10-11.12.1983 "6th biennial Mineral and Fossils philatelic exhibition in Bordeaux" [Sp] 1984 "3rd biennial Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Thionville" [Sp]
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Fossil on commemorative postmark of Fance 1983 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1983 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1983
1984 "7th Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Bordeaux" [Sp] 08.09.1984 "3rd biennial Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Thionville" [Sp]
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07.11.1984 "7th Mineral and Fossils philatelic exhibition in Bordeaux" [Sp]
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1984 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1984 Fish fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1984
1984 "5th internationall Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Blagnac" [Sp]
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1984 "Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Capbreton" [Sp]
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1984 "Mineral and Fossils stamp show in Gironde" [Sp]
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1984 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1984 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1984
1986 "9th Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Poitiers" [Sp] 1987 "10th Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Poitiers" [Sp] 1987 "Minerals and Fossils exhibition in Dijon" [Sp]
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1986 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1987 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1987
1987 "Minerals and Fossils exhibition in Nantes Rollin" [Sp] 1988 "14th Minerals and Fossils exhibition in Blois Gare" [Sp] 1988 "Minerals and Fossils exhibition in Dijon" [Sp]
Ammonite and trilobite on commemorative postmark of France 1987 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1988 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1988
1988 "3rd Fossil and Mineral exhibition in Rennes Republique" [Sp] 1988 "13th Fossil and Mineral exhibition in Grenoble" [Sp] 09.10.1988 "Exhibition Philately and Mineralogy" [Sp]
Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1988 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1988 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1988
1989 "Minerals and Fossils trade show in Dijon" [Sp] 1989 "12th Minerals and Fossils exhibition in Surgeres" [Sp] 1990 "13th Minerals and Fossils exhibition in Surgeres" [Sp]
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Dinosaurs fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1989 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1989 Ammonie on commemorative postmark of France 1990
1990 "3rd Minerals and Fossils exhibition in Valognes" [Sp] 1990 "15th Fossil and Mineral exhibition in Grenoble" [Sp] 1992 "10th Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Thionville" [Sp]
Trilobite on commemorative postmark of France 1990 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1990 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1992
1993 "18th Mineral and Fossils exhibition in Nancy" [Sp] 07.11.1993 "Philatelic exhibit in Bernay" [Sp] 16-17.04.1994 "52nd Regional Philatelic congress in Champagnole" [Sp]
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 1993 Trilobite on commemorative postmark of France 1993 Dinosaurs on commemorative postmark of France 1994
1994 "Philatelic show Fossils of France" [Sp]
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1997 "22nd Minerals and Fossils trade show in St. Nazaire" [Sp] 26-27.04.1997 "55th Regional Philatelic congress in Montceau les Mines" [Sp]
Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1994 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1997 Plat fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1997
07-08.10.2000 "19th Minerals and Fossils exhibition in Nantes" [Sp] 2000 "25th Minerals and Fossils exhibition in St. Nazaire" [Sp] 2001 "26th Minerals and Fossils exhibition in St. Nazaire" [Sp]
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 2000 Fossil on commemorative postmark of Rance 1964 Fossil on commemorative postmark of Rance 1964
12-13.05.2007 "28th Minerals and Fossils exhibition in Thouars" [Sp] 2008 "Paleomania exhibition" [Sp]
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Ammonite on commemorative postmark of France 2019 Stylized Dinosaur on commemorative postmark of Fance 2008



Some other postmarks to consider: cave painting, buildings of Natural History Museums, flint tools, contributors to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology

16.06.1957 "250 anniversary of Georges Buffon" [Sp] 1960-1962[DU] "Lascaux Cave" [PM] 1962-1972[DU] "Lascaux Cave" [PM]
Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 1964 Megaloceros giganteus on commemorative postmark of France 1960 Megaloceros giganteus on commemorative postmark of France 1962
1963-1965[DU] "Centenary of prehistory in Perigord" [PM] 1963-1983[DU] "LES EYZIES high place of prehistory" [PM] 1965-1975[DU] "Rouffignac the center of prehisttory" [Sp]
Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 1964 Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 1963-1983 Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of Fance 1965-1975
1967-1999[DU] "Grotte de Niaux" [PM] 13.04.1968 "Lascaux Cave" [FDC] 27.05.1979 "150th anniversary of death Jean Baptist Lamarck" [Sp]
Prehistoric Ox from frescue from Grotte de Niaux on commemorative postmark of France 1970 Megaloceros giganteus on commemorative postmark of France 1963-1983 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1994
11.03.1982-1986 "Cave painting at Les Eyzies" [PM] 1984-2006 "FLAMME ART PREHISTORY CENTER ON MARIANNE LUQUET" [PM] 26-26.04.1986 "Ppt Recreation Association Forum" [Sp]
Prehistoric bison on commemorative postmark of France 1982 Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 2006 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1994
1988 "Auvergene, city in Paleontologic museum" [Sp] 04.11.1989 "Jean Baptist Lamarck" [Sp] 13.06.1991 "1st International Symposium on the Protection of Geological Heritage" [Sp]
Paleontologic museum on commemorative postmark of France 1988 Jean Baptist Lamarck on commemorative postmark of France 1989 Jean Baptist Lamarck on commemorative postmark of France 1989
19.11.1994 "Archeological club of Valence" [Sp]
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1998 "National Museum of Natural History" [Sp]
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13.03.1999 "Fossils and Shells exhibition in Jalons" [Sp]
Prehistoric man on commemorative postmark of France 1994 Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 2006 Fossil on commemorative postmark of France 1999
2003 "Prehistory museum of Les Eyzies de Tayac" [Sp]
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18.08.2005 "150 anniversary of Natural History Museum of Reunion" [Sp] 19-20.03.2005 "Flint arrowhead" [Sp]
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Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 2003 Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 2003 Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 2003
07.03.2006 "Grotte de Rouffignac" [FDC] 01.06.2010 "Institut de paleontologie humaine" [FDC] 23.11.2010 "Prehistory museum in les Eyzies" [Sp]
Prehistoric animals on commemorative postmark of France 2006 Institut de paleontologie humaine on commemorative postmark of France 2010 Primitive tool on commemorative postmark of France 2010
15.05.2017 "Prehistory museum in les Eyzies" [Sp]

Primitive tool on commemorative postmark of France 2017

Notes:
[C1] Villers-sur-Mer is very known in France by many founds fossils, both marine and terrestrial animals such Ammonites, Ichthyosaurus and Dinosaurs. Many of these fossils can be seen in "Paleospace" museum, that opened its doors in 2011.

[C2] The Museum of Prehistory of Tautavel European Center of Prehistory. It is a complex built around the Man of Tautavel. It presents the history of humanity in Europe from the first Europeans to the gates of history. Reconstruction of Tautavel man shown on French stamp in 1992 as well on several postmarks and commemorative covers.

[C3] A 180,000-year- old paleolithic site was discovered there in April 1976, when a Usinor metallurgical plant was built remains of two individuals, Neanderthals, including two incomplete skulls found there.

[C4] The museum of Lodève (formerly called Fleury museum) is a museum of modern art, archeology, paleontology and natural sciences located in Lodève (Hérault), in the former mansion of Cardinal Hercules Fleury since 1987. The museum officially opened in 1962, but did not occupy certain areas of the Fleury Hotel until 1972. The museum's collections were essentially enriched by donations, like those of Jacques Audibert and Alice Dardé. The museum focuses its conservation and dissemination efforts on works of art as well as palaeontological and archaeological pieces. [R8]


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Acknowledgements:
  • Many thanks to the fellow collector Dominique Robillard for his help finding information about some French postmarks and meter franking
  • 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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