Fossils, dinosaurs, paleontologists, Charles Darwin on stamps and postmarks of Serbia
officially the Republic of Serbia , is a sovereign state situated
at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the
southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.
Serbia is landlocked and borders Hungary
to the north; Romania
the east; Macedonia
to the south; and Croatia
, and Montenegro to the west;
it also claims a border with Albania
through the disputed territory of Kosovo.
The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is one of the largest cities in Southeast Europe.
As of a 2011 census, Serbia (excluding Kosovo) had a total population of 7.2 million.
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes was formed in 1918; its name was changed to Yugoslavia in 1929.
Following disastrous casualties in World War I, and the subsequent unification of the former Habsburg
crownland of Vojvodina (and other lands) with Serbia, the country
with other South Slavic nations, which would
exist in various political formations until the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s.
During the breakup of Yugoslavia, Serbia formed a union with Montenegro
, which was peacefully dissolved
in 2006, restoring Serbia's independence as a sovereign state for the first time since 1918.
The Principality of Serbia (Kingdom in 1881) began to issue its own stamps in 1866.
This continued until 1920, when its postal system was merged with the postal system of the
former Austro-Hungarian territories with which it formed the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
After the Germans established the Government of National Salvation in 1941 it issued its own stamps until 1944.
Initially, Yugoslavian stamps were simply overprinted in German with the word Serbien.
Later regular issues were inscribed both Serbien and Србија (Serbia).
From 1944 onwards, Serbia was again part of Yugoslavia.
Upon the dissolution of the union of Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia began issuing its own stamps once more.
The Post of Serbia issues the country's stamps. [R2]
Official stamps of Serbia related to Paleontology: dinosaurs , fossils, paleontologists, Charles Darwin
 One of the stamps is dedicated to 200 anniversary of Charles Darwin
 PETAR STEVANOVIC
professor of geology at the University of Belgrade, member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts,
president of the Serbian Geological Society, who also made some paleontologic
Two fossilized shells
of shellfish Lymnocardium sp. can be seen on the top-right side of the stamps.
These shells are from fossil collection of Petar Stevanovic, which is on display at Geology Department of
the Natural History Museum in Belgrade.
Jovan M. Žujović
(1856, Brusnica, Gornji Milanovac - Belgrade, 1936) was an anthropologist,
known as a pioneer in geological and paleontological
science in Serbia.
He is known, among other things, for his work in anthropology.
In his book, Stone Age, published in 1893, relying mostly on French scientists,
he reviewed the contemporary state of knowledge in paleoanthropology.
Later, between 1927, and 1929, in the book Genesis of the Earth and Our Country, he wrote about the biological
past of the Earth starting from the beginning of mankind.
The work takes particular interest in the history of the Balkan peninsula.
The stamp issued in Mini-Sheet
with Ammonite fossil
on the label in the middle.
 Mini-Sheet with 4 stamps of some famous scientists of Serbia.
Vladimir D. Laskarev and Antan Koch were geologists and paleontologists
(Sombor, 7.1.1843 – Budapest, 8.2.1927), he worked as the Professor of geology and paleontology in Budapest.
In honour of Antal Koch, 34 fossils are denominated with his name.
Vladimir D. Laskare
(Biryuch, Russian Empire, June 26, 1868 – Belgrade, April 10, 1954) who
held lectures in paleontology at the University of Belgrade.
His main research field was Neogene and Quaternary stratigraphy.
Other stamps to consider: contributors to Paleontology science (Milutin Milankovitch"), human evolution sequence
|The union of Serbia and Montenegro
|23.03.2004 "125 anniversary of Milutin Milankovitch" [O1]
|30.01.2007 "International Polar Year" [O1]
||09.05.2016 "Europa: Think greed" [O2]
||23.05.2019 "Scientists" [O1]
[O1] Milutin Milankovitch
Milankovitch was a mathematician and climatologist, who showed how the Earth's
surface temperature was sensitive to changes in the Earth's orbit (and
tied it to several orbital parameters - the tilt of the Earth's axis,
the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit, and the precession of the
Earth's axis. Each of these three parameters change over set
frequencies - and geologists have used his model to look at paleoclimate
Milanković's works on astronomical explanations of ice ages
especially his curve of insolation for the past 130,000 years, received
support from the climatologist Wladimir Köppen and from the
geophysicist Alfred Wegener
Köppen noted the usefulness of Milanković's theory for
paleoclimatological researchers. Milanković received a letter on 22
September 1922 from Köppen, who asked him to expand his studies from
130,000 years to 600,000 years. [R3]
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, such as Serbi and Estonian
an additional stamp with their own original design.
Serbia has added a stamp with human evolution before a recycle bin to sign the
fact the human evolution resulted in a polluted environment.
Human evolution sequence is the famous "March of Progress" image, properly called "The Road to Homo Sapiens",
that also appeared on many postal stamps are painted by famous paleo-artist Rudolph Zallinger
who also painted huge mural "The Age of Reptiles"
34 m mural depicting the period of ancient history when reptiles were the dominant creatures on the earth,
painted by Rudolph F. Zallinger.
The fresco sits in the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, Connecticut and was completed in 1947
after five years of work.
The piece of the mural is shown on US stamp from 1970
Commemorative postmarks of Serbia related to Paleontology: fossils, dinosaurs
Legend is here