Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH Post) 2007 "Dinosaur: Stegosaurus"

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Issue Date 15.11.2007
ID Michel: 505, Scott: 605, Stanley Gibbons: 919, Yvert et Tellier: 581, Category: pR
Designer A. Šemšić
Stamps in set 1
Value KM 2.00 - Stegosaurus
Emission/Type commemorative
Issue place Sarajevo
Size (width x height) 41.5mm x 34.5mm
Layout Mini-Sheet of 10 stamps
Products FDC x1
Perforation 13.25 x 13.75
Print Technique Offset
Printed by CPU B&H
Quantity 50,000
Issuing Authority Entreprise Publique La Poste de BH
Stegosaurus dinosaur on stamp of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007

On November 15th, 2007, the Post Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued a stamp depicting the dinosaur Stegosaurus, even though no fossil remains of any dinosaurs have been found in the country to date.

Stegosaurus is a genus of herbivorous, four-legged, armored dinosaur from the Late Jurassic, characterized by the distinctive kite-shaped upright plates along their backs and spikes on their tails. Fossils of the genus have been found in the western United States and in Portugal, where they are found in Kimmeridgian- to Tithonian-aged strata, dating to between 155 and 145 million years ago.
Stegosaurus usually grew to a length of about 6.5 metres, but some reached 9 metres. The skull and brain were very small for such a large animal. The forelimbs were much shorter than the hind limbs, which gave the back a characteristically arched appearance. The feet were short and broad.

Products and associated philatelic items

FDC Imperforate stamp Example of circulated covers
Stegosaurus dinosaur on FDC of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 Stegosaurus dinosaur on imperforated stamp of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 Stegosaurus dinosaur stamp of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 on circulated letter to Germany
Sauropod and Pteranodon featured on the cachet Imperforate stamp under UV light is here
First-Day-of-Issue Postmark
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Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for his help to find an information for this article, the draft page review and his very valuable comments.

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