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Jordan 2013 "Prehistoric animals"

Issue Date 18.09.2013
ID Michel: Stanley Gibbons: UPU: Category: pR
Author Elham Naser Foundation
Stamps in set 8
Value 20 pt. - Brachiosaurus, Pteranodon longiceps, Tyrannosaurus rex.
20 pt. - Brachiosaurus.
20 pt. - Deinonychus antirrhopus, Troodon formosus, Coelurus fragilis, Compsognathus
20 pt. - Triceratops, Deinonychus antirrhopus,

On the margins: Pteranodon longiceps, Spinosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Dimetrodon, Tyrannosaurus rex., Huayangosaurus, Parasaurolophus.

20 pt. - Pteranodon longiceps, Brontosaurus (Apatosaurus)
20 pt. - Tarbosaurus bataar, Meganeura
20 pt. - Triceratops, Stegosaurus ungulatus
20 pt. - Arsinoitherium zitteli

On the margins: Scolosaurus

Size (width x height) stamps: 35x45mm; MS 132,5x112,5mm & 132,5x92,5mm
Layout 2 mini sheets of 4 stamp each
Products FDC x 3
Perforation 12 (?)
Print Technique offset
Printed by Henan Post Printery, China
Quantity 5.000 stamps of each value
Issuing Authority Jordan Post
prehistoric animal dinosaurs on stamps of Jordan 2013

On October 18, 2013 Post Authority of Jordan launched a set of 8 stamps depicting some prehistoric animals. Stamps are issued in two mini sheets, printed by Henan Post Printing Factory in China in 2012.

Henan Post Printing Factory (The Anti-counterfeit Technology Printing company of Henan province) built in 1970, it is a pioneer company of China in printing field and gain 5 times printing award in China.The company print 50% envelope and gift card for China Post Systerm. Main prodctse are: postage stamp, envelope. vouchers, paper boxes, Books, Brochure, Paper bag, Postcard. and relate to paper printing.

The stamps shows a mix of prehistoric animals, who leaved at different geologic times at different location of the world. As far I know, any fossil of depicting animals are found in Jordan to date.

Sources of these stamps are big Wallpaper Murals.
The first is a product of Walltastic Ltd company "Dinosaur Land Wallpaper Mural 8ft x 10ft" offered in Amazon an other online-stores. Amazon's description of the Mural:
"Walltastic, the next generation of designer wallpaper murals, designed by kids for kids.
Dinosaur Land Walltastic, experience the thrill and danger amongst the dinosaurs, bring your room to life with Walltastic Dinosaur Land. Dinosaurs like you’ve never seen them before… Can you survive in the footsteps of giants?
Highly detailed, unique, computer-generated murals. Suitable for Tots to Teens. Easy to put upin 12 pieces. For kids bedrooms, Nurseries, Playrooms or Games Rooms. Walltastic is interactive and educational for your children by giving them opportunities for identifying all of the elements of the design such as animals and characters."

Dinosaur Land Wallpaper Mural of Walltastic Dinosaur Land Wallpaper Mural of Walltastic Dinosaur Land Wallpaper Mural of Walltastic

Prehistoric animals on post mark of Jordan 2013
The origin of the second poster is a "Dinosaur Collage" available on various internet stores as posters, puzzle, wallpaper etc. Actually not all of depicting
prehistoric animals arre Dinosaurs. Pterodactyl is a flying reptilie, Arsinoitherium (right bottom corner) is an extinct genus of paenungulate mammal related to elephants. These species were rhinoceros-like herbivores that lived during the late Eocene and the early Oligocene of northern Africa from 36 to 30 million years ago - a while after all dinosaurs are disappeared from our planet. All prehistoric animals are depicting on the Collage are from pictures of famouse paleo-artist Zdenek Burian (1905-1981). Fisrt two images are just rotated, others copied as is, but painted in other colors:

Dinosaur Collage on wallpaper Dinosaur Collage on stamps of Jordan 2013
Pteranodon Feeding Young by Zdenek Burian Brontosaurus by Zdenek Burian Tarbosaurus by Zdenek Burian Carboniferous by Zdenek Burian
"Pteranodon Feeding Young "
by Zdenek Burian, 1960
by Zdenek Burian, 1956
by Zdenek Burian, 1938
by Zdenek Burian, 1967
Triceratops by Zdenek Burian Stegosaurus by Zdenek Burian Gorgosaurus and Scolosaurus by Zdenek Burian Arsinoitherium by Zdenek Burian
by Zdenek Burian, 1955
by Zdenek Burian, 1941
"Gorgosaurus and Scolosaurus"
by Zdenek Burian, 1955
by Zdenek Burian, 1961

FDC (First day Cover) with Mini Sheets
prehistoric animal dinosaurs of Jordan on FDC, First Day Cover, from 2013
prehistoric animal dinosaurs of Jordan on FDC, First Day Cover, from 2013
FDC with individual stamps Circulated cover
prehistoric animal dinosaurs of Jordan on FDC, First Day Cover, from 2013
backside is here
prehistoric animal dinosaurs of Jordan on circulated cover from 2013
backside is here

Official info flyer
Official information about prehistoric animals stamps of Jordan 2012

Acknowledgement :

Many thanks to fellow stamp collector Mihail Voronkov (Faunist) from Moscow in Russia, for his help to find some information about these stamps.

References: Official info flyer


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