* Current Year page restarted. The previous content moved to 2021 year page.
* The list of stamps issue programmes updated (the 5th column of the table - the calendar icon).
Unfortunately not every Postal administration publish their plans on-line.
There following galleries contain over 6.000 images
of various philatelic items related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology:
official postage stamps, First Day Covers (FDC), postmarks and meter franking,
commercially used covers and postcards.
Official stamps related
to Paleontology or Paleoanthropology:
dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, prehistoric plants,
fossils, paleontologists and paleoanthropoligists.
Other official stamps to consider:
fossil sites, Natural History Museums, contributors to Paleontology or Paleoanthropology.
Sierra Leone 1992 -the only, known to me on the moment,
commemorative postmark with dinosaur of Sierra Leone.
It was used on some FDCs in 1992.
Regular postmarks were used on all other, known to me, FDCs of Sierra Leone.
e.g. Two FDCs with the Sheet and Souvenir Sheet of the same set:
The FDC with the Sheet was canceled by regular postmark.
The FDC with the Souvenir Sheet was canceled with the commemorative postmark.
In September 2021 "Paleophilatelie" website was awarded by a GOLD Medal
on competition of philatelic websites at FILANANIAS 2021 in Brazil.
The jury feedback:
"This is simply one of the very best philatelic websites out there.
The statement on the site is "the most comprehensive catalog about Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Philately" and I believe this is quite correct.
The amount of information available seems almost limitless and the philatelic knowledge on show is of the highest level,
where each issue is studied in minute detail.
There seems to be no aspect of this theme that has been left unexplored.
I was particularity impressed with the section that talks about undesirable stamp issue from various African countries.
This is an area rarely mentioned in philately...
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Review of the Country pages is completed. Many images and text added.
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for his help in the pages review, English corrections and his very valuable comments.
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Russian magazine "Знание для всех"
(in English: "Knowledge for everybody") published in 1916 in St. Petersburg
- PDF file of 53Mb - UPLOADED.
Enjoy the text, if you can read Russian, and many vintage reconstruction of prehistoric animals.
Sometimes in Spring 2010, I found my old stamps album and decided to back to stamps collecting after over 20 years of pause.
The only thematical stamp catalog that was available at the time was 8 years old the Prehistoric Fauna of Dompil.
Few internet websites that I found provided very basic information about „Paleo“ stamps, therefore I created my own online catalog.
10 years ago, in October 2010, Paleophilatelie.eu website is born.
The very first and the only page of this website, available in 2010, was a huge table created in MS-Word,
with names of countries on one side and years number an another, that provided an overview about all kind of available stamps.
Later on the
second table with Michel Numbers was added.
It was kind of catalog with links to some stamp images.
Most of the images were in low resolution, downloaded from the Internet.
Later on, I replaced the images with scans of stamps purchased by me or sent to me by a friends.
As it is boring to me just to fill out albums with stamps and covers, I start to look for some information about it and created some
stamps description pages.
The evolution of Paleophilatelie.eu website can be seen in the
Internet Archive of Wayback Machine ,
who made many of backups (134 backup available at the end of 2020) since June 2011.
By this opportunity I like to thank to everybody who helped me to make it.
Everybody who sent me some scans of philatelic items which I missed or had it in poor quality,
everybody who helped me to find an information I was looking for,
everybody who helped me with translation of text written on the foreign languages or corrected my English,
everybody who reported me about some issues of the website and helped me to improve it:
T H A N K Y O U A L L !
Really appreciate your help. Together we made the most comprehensive resource about Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Philately in the world,
which won several medals on prestige national and international philatelic shows in the Electronic-Literature category.
Sincerely yours, Michael Kogan, Admin of Paleophilatelie.eu website
Any feedback, comments or even complaints are welcome:
(you can write me on ENglish, DEutsch, or RUssian)