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Currently this catalog shows images of over 1.000 stamp sets from almost 200 countries which are related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology. Stamps of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, early mankind, paleontologists, paleontologic and paleoanthropologic museums,fossils and fossil-found sites, and contributors to Paleoanthropology and Paleoanthropology sciences, such as Charles Darwin.

Please click on any letter or year number below to be redirected to the relevant page

Countries index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

Chronology: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974-1970, 1969-1960, 1959-1950, 1949-1857

Notes: The Chronology part of the catalog was designed first. During the work on country based part, some more stamps are discovered, mostly from he "Other stamps to consider" category. Later on, chronology pages will be updated.


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Contents of country or year page will appear in the middle of the page, years number stay always on the left and country index on the right.
This interface allows faster navigation through the pages.

Included is information on a wide range philatelic material such as stamps, FDC, postmarks, meter franking and postal stationery which depict dinosaurs, other prehistoric animals or plants, fossils, fossil found sites, humans ancestors, paleontologists and paleoanthropologists, contributors to this science as well as some Natural History Museums with significant paleontological collections.

Thewebsite has been on-line since 2011 and the listing of other philatelic material such as postal stationery, postmarks and meter franking is still in progress.

How it works ?

Chronology: all Paleontology and Paleoanthropology stamps, and on some pages are other philatelic objects such as postmarks and postal stationery, issued this year, are shown in chronological descending order. Click the snapshot to see either a larger image or the description page (if existing).
Lists of most recent stamps and announcement of feature issues are shown on the current year page and updated frequently.

Country: all Paleontology and Paleoanthropology stamps, and on some pages are other philatelic objects such as postmarks and postal stationery are shown on the page in increasing order. Click an image to see either a larger image or the description page, (if existing). Click on a year number to be redirected to the year page.

  • Click on a snapshot tosee larger bigger image or description page (over 250 exist already, others are coming soon) with technical and background information, as well as images of other related philatelic objects such as: FDC, circulated covers, maxi cards, postmarks etc.
  • Click on a year number on title of philatelic item to be redirected to the year page.
  • Click on a country name on title of philatelic item to be redirected to the country page.
  • Stamps on gray background are Undesired for serious collectors
All pages have an integrated Google-Translate toolbar, on the top of the page which allows you to read in your language. If you like any page please press the "LIKE" button and share it in social media.

What is not included here ?
All kind of unofficial stamp: virtually anything resembling a postage stamp, but not issued for postal purposes by a government postal administration. Stamps depicting dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and plants in joke, cartoon, children's painting or paleontology not related contents such as illustration of fictional stories Jules Verne for example.




References:
Printed materials

MICHEL catalog and Rundschaue magazines
"Domphil prehistoric fauna and fossils", 25 edition, ISBN 84-95615-12-6
"Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps - a worldwide catalogue", ISBN 1905723342
"Fossil fishes worldwide - the world of prehistoric fishes and their reflection in Philately", ISBN 978-3-89937-241-0
"Nautilids and Ammonites worldwide - the world of Cephalopods and their reflection in Philately", ISBN 978-3-89937-129-1
"Trilobites worldwide - the world of trilobites and their reflection in Philately", ISBN 3-89937-003-1
"Dinosaur stamps of the world" by Stuart Baldwin and Beverly Halstead, published in England in 1991, ISBN 0 9508063 4 X
"Charles Darwin - His Life through Commemorative stamps, Barry Floyd, D S Media Resources, 2011"
"Philatelic Geology" by V.I. Feldman, issued by Ministry of the Natural Resources of Russia, Moscow 2000, ISBN 5-900395-21-9
Biophilately magazine of Biophilately Study Unit of American Topical Association
Glueckauf magazine of German philatelic club: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bergbau und Geowissenschaften e. V.
"Fossillen und Saurier in der Philatelie" by Jihan Chr. van Soergen, issued by one of philatelic club in Germany in 1979, 1982, 1983


Internet sites Others

United Postal Service
Michel stamps catalogue
Linn's Stamp News
Stamped Out
Dinosaurs on stamps

Online sites of international post administrations
Wikipedia
Wikipedia Android App
WIkipedia iPhone App
Britanica
Stamperija

Check list of American Topical Association





Michel "Dinos - whole world" catalog 2019, with Novelties up to MICHEL Rundschau 1/2019 have been catalogued in this edition The World of Prehistoric Fishes and their Reflection in Philately Nautilids and Ammonites worldwide - the world of Cephalopods and their reflection in Philately Trilobites worldwide - the world of trilobites and their reflection in Philately
The only recently printed stamps catalog of Dinosaur and Prehistoric animal stamps.
Paperback (A5 format), 160pages, issued in December 2019.
Approx. 2500 colour illustrations and about 20 000 price quotations.
"The World of Prehistoric Fishes and their Reflection in Philately"
Preview of some pages is here.
Amazon: USA, UK, DE
"Nautilids and Ammonites worldwide - the world of Cephalopods and their reflection in Philately"
Preview of some pages is here
Amazon: UK, DE
"Trilobites worldwide - the world of trilobites and their reflection in Philately"
Preview of some pages is here
Amazon: USA, UK, DE
Language: German
(an introduction to English speaking reader is here, symbols translation to Russian is here)
Where to buy ? MICHEL on-line store
Dr. med. Hans Ulrich Ernst, coauthor of all 3 book, is an active member of German Mining and Geosciences philatelic club (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bergbau und Geowissenschaften), where he published many "Paleophilately" related articles, include updates to his books.
To date (2021), there are 9 updates of the Trilobites and 10 updates of Nautilids and Ammonites book. Members of the club, can get it for free as they get access to many old magazines where these list, as well as many other "Paleophilately" related articles were published. Most of it in German, but some are in English.


Acknowledge: many thanks to everybody who helped me to find an information about Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related stamps, send me some scans of stamps from their collections, provided some feedback about broken links or some other issues.
Special thanks to: Peter Brandhuber, Dr. Hans Ulrich Ernst from Germany, Rudolf Hofer from Switzerland, Dr. Hans Ulrich Bantz from South Africa, Giacomo Bracchi from Italy, Jos van den Bosch, Ton van Eijden from the Netherland, Mihail Voronkov from Russia, Maxim Romashchenko from Canada, Vera Radnell from Australia, Niall Murphy from Brazil, as well as many members of "Paleophilately" and "Evolution of mankind and Philately" Facebook groups and members of international philatelic forums for their valuable comments and hints.