Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related Philatelic items of the year 2010
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, fossil-found places, paleontologists and contributors to Paleontology
and Paleoanthropology science as well as Natural History Museums on stamps issued in 2010
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Stamps on grey background are Undesired stamps
If you know about any other Philatelic item related to Paleontology or
Paleoanthropology, issued this year which is not mentioned below, please inform
Highlights of the year:
* At the very beginning of the year on January 2nd
, the Postal Authority of Germany issued
stamps commemorating the Bicentenary of the “Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin”
(National Science Museum).
The Museum is one of the largest and most important museums of that type in the world.
One of the spectacular artifacts at the Museum is the 14 meter high dinosaur skeleton – the biggest
mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world, which is depicted on the stamps.
came with joint issue stamps on
June 1st and 2nd accordantly, commemorate one hundred years
since foundation of The Institute of Human
Paleontology (HPI) - research foundation devoted to the study of human
paleontology and prehistory. It was created in 1910 mainly by
Albert 1er, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and Abbe Breuil.
* South Korea
started issuing sets in a multi-year
Each set focused on dinosaurs of a specific period of the Mesozoic.
For 2010, the issue focused on dinosaurs of the Triassic.
Two more sets were issued in 2011 (Jurassic) and 2012 (Cretaceous).
The set was the first set to use
perforations shaped like dinosaur silhouettes
2023, 2022, 2021, 2020,
2019, 2018, 2017,
2016, 2015, 2014,
2013, 2012, 2011,
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,
Official stamps directly related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, paleontologists
Some personalized stamps
Many thanks to
Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his very valuable comments.