Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related Philatelic items of the year 2013

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 2013

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If you know about any other Philatelic item related to Paleontology or Paleoanthropology, issued this year which is not mentioned below, please inform me .

Highlights of the year:

This year 23 countries issued 42 stamp sets related to Paleontology, stamps depicting various prehistoric animals, include dinosaurs and early humans, fossils, paleontologists and anthropologists. Two countries: Great Britain and Togo commemorated 100 anniversary of famous British Paleoantropologist - Mary Leakey . Sao Tomme and Burundi commemorate Haroun Tazieff with some dinosaurs on their stamps, however he was volcanologist and geologist and had nothing to do with prehistoric animals. Beautiful dinosaur stamps issued this year by Australia, Cuba, and UK. Jordan and Nepal issued for the first time some stamps shows some prehistoric animals : dinosaurs, mammals and fossils.


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Official stamps realted to Paleontology

31.12.2013 Nepal 11.12.2013 Libya 10.11.2013 Korea North
fossils and prehistoric animals on stamps of Nepal 2013 dinosaurs on stamps of Cuba 2013 fossils on stamps of North Korea 2013
12.10.2013 Peru 10.10.2013 UK 03.10.2013 Cuba
prehistoric mammals on stamps of Peru 2013 self adhesive stamps of dinosaurs of UK 2013 prehistoric animals on stamps of Cuba 2013
24.09.2013 Australia (self adhesive) 24.09.2013Australia 18.09.2013 Jordan
self adhesive stamps of dinosaurs of UK 2013 dinosaurs stamps of Australia 2013 Dinosaur stamps of Jordan 2013
12.09.2013 Peru 20.08.2013 Ethiopia 16.04.2013 UK
prehistoric mammals on stamps of Peru 2013 fossil on stamp of Ethyopia 2013 Mary Leakey archaeologist and anthropologist on Great Britons stamps of UK 2013
Paleontology related stamps of countries who issue too many stamps per year, stamps with prehistoric animals or their fossils without any relation to the issuing country or stamps with inaccurate reconstruction of prehistoric animals.
These stamps are not recommended for serious collectors and are Undesired at serious philatelic exhibits,
Burundi Central African Republic Congo
dinosaurs on stamps of Burundi 2013 dinosaurs on stamps of Central African Republic 2013 dinosaurs and cometes on stamps of Congo 2013
Guinea Guinea Bissau Mozambique
dinosaurs on stamps of Guinea 2013 prehistoric marine reptilies on stamps of Guinea Bissau 2013 dinosaurs on stamps of Mozambique 2013
Niger Sao Tome Solomon Isl
dinosaurs on stamps of Niger 2013 dinosaurs stamps of Sao Tome 2013 prehistoric animals stamps of Solomon Islands 2013
25.11.2013 Uganda 03.06.,01.01 2013 Togo
dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals stamps of Uganda 2013 prehistoric marine reptilies on stamps of Togo 2013

Some personalized and private post stamps

19.09.2013 Slovenia 14.03.2013 Slovenia
French paleontologist Saturin Garimond on personalized stamp of France 2014 Mammoth from Nevlje by Kamnik on personalized stamp of Slovenia 2013

Other stamps to consider

11.12.2013 Kenya [A3] 12.09.2013 Austria [A1] 04.09.2013 Czech Republic [A2]
Turkana lake stamps of Kenya 2013 the dragon of Klagenfurt on stamp of Austria 2013 stamps of Czech Republic 2013


[A1] The first stamp (face value 62) of the set shows "The Dragon of Klagenfurt". Legend has it that Klagenfurt was founded after a couple of brave men had slain the abominable "Lindwurm", a winged dragon in the moors adjoining the lake, the staple diet of which is said to have been virgins, but which did not spurn the fat bull on a chain that the men had mounted on a strong tower. The feat is commemorated by a grandiose 9-ton Renaissance monument in the city centre. Although it represents a dragon, it can be regarded as the first palaeontological reconstruction. The head of the statue is modeled on the skull of woolly rhinoceros : In 1335 the cranium of a wooly rhinoceros from the ice-age was found in a gravel pit near Klagenfurt. It was instantly interpreted as the skull of a dragon or Lindwurm. This fossil, which is still at exhibition at the Landesmuseum für Kärnten, served as a model for the head of the Lindwurm.

[A2] The Mini-Sheet shows varius landscapes of "Nature Protection - Karlstejn Region". The area boasts many precious, geologically significant profiles and world-famous fossil deposits shared with the neighbouring Bohemian Karst area. The prevailing sedimentary structures contain numerous karst caves. The Koněprusy Caves, hidden in the Zlatý kůň (Golden Horse) hill about 5 km far from Beroun, are the best known ones. Visitors can see about 600 meters of the more than 2 kilometre long caves. Inside, archaeologists found many animal bones dating back more than half a million years and human bones about 13 thousand years old.

Turkana Lake on stamp on Kenya 2016 [A3] Kenya had issued 2013 three sheets with 25 stamps each because of the 50th anniversary of independence. These sheets are very rare and expensive. On one the stamps shows Turkana lake.
Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northern Kenya, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia. It is the world's largest permanent desert lake and the world's largest alkaline lake. Lake Turkana National Parks are now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sibiloi National Park lies on the lake's eastern shore, while Central Island National Park and South Island National Park lie in the lake. Both are known for their Nile crocodiles. In the Lake Turkana area an abundance of hominid fossils was discovered.
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