Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related Philatelic items of the year 2016
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, postmarks and postal stationeries issued in 2016
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Paleoanthropology, issued this year which is not mentioned below, please inform
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Official stamps directly related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, paleontologists
 Two ammonites depicting on margins of "Shells" souvenir sheet.
 was planned on 31.01.2016, but appeared on the market in middle of July.
 In the middle of 2016 Stamperija came with "Special offer of
various BURUNDI delux", these Delux-Sheets shows the same designs as
Burundi's stamps issued between 2011 and 2014 when the country was a
client of the company. Distinguished from the original stamps these
Sheets not arrived post offices in the country.
Extra issue, not Gorham's Cave is a natural sea cave in
Gibraltar, considered to be one of the last known habitations of the Neanderthals
in Europe. Gorham's Cave gives its name to the Gorham's Cave Complex,
which is a combination of four distinct caves of such importance that
they are combined into a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some Neanderthals
depicting on stamp with face value of 80p.
Megolaceros giganteus shown on
the block. Megaloceros is an extinct genus of deer whose
lived throughout Eurasia from the late Pliocene to the Late Pleistocene
and were important herbivores during the Ice Ages. The largest species,
Megaloceros giganteus, vernacularly known as the "Irish Elk" or "Giant
elk", is also the best known.
Dolichopithecus ruscinensis is prehistoric monkey from Pliocene period ( 5.333 million to 2.58 million years ago
Stamps of Local Post Authorities directly related to Paleontology:
This stamps issued by not recognized self-governed or disputed territories,
it can be used inside of the territories and in some cases even for international mails.
to FIP regulations, issues of countries who is not
recognized by the UPU is not allowed to be used at exhibitions
organized or sponsored by FIP. The FIP recommends to
collectors avoid these stamps at their collections.
[L1] Original stamp of Giganot
is misspelled on the original issue, where it called Gigant
Three months after the issue, Post Authority of not recognized teritorry,
Transnitria, corrected the mistake.
Some personalized stamps directly related to Paleontology or
Paleoanthropology: prehistoric animals, human ancestors and its fossils
[PS1] This sheetlet issued on May 19 to 22 at Paris by
Phil@poste for the French Federation of Philatelic Associations (FFAP) during the
stamp show "La passion du timbre : Paris-Philex" and the 89th Congress
of the FFAP. The stamp is a personalized one (1st
national domestic rate); Dinosaur skeleton, perhaps T. rex, a
gasteropod fossil from the Tertiary
(Turitella sp.), a cut amethyst crystal and the Buffon's statue
(located in the botanical garden of the Natural History Museum at
Paris) are on the margin.
stamps of Naturalis
issued to commemorate "T rex in town" event that take place between
September 10 and June 2017. The first ever full T rex
skeleton of Netherlands shown to public on September 10 2016 in the
museum in Leiden.
[PS3] Personalized issue of private person to commemorate 160 anniversary of Neanderthal discovery in Germany.
Other stamps to consider
(face value: CHF 1.00) was made of flint, prehistoric
man’s steel, in the Neolithic period (4th century B.C.). Experts assume
that it was imported from Monti Lessini at Lake Garda by people
belonging to the Horgen culture who lived on the Schellenberg-Borscht
site. The lancet-shaped blade which has a broken-off tip is eleven
centimetres long and the organic handle is missing. The dagger is
important evidence of the trade relations that were conducted over long
distances by the Neolithic inhabitants of the Alpine Rhine Valley.
[A2] £1.01 – Warrah
The warrah was the Falklands only native land mammal – its
existence in isolation on the Islands fascinated Charles Darwin
(Darwin and a warrah depicting on stamp Falklands island in 1982
) and to this day remains something of an enigma. Darwin
the warrah’s lack of fear of humans and predicted that it would become
extinct once settlement was established. He was right, and the last
known warrah was shot at Shallow Bay on West Falkland in
Only a handful of warrah specimens exist worldwide and until recently
there were no remains held in the Falklands. However, in 2010, Dale
Evans (then 13 years old) discovered bones on his parents’ farm and DNA
testing later confirmed these as warrah. Carbon-dating has shown that the bones are at least 1,000
, making them the oldest known remains of the
[A3] The Moselle
is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany. It is a
left tributary of the Rhine, which it joins at Koblenz. A small part of
Belgium is also drained by the Moselle through the Sauer and the
Our. The Moselle "twists and turns its way between Trier and
Koblenz along one of Germany's most beautiful river valleys." It flows
through a region that has been influenced by mankind since it was first
cultivated by the Romans. Today, its hillsides are covered by terraced
vineyards where "some of the best Rieslings grow", and numerous ruined
castles dominate the hilltops above wine villages and towns that line
the riverbanks. Traben-Trarbach with its art nouveau architecture and
Bernkastel-Kues with its traditional market square are two of the many
popular tourist attractions on the Moselle river. The present source
region of the Moselle, were
formed about 50 million years ago
. In the Miocene and
Pliocene epochs the ancient Moselle (Urmosel) was already a tributary
of the ancient Rhine (Ur-Rhein). When, in the Quaternary period, the
Rhenish Massif slowly rose, the meanders of the Moselle were formed
between the Trier Valley and the Neuwied Basin.
Quite some small marine fossils are found in the region
(number 4) of "Scenery
Souvenir Sheet – Taitung County"
sheet show National Museum of
Prehistory. It is Taiwan’s first
dedicated to prehistoric and
indigenous cultures, the first museum to contain a prehistoric site and
eco-park in the premises, and the first national museum built on the
east coast of Taiwan. There are at least two permanent exhibitions that
feet to our topic: The
and Human Evolution
issued with the common topic "Ecology in Europe - Think Green".
All countries participated in the project issued a stamp with
same design. Some countries issued one more stamp with their original
design. Human evolution shown on two such stamp.
: "On the stamp the artist shows that work made man from the ape
but what man has done with his wisdom…? In addition to human
development and factories with smoking chimneys the stamp features the
world’s first affordable and thus mass produced car, Ford Model T"
has added a stamp with human evolution before a recycle bin to sign the
fact the human evolution resulted in a polluted environment.
[A6] On May 27 2016, Stamperija
issued 18 Mini Sheets for Sierra Leone
with the common subject "National Parks". Two of them shows East
African Rift Valley, the Olduvai Gorge and the Turkana Lake on
the map. All these places are well known ass prehistoric human fossils
was the first naturalist to write a book about fossils, named "On the
fossils objects". Gesner, Conrad (1565) "De omni rerum
genere, gemmis, lapidibus, metallis, et huiusmod"
The stamp image is a photograph by Richard McGuire of the interior of
the caverns. High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering
cacti and desert wildlife are all treasures above and below the
Chihuahuan Desert ground.
is one of more than 300 limestone caves in a fossil
down by an inland sea 240 million to 280 million years ago.
The rocks and fossils of Carlsbad Caverns National Park tell a story of the
area during the Permian Period (286 – 230 million
years before present) when the landscape was dramatically different
from what we see today. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
contains some of the world’s best examples of marine fossils from the Permian
period of earth’s history. The Permian period of geologic
history began without a great deal of environmental change from the preceding
Carboniferous period. The Carboniferous/Permian rock boundary
is marked only by the appearance in the fossil record of a new
genus of single - celled fusulinids and a new plant genus. In general, the
land and marine life from the late Carboniferous to the early
Permian periods were quite similar. However, by the end of the Permian
period, the earth had experienced monumental changes in its
geography, climate, and terrestrial and ocean life. More info
Iron Mountains are the key to geological history
of central Europe. Proterozoic gneisses and volcanosedimentary
complexes (subaerial and submari ne volcanism) are present. The
earliest life forms have been found – stromatolites.
The Paleozoic comprises Cambrian siltstones, Ordovician
quartzites, Silurian shales, Devonian limestones
and Carboniferous sediments. Rare fossils include
trilobite and graptolite fauna. The third
oldest ichnofossil of Zoophycos type in
the world has been reported. The Mesozoic (Upper Cretaceous)
sedimentary cover h as a unique development,
with abundant fauna and flora.
Sandstones and spiculitic marlstones
provide excellent conditions for groundwater
accumulation. Tertiary rocks are represented by basalt enclosing
olivine-rich xenoliths. Geological story
of the area is completed by Quaternary loess and
sandy gravel. Over a hundred geosites have been
described from this area. The above facts became grounds for listing
the Iron Mountains as a National Geopark.
More info is here
Fossilized ammonite depicting on a postmark used fro FDC.
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as a stamp that carries the name of a legitimate country or territory
but was not produced or printed by the postal administration of that
country and is not valid for postage anywhere in the world.
|"stamps" of Dansolihon [F1]-Philippine
[F1] Dansolihon is a place with a very small
population in the province of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines which is
located in the continent/region of Asia.
Commemorative Postmarks directly related to Paleontology and
Paleoanthropology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils,
human ancestors, paleontologists
[C1] On 6th Januar 2016 Post of
made commemorative sheet with stamp of Kaspar
Maria von Sternberg
(1761-1838) "Father of Paleobotany" from 2011
and the commemorative postmark.
[C2] Fossil of cave bear
from FDC of "MAMMAL
FOSSILS IN SLOVENIA
" stamp of Slovenia.
[C3] Dinosaur footprints from FDC
" stamps set of Canada
[C4] Prehistoric plant from FDC of
" stamps set of Hungary
[C5] Flint tool and
fossil of small goat, exactly as depicting on "Centenary of
excavations at exotic Garden Cave
" stamp of Monaco
from the Gwacheon National Science Museum in South Korea
[C7] Skull of "The lion
of Dramalj" - Panthera leo fossilis from FDC of "Paleontology
stamps set of Croatia
outline from a part
of the Pangaea,
the only ancient continent, connected with South
America and Africa from FDC of "Geopark Araripe
stamp from Brazil
[FDC] - Post Marks used on FDC of official stamp
[PM] - Permanent postmark: available for a long period of time
[Sp] - Special postmark: issued for special event and was available for short period of time
[N] - new design of early introduced postmarks
Post stationary and Special Covers
[P1] Lev Semyonovich Berg
(March 14, 1876, Bender – December 24, 1950) was a leading Soviet
geographer, biologist and ichthyologist who served as President of the
Soviet Geographical Society between 1940 and 1950. He also developed
his own evolutionary
(Nomogenesis) as opposed to the theories of Darwin
and Lamarck. Studied both modern and prehistoric fishes, one of his
most famous publication is "Classification of fishes
, both recent
(1940). 1934-1950 - Director of the Laboratory of fossil fish of the
Zoological Institute of the USSR in Leningrad More info is on
[P2] 100 anniversary of Russian Paleontological Society.