2020

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, fossil-found locations, paleontologists and contributors to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology as well as Natural History Museums on stamps, postmarks and postal stationeries issued in 2020

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


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Some Books about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals issued in 2020 and 2019.

The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: The Sauropods The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: The Theropods Life through the ages
More Paleophilately related books can be found on the Books page of this site.


Official stamps directly related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, paleontologists

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20.12.2020 Tajikistan 25.11.2020 Poland 12.11.2020 North Korea (DPRK)
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Tajikistan 2020 Dinosaurs on stamps of Poland 2020 Dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and Natural History Museum on stamps of North Korea 2020
03.11.2020 Serbia 17.08.2020 Australia mint & self-adhesive
125th anniversary of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade on stamp of Serbia 2020 Opalised fossils on mint stamps of Australia 2020 Opalised fossils on self-adhesive stamps of Australia 2020
18.06.2020 Romania 16.06.2020 Armenia 03.06.2020 Russia
Cave Bear fossil on Speleology stamps of Romania 2020 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Armenia 2020 Fossils and reconsructions of prehistoric animals on stamps of Russia 2020
23.03.2020 Spain [3] 13.03.2020 Slovenia [4] 04.03.2020 Hungary [2]
Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos and skull of Homo heidelbergensis or an early Neanderthal man on stamp of Spain 2020 Fossils of prehoistoric mammal Prohyracodon tellerion on stamp of Slovenia 2020 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Hungary 2020
25.01.2020 Algeria [1] Original Article: The History of Ichthyosaurs Discovery
Fossils and cave painting of prehistoric elefant on stamps of Algeria 2020 The History of Ichthyosaurs Discovery
Paleontology related stamps of countries who issued too many stamps this 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.
Central African Republic (C.A.R) Chad Djibouti
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Maldives 2020 Fossils and reconsructions of prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2020 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Djibouti 2020
Guinea Guinea Bissau Liberia
Fossils and reconsructions of prehistoric animals on stamps of Guinea 2020 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Maldives 2020 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Maldives 2020
Maldives Mozambique Niger
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Maldives 2020 Fossils and reconsructions of prehistoric animals on stamps of Mozambique 2020 Fossils and reconsructions of prehistoric animals on stamps of Niger 2020
São Tomé and Príncipe Sierra Leone Togo
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE 2020 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Sierra Leone 2020 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Togo 2020

Notes:

[1] Fossilized bones and tusks of a prehistoric elephant shown on onen of the stamps.
Another stamp reproduce the rock art of the Sfissifa Station.
For details please go here.

[2] The second issue in the “The World of the Bakony Dinosaurs”. Unlike the 2018 issue which had a collector item of a red moonchrome sheet, this year’s issue included a imperforate Mini-sheet issued just for collectors.

[3] Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos and skull of Homo heidelbergensis or an early Neanderthal shown on one of the stamps.
For details please go here.

[4] The skull and the skeleton on the stamp is a reproduction of Hyracodon nebraskensis, not Prohyracodon telleri as written on the stamp. For details please go here.



Some personalized stamps related to Paleontology: dinosaurs

.08.2020 Germany [SP2] 06.02.2020 Liechtenstein [SP1]
Dinosaurs of personalized stamps of Brief und mehr private post company in Germany from 2020 Dinosaurs of personalized stamps of Brief und mehr private post company in Germany from 2020 Stegosaurus dinosaur on personalized stamp of Liechtenstein 2020

Notes:

[SP1] Stegosaurus with integrated gem stone Epidosite cut in the shape of a dinosaur egg.
For details please go here.


[SP2] Self-adhesive personalized stamps "Treasures of German Paleontologic Museums (I) & (II)" issued by private Post Company "Brief und mehr" from Muenster in Germany.
For details please go here.



Other stamps to consider: fossil found place, Natural History Museums, contributors to Paleontology

22.10.2020 Croatia [A5] 29.05.2020 Spain [A3] 28.02.2020 Greenland [A4]
Lithothamnium limestone on post stamps of Croatia 2020 Jet mineral on post stamps of Spain 2020 Arctic deserts at Kangerlussuaq on post stamps of Greenland 2020
14.02.2020 Latvia [A1]
Amber on post stamps of Latvia 2020 MICHEL Dinos - whole world catalog - contain technical details and prices of stamps with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
Paleontology related stamps of countries who issued too many stamps this 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.
30.11.2020 Guinea Bissau 30.11.2020 Liberia 24.07.2020 C.A.R.
Prehistoric animals on paintig of Lascaux cave on post stamps of Guinea Bissau 2020 Prehistoric animals on paintig of Lascaux cave on post stamps of Liberia 2020 Prehistoric animals on paintig of Lascaux cave on post stamps of Central African Republic 2020
15.07.2020 Sierra Leone 12.06.2020 Djibouti 28.02.2020 Togo [A2]
Prehistoric animals on paintig of Lascaux cave on post stamps of Sierra Leone 2020 Prehistoric animals on paintig of Lascaux cave on post stamps of Djibouti 2020 Fossil on post stamps of Togo 2020

Notes:

[A1] Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times, sometimes it encases prehistoric insects and other animals, as shown on stamps of Poland 1993 and Lithuania 2009 for example.

[A2] Fossil of Ammonite on stamp from "85 anniversary of Moscow Metro" (bottom right of Mini-Sheet of 4).
There are absolutely no reason for Togo to commemorate an anniversary of a Metro in Moscow, except to raise money from collectors.

[A3] The famous Asturian jet (also called black Amber) is an organic gemstone, which becomes a humic carbon, perihydrogenated during the Kimmeridgian age (Late Jurassic) around 155 million years ago. For details please go here.


 [A4] The stamp shows the Arctic deserts at Kangerlussuaq.
Fish fossil from Kangerlussuaq
Fish fossil from Kangerlussuaq Image credit: polartrec
The glaciers are melting because of the climate change, climate change, exposes bedrock for study. And these are famous fossil finding place.
Example of fossil found on this place is on the right.

 [A5] The Mini-Sheet "Minerals & Rocks 2020" contains two stamps: The Hraschina Meteorite and Lithothamnium limestone (on the right side of the Mini-Sheet).
Lithothamnium limestone, called “litavac” for short in Croatian, is a sedimentary rock. This massive, porous type of limestone is mostly composed of red algae of the Lithothamnium order that inhabited the Paratethys Sea 15 million years ago, during the Middle Miocene.
For details please go here.



Commemorative Postmarks directly related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, human ancestors, paleontologists

Legend is here
20.12.2020 "Tajikistan" [FDC] 25.11.2020 "Poland" [FDC] Original Article: The History of Ichthyosaurs Discovery
Dinosaur's footprint on postmark of Tajikistan 2020 Dinosaur's skull on postmark of Poland 2020 The History of Ichthyosaurs Discovery
17.08.2020 Australia [FDC] 19.07.2020 China [Sp] 16.06.2020 Armenia [FDC]
Opalised Fossils on postmark of Australia 2020 Homo erectus pekinensis on meterfranking of China 2020 Skulls of Diplodocus and Basilosaurus postmark of Armenia 2020
03.06.2020 Russia [FDC]
(Moscow, St. Petersburg, Orenburg)
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of Russia 2020 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of Russia 2020 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of Russia 2020
03.06.2020 Russia [FDC]
( Saratov, Yaroslavl, Sevastopol [PM3])
Ammonite on commemorative postmark of Russia 2020 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of Russia 2020 Ammonite on commemorative postmark of Russia 2020
xx.xx.2020 [DU] Czech Republic [Sp] xx.xx.2020 [DU] Czech Republic [Sp] xx.xx.2020 [DU] Czech Republic [Sp]
Prehistoric animal Terminonatator on R-lable of Czech Republic 2020 Dinosaur Megalosaurus on R-lable of Czech Republic 2020 Dinosaur Burianosaurus augustai on R-lable of Czech Republic 2020
xx.xx.2020 [DU] Czech Republic [Sp] 08.05.2020 Japan [PM] [PM2] 23.03.2020 Spain [FDC] [3]
Paleontologist Carl Ferdinand Peterse on R-lable of Czech Republic 2020 Mifune Dinosaur on new landscape postmark of Japan 2020 Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos and skull of Homo heidelbergensis or an early Neanderthal man on postmark of Spain 2020
13.03.2020 Slovenia [FDC] 04.03.2020 Hungary [FDC] 25.01.2020 Algeria [FDC] [PM1]
Fossils of prehoistoric mammal Prohyracodon tellerion on postmark of Slovenia 2020 Dinosaur on postmark of Hungary 2020 Prehistoric elefant on postmark of Algeria 2020

Notes:
[PM1] Replication of the elephant image from the cave painting, as depicted on one stamp of the set of Algeria 2020 "Archeologic sites".

[PM2] New landscape postmark of Japan, introduced on May 8th 2020 in Mifune town (population of 17,000) - Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto Prefecture. The postmark shows a waterfall and skull of a "Mifune" dinosaur.
For details please go here.

[PM3] Sevastopol is the largest city on the Crimean Peninsula and a major Black Sea port. Since annexing Crimea in 2014, the Russian Federation has administered Sevastopol as a federal city. Nevertheless, Ukraine and most of the UN member countries continue to regard Sevastopol as a city with special status within Ukraine.


Some other commemorative postmarks to consider: flint tools, Natural History Museums

Legend is here
03.11.2020 Serbia [FDC] [PMO1] 18.06.2020 Romania [FDC] 05.06.2020 [DU] Monaco [PM]
Stylized Ammonite on postmark of Serbia 2020 Emil Racovita on postmark of Romania 2020 Flint tools and building of Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology on meter franking of Monaco 2020
xx.xx.2020 [DU] Czech Republic [Sp]
Flint tools on R-lable  of Czech Republic 2020

Notes:

[PMO1] The postmark from the FDC of "125th anniversary of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade" stamps set of Serbia, reproduces the logo of the Museum.
The logo is combination of four elements: butterfly, flower, Ammonite and crystal.
For details please go here.



Post stationaries and special covers related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and their fossils

2020 China [PS1] 29.07.2020 India [C1]
Duck billed dinosaur fossil on commemorative postal stationery of China 2020 Stegodon fossil on cachet of  Biodiversity in Shivalik Hills of Saharanpur commemorative cover of India 2020

Notes:

[PS1] Similar to postal stationery from 2002 - the same design of imprinted stamp, but different face value.
The stamp from 2002 has a value of 0.80, while the stamp 2020 has a value of 1.20. According to the text on the reverse side of the cover, the new face value was introduced in 2009.
The cachet of postal stationery from 2020 shows reconstruction of the Chinese Duck-billed Dinosaur (Hadrosaur)- Shantungosaurus, instead of his fossilized skeleton on postal stationery from 2002.
For details please go here.

[C1] Tooth of Stegodon in a piece of rock shown on a cachet of commemorative cover of India "Biodiversity in Shivalik Hills of Saharanpur".
For details please go here.



Acknowledgements:
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.


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