2021

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, fossil-found places, paleontologists and contributors to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology as well as Natural History Museums on stamps, postmarks and postal stationeries issued in 2021

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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In September 2021 "Paleophilatelie" website was awarded a GOLD Medal on competition of philatelic websites at FILANANIAS 2021 in Brazil.
Certificate of Award of Paleophilatelie website at FILANANIAS 2021 virtual philatelic show in Brazil
The jury wrote:

"This is simply one of the very best philatelic websites out there.
The statement on the site is "the most comprehensive catalog about Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Philately" and I believe this is quite correct.
The amount of information available seems almost limitless and the philatelic knowledge on show is of the highest level, where each issue is studied in minute detail.
There seems to be no aspect of this theme that has been left unexplored.
I was particularity impressed with the section that talks about undesirable stamp issue from various African countries.
This is an area rarely mentioned in philately."

Niall Murphy.
For more details, please go here.


Some Books about Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, issued this or previous year

Dinosaurs: New Visions of a Lost World Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History Locked in Time: Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
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

24.12.2021 Mongolia [2] 24.05.2021 Italy 06.05.2021 Armenia
Dinosaur on margin on 100th Anniversary Of Modern Science Souvenir Sheet of Mongolia 2021 Dinosaur footprints and fossil of prehistoric man from the Alta Murgia National Park on stamps of Italy 2021 Titanoboaans and Velociraptor on stamps of Armenia 2021
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,
Central African Republic Chad Djibouti
Prehistoric animals on stamps of Central African Republic 2021 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2021 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Djibouti 2021
Guinea Guinea Bissau Liberia
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Guinea 2021 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Guinea Bissau 2021 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Liberia 2021
Mozambique Niger São Tomé and Príncipe
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Mozambique 2021 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Niger 2021 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE 2021
Togo
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Togo 2021


"Best of Smithsonian" were issued by PHILATELIC COLLECTOR INC. agency on behalf of the Cook Islands, Penrhyn atoll (part of the Cook Islands), Tonga and Vanuatu [1] Dinosaurs on Best of Smithsonian stamps of Penrhyn atoll of the Cook Islands and Vanuatu 2021

Notes:

[1] PHILATELIC COLLECTOR INC. who print stamps for several small countries, issued the "Best of Smithsonian" stamps for the Cook Islands, Penrhyn atoll (part of the Cook Islands), Tonga and Vanuatu.
Every issue contain two Mini-Sheets of six stamps.

[2] The dinosaur skeleton shown on the lower right of the souvenir sheet is probably Deinocheirus mirificus.
For more details, please go here.



Some personalized stamps related to Paleontology: fossils

30.09.2021 Liechtenstein [SP2] xx.xx.2021 Slovenia [SP1] Original Article: The History of Ichthyosaurs Discovery
Real piece of petrified wood om personalized stamps of Liechtenstein 2021 Fossil on 70 years of Slovenian Geological society personalized stamps of Slovenia 2021 The History of Ichthyosaurs Discovery

Notes:

[SP1] This set of self-adhesive, personalized stamps were issued by the Slovenian Geological Society.
Two stamps of the set show photographs of fossils.
In the upper row, far right is a stamp showing Pironaea. Pironaea was a rudist bivalve – rudists were major reef-builders during much of the Mesozoic.
In the center row, far right is an example of a Megalodontid bivalve.
For more details, please go here.

[SP2] Personalized stamp of Liechtenstein, produced by a German philatelic dealer, with real piece of petrified wood on the top-right corner.



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

15.12.2021 Ukraine [A3] 24.11.2021 China [A5] 30.10.2021 Vietnam [A7]
Amber from collection of the Amber Museum in Rivne on stamp of Ukraine  2021 Prehistoric animals on stamp of China 2021 Fossil sites on stamp of Vietnam 2021
12.10.2021 Hong Kong [A4] 09.09.2021 Switzerland [A6] 02.07.2021 Portugal [A2]
The Danxia Mountain on stamp of Hong Kong 2021 Fossil sites on stamps of Switzerland 2021 Fossil bivalve Jurassic in age stamp of Portugal 2021
14.01.2021 UK [A1]
Fossil found places on National Park stamps of UK 2021

Notes:
 [A1] Some of these stamps show fossil found locations.
For more details click here.

 [A2] Fossil bivalve Jurassic in age depicted on one of the stamps "Protected Areas In Portugal", with landscape of Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Nature Park.
For more details click here.
Announced Amber on stamp of Ukraine 2021
Announced Amber on stamp of Ukraine 2021 Image credit: “Philately of Ukraine” Magazine 28/2021
A landscape of the Danxia Mountain on stamp of Hong Kong 2021
A landscape of the Danxia Mountain on stamp of Hong Kong 2021 MiNr.: , Scott:
Prehistoric Human on stamp of China 2021
Prehistoric Human on stamp of China 2021 MiNr.: , Scott:

 [A3] New stamp from the multi-year set "Beauty and Greatness of Ukraine" was dedicated to the Rivne region and shows a piece of amber from the collection of the Amber Museum in Rivne, Ukraine.
Amber is a fossilized resin of the ancients conifers growing in the area of Rivne region.
The amber is dated between Late Eocene and Early Miocene (about 37-50 million years ago) and suggested to be contemporaneous to Baltic amber.
It seems that the design of the stamp was changed at the last minute, as the stamp depicted in the ”Philately of Ukraine: Magazine” (28/2021) was different.
The original design showed a piece of amber encasing a fossil insect.
For more details click here.

 [A4] On October 12 2021, Hong Kong's Post issued a Mini-Sheet "China World Heritage Full Series".
The Mini-Sheet contain 10 stamps of the natural and cultural treasures.
One of the stamps in the last row show a landscape of the Danxia Mountain.
Very similar stamp, but with different face value was issued in the Souvenir Sheet of Hong Kong in 2014 "World Heritage in China Series No. 3: China Danxia".

Skull fossils of famous Maba Man found in the southwest of Danxia basin in Lion Rock, near the town of Maba, in Guangdong province.
Its age estimated between 200.000 and 300.000 years old and was labelled an intermediate in form between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens.

The Danxia Mountain was inscribed as part of the China Danxia World Heritage Site in 2010 because of its unique geographical in formations and spectacular scenery.
For more details about Danxia Mountain, please click here.

 [A5] The stamp of 120 Fen has the title "Ancient DNA Indicates China’s Prehistoric Human Population Shifts and Admixture" (Genetic Research into Ancestry).

 [A6] Landscape of 4 out of 19 National Parks of Switzerland shown on these stamps – two in the Jura mountains and two in the Alps: the Jura Vaudois Nature Park, the Argovia Jurapark, Parc Ela and Binntal Nature Park
The stamps depict not just pristine nature, but also intact settlements and living traditions. Human presence is tangible: scenery is portrayed as cultural landscapes.

The Argovia Jurapark a wonderfully hilly landscape rich in biodiversity can be found – a green treasure trove.
The park perimeter is formed in the north by the tabular Jura (Tafeljura) and in the south by the last foothills of the Jura chain.
In the Jura rock layers, remarkable fossils appear such as ammonites from the primordial Thetys Sea.
In the sediments, there are also iron-bearing layers, which constitute the richest formation in Switzerland within the Aargau Jura.
Many of these fossils can be seen in Mining Museum in Herznach.


 [A7] These stamps set shows landscapes of three National Geoparks of Vietnam: Đồng Văn Karst Plateau Geopark, Non Nước Cao Bằng Geopark, Đắk Nông Geopark.
All three parks are famous fossil sites of Vietnam.
For more details, please click here



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

Legend is here
14.11.2021 India [Sp]
Dinosaur on postmark of India 2021 Dinosaur on postmark of India 2021 etoro
22.10.2021 South Korea [PM] 10.09.2021 South Korea [PM] 04.07.2021 Italy [Sp]
Dinosaurs and their footprints on postmark of South Korea 2021 Prehistoric man at work on postmark of South Korea 2021 Fossil of prehistoric fish on postmark of Italy 2021
01.07.2021 Czech Republic [Sp] 17.05.2021 Monaco [Sp] 06.05.2021 Armenia [FDC]
Buranosaurus augustai dinosaur on R-lable of Czech Republic 2021 Skull of Mammoth on postmark of Monaco 2021 Prehistoric animals on postmark of Armenia 2021



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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