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In this section, I have listed all regular issues with fossils and/or
reconstructions of prehistoric animals and plants that I know of.
WHAT IS INCLUDED HERE?
OFFICIAL ISSUES ONLY
In this section, I have listed stamps issued by recognized postal authorities only.
Distinguishing between official and unofficial issues is not always easy.
When in doubt about an issue, I have included it here.
Only stamps, sheets, miniature sheets (abbreviated M.S.) and de luxe sheets are listed here.
I have only listed those varieties (such as imperforate stamps / sheets and de luxe sheets)
that are either in the Michel and/or Yvert & Tellier catalogues, or that I have in my collection.
In a growing number of countries, postal authorities offer individuals and companies
the possibility of having an image and/or text printed either on a stamp or on a label attached to it.
PREHISTORIC vs. EXTINCT
My interest is in prehistoric life only, species that became extinct in historic times I have excluded. Therefore, the New Zealand moa, with a good fossil record, is included, while the Mauritius dodo, with next to no fossil record, is not. Although the moa figures in Maori tales and legends, most of our knowledge is from its fossils.
Some species, however, became extinct in historic times, but have a good fossil record as well. The aurochs is an example. Because of the importance of its fossil record for climate history, I have decided to include it here.Some species have gone extinct very recently, but are nevertheless only known from (sub-)fossil material. This has happend with species on islands, that went extinct when the islands were settled. These too, I have included.
MAN AND HIS WORKS
On the whole, I consider artifacts to be the domain of archaeology. The exception to this are
carvings and cave paintings, when these show prehistoric animals.
IS THERE SOMETHING MISSING?
This site is the result of years of collecting - boths stamps and information. Nevertheless, I cannot guarantee that the list presented here is complete or correct. I would be very pleased to receive information that I have missed.
The more detailed issue descriptions that I provide under the 'details' links appear in pop-up windows.
On my PC I have noticed that a pop-up stopper stops not only unwanted ads, but these as well.
You may have to turn off your pop-up stopper in order to see the issue details.
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|PART I||AFARS & ISSAS, AFGHANISTAN, ÅLAND, ALGERIA, ANDORRA, ANGOLA,
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, ASCENSION
|PART II||AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, AZERBAIDZHAN, BARBADOS, BARBUDA, BELGIUM, BENIN, BEQIA (Grenadines of St. Vincent), BERLIN (WEST), BHUTAN|
|PART III||BOLIVIA, BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA, BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA (SERF REPUBLIC), BRAZIL, BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY, BULGARIA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, BYELORUSSIA, CAMBODIA, CANADA, CAPE VERDE|
|PART IV||CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CHILE, CHINA, COLOMBIA|
|PART V||COMOROS, CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE), CONGO (KINSHASA), CROATIA, CUBA, CURAÇAO, CYPRUS|
|PART VI||CZECH REPUBLIC, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, DAHOMEY, DENMARK, DOMINICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EGYPT, EL SALVADOR, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ETHIOPIA, FAEROE ISLANDS, FALKLAND ISLANDS, FIJI, FINLAND|
|PART VII||FRANCE, FRENCH ANTARTCTIC TERRITORIES, FUJEIRA, GABON, GAMBIA, GEORGIA, GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC|
|PART VIII||GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC, GHANA, GIBRALTAR, GREECE, GREENLAND, GRENADA, GRENADA, CARRIACOU & PETITE MARTINIQUE, GRENADINES OF GRENADA|
|PART VIII||GUINEA, GUINEA BISSAU, GUYANA|
|PART IX||HONG KONG, HUNGARY, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, IVORY COAST|
|PART X||JAPAN, JERSEY, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KENYA-UGANDA-TANZANIA, KIRGIZIA, KIRIBATI, KOREA (NORTH), KOREA (SOUTH)|
|PART XI||KUWAIT, LAOS, LATVIA, LEBANON, LESOTHO, LIBERIA, LIBYA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA|
|PART XII||LUXEMBOURG, MACEDONIA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALDIVES|
|PART XIII||MALI, MALTA, MAN (ISLE OF), MANAMA, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, MICRONESIA, MOLDAVIA|
|PART XIV||MONACO, MONGOLIA, MONTSERRAT, MOROCCO, MOZAMBIQUE|
|PART XV||NAMIBIA, NAURU, NETHERLANDS, NEVIS, NEW CALEDONIA, NEW ZEALAND, NICARAGUA, NIGER, NORWAY, PALAU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PARAGUAY|
|PART XVI||PERU, PITCAIRN ISLANDS, POLAND, PORTUGAL, QU'AITI STATE OF HADHRAMAUT, ROMANIA, SAINT HELENA, SAINT KITTS, SAINT VINCENT & GRENADINES|
|PART XVII||SAN MARINO, SAINT THOMAS AND PRINCIPE, SENEGAL, SERBIA, SIERRA LEONE, SINGAPORE, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOMALIA, SOUTH AFRICA|
|PART XVIII||SOVIET UNION, SPAIN, SRI LANKA, SWEDEN, SWITSERLAND, TADJIKISTAN, TANZANIA, THAILAND, TOGO|
|PART XIX||TONGA, TONGA (NIUAFO'OU), TRANSKEI, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO,
TRISTAN DA CUNHA, TUNISIA, TURKEY, TURKISH CYPRUS, TURKMENISTAN, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, UGANDA
|PART XX||UKRAINE, UNION ISLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, URUGUAY, UZBEKISTAN, VENDA|
|PART XXI||VIETNAM, WALLIS AND FUTUNA, YEMEN, YEMEN (NORTH), YUGOSLAVIA, ZAIRE, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE|
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