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Germany 2008 – Serie “Für die Jugend” : Dinosaurier

1)   Photo

 

2)   Links

 Official web page

3)   Name

Serie “Für die Jugend” – Dinosaurier (Blockausgabe)

4)   Informations

Entwurf:

Werner Hans Schmidt, Frankfurt am Main

Motiv:

Triceratops, Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus, Plateosaurus

Wert:

0,45 + 0,20 | 0,55 + 0,25 | 0,55 + 0,25 | 1,45 + 0,55 | EUR

Druck:

Mehrfarben-Offsetdruck der Bagel Security-Print GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach

Größe:

55,00 x 32,80mm PWz (110,0 x 190,0mm Block)

Papier:

Gestrichenes, weißes, fluoreszierendes Postwertzeichenpapier DP 2

Ausgabetag:

4. September 2008

Stück à 4,25 EUR

5)   Description

Der Plateosaurus – die Flachechse – ist der älteste der vier abgebildeten Dinosaurier. Er lebte vor ca. 220 bis 210 Millionen Jahren in der Ober-Trias. Der Pflanzenfresser war mit ca. sechs Metern Körperlänge und zwei Tonnen Gewicht eines der größten Tiere seiner Zeit. In Deutschland wurden u. a. in Baden-Württemberg, Sachsen und Franken Skelette dieser Saurier gefunden.Der Diploducus – der Langhals Doppelbalken – konnte bis zu 28 Meter lang werden und acht bis zehn Tonnen wiegen. Er gehört zur Gruppe der Echsenfuß-Dinosaurier – die größten Landtiere, die es je gab. Ihre Hochzeit hatten diese Tiere in der Jura vor ca. 155 bis 145 Millionen Jahren.
Der Triceratops – das Dreihorngesicht – war ein Pflanzenfresser und lebte in der Kreidezeit vor etwa 70 Millionen Jahren bis zum Aussterben der Dinosaurier vor 65 Millionen Jahren. Sein massiger, tonnenförmiger Körper war bis zu neun Meter lang und wog bis zu neun Tonnen.

Der Tyrannosaurus – die Tyrannenechse – ist eine der bekanntesten Dinosaurierarten. Der Fleischfresser mit dem großen Kopf und den furchterregenden spitzen Zähnen konnte bis zu 13 Meter lang und sechs Tonnen schwer werden. Er lebte wie der Triceratops in der Kreidezeit.
 
  Brochure:
official link: Ausgabe August 2008
Blog file – Brochure (2008 15 philatelie aktuell)

 

6)   Additional links and info

Buch-Edition “Den Dinosauriern auf der Spur!”

Farbig illustriert mit vielen Bildern, erzählt das Buch die spannende Geschichte der Dinosaurier. Hier erfahren Sie alles über die Entdeckung und Erforschung der Dinosaurier und ihre Millionen Jahre alten Knochen-Funde.

Diese Buch-Edition enthält außerdem:

§  Zahlreiche Abbildungen thematisch passender Briefmarken.

§  Die Original-Blockausgabe »Dinosaurier« aus der Serie »Für die Jugend« 2008 mit Ersttagsstempel »Bonn« vom 04.09.2008.

§  Hochwertiger Festeinband

§  Umfang: 160 Seiten

§  Format: 17,0 cm x 24,0 cm

Stück à 14,80 EUR

official link

October 23, 2008 Posted by | 1) Dinosaurs, A) Stamps 2006-08, D) Postmark & Postal cards | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Greenland 2008 – Fossils in Greenland

1)   Photo

 

2)   Links

 Official web page

3)   Name

Fossils in Greenland

4)   Informations

issue date: 24/05/2008

 

halkieria evangelista

ichthyostega stensioei

eudimorphodon cromptonellus

Stamps

Code: 01100403

Price: 1,00

Link

Code: 01100404

Price: 20,50

Link

Code: 01100405

Price: 25,00

Link

Fdc 1

Code: 01201403

Price: 7,00

Link

Code: 01201404

Price: 26,50

Link

Code: 01201405

Price: 31,00

Link

Fdc 4

Code: 01202403

Price: 10,00

Link

Code: 01202404

Price: 88,00

Link

Code: 01202405

Price: 106

Link

Fdc series

Code: 01203403

Price: 52,50

Link

Maximum card

Code: 01401403

Price: 7,00

Link

Code: 01401404

Price: 26,50

Link

Code: 01401405

Price: 31,00

Link

Postcard

Code: 01402403

Price: 6,00

Link

Code: 01402404

Price: 6,00

Link

Code: 01402405

Price: 6,00

Link

       
       
       
       

 

5)   Description

Brochure: Vol. 13 no. 2 April 2008  (1,6 MB)

6)   Additional links and info

shop

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Namibia 2008 – Ediacaran Fossils of Namibia

1)   Photo

 namibia-brochure-2007-8-page

2)   Links

 Official web page

3)   Name

Ediacaran Fossils of Namibia

4)   Informations

Date of issue:

Name of issue:

Place of issue:

Cancellation
Number:

FDC Number:

Products:

8 August 2008

Ediacaran Fossils of Namibia

Windhoek

120

3.66

4 stamps + FDC

 

5)   Description

Brochure:

official link – brochure

Blog file: Namibia – brochure 2007-8

6)   Additional links and info

shop

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France 2008 – Animaux de la Préhistoire (Prehistoric animals)

      

1)   Photo

 

2)   Links

 Official web page

3)   Name

Animaux de la Préhistoire 

4)   Informations

Bloc

Ref:1108090 – Bloc Animaux de la Préhistoire  (link)

Data d’emissione: 21.04.08

Formato: 110 x 160 mm – Bloc de 2 timbre à 0.55 euro, 1 timbre à 0.65 euro et 1 timbre à 0.88 euro.

Tecnica di stampa: Héliogravure

Autore: Christian Broutin
Tematica : Natura

Stamps

Ref:1108062 – Le Phorusrhacos (link)

Ref:1108063 – Le Smilodon (link)

Ref:1108061 – Le Megaloceros (link)

Ref:1108060 – Le Mammouth (link)

Data d’emissione: 21.04.08

Formato: 30 x 40.85 mm – Feuille de 48 timbres

Tecnica di stampa: Héliogravure

Autore: Christian Broutin
Tematica : Natura

5)   Description

  Les enfants s’intéressent depuis longtemps à ces animaux disparus il y a 150 millions d’années. Doit-on mettre cet intérêt sur leurs dimensions hors normes, sur leur apparence terrifiante ou sur les raisons de leur disparition ? La préhistoire regorgeait en effet d’une vaste faune inquiétante dont ce bloc vous propose quelques exemples remarquables : le smilodon, le phorusrhacos, le mégaloceros et le mammouth. Car après tout, il n’y a pas que les dinosaures dans la vie !

6)   Additional links and info

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Czech Rep. 1999 – 8th International Symposium on Ordovician System

Delcampe (seller – winner): Vancura 

Price (start-end bid): £ 2.50
Info links: 
 

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South Africa 2006 – Origin of Human Kind

1)   Photo

Sud Africa 2006 - humankind - mini-sheetSud Africa 2006 - humankind - FDCSud Africa 2006 - humankind - postmark

Sud Africa 2006 - humankind 4Sud Africa 2006 - humankind 3Sud Africa 2006 - humankind 2Sud Africa 2006 - humankind

2)   Links 

http://www.sapo.co.za/philately/humankin.htm 

3)   Name 

Origin of Humankind 

4)   Informations

Stamp issue date: 10 November 2006
Artwork: François Durand
Stamp size: 30.45 x 48 mm
Stamp sheet size: 182.25 x 126 mm
Paper: Stamp96/S200/HF80
Gum: Self Adhesive
Quantity printed: 40.000 sheets of 4 stamps
Colour: CMYK
Phosphor: 4 mm in L shape, on 2 stamps left and top of stamp + on 2 stamps right and top of stamp.
Printing process: Offset Lithography
Printed by: Enschedé Security Printers, The Netherlands

List of products:

Stamp set mint
PHL061916
R15.20
Stamp set cancelled
PHL061917
R15.20
Control block mint
PHL061918
R15.20
Control block cancelled
PHL061919
R15.20
Full sheet mint
PHL061920
R15.20

Full sheet cancelled
PHL061921
R15.20Envelope No 7.116
PHL061922
R18.20
Handling Fee: R5.00 

5)   Description 

Of the thousands of hominin fossils discovered in South Africa, four extinct fossil species have been identified: Australopithecus africanus, Paranthropus robustus, Homo ergaster and Homo heidelbergensis. To commemorate the Origin of Humankind, the South African Post Office issued this set of stamps on 10 November 2006. Dr Francois Durand created the artwork for this stamp issue.

The juvenile ape-man skull depicted on the envelope and canceller was discovered in 1924 by M. de Bruyn while working at the limestone mine near Taung in the Northwest Province. Fossils collected by De Bruyn were sent to Prof. Raymond Dart of the Medical School of the University of the Witwatersrand who found amongst these an endocast of a braincase and the rock from which it came. He then proceeded to extract the face of a baby hominin from the rock. This skull, known as the Taung Child, was the first ape-man to be discovered thereby vindicating Charles Darwin’s prophecy that the fossils of human ancestors would be found in Africa. Dart named it Australopithecus africanus – the “southern ape of Africa” and claimed it to be the Missing Link because of its mixture of ape and human features such as a brain cavity similar in size to that of a chimpanzee, but with more human-like teeth and an upright posture.

Mrs. Ples, the first complete adult ape-man skull discovered, was selected as representative of Australopithecus africanus for the first stamp. Robert Broom discovered it on 18 April 1947 at Sterkfontein in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS). Originally he called this find Plesianthropus transvaalensis, from which the nickname Ples was derived. His co-worker John Robinson later synonimised it with Australopithecus africanus. Due to the difference in size between this new fossil and fragments of a larger one, discovered in 1936, Broom concluded that it might be the skull of a female and dubbed it Mrs. Ples. Australopithecus africanus is estimated to have lived 3.1- 2.1 million years ago. To date the remains of over 600 A. africanus individuals have been discovered at Sterkfontein alone.

The first robust ape-man or Paranthropus robustus fossil was discovered by a schoolboy Gert Terblanche, at Kromdraai in the COHWHS. Robert Broom bought the fossil from him for a few shillings and made Gert show him where he found the fossil. The Paranthropus robustus skull shown was found by André Keyser at Drimolen in the COHWHS. Paranthropus lived approximately 2.2 -1.2 million years ago and was a contemporary of the first members of the genus Homo from which we are descended. Fossils of more than 200 Paranthropus individuals have been found in the COHWHS. Both Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus are unique to South Africa.


The fragmentary Homo ergaster skull shown was discovered by Robert Broom and John Robinson at Swartkrans in the COHWHS. Hundreds of stone tools and the oldest evidence in the world for the use of fire have been discovered here. Homo ergaster lived between 2-1.6 million years ago. Many Homo ergaster specimens, including beautifully preserved skulls and a virtually complete skeleton, are known from East Africa.

Homo heidelbergensis is known from fossils of more than 50 individuals discovered in Eurasia, East Africa and Elandsfontein, 13 km south west of Hopefield in the Western Cape. Keith Jolly discovered the Elandsfontein hominid, also known as “Saldanha Man” in 1953. Although Homo heidelbergensis had heavy skulls adorned with massive eyebrow ridges, they had the stature and brain capacity equivalent to that of modern humans. These hominids who lived approximately 600 000 to 200 000 years ago, were ancestral to both Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens. In the illustration on the stamp the Saldanha Man cranium was superimposed on the complete Kabwe (or Broken Hill) skull discovered in Zambia.

Some of the oldest Homo sapiens fossils were discovered at Klasiesrivier, in the Huisklip Nature Reserve near Oyster Bay in the Eastern Cape by R. Singer and J. Wymer in 1967-1968. These fossils, dated at 90 000 – 120 000 years show clear affinities with the skulls of anatomically modern human beings. The archaeological excavations under supervision of C. Henshilwood at Blombos in the Western Cape yielded tools and other artifacts such as drilled shells which were used as beads and a piece of ochre marked with a cross-hatch pattern which at 77 000 years, is the oldest art object ever discovered.


The hominid fossils of South Africa which span a period of approximately 3 million years and include several hominid species from the Missing Link to the first true human beings, in addition to some of the oldest stone tools and oldest evidence of the use of fire and art earned South Africa the title of the Cradle of Humankind
 

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Italy 2004 – Postmark – Cantarana (AT)

Italy 2004 - Postmark - Cantarana (AT) 

Delcampe (seller – winner): Themaphila – nobody

Price (start-end bid): € 2.00

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Italy 1987 – Postmark – Serpiano

Italy 1987 - Postmark - € 2,50 

Delcampe (seller – winner): Themaphila – nobody

Price (start-end bid): € 2.50

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Italy 1972 – Postmark & Postal card

Italia 1972 - Postmark & Postal card 

Ebay (seller – winner): stampbarjsb1

Price (start-end bid): US $ 0.99 – 3.50

Info links:Museo Nazionale d’Abruzzo

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Slovenia 2007 – Archeological Finds – The oldest flute

1)   Photo

Slovenia 2007 - Minisheet Slovenia 2007 - FDC Slovenia 2007 - Postmark

2)   Links

http://www.posta.si/Namizje.aspx?tabid=700&artikelid=9033

3)   Name

Archeological Finds – The Oldest Flute

4)   Informations

Date of issue: 23/11/2007

Design:

Tamara Korošec (Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, Inštitut za arheologijo)
Motif: Bone Flute from Divje Babe Cave
Printed by: Oriental Press, Bahrain
Printing technique: 4-colour offset
Sheet: miniature sheets of 1 stamp
Paper: GSM 102 g/m2

 5)   Description

The Oldest Flute

In 1995, the excavations of the archaeologists of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (SRC SASA) unearthed a perforated thigh bone (femur) of a juvenile cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) from the cave bear bone accumulations of the Divje Babe I Cave Site situated over the hamlet of Reka in western Slovenia. The artefact discovered was later recognised as possibly the oldest flute in the world, dating back to the middle of the last Ice Age, which began 115,000 years ago and ended with a long-lasting warming 10,000 years ago. Slovene and American scientists determined its age by analysing the succession of cave sediment layers containing other artefacts from that period and climate records, and by using the Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) dating. The sediment layer housing the bone flute was thus estimated at about 55,000 years. The last Glaciation was the age of Neanderthal man. Until the arrival of modern humans 45,000 years ago, Neanderthals were the only human occupants of Europe, which means that the flute could only be produced by them. This sheds new light on Neanderthals and their cultural capacity, bringing them closer to our direct ancestors – fully modern humans – who manufactured and used similar bone flutes after their arrival to Europe. While the capacity of modern humans to manufacture musical instruments is an uncontested fact, many doubt that the Neanderthal man possessed the same ability. This is the reason why the Slovene archaeological find, which is 10,000 years older than the oldest uncontested bone flute, unleashed a long national and international debate among scholars, shaking the very foundations of some of the common perceptions of the Neanderthal man. The status of the artefact as a flute became disputable. Doubts were voiced about the explanation of the artificial (human-made) origin of the holes. It was suggested that they are more likely to be the result of natural causes, in particular bites from ancient carnivores rather than Neanderthal construction, which is a complete nonsense in this case. Still, no matter how we interpret this unexpected find, which is admittedly unique both in time and place, it is the fact that it is truly the oldest of its kind, and the possibility that the find could be the flute cannot be ruled out based on the current evidence. Ivan TURK, Institute of Archaelogy, SRC SASA, Ljubljana

March 23, 2008 Posted by | 2) Prehistoric animals, 4) Hominids and Prehistoric artifacts, A) Stamps 2006-08, D) Postmark & Postal cards | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments