The British Royal Mail, the British Natural History Museum, and Sir David Attenborough announced the first issue of a special dinosaur stamp collection on Oct. 7, 2013 in an article in the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald.
The stamps include illustrations of Polacanthus; Ichthyosaurus; Iguanodon; Ornithocheirus; Baryonyx; Dimorphodon; Hypsilophodon; Cetiosaurus; Megalosaurus and Plesiosaurus. Each illustration is anatomically correct to the extent of present knowledge.
The dinosaur illustrations are detachable from the adhesive stamp. The stamps can be used as stamps or can be purchased as a collectible by dinosaur fans and collectors.
The new stamp collection is designed to celebrate the 200 year history of paleontology in Britain and the discovery of a multitude of dinosaur remains in Britain by British paleontologists.
The stamps are available to collectors and dinosaur fans at the Royal Mail website after Oct. 10, 2013. If you register before Oct. 10, 2013, you also get a 3-D dinosaur wall chart and 3-D glasses.
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for more than 160 million years and continue to capture the imagination of old and young alike in films, music videos, and books. The popularity of dinosaurs makes them the most studied and most searched for animals that ever existed. Size, strangeness, age, and species variety may be the drawing cards for dinosaurs but people just cannot seem to get enough of dinosaurs.