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DINOSAUR STAMPS BRING EXTINCT ANIMALS TO LIFE

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Dinosaurs continue to be popular on the stamps of the world.

The East African nation of Uganda recently issued a set of six individual stamps depicting different dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth. Simultaneously, Uganda released a sheetlet of 12 different vertical stamps to form a unified design image of the prehistoric animals that still fascinate millions today.Some of the familiar creatures seen on the stamps are the stegosaurus, the pteranodon, the brachiosaurus, the allosaurus, the tyrannosaurus the giant dragonfly and the triceratops.

The former Soviet republic of Georgia, now issuing its own stamps, also has joined the dinosaur philatelic parade. Recently released was a sheetlet of nine different stamps combined to form a unified image of the prehistoric dinosaurs.

Featured on the Georgia stamps are the pterodactylus, the rhamphorhynchus, the pteranodon, the spinosaurus, the tyrannosaurus, the velociraptor, the monoclonius, the ornithomimus and the mastodon.

The stamps of Uganda and Georgia are available at your local stamp dealer.

- Syd Kronish