Rhamphorhynchus

Postage stamp
Date of appearance: 1965
Issuer: Poczta Polska
Designer: Andrzej Heidrich
Series: Prehistoric animals
Made in: Poland
Circulation: 1410000
Dimensions: 51 × 39 mm
Material: coated paper
Print technique: offset
Tags: featured, dynosaur


Postage stamp with price value 5.60 zl issued by Poland in 1965. Depicting a prehistoric Rhamphorhynchus "beak snout" which is a genus of long-tailed pterosaurs from the Jurassic period. Paleontology is a science which due to its research of fossils and prints on them introduces us in the fascinating and mysterious world of the prehistorical flora and fauna. The Polish Post having in rnind the popularization of the results and discoveries of the paleontologists will issue in March 1965 a set of 10 stamps "Prehistorical Animals". Stamps are based on pictures of Zdenek Burian, Czech painter and book illustrator whose work played a central role in the development of palaeontological reconstructions during a remarkable career spanning five decades. Originally recognised only in his native Czechoslovakia, Burian's fame later spread to an international audience, and a number of artists later attempted to emulate his style. He is regarded by many as the most influential palaeo-artist of the modern era.

Rhamphorhynchus