Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dinos of Canada

Six million dinosaurs have been let loose with these new stamps issued this month.
They were illustrated by Vancouver based paleo artist Julius Csotonyi with photography by Judy Arndt. Below is the coolest, or better, version 

with embossing and holographic foil. 
According to CanadaPost website, the dinosaurs 'tear their way through barren background images of Dinosaur Provincial Park, one of Canada’s richest sources of dinosaur fossils'. The Park , as well as the Tyrell Museum, can be found in Alberta 

The five dinos are:
Euoplocephalus tutusan herbivore that was known for its spiky, plated armour
Chasmosaurus belli - a horned relative to Triceratops. its large frill was supported by a bony framework that was likely used for display, not defence 
Tyrannosaurus rex - the 'tyrant king' of dinosaurs  
Ornithomimus edmontonicus - a feathered ostrich-like dinosaur 
Tylosaurus pembinensisa giant sea-dwelling reptile that could open its jaws wide like a snake and swallow large prey

Sunday Stamps II


  1. It will be interesting to see how many different dinosaurs turn up this week. I wasn't expecting to see any from Canada - I can't think why.

  2. Those are a lot of fun, thanks for sharing them. I had heard about the issue, but didn't realize they had some foil aspects.

  3. Wow they will make for a scary envelope coming through a letterbox. Wonderfully innovative stamps.

  4. Ah! Tyrannosaurus rex - one name I recognise.

  5. Neat stamps. My grandkids would love them. Tom The Backroads Traveller


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