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Thursday, October 10, 2013

UK 2013 - Dinosaurs - Fossil Reptiles from the UK








COUNTRY: UK
ISSUE DATE: 10 October 2013
STAMP SIZE: 37 x 27 mm
 STAMP DESIGN: John Sibbick




John Sibbick was chosen to illustrate the Dinosaurs Stamps from a shortlist of renowned natural history artists, after CGI techniques were deemed unsuitable. His Dinosaurs seem almost alive, and in fact are breaking out of the edge of each stamp, to make them even more dramatic.







We think You should see John's website!
It's definitely worth it! 
 www.johnsibbick.com 







POLACANTHUS
The heavily armoured Polacanthus was protected from predators by a host of spikes and studs.






PLESIOSAURUS
With its vast paddles, the Plesiosaurus hunted fish and other marine prey at an estimated 8kph.


HYPSILOPHODON
The long shins of the Hypsilophodon suggest that a speedy escape was its main means of defence.


MEGALOSAURUS
The fearsome Megalosaurus grew up to nine metres in length, and preyed upon other Dinosaurs.











Stamp images thanks to Royal Mail
 Czech Post COLLECTORZPEDIA