Funny story: I accidentally had this post scheduled for 11 AM instead of saved as a draft, and it went up prematurely. Apologies to anyone who saw it in its unfinished state. Such a blog foul. Especially after posting a strident rant about image citation.
Anyhow. I wanted to share some of the ways the world's postal services have honored our Mesozoic heroes. In January, I posted about a set of my own dinosaur stamps, issued by Sinclair Oil.
This one was shared by Karen Horton and illustrated by Andrzej Heidrich. I think I love the vegetation as much as Bronto.
This one, shared by Andre Jenny, blows my mind a little bit, if only because it kind of looks like his Diplodocus is in blackface. I'm not quite ready for the idea of racist dinosaurs, but if it's true... extinction was just what they deserved.
Jenny also shared this one from the Central African republic. A family of Mokole Mbembes?
Here's one based on the famous Rudolph Zallinger mural, shared by Kenny Harrelson. I'm a sucker for engravings.
Finally, here's a Hungarian stamp from Chad Kellogg. I'd love a big, framed version of this for my home, if only because I'm enchanted by the reclining theropod in the background, pondering his place in the cosmos. Classic.