First day of T.rex stamp issue part of Paleontology presentation at Arizona Museum of Natural History

August 26, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the tail end of the dinosaur age. A recent surge in discoveries has revolutionized our understanding of the fierce carnivore. In celebration four dynamic stamp designs have been created to depict the awe-inspiring dinosaur in growth stages from infancy to adulthood. A lenticular print design has been added to create an illusion effect. The Arizona Museum of Natural history is celebrating this release with its own cover that will celebrate T. rex, and the museum's newest tyrannosaur Suskityrannus.

On Aug. 29, the museumbecame an official U.S. Post Office station and will have available for purchase, the new stamps, with a unique cancellation stamp on a special envelope (cover). The unique cancellation stamp will feature Suskityrannus, an early tyrannosaur link that is housed at the AzMNH and was found by a teen volunteer Sterling Nesbitt who has since become a paleontologist.

On site purchase is available at the Arizona Museum of Natural History from Aug. 29 while stocks last. Available in the lobby with no admission required. $3 per cover or a package of four, for $10.
Packages of four are also available online https://online.arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=6A928067-122F-468F-9288-B04EFBDC0B41

There are a limited edition and this cover is sure to be a collectable.


Arizona Museum of Natural History
Contact: Alison Stoltman
Tel. 480-644-4040
alison.stoltman@mesaaz.gov