Natural History Museum collaborates with Royal Mail On stamp collection

Following consultation with the museum, eight new stamps have been revealed featuring illustrations of dinosaurs and prehistoric reptiles

Eight new stamps featuring illustrations of dinosaurs and prehistoric reptiles have been revealed by the Royal Mail, following consultation with The Natural History Museum.
The new creature designs are a result of work with the Natural History Museum’s palaeontology department.

The main set of stamps charts the age of the dinosaurs, featuring illustrations of different species including Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus and Diplodocus.

An additional sheet of four stamps recognises the contribution of palaeontologist Mary Anning, one of the first professional fossil hunters, and her discoveries on the Dorset coast.


Maxine Lister, Head of Licensing at the Natural History Museum, said: “We were thrilled when Royal Mail approached us to collaborate on these brilliant sets of stamps. It’s perfect timing too, as we have just celebrated the 200th anniversary since the naming of the first dinosaur: the Megalosaurus, which features as part of this collection.”

David Gold, Director of External Affairs and Policy at Royal Mail added: “It is fitting in the week of International Women’s Day that we pay tribute to Mary Anning with four images of some of the fossils she discovered. She was one of the greatest fossil hunters of the 19th century, making a major contribution to our understanding of the majestic creatures that roamed the Earth hundreds of millions of years ago.”

The illustrations will be available to order as stamps, and have been incorporated into a range of collectible products.