Sunday, February 2, 2020

Tyrannosaurus rex stamp set on cover from USA

USPS issued set of four stamps dedicated to Tyrannosaurus rex on 29.8.2019. Extinct for some 66 million years, the carnivorous Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the Cretaceous period, which was the tail end of the dinosaur age. With powerful jaws packed in its 4-foot-long skull and banana-sized teeth serrated like steak knives, T. rex easily bit through the flesh and hefty bones of even large dinosaur prey. Its full-grown weight was six to ten tons. Its maximum length was about 40 feet. Although the name “Tyrannosaurus rex” means “tyrant lizard king,” and “dinosaur” means “fearfully great lizard,” they were not lizards at all. Dinosaurs were from a separate reptile lineage, whose closest living relatives are birds and crocodilians.

 Inside was this awesome gift - patch set with space theme from National Geographic.

Thank you so much, Mike!

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