Issue Date: October 1, 1989
City: Orlando, FL
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
A pre-historic dimension was added to stamp collecting when the Postal Service issued a block of four Dinosaur stamps. They were issued on October 1st, to coincide with the beginning of National Stamp Collecting Month.
The vividly colored stamps feature four of the more well-known dinosaurs. The predatory tyrannosaurus rex is frozen in the act of hunting out his daily meal. The winged pteranodon soars high overhead. The stegosaurus is ambling up a landscape as rough and uneven as his armor-plating. The gentle vegetarian brontosaurus, meaning thunder lizard, was named for its gigantic size.