#3136g – 1997 32c Dinosaurs: Allosaurus

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$1.80
$1.80
3 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM641215x38mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM420545x37mm 50 Horizontal Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$5.75
$5.75
- MM68645x38mm 50 Horizontal Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$5.75
$5.75
U.S. #3136g
1997 32¢ Allosaurus
Dinosaurs

Issue Date: May 1, 1997
City: Grand Junction, CO
Quantity: 219,000,000
Printed By: Sterling Sommers for Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
11 x 11.1
Color: Multicolored
 
The World of Dinosaurs sheet depicts two scenes - one from Colorado during the Jurassic period (about 150 million years ago) and one from Montana during the Cretaceous period (approximately 75 million years ago.)
 
Allosaurus
Allosaurus (AL-uh-sawr-us) was the most feared carnivore of the Late Jurassic/Early Cretaceous period. His most frightening features were not his 40-foot length and two ton weight, but rather the 52 razor-sharp teeth and five-inch-long scythe-like claws on his hands and feet.
 
Allosaurus was a well-designed killing machine. He had exceptionally strong hind limbs and a massive pelvis. When he attacked, his powerful muscles permitted him to leap and spin in the air with his feet, arms, and claws extended in front of him. With his limbs extended, his 20-foot-long tail went rigid so that he could control his acrobatic movements.
 
Once his prey was down, the blade-sharp teeth went to work. His teeth were designed for tearing, not chewing, and curved inward to direct the meat into his body. Like a snake, his hinged jaws expanded sideways to accommodate huge chunks of meat. 
 
Though the herbivores on which Allosaurus fed were extremely plentiful (outnumbering him by 100 to 5), survival was not easy. Besides feeding himself, he also had to feed his young who remained dependent not for days, but for years. Had it not been for a keen sense of smell, binocular vision, greater intelligence, and cunning teamwork, the Allosaurus would not have prospered.
Read More - Click Here


  • 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Winter Scenes 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Winter Scenes

    In 2020, the United States Postal Service issued a set of 10 new Forever stamps picturing winter scenes.  Add these popular stamps to your collection now!

    $8.50- $64.95
    BUY NOW
  • 1980s First Day Covers, Collection of 100 100 First Day Covers Issued During the 1980s
    Some of the stamps I saw in my set of 100 covers honored the 1980 Winter Olympics, paid tribute to the service of American veterans,  and recalled some of the United States’ most well-known first ladies (like Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt).  There was even a cover issued for the World Stamp Expo of 1989.  Order your set today.
    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • U.S. Used Stamp Collection - 157 stamps U.S. Used Collection of 157 stamps

    You'll receive postally used stamps issued from 1890 to 2010 – that's 120 years of history to explore!  This collection includes definitive, commemorative, and Airmail stamps, plus a few other surprises.  You'll have a great time exploring the stamps and adding them to your collection.  Order today.

    $4.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #3136g
1997 32¢ Allosaurus
Dinosaurs

Issue Date: May 1, 1997
City: Grand Junction, CO
Quantity: 219,000,000
Printed By: Sterling Sommers for Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
11 x 11.1
Color: Multicolored
 
The World of Dinosaurs sheet depicts two scenes - one from Colorado during the Jurassic period (about 150 million years ago) and one from Montana during the Cretaceous period (approximately 75 million years ago.)
 
Allosaurus
Allosaurus (AL-uh-sawr-us) was the most feared carnivore of the Late Jurassic/Early Cretaceous period. His most frightening features were not his 40-foot length and two ton weight, but rather the 52 razor-sharp teeth and five-inch-long scythe-like claws on his hands and feet.
 
Allosaurus was a well-designed killing machine. He had exceptionally strong hind limbs and a massive pelvis. When he attacked, his powerful muscles permitted him to leap and spin in the air with his feet, arms, and claws extended in front of him. With his limbs extended, his 20-foot-long tail went rigid so that he could control his acrobatic movements.
 
Once his prey was down, the blade-sharp teeth went to work. His teeth were designed for tearing, not chewing, and curved inward to direct the meat into his body. Like a snake, his hinged jaws expanded sideways to accommodate huge chunks of meat. 
 
Though the herbivores on which Allosaurus fed were extremely plentiful (outnumbering him by 100 to 5), survival was not easy. Besides feeding himself, he also had to feed his young who remained dependent not for days, but for years. Had it not been for a keen sense of smell, binocular vision, greater intelligence, and cunning teamwork, the Allosaurus would not have prospered.