The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism and Mongol Post launched new postage stamps featuring Tarbosaurus Bataar at the Central Dinosaur Museum (CDM). The stamps are 25.5 х 34 mm and come in a range of values from 200 MNT to 1,000 MNT.
Mongol Post artist Ch.Bat-Erdene drew the Bataar artwork, while designer J.Gankhuyag completed the stamps' designs. Ch.Bat-Erdene talked about how he created Bataar, "Postmark depictions require more intricate drawings compared to other pieces for publications. I spent two months drawing Bataar for the postmarks. Each depiction to be used for postmarks is always based on detailed research before going to design, as they represent Mongolia's name in the international postage market."
Officials from the company conducted research for the stamps for one year before the launch, reported Mongol Post administrators.
Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Ts.Oyungerel officiated at the opening, "The launch of these new postmarks celebrates both the 90th anniversary of Mongolia's postmark production and modern museum establishment in Mongolia. It is delightful to see Bataar becoming the theme of postmarks."
The Bataar stamps are Mongolia's 12th dinosaur-themed postage stamps and a total of 25,000 copies of the stamps will be printed, reported Chief of the Postmark Department at Mongol Post D.Ganbold. Mongolian postmarks are printed in China, as only four to five printing organizations in the world have the rights to print postage stamps.
"We create postmarks after carefully researching the theme in relation to highlighting events in Mongolia, and having approval from the government. The same procedures took place for the Bataar postmarks. The next postmarks to launch will be about the Battles of Khalkhiin Gol," he added.