Sunday, 2 February 2014

Folk Art - Sunday Stamps

Some of the themes set by Viridian force me to find out more about the stamps in my collection. This week's theme of folk art is no exception as I knew nothing about the ones I have to show other than where they came from.

Ireland - Winged Ox
Ireland - Eagle
Apparently both these image appear in the Lichfield Bible. Ireland issued a prehistoric art series in 1969. I haven't traced the issue  of these two denominations to that date but the art series definitely contains a lower denomination winged ox. I'm still investigating the two above.

For more art shows visit the links to be found at Sunday-stamps-156.



12 comments:

Joy said...

I like these mythical beasts, they would look nice on an envelope winging their way across the world. They are definitive stamps from 1970s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Irl_1971gerl-set.jpg
I've only got the lower values:-(

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Lovely to see these but awful that I should have forgotten them. I was born and brought up in Ireland and have so many examples of them.

Lisa B said...

Those are very nice designs indeed. I haven't seen either before, they have a 1960s look to them.

viridian said...

A winged ox is unusual, but not in the realm of the imagination. Thank you for joining in this week and scouring your collection.

Hawwa said...

Beautiful designs indeed.

Karen S. said...

Very nice, but your winged ox really takes to the top of my list for most creative design.

Ana said...

I never would have thought of something like this falling under folk-art...great way to broaden my horizons :)

luvlinens said...

I know of "When Pigs Fly" but not "When Oxen Fly" That's a new one one me. Makes a cool stamp.

agi said...

really like these, made me curious about the lichfield bible

Heleen said...

I love these designs!

Jo said...

Interesting stamps.

♥ Willa ♥ said...

The Eagle from Ireland is quite interesting!

Willa @ Postage Journal: My Sunday Stamp:Folk Art