Sunday, 23 March 2014

Farms and Farm Animals - Sunday Stamps

I occasionally hang on to damaged stamps and this week I am glad I do as I have two of them to share for this farming post.

My first stamp is from a series on horses but some of these were used for farming purposes.
Great Britain - Shire Horse
That's a plough in the background so we know what this one was used for.

One of my damaged stamps shows Mechanical Farming.
Great Britain
The horse depicted on this stamp issued for the Millennium could even be a Shire Horse. I am always on the lookout to obtain this undamaged.

I found a stamp from India showing tea plucking in progress. I guess you could call a tea plantation a farm.
India - Plucking Tea
There is a lot of hard work in progress on this farming stamp from Vietnam.
North Borneo became a Crown Colony in 1946; now a State in Malaysia it changed its name to Sabah in 1964.
North Borneo (Sabah) - Farm Cattle
You might say that my last (damaged) stamp was not intended as a 'farming' stamp but I would say it depicts a farming activity from long ago.
Spain - 2000th Anniversary of the Foundation of Caceres
Norba Caesarina was a Roman city in Spain. Caceres is close to the Spanish border with Portugal.

To see more farming stamps you need to trot over to Viridian's Sunday-stamps-163.


Lisa B said...

An interesting selection, I remember the shire horses (and have a cover somewhere), the next GB one I missed. This year's horse stamps were very nice, though I didn't buy them (as I have quite a number of stamps to use and don't seem to need them as often as I once did).

Hawwa said...

I had never seen any of the stamps you posted today. I'm amazed to see so many different styles about more or less the same theme. The millenium stamp seems a very modern design. Even damaged, I'd like to have this in my collection of cows!

Joy said...

Yes I hang on to damaged stamps too, in the hope that a perfect one will turn up. I love the bold image of the millennium stamp.

VioletSky said...

I like the perspective of the Millennium stamp and the synchronized walking of the cattle in the Spanish one!
Seeing tea pickers makes me appreciate my afternoon cup that much more.

viridian said...

I like the shire horse the best. I usually find only one stamp on a theme, maybe two! Here you have so many interesting stamps.
thank you for participating.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. love the Shire horses .. my mother used to love the plough horses - so I looked out some information for her and even had a poster made .. gave her imagination somewhere to wander.

I went to see the British Museum horse exhibition fairly recently .. and really should write a post or two on them ..

Cheers - good to see these .. Hilary

Jo said...

First horse I ever rode was a shire horse. I say rode, I sat on the back. Lived on a lot of farms during the war years.

Karen S. said...

Excellent stamps, but I must stop my blog roll and get over to our Sepia Posts. But gee whiz, I keep seeing all these inviting posts waiting for a peek!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

This is a lovely selection. I particularly like the tea picker.

luvlinens said...

Really in love with the two horse stamps.

Little Nell said...

I love those magnificent shire horses and that first stamp is wonderful.

♥ Willa ♥ said...

I like the stamp from India. Very interesting.

Heleen said...

Very interesting and beautiful stamps! Thank you for sharing!