Sunday, 2 August 2015

Animals in the wild - Sunday Stamps II

I looked for a lion stamp as a tribute to Cecil. Unfortunately I could not find one, nor one of a dentist in the wild.

Czechoslovakia has some fine animal stamps. Here are four that I like in particular.

Wild Cat & Beaver
Brown Long-Eared Bat & Marmot
You need very good eyes to see that these stamps have 1990 on the vertical edges.

For more animals in the wild please follow the links at Sunday-Stamps-ii-33.


Joy said...

The engraver and artist are on the vertical as well, I wonder if it was done at the engraving stage as it seems integrated into the design. Beautifully detailed stamps.

FinnBadger said...

These are great, you don't see many engraved stamps these days.

Karen S. said...

These are a fine collection, even without a lion.

Jo said...

Nobody has done lion stamps? I loved these though.

VioletSky said...

I was also looking for a lion (but I had my stamps chosen before that Cecil episode)
I like the monochrome, though, to be honest, I would have pegged these as older stamps.

Heleen said...

Beautiful stamps!
I think I have an other one from this serie. These stamps indeed have been made very fine, I mean, not only the design but also the way of printing is awesome - the printed lines one even can feel (or am I wrong?).