Sunday, 1 November 2015

Farm Animals - Sunday Stamps II

The small farm in the village where I was born was noted for its ...

and its early morning calls.

This stamp is one of a set of eight from Poland showing:


The three stamps that I do not have depicted geese, pigs and sheep.

On the same day that I found them I also acquired a first day of issue of British Cattle - magnificent beasts.

Great Britain - British Castle
The stamps are on what appears to be a card (nothing on the back). I wish it had been intact in view of the cow's horn at the bottom left.

The beast are:
  • 16p Highland Cow
  • 20.1/2p Chillingham White Bull
  • 26p Hereford Bull
  • 28p Welsh Black Bull
  • 31p Irish Moiled Cow
I had not heard of the Irish breed before. The name Moiled is derived from the Gaelic "Maol" and refers to the fact that they have no horns.

I continue to learn from participating in Violet's Sunday-Stamps-II - No. 46, this week.


FinnBadger said...

Two sets of excellent stamps. I keep going back and forth between which set I like best.

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Joy said...

A rooster is definitely better than an alarm clock, as long as they don't overdue it. I've included Moiled cattle amongst my stamps too.

VioletSky said...

I don't particularly like meeting cows/cattle face to face, but I do like pictures of them. The swishing tail on the Welsh Black Bull is pretty cool.
I still have trouble identifying cows in a field, and I believe we have far fewer varieties than you in the UK have!

Heleen said...

Beautiful stamp series, I love them all!

The Highland Cow has been introduced into Dutch nature areas years ago, to become part of the ecologic system (by their grazing). So they became part of our Dutch wildlife :-)
I've seen some of them rather closeby in the 'Amsterdamse Bos' (Amsterdam forest) last year when we did a bicycle trip. They look both friendly and imposant.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous series, Bob! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. Living in a big city like Montreal I rarely get to see farm animals, but I just love them! Thank you so much for sharing. You have a lovely blog. :)