Sunday, 31 July 2016

Horses - Sunday Stamps II

This proved a harder theme that I thought as I have used all my stamps of real horses before.

However Iceland and Sweden rode to the rescue with a horse or two, even if the Iceland stamps show a pony.

Iceland - Icelandic pony 1958
My Swedish stamps are slightly newer, the first from a postal history and nature series.

Sweden - 16 October 1967
From an earlier time in history a block of four,

Sweden - Horse & Viking ship, 26 April 1973
A mosaic embroidery sheet  issued on 26 November 1974 depicted some horses. I don't have that sheet but one of the horses is in this pair.

Sweden - 1974?
Now you may ride over to Sunday-Stamps-II-85. and follow the links to some splendid 'real' horses.

9 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - well done ... it's interesting to see the horses depicted - be they ponies, or showing us some history ... cheers Hilary

Joy said...

The Iceland pony stamps are one of my favourites.

FinnBadger said...

These are great, Bob. Love the stylized equids on these vintage stamps.

viridian said...

I repeat some of the stamps I show. Hurrah for finding new stamps to share.

Jo said...

Am I being dim? You say Swedish horse and viking ship? I see no ships!!

I love the ponies particularly.

VioletSky said...

I quite like the Island ponies with their curly mane

Bob Scotney said...

Jo - I've worked out that the horse is being transported on a Viking ship, it's standing on the 'deck.'

Jo said...

Pretty good imagination then, I suppose the whirls are shields.

Karen S. said...

Wow, these are quite interesting!