Sunday, March 23, 2014

farm animals

Sometimes stamps look amazingly better when you can see them enlarged. Sometimes not. Still, I rather like these  two series of stamps from 1962/63 showing farm animals in Romania. Below, we have the usual suspects - a chicken, rooster, and a goose as well as a pig, a sheep and a cow.

and after seeing all the cows on stamps that have been posted for Sunday Stamps, and because seeing a cow in a certain pose always makes me remember this 70s era ad...

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  1. I remember that ad..... I love the barnyard stamps especially the pig. I have a soft spot for pigs...mmmmm....bacon.

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  2. Gosh, I don't remember that ad - but that doesn't mean anything. Yes lots of cow stamps this week, and that is a good thing.
    Thank you for participating!

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    1. maybe it was just a Canadian (and UK?) commercial

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  3. I think it's the first goose in today's Sunday Stamps. And maybe the first pig? I like your selection very much.

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    1. all children's books seem to include a goose in the farm yard, so I was pleased to be able to follow suit.

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  4. Wow! more beautiful farm animal stamps.

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  5. These are lovely clear images. That little chick would be a wonderful stamp for an Easter card!

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    1. yes, I am sorry that it has a distinctive fold line.

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  6. Those may be my favorites of all the stamps I've seen on your blog. They'd make great prints.

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    1. Really?! They do look like they would make good posters, now that you mention it.

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  7. A real farmyard collection for us to admire.

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    1. well, a farm should be diverse, yes?!

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  8. The cockerel looks very fine upon a stamp :)
    I don't recall seeing the ad before.

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  9. I agree!Enlarging the stamps make each details visible and see the real beauty of the stamp.

    My Sunday Stamps

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    1. It seems an almost impossible task to get all the details on some of the stamps.

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  10. I just adore enlarged (and enlarging) stamps and what a great farmyard collection. I don't remember the HP advert and suspect it may be pure Canadian beef. I think about that time the UK may have got the beefy heavyweight boxer Frank Bruno instead,

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    1. Well, I'm glad I could share it to everyone who hadn't seen it before. It is definitely ingrained in the minds of many people I know :)

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