This is from the same set of stamps that Viridian showcased on her blog. The set, entitled 'Ukrainian Homestead' or 'Ukrainian Farmstead' (depending on the source of the info) is super cute!
So the theme this week at Sunday Stamps is 'cats and dogs, and other pets on stamps'. I am a cat lover for sure - I think every single cat is beautiful and I love them all. But my life has been taken over by dogs. I own two; a Pekingese named Tasha and an Australian Cattle Dog named Dexy and I love them both very much.
Many stamps have been issued (some from very unlikely countries) featuring the Pekingese. I own the following three stamps and they have pride of place in my dog album.
This stamp was issued by the Bantustan of Transkei in 1993 in a set of four that also included the Chihuahua, the Papillon and the Dachshund. The following year the Transkei was incorporated back into South Africa. I particularly like this stamp because of the cheeky expression on the dogs face.
This stamp was issued by Panama, in central America in 1967. The set is lovely and includes a cat, two roosters, two breeds of cattle, a pig and a horse so perhaps the theme was domestic animals of Panama. This is my favourite stamp because it looks most like my own dog.
This stamp was issued by the southeast Asian country of Cambodia in 1997. It is in a set with many other breeds of dog, all of them Asian in origin. This stamp shows off the mane that makes Pekes the true 'Lion Dog'.
Sadly I do not have any stamps of Australian Cattle Dogs. The breed is relatively new but already there have been a number of issues featuring them including this set released by Australia in 1980.
Here is the Maxicard for the ACD stamp.
I do believe that ACD puppies must be the cutest of all the dog breeds ^_~
This is the stamp from the 2008 issue entitled 'Working Dogs' and featuring other breeds of dogs that work in Australia including the Border Collie and German Shepherd.
I absolutely love this stamp. It also has a Maxicard but I haven't managed to get one yet. :(
Here are some Zazzle stamps I made with photos of my ACD Dexy.
Well that's all for dogs today. Next weeks theme is 'anything you wish'.