Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Dog's Life

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!

Ukrainian Homestead

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.

Transkei Peke

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.

Panama Peke

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.

Cambodge Peke

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.

Dogs of Australia

Here is the Maxicard for the ACD stamp.

Australian Cattle Dog Maxicard

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.

Australian Cattle Dog Rules

Australian Cattle Dog

Pet Poll

Are you a dog or a cat person? free polls 

Well that's all for dogs today. Next weeks theme is 'anything you wish'.

Sunday Stamps


  1. I also have the cow and the cats and birds from the Ukrainian series! Great to see the whole sheet :)

  2. Oh, I love dogs and cats stamps. I have a dog and prefer dogs although when it comes to my personality I'm a cat person so I don't know what to vote in the poll:)

  3. What a fine collection of dog stamps from around the world.

  4. It's wonderful for me to see the whole set of Ukrainian stamps together. Yes that is a thatched roof.
    The Australian stamps are great, and of course your own dog. :) Thanks for participating.

  5. just yesterday I saw in someone's album that Ukrainian sheet for swap...and loved it. Ukraine definitely has one of the loveliest stamps!

    The ones with the Australian dogs are gorgeous too!

  6. I have the cow and the window from the Ukraine set. I think it's great!

    You have a superb collection of dog stamps. I had no idea there would be so many or from such unlikely countries.

  7. Wow that is a great collection of pooches. I love the Ukrainian mini sheet I will have to look up the artist. The puppies are very cute on the Maxi card.

  8. What a great collection of dogs. But I really love that first sheet. (now I know what se-tenent means!)

  9. Great selection! the mini sheet is really cute and the maxi-card too.

  10. Had no idea so many dog stamps existed. Very nice.

  11. I like that Transkei stamp too, it's a work of art!

    I love pet stamps and have a few in my collection.

    Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

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  13. I love the Ukrainian Homestead set, fantastic!