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Fishink Dog Stamp First Editions

January 27, 2012

Since Christmas I’ve been thinking about stamps quite a bit and also the act of sticking a piece of paper on another to make something else happen (ie to post a letter).  I decided to have a go at producing my own Fishink range of canine images.  I don’t know who looks more haughty, the dogs or the queen lol

So I got to thinking about other dog stamps that have been produced.  Here’s a few to highlight Animal Rescue saying ‘Adopt a shelter pet’ and some rather colourful offerings from Paraguay.

In 2008 the Royal Mail launched a series of stamps to celebrate the roles performed by working dogs in the UK.  It was then 100 years since the first British police dogs were introduced.  Another dog gets USA recognition for it’s devotion to the US Mail and then the Danish government tried to encourage it’s residents to clean up after their dogs.  Great idea but do we really need to see it on a stamp !

Offerings from Walt Disney and the UK’s very own Wallace and Gromit in a rather festive collection.

Some rather nice Russian stamps from 1965 and not to forget all the ones designed to celebrate the Chinese year of the dog.

And whilst we’re talking about Russia, there was a whole host of stamps produced inspired by Laika the Space Dog’s trip in Sputnik 2 in 1957.  Rumours have it that Laika died a few hours into the mission from overheating, when the booster rocket failed to separate from the spacecraft.  We’ll never be sure, but one thing we know for certain, the little stray made history by being the first dog in space !

There may be more animals in space soon as I’ve been creating some drawings, inspired by just that.  Watch this space !

All Comments welcome. All images copyright of  F I S H I N K.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. yosephvera permalink
    January 27, 2012 3:55 pm

    nice dog… errr. . . nice stamps too

    • January 27, 2012 4:03 pm

      Thanks Yoseph, Philately will get you everywhere (groan sorry couldn’t resist). Thanks for commenting.

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