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Anyone got any good scans of examples of stamps featuring pigs?
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New Year Pigs from Hong Kong:-
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I'm not sure if these count, but here are the UK Post & Go stamps that featured pigs:

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i like swiss pig stamp

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Bulgaria has one...
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I like this set.

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There are also a lot of "year of the pig" stamps, some real nice ones there.

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You could see if David Cameron has a collection ...

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There's a PRC set that I find morbidly interesting. From the 1960's I believe, part of their industrialization drive, the set shows the process of raising and processing swine. The sad face on the sow in front of an abbatoir... :? I know I have the stamps somewhere at home.
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There is an Australian one from a few years ago. Will to try find a picture.

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Tassie_Stamps wrote:There is an Australian one from a few years ago. Will to try find a picture.
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aethelwulf wrote:There's a PRC set that I find morbidly interesting. From the 1960's I believe, part of their industrialization drive, the set shows the process of raising and processing swine. The sad face on the sow in front of an abbatoir... :? I know I have the stamps somewhere at home.
I don't have the whole set but here are the three of them that I own:

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USA has had a couple - they are are called HORRRRGS over there I think? :)
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Well, we've had the sweet and cuddly but I wouldn't want to try to pat this one.

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Australia also had a prize winning pig on a set which I think was for the royal Shows. Unfortunately I don't have one to show.
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Here is another similarly mean looking individual.

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Here are some new Australian ones just out in the past month.

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Here are several stamps, all depicting Chinese year of the pig, from Bhutan, Ukraine, Thailand, Hong Kong and North Korea:

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In Laos, the Year of the Pig is called Pi Koun and it is celebrated during April 13-15, in the New Year Festival called Pi Mai. Here is a set issued on April 15, 2007 to celebrate the new year.

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I have more pig stamps, mainly in Chinese and Greek mythologies as well as other pig stamps. Will post them later.

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Here is Canada's Lunar New Year Issue for 2007:

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Every country that wants to sell stamps to Chinese collectors has a YEAR OF THE PIG stamp.

It wouldn't surprise me in Islamic countries (sand dunes) have some just to bilk collectors.
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One of the main characters in the Chinese classical novel “Journey to the West - Adventures of Monkey King" is a pig. Many stamps showing this novel were issued mainly by Chinese countries. Here I picked several of them depicting the pig:

Three of the stamps in this set depicting the pig:

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Here I scanned one stamp from the above set:

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From the 2005 GB Farm Animals set, showing the Saddleback breed:

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In 2010 GB issued a set for Europa - Children's Books, using Winnie the Pooh
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From Zimbabwe, one of the first set of definitives issued after independence, a (slightly blurry) warthog:

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fromdownunder wrote:
aethelwulf wrote:There's a PRC set that I find morbidly interesting. From the 1960's I believe, part of their industrialization drive, the set shows the process of raising and processing swine. The sad face on the sow in front of an abbatoir... :? I know I have the stamps somewhere at home.
I don't have the whole set but here are the three of them that I own:

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Pigs can fly...

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...and another flying Pig

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From https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/06/19/3784821.htm
F-111 'Pig' finds resting place in Darwin

By Clare Rawlinson

Darwin's Aviation Museum has become the resting place of one of the world's fastest combat aircraft - known as 'Pig'.

The retired F-111 was this week trucked up from Canberra in several parts and reassembled by Defence technicians at the Aviation Museum.

F-111 disposal manager Wing Commander Clive Wells said the plane was known as Pig for its long snout, and its ability to "get close and dirty".

"In all weather, night and day operations - it could get in there and hug the ground," he said.

"It was a pretty awesome aircraft to fly and flying it over twice the speed of sound as well."

One of around 35 F-111s, the plane was built for the US Airforce in 1969 and in 1972 it went to Vietnam.

"It served there until 1973 and within its first two months of operations in Vietnam it flew 44 combat missions - that's nearly a mission a day," Wing Commander Wells said.

"It returned to the US in 1979 and did a crash landing, and in 1982 it was resurrected, rebuilt and bought by Australia as one of four attrition aircraft."

A team of expert F-111 technicians worked to put the plane back together this week and today it is being moved under the hanger at the Aviation Museum.

President of the Aviation historical Society of the Northern Territory, Tony Simons, said it was a major attraction to add to the museum.

"Someone said to me when it turned up on Sunday that I looked like I had goose bumps on my arms, and you still do when you look at it - it's an absolute thrill," he said.

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Back in the late sixties there was a song with the chorus:

Oh, the F-111 it is a lovely plane
It flies at twice the speed of sound
And scatters bombs like rain
Its wings go back and forwards
It's the latest thing around
What a pity that it isn't safe
To take it off the ground.

The song referred to the problems they had with cracks in the wing mechanism. The wings would be extended for normal speed but pulled back when going supersonic.

OK! Moving on. Here's one from Albania from a farm animal set.

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Owls, sheep and now pigs... I love these forums!

Here is a big family from Bulgaria, from 1955 (it was issued in a series of farm animals):

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Possibly the the first pig later to land on Australian soil (or on the officer's table for that matter)

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Here is another one that surely ended up on a plate. Based on the dress of the hunter, possibly even before the Australian one.. :)

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And another fierce looking invidual, from Korea(?).

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These are also wild ones, not domestic (I think), because of their stripes. I have seen boars sometimes when hiking, and the babies always had stripes!

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There seem to be some pig revenue stamps too:

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I do not have an example but I would be very surprised if Samoa do not have pig stamps. The little fellas roam around the villages un-restrained until they become dinner. A very important part of the local diet.

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mari wrote:These are also wild ones, not domestic (I think), because of their stripes. I have seen boars sometimes when hiking, and the babies always had stripes!

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Here is one from the Pendjari animal reserve, Dahomey, 1969:

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On the left-hand stamp, Piglet - in the shadow of Pooh:

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Here are a couple of revenue items form Argentina. They are stamps intended to pay taxes for cattle transportation. You can read: "Animales vacunos, yeguarizos o porcinos" (Cows, horses or pigs).

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Mongolia issued this stamp of a piglet in 1982 as part of a set featuring young animals.

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A fierce looking pig, and an even fiercer looking human :D

From Togo, 1975

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Wild boar (Sus vittadus), issued by the Kingdom of Laos on September 7, 1970. Designed by Ky Phungchaleun and engraved by Roger Fenneteaux:

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Germany, Endangered Domesticated Animals of Germany, Issue: 01 Sept 2016, Minisheet

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Two piggies from Vietnam:
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