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I know there are quite a number of "birders" and bird stamp collectors on this board. I have always loved owls but never really knew there were so many stamps with owls on them! This thread is dedicated to everybody that likes to collect owls on stamps.

I love the really beautiful stamps of owls and owls that are flying. Here is my very first stamp with a owl on it. :) Please add yours too. Maybe this thread can also be a swap/trade with other "owlers" :)

NORFOLK ISLAND 1984 owls issued

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A fine idea for a thread, but please keep the buying, selling and swapping to the appropriate fora. Thanks! :D

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ok no problem Mike thanks :)
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Here are a few U.S. owls from 1978.

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Here is one from Australia. Will post others from time to time.

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What a great topic to collect.

That Australian Barking Owl stamp is great !
I must look up who the artist was.... unless someone knows it off the top of their head :wink:

Looking foreward to seeing more Owls in this thread :D

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Skippy wrote:What a great topic to collect.

That Australian Barking Owl stamp is great !
I must look up who the artist was.... unless someone knows it off the top of their head :wink:

Looking foreward to seeing more Owls in this thread :D

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Here's Luxembourg's contribution :D

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NORFOLK ISLAND 1984 owls issued

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I love the second one in that set!

Here is another one from the US.

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wow great stamps guys! I saw one that was a scout cover with a owl on it. So far I only own the first one but keep them coming! I love the one from Australia Kevin!
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Alastair wrote:Here's Luxembourg's contribution :D

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These are very nice stamps!
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The Barn owl in flight from the GB 2003 commemorative set Birds of Prey

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I had a hoot of a time digging these out. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Here is one I just found, and it gave me practice in posting a photo. its from Germany.
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Dean,

Actually it's a Swiss stamp. :) :)
Very nice, anyway!

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Yes your right Alistair, I don't know why I wrote Germany.been a long day :roll:
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My brother-in-law just send me a huge box from England stuffed full of stamps, letters and post cards. I haven't gone through it all yet but I just came across this little owl and thought of this thread.

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This is the Snowy Owl, also known as the Arctic Owl or the Great White Owl. They are found in almost all areas north of the Arctic Circle but often visit further south.

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This stamp (SG6117) was in a set of three issued by Russia in 1990. I will show the Eagle Owl in a later posting.

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I don't have any Russian stamps with owls but I have this French stamp showing the Eagle owl (bubo bubo) which also has longish ears. :)

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Here is another I have just come across.Its from Korea and I'm sure its a 2009/10 issue

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I like these guys!

Does anybody know how to actually "see" a owl? I don't think I have actually seen an owl in the wild before!
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putnum wrote:I like these guys!

Does anybody know how to actually "see" a owl? I don't think I have actually seen an owl in the wild before!
Spotlighting is the most common method. Usually the location is picked up from the call of the bird but even then it can be near impossible to find the exact site. I have heard a bird call for hours during the night but each time I searched it appeared to have changed its location.

Movement is how you find most birds but the owls are generally so swift and silent you have to be very lucky.

If you know there is a bird in the area then try looking for droppings under the roosting site.

Three years ago the local birding group here in Canberra took a novice group through the National Botanic Gardens and the leader was astonished to find a Powerful Owl on the site. While these birds visit the area they are not common and had not been recorded in the NBG before. It stayed for about three weeks and was viewed and photographed by thousands. There are many web items recording the occasion but try this site for a brief description and some very nice photos. https://bioacoustics.cse.unsw.edu.au/archives/html/canberrabirds/2007-05/msg00128.html

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Some beautiful stamps here, a great thematics subject ! 8)
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I have been collecting Owls on Stamps for a few years now.
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Nice cover nightwatchman!

Thanks Kevin for the info!
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Here is a cover I just picked up.

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Two owls featured on that last Isle of Man cover, but this time from Alderney.

First the Barn Owl:

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and also the Long-eared Owl:

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KevinHedley wrote:Does anyone have a copy of the 56k featuring the Long-eared Owl?

Did you mean the 35K?

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KevinHedley wrote:Does anyone have a copy of the 56k featuring the Long-eared Owl?
Did you mean the 35K?
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I should have typed 55k because that is what the SG catalogue says, but 35 is certainly correct.

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A nice owl cover from the Jersey 2001 Birds of Prey issue

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Just checking through a box doing my ebay and came across this Owl Sheet from Turkey

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manfaefife wrote:Just checking through a box doing my ebay and came across this Owl Sheet from Turkey

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wow thats a nice sheet. Are you selling it by chance?
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Here is one I just found on the 'bay whilst looking at another item the seller has up for grabs...

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I have never seen one of these before and I live here! :shock: :? :lol:

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Here is another set of Barn Owls issued in 2006 by Fiji:

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putnum wrote:
manfaefife wrote:Just checking through a box doing my ebay and came across this Owl Sheet from Turkey

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wow thats a nice sheet. Are you selling it by chance?
The Owl sheet is winging its way to you Adam. Posted it this morning, hope you enjoy it.

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Many thanks manfaefife!
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2006 definitive Brown Hawk Owl from South Korea

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here's another Bubo Bubo or Eurasian Eagle Owl, I found this going through a box of mainly Swedish Covers.
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In 1995 Finland issued a Booklet for the Philatelic Exhibition There, Finlandia, here is the outer cover and the stamps.
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manfaefife wrote:In 1995 Finland issued a Booklet for the Philatelic Exhibition There, Finlandia, here is the outer cover and the stamps.
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As a small non-stamp comment....

I met the falconer (bird trainer) who trained the owls for the Harry Potter movies, and he said that "Without a doubt, owls are the stupidest birds he has ever worked with".
They are quiet , and have big eyes, so people think they are intelligent.....works for people too :lol:
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Another Barn Owl:

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There's been quite a few owls added to that absolutely gorgeous birds definitive set from Belgium in the last couple of years. Here's a few:
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We have the long-eared owl (asio otus) on the 40c, the boreal owl (aegolius funereus0 on the 10c and the little owl (athene noctua) on the 6c.
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Here are a couple from Canada. The 52 cent Burrowing Owl on the bottom left of the souvenir sheet is from September 8, 2008 and the 45 cent Eastern Screech Owl is from May 9, 1986.
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Very nice stamps guys thanks for sharing them. :)
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I am truly going to go broke! I didn't realize there were so many beautiful owl stamps out there. (This is what I've chosen for a "topical" collection. I think I have just one or two owl stamps now...)

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