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Anyone out there with sheep on Stamps?

I have started a thematic collection of them even though we have 5000 real ones on our property.

Here is one from PNG.


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Hi Dale,

Do you have pictures of your real ones you can share? :mrgreen:

Here is one of a ram I have from 1991:

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Would be nice to see your sheep Wattsup!

There are many sheep near my home. I see them almost every time when I bike to work. It is march now, this month there will be many newborn lambs. So cute!

I found some nice stamps from Moldova with sheep and lambs.

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Hi everyone,

This is a picture of our Merino rams some have horns and some are polls.

This is when we had green grass many months ago.

Our rams are still with the ewes and we lamb in July when hopefiully we will have some green feed again

Thanks for the stamp pictures - Im sure there are many more out there.

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Some more from Ireland

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This one from the Banjo Paterson issue of 2014.

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Nice looking 'country' when it's green. The paddocks around here are only just starting to brown up.
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The Famous Macarthur Merino Stamp. It would have been more appropriate to acknowledge his wife's contribution to the sheep industry in Australia than Captain John's.

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Thanks Traralgon.

Yes the old swagman - the bane of all sheep farmers :lol:

Here's another one from Australia

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This one from Japan.

Some of these stylised ones look very much like goats

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Hi Dale, what a nice thread for a cool collection!!! :D

Here are several "Biblical" sheep:

"...and the wolf shall dwell with the lamb...", Isaiah, 11,6 - allegory of peace and stability used by the prophets of Israel. Issued on September 5, 1962 as one of a set of three stamps commemorating the New Jewish Year:

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Rachel, wife of Jacob, and a herd of sheep. Issued on August 8, 1977 for the New Jewish Year as one of a set of four stamps depicting "The Matriarchs of the Bible":

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Abraham and his son, Isaac and the ram from the verse: "...and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son", Genesis, 22, 13. Issued on August 22, 1978 for the New Jewish Year as one of a set of three stamps depicting "The Patriarchs of the Bible":

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"The annunciation of Sarah" by the Uruguayan painter José Gurvich, jointly issued on October 28, 2013 with Uruguay to mark 65 years of friendship between the two nations:

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A pair of sheep in front of Noah's ark, issued by Israel on May 14, 2008 to publicize the “Israel 2008” stamp exhibition:

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There are more "Biblical" and "Mythological" sheep in my collection :D Eli

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This stamp was issued in 1971 to recognize the wool industry.

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This may not be the kind of sheep you had in mind.
This is a Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep. Totally not domesticated.
This stamp was issued in 1982 and is a single from a booklet pane of 10.
Not the prettiest stamp.

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These are great sheep pictures so far!

Here is one of mountain goats from Canada:

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The last sheep stamp I have, here is one from Grenada Grenadines 1988 SYDEX Expo :D :

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Thanks Everyone

Eli - wasn't expecting those. Fantastic stamps - the Wolf and Sheep ones a bit scarey but.
Tacomabob - I have the Rocky Mountain Sheep in my collection too.
The Canadian Mountain goats look very similar

Heres one from Liban
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That could be our farm on your stamp as I definitely feel like Goofy somedays

Another more recent one from Australia

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The full set of 1934 Macarthur centenary stamps including the light and dark hills varieties of the 2d.
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Another sheep related series.Fortunately they dont shear them like this anymore.
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A Couple from New Zealand
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Some more New Zealand sheep stamps.

New Zealand currently has a sheep population of 30 million down from 60 million a few years ago. The Australian sheep population has fallen from almost 200 Million down to 74 million.
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This one from the former Russian state of Kyrgyzstan.

Sheep numbers in the former Soviet Union peaked at around 145 million. This population has fallen to around 22 million.
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The Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep has 2 distinct varieties. The one depicted which has a white body and dark face and belly, and a black bodied type with white belly and stripes over eyes
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A sheep stamp from Cuba showing the lifecycle of an internal parasite (worm). Haemonchus or Barbers Pole worm is quite deadly to sheep - it occurs in higher rainfall areas of Australia too.
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Some more New Zealand sheep stamps The Drysdale breed is a carpetwool sheep which was developed in New Zealand. It has very coarse and long wool and they are shorn twice a year
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This Australian stamp taken from the famous painting by Tom Roberts.
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All these breeds were developed in Australia. The Polwarth and Corriedale were bred from a Merino and British Long Wool cross.
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The 3 Varieties of the 5d Merino Ram: Perf 13*14, Perf 14*15 and 5 1/2d overprint
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A Couple of Australian Sheepdogs - We have 2 kelpies on our farm one brown and tan, the other black and tan.
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An earlier version of Waltzing Matilda stamps.

Why Australians are so fixated on Sheep Rustlers I dont know.
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A Couple of Stamps showing our Agricultural Shows. Sheep dog trials and shearing are both popular competitions
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This 1971 Australian stamp was part of an issue commemorating the Centenary of the Foundation of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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One from PRC

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1981 S.G. 3108, "Herding sheep on Tianshan Mountain."

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This one from Japan.

Some of these stylised ones look very much like goats

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Dale - possibly because (the OP's chosen thread header notwithstanding), the Chinese Zodiac year in question is more correctly known as the Year of the Goat or the Ram, AFAIK! But I guess one should just enjoy the nice stamps being shown, rather than get too pedantic. :)

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A pair of commercially used covers for the Merino Centenary 1997.

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Norm, that is one wrinkly ram I wouldn't like to have to shear it at all. Australia went through a phase in the late 1800's where rams like that one were very much in vogue. Droughts and flies soon sorted that out.
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traralgon3844 wrote:A pair of commercially used covers for the Merino Centenary 1997.

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The Peppin Merinos are the backbone of the merino industry in Australia today.
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Heres one from Lebanon
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Sheep were domesticated some 12,000 years ago in Mesopotamia - an area which would extend in to the northern reaches of Lebanon.
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This Irish Sheep on Cover for St.Patrick's Day.

St.Patrick's was kidnapped by Irish Pirates and taken to Ireland where he was enslaved and forced to shepherd sheep. He eventually escaped and returned to his family in Britain. Later he returned to Ireland as a Christian Missionary.
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This Irish Sheep on Cover for St.Patrick's Day.

St.Patrick's was kidnapped by Irish Pirates and taken to Ireland where he was enslaved and forced to shepherd sheep. He eventually escaped and returned to his family in Britain. Later he returned to Ireland as a Christian Missionary.
That is very interesting to know! Thanks for reminding me to wear green today :mrgreen:

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Shepherd and sheep at a pool, designed and engraved by Georges Bétemps, and issued by Mali on December 24, 1961, Scott No. 16.

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Here is an image of a stamp depicting grazing sheep near Mount Hermon, designed by Israeli graphic designers (and brothers) Gabriel Shamir (1909-1992) and Maxim Shamir (1910-1990), printed by photogravure, and issued by Israel on January 16, 1973, Scott No. 467.

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Merino ram, designed by Czech artist Emil Kotrba (1912-1983), combined engraved by Miloš Ondráček and photogravure, and issued by Czechoslovakia on August 28, 1976, Scott No. 2077.

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Merino ram, airmail stamp printed by typography, and issued by Brazil on October 10, 1948 to publicize the International Livestock Exhibition at Bagé, Scott No. C72.

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Here are images of a couple of stamps depicting a ewe and a lamb, printed by photogravure, and issued for use in Ifni on June 1, 1959, Scott Nos. 87 & B41.

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The Blackhead Persian (aka Swartkoppersie) is a fat-tailed breed of domestic sheep from Africa. Here is an image of a stamp depicting a Blackhead sheep, engraved and printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., Ltd., and issued for use in Somaliland Protectorate on September 15, 1953, Scott No. 135.

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Romney Marsh ram, designed by Falkland Islands artist George Roberts, engraved and printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., Ltd., and issued for use in Falkland Islands on January 2, 1933 as one of a set of twelve stamps commemorating the centenary of the permanent occupation of the islands as a British colony, Scott No. 65.

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The Bizet is a domesticated breed of sheep originating from France. It grows wool but is primarily raised for meat. In 1952, the Bizet was introduced on the Kerguelen archipelago, where it is utilized as food for the scientific station there. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Kerguelen Island sheep, featuring a Bizet ram's head, designed and engraved by Jacques Combet, and issued for use in French Southern and Antarctic Territories on January 1, 1989, Scott No. 149.

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Maori shearing a sheep, printed by photogravure (Harrison & Sons, Ltd.), and issued by New Zealand on November 3, 1958 as one of a set of three stamps commemorating the centenary of Hawkes Bay province, Scott No. 325.

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The Gute is a breed of domestic sheep native to the Swedish island of Gotland. Here is an image of a stamp depicting a Gute ram, designed after a photograph by C. Newton and engraved by Lars Sjööblom, and issued by Sweden on January 17, 1994, Scott No. 2055, Facit No. 1824.

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