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Dogs That Have Gone Postal

August 11th, 2012

I was in the process of looking for something else and became sidetracked. What else is new?

I read an article that the U.S. Postal service is in the red — big time. Then, somehow, I ran across a stamp from another country and my search took a hard left turn.

This caused me to print a list of ALL the countries in the world. There are 196, if you count Taiwan (and many people do not), sovereign countries. I began a search by country. I was surprised, I was also forced to limit my goal.

My goal, you ask? To find postal stamps, issued by country, which had dogs on them.

I know this is not an earth-shattering goal as pertains to dogs, however, it was fun, enlightening, and I discovered some incredible stamps. Many are truly beautiful. Overall I found Poland to have a series that is/was wonderful, though there are a few individually issued stamps from other countries that I would love to enlarge and use as art-of-the-dog.

I found very few countries that did not have stamps with dogs on them, though I will admit I stopped perusing by country and chose these to be posted. I found a few I would not have expected to issue stamps, but did. I quickly came to the realization that I could not spend the time finding, nor had the space to publish, one stamp per country, thus limiting came into play.

I’ve decided to throw them onto this blog so that you may enjoy them, too. Here they are in alphabetical order by country name.

Boxer Afghanistan

Dachshund — Angola

Kelpie — Australia

Australian Cattle Dog, Beagle, Border collie — Australia

Spaniel – Belarus

Bouvier des Flandres — Belgium

St. Bernard — Benin

Schipperke — Bermuda

Bosnian Mountain Dog also known as Tornjak — Bosnia

Pointer — Bulgaria

Schipperke — Burundi

Mastiff — Cambodia

Karelian Bear dog, Nova Scotia duck trolling dog, Canadian Eskimo dog, Newfoundland — Canada — great stamps

Wirehaired Fox terrier — Cape Verde Islands

Staffordshire Terrier — Chad

Bavarian Hunting Dog — Czechoslovakia

Pick Up The Poop — Denmark

Wolfhound — Dhufar

Battersea Rescue, England

Schnauzer — Finland

sled dogs — Greenland (one of my favorites)

Border collie, Briard, Great Dane, Afghan — Grenada

Cairn terrier – Guinea (formerly French Guinea)

The Icelandic sheepdog. Other names, Icelandic Spitz Iceland Dog Íslenskur fjárhundur — Iceland

Celtic image of dog — Ireland

Akita — Japan

Sharplaninec (Macedonian Shepherd) — Macedonia

Setter and pointer – Monaco

Chocolate Labrador, German shepherd, Jack Russell terrier, Golden retriever, Huntaway — New Zealand

Border collie – New Zealand

Hound — Poland

Boston terrier — Republic of the Congo

Borzoi — Russia

сибирская лайка, “Siberian husky” — Ukraine

Owney the Postal dog (historical) — U.S.

French bulldog pup — Uzbekistan

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Comments

  1. From Sharon Williams, August 11, 2012:

    These are really great. I can see how you would be captivated for hours & hours. I would also like to have some as art work on my walls.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. From Brian Teausant, August 11, 2012:

    What a fantastic research project! Thank you making the images available, Susan.

  3. From Susan Overfield, August 11, 2012:

    I have lots more I filed away. Tiny islands, such as Tuvalu and Christmas Island, have some really nice ones. Who would have thought?

  4. From Karen, September 18, 2012:

    Oh my gosh. Its interesting to see which dogs some countries picked. You’re right, who would have thought!

  5. From Samir, October 27, 2012:

    You miss identified the Bosnian dog, its actually the Bosnian Mountain Dog also known as Tornjak.

  6. From Susan Overfield, October 28, 2012:

    Thanks for the correction on the Bosnian stamp. I’ve changed it.

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    Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know
    a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a
    linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

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  12. From Pedro Lambea, August 31, 2015:

    Hello, I saw your blog and I liked the mention of postage stamps from dogs.
    I collect this subject and if you are interested you can see my collection in http://sellosdeperros.blogspot.com.es/
    greetings from Spain.

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