12 April 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 17

issued 2013  with a value of €0.58 (at the time of issue)
part of the series 'workhorses of our regions' in this case the Gironde region
but there is man working behind the horse as they make their way between the rows of vines which will eventually become Bordeaux wine. I'm not sure what the man is supposed to be doing, but he is diminutive compared to his working horse!

the graphic design is by Elodie Dumoulin

for people at work

also sharing with Sepia Saturday for horses (pure co-incidence, especially since I forgot!)

12 comments:

  1. The French La Poste does issue some lovely series.

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  2. Beautiful horse, I'd never thought of them being used in vineyards.

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  3. I think it's great that we use stamps to highlight different facets and events in our world.

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  4. I bet that horse would have a better life than the ones that pulled the coal carts. A good stamp find, thanks.

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  5. Horses at work always make interesting stamps sets. I haven't seen this one before - thanks for choosing it.

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  6. Nice stamp. Isn't the man ploughing?

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  7. It’s a lovely stamp.

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  8. Work horses are very much bigger than people!

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  9. Might have been a percheron...they are very large and were the most prevalent working horses in France. They have large feet and beautiful manes just like the horse on your card.

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  10. This scene makes me nostalgic to those days that I could watch my grandpa plow the ricefields. Only that, he had a water buffalo in front of him instead of a horse.

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  11. Great to see a horse pulling plow or whatever on a stamp...he's a beauty!

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