25 February 2018

Sunday Stamps II - B

2017, Belarus

This badger stamp is from a series of "The Red Book of Mammals of Belarus" which is a collection of animals that are rare and/or endangered. The book is updated every 10 years with the latest edition being in 2015. Badgers have been on the endangered list for 25 years.

The M on the stamp designates it as airmail postcard abroad.

for the letter B - Belarus, badger (barsuk in Russian)


6 comments:

  1. Endangered in Belarus but being culled in England due their supposed link to bovine TB. My first memory of a badger was in a Rupert Bear cartoon strip in a newspaper when I was a boy.
    Beautiful stamp.

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  2. Belarus often issues stamps with endangered species, I do appreciate that. And this is a triple match of a B you have here, Belarus, badger, barsuk! Wow :D

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  3. To continue from Ana it might be a quadruple match for brock is the old English word for badger and why Beatrix Potter called her badger Mr Brock. Nice stamp showing those powerful claws.

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  4. This is my first stop this week, and I feel that this badger stamp will be my favorite!

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    1. I thought of you immediately when I first saw the stamp :)

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