Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Russian wild cat stamp: Pallas's Cat

Russian Wild Cat Stamp

This is clearly the season for me to receive amazing cat stamps from Postcrossing! This stamp came this week from Russia, riding on RU-3503703. I was so, so excited to receive this: I love any feline stamp, any time, but there is something really wild and compelling about this illustration. Also, alas - a lot of stamps from Russia are fairly boring, so this one really stood out.

I couldn't find out much about this stamp issue (anyone? anyone?), but I did find some basic information indicating it is from a Fauna of Russia: Wild Cats series, and this is Pallas's Cat, which is a fairly rare subspecies native to Central Asia. The photos make it look very similar to this stamp illustration: a very unusual-looking and very fluffy feline.

RU-3503703

It is fitting, of course, that the postcard image itself was a fun cat illustration, too. Thank you, Katia from Russia!

Hey U.S. Postal Service: how about a wild cats of the USA stamp issue?

6 comments:

  1. I think it says, "Alone in the city"...neat stamp.

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  2. Neat stamp! I second the idea for a wild cat stamp release from the USPS!

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    1. I can't believe we don't have one already! I would certainly buy up a whole slew of them.

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    2. They could create stamps of wild cats on the endangered species list...that would be a great way to go...build awareness and make great postage! ♥

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    3. Yes! Endangered wild cats, I love it! ♥

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