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Bears On Stamps... Minus Polar Bears!

 
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Posted 11/21/2012   7:47 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
It seems polar bears have a thread here, but not "regular" bears! Here's one to start things off:

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Posted 11/22/2012   05:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wadmalatz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sun bear on 1901 North Borneo stamp


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Posted 11/22/2012   07:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are images of two se-tenant stamps depicting brown bears (Ursus arctos), designed by Swedish graphic artist Staffan Ullström (1949- ), engraved by Piotr Naszarkowski, and issued by Sweden on January 28, 1993, Scott Nos. 1922 & 1923, Facit Nos. 1773 & 1774.

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Posted 11/22/2012   10:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nells, this is the only non Polar bear, normal bear I can
find so far.

A Berlin Bear.



The Canadian Grizz is a real beauty.
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Posted 11/23/2012   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brown bear, definitive stamp designed by Finnish artist Pirkko Vahtero, combined engraved and lithography, and issued by Finland on August 30, 1989, Scott No. 719, Facit No. 1091.

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`Pulmonaria officinalis` - romanian name= `bear`s honey`
(another stamp from this set - `turkey`s snood` - see here:
https://www.stampcommunity.org/topi...28728#246464


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Posted 11/23/2012   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Anyone seriously interested in bears on stamps should checkout Terri Waddell's terrific site:

http://www.bearstamps.com/index.htm
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Posted 11/24/2012   07:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brown bear, designed after a photograph by B. Pettersson, engraved by Czeslaw Slania, and issued by Sweden on April 11, 1978, Scott No. 1234, Facit No. 1038.

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Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), printed by lithography, and issued by Russia on December 30, 1993 as one of a set of eight wildlife stamps, Scott No. 6189.

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Posted 11/26/2012   11:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love these, thanks. Bears is one of my topic areas so it's great to see them. I don't have a good scan program otherwise I would post some.
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Though this bear appears to be white, I'm pretty sure he's not polar. Simply Polish.

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Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), printed by lithography, and issued by Canada on January 18, 1989, Scott No. 1178.

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Brown bear (Ursus arctos), semi-postal stamp designed by Swedish artist Signe "Ham" Hammarsten-Jansson (1882-1970), engraved by Birger Ekholm, and issued by Finland on November 16, 1953 as one of a set of three stamps benefiting tuberculosis research, Scott No. B121.

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Brown bear, printed by photogravure, and issued by Bulgaria on Aproli 5, 1958, Scott No. 1008.

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