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A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course, Of Course... (Part 2)

 
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Posted 05/27/2019   6:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 32p value of Ireland's April 11, 1989 "Parks and Gardens" set of 4 stamps depicts a Connemara pony mare and foal grazing in Connemara National Park. The park is in the Connemara region of County Galway in the west of Ireland.

From Wikipedia, "County Galway in western Ireland, where the breed first became recognized as a distinct type, is a very harsh landscape, thus giving rise to a pony breed of hardy, strong individuals."

So perhaps we have to take the artist's depiction of the Park as lush "with a grain of salt."


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Edited by bookbndrbob - 05/27/2019 6:20 pm
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Posted 05/27/2019   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stamp and interesting history of the breed.
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Posted 05/27/2019   6:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks t360!

One of the attractions of sharing the images is that looking at the stamp raises questions. I wondered what horses were doing in a national park. So, I went to the Connemara National Park website, and it described the Flora and fauna of the Park, including the Connemara ponies. Educational bonus .
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Posted 06/02/2019   6:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
French Polynesia 1968


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Mongolia 1958


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How about an early postcard?


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This 1985 stamp of Brazil commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Farroupilha Revolution, or Ragamuffin War (1835-45) of that country. The painting of mounted secessionists was done by Brazilian modern realist Guido Mondin.

The uprising was caused by economic conditions. The state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the south, relied on internal trade, whereas the rest of the country was mainly dependent on exports of raw materials. The war came only 10 years after Brazil's independence.

From Wikipedia, "It is considered the longest and third bloodiest of the failed wars of secession in the Brazilian Empire." There were 20,000 deaths from this uprising. This is quite a large number of casualties considering there were 20,000 national soldiers fighting 14,000 rebel troops.

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A couple more American contributions.


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Another vintage post card. This from the Grand Canyon, Arizona Territory circa 1906. Starting down the Grand View Trail.


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US stamps from mid 20th century.






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