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Posted 01/27/2020   10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add idebee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis). Protected beneficial animal.

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Posted 01/27/2020   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add idebee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This sheet is an interesting combination of a weasel, topical stamp collecting, and a dove! :-)
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She's not Minnie,nor Daisy : Maisy (stamps from 2006)

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Posted 01/27/2020   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uboatnut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
USA 2020 - first stamp in the 3rd issuance of the annual LUNAR NEW YEAR series. 2020 is the Year of the Rat.


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Posted 01/28/2020   12:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add idebee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, Uboatnut, thanks for the info. It's interesting to know that this is the 3rd issuance. But I am a little confused with the time of the previous 2 issuance. Looks like there are some overlaps?


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Posted 01/28/2020   12:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cheers, a mouse greeting from the Isle of Man. Drawing by Mary Cousins for the New Year. Partner stamp to the one on the previous page.

(Uboatnut, That mask, also seen on page 10 is indeed very pretty! Hi Idebee, The dove in your sheet is of course the mail pigeon, even carrying an envelope. K.)
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Posted 01/28/2020   03:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add idebee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cheddar! Cheers! :-)
Cheese and mice are really good combination!
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the main characters of the Hoffmann fairy tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" on stamps of the Donetsk Republic

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Posted 01/28/2020   05:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The same on Christmas 2018 issue from Guernsey



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Posted 01/28/2020   12:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add idebee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! It looks like there are still too many bad mice, and needs to be controlled. :-)



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But while ornithologists have long known that shrikes impale their prey, no one knew for certain how these songbirds managed to catch and kill relatively large vertebrates. A new analysis of high-speed video footage finally reveals the answer: They grasp mice by the neck with their pointed beak, pinch the spinal cord to induce paralysis, and then vigorously shake their prey with enough force to break its neck. Okay, then.

https://www.audubon.org/news/shrike...g-large-prey
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In the hunt, nice sheet!

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I received a greeting card from Canadian Post with this image last year. I heard that the Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a traditional must-see ballet play during Christmas. Is this a scene from the play ?
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Posted 01/28/2020   1:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uboatnut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
idebee:

The Lunar New Year (aka "Tet") series celebrates each of the twelve "Years" in the oriental calendar. The USPS started their commemorative stamp series in 1993 - the Year of the Rooster.

The 32 Rat stamp was actually the 4th in the series of 12 stamps and so was issued in 1996. The next Year of the Rat was 2008 (1996 + 12 = 2008). That's when the 37 Rat stamp was issued. Now in 2020, it's Rat time again (2008 + 12 = 2020).

If you're interested, I made a set of album pages that covers the three series, including the two full panes of 2005 and 2006. The pages are available as a free pdf download at http://www.thestampweb.com/albums.html. Scroll down to TOPICALS to find USA Lunar New Year. I am currently up-dating the pages to include the 2020 - 2031 issues. Either wait for the revised pages to appear on the site or PM me and I'll email you the enhanced pdf.

Here's an example of the pages:



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Mouse and cat from Czechoslovakia (1981) and Czech Republic (2000)

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