What we collect!
Stamporama Discussion Board Logo
For People Who Love To Talk About Stamps


85 visitors online

Oceania/Australia : 1934 Australia Merino Sheep

AuthorPostings
Winedrinker
Members Picture
11 Jun 2017
04:28:15pm
Image Not Found

Continuing a Merino sheep discussion that was left off in another thread Wherein Rob1956 posted a nice picture of Merino sheep stamps that came after 1934, featuring the same sheep design as the 1934 -- not counting the frame.

There is much to love about these stamps that mark the death centenary of John Mccarthur (founder of Australian sheep farming). The design is solid. I particularly like the ram/horns on the left and right top frames. And the ram itself is noble and solid, as solid as the hills behind.

Stanley Gibbons properly distinguishes the "light hills" stamp (SG 150) from the "dark hills" (SG 150a), while Scott curiously does not note the variety. So sad.

Merino wool is all about softness, the result of the wool fibers having a small diameter. Fine wool has a diameter of less than 22 microns, and superfine and ultrafine Merino wool has a diameter of less than 15 microns. Which would allow for wool underwear without an itch.

Classic Australia stamps are hard to beat.

Cheers!
Eric


EDIT: My apologies, Scott does indeed note the variety -- 147a. I need to update the album page. sigh.



Like 
3 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.
        
Please Note:
Postings that were loaded from the old Discussion Board cannot be edited.

Contact Webmaster | Visitors Online | Unsubscribe Emails


This site is provided by Roy Lingen at www.buckacover.com

User Agreement

Copyright © 2019 Stamporama.com