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General Philatelic/Gen. Discussion : Collect Cow's Left Face

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Love & Peace
14 Sep 2021
07:17:30pm
We are just wondering are there any Stamp Specialists at StampoRama.
Are you a Stamp Specialist?
If yes, please specify Region, ERA or Topic.
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joesm
14 Sep 2021
09:50:28pm
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You will be amazed at what this group knows. Just ask a specific question, no matter how obscure, and one of these members will answer.

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Love & Peace
15 Sep 2021
07:46:32pm
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Thank you so much for the private and public messages. Yes, I will ask a specific question.
We heard that there are a few stamp collectors that collect cow stamp, but must be left side of cow's face. It's very strange, but interesting and unique.
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Does anyone collect cow's face (left side) ?
If yes, why left side of face?

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15 Sep 2021
07:55:16pm
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"Does anyone collect cow's face (left side) ?"



I have never heard of this.


I HAVE heard of collectors of COWS on stamps, but not JUST a cow's left profile!



Is this actually a collecting interest somewhere??

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15 Sep 2021
08:05:34pm
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Google; "left side of cow's face" and you may
be amazed at the ongoing discussions as to
whether a cow can be left hooved, or right hooved.
Or prefer to be milked on one particular side.

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15 Sep 2021
08:05:39pm
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Read it online some time last year I think.

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15 Sep 2021
08:18:01pm

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Cows can be particular as to who can milk them. My Grandfather had a couple of cows..how he loved them.

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15 Sep 2021
09:28:52pm
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When I had a dairy farm, we definitely had cows who preferred one side of the milking parlor to the other, which effectively dictates which side the milker approaches from.

Handedness (or "laterality" for other left vs. right preferences) has been studied in mammals, fish, and invertebrates, with some statistically significant results.
Cows tend to watch unfamiliar or potentially dangerous things primarily with their left eye, and familiar things with their right!
SO, theoretically, those left-profile cows were eyeballing the stranger taking their photo with that funky camera device!

There is also some research on guide dogs that shows laterality can affect compatibility with their "guidees", depending on which side of the person they prefer to walk. Some trainers actually use this as part of their criteria for pairing animals and people.


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16 Sep 2021
04:25:53am
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On July 30, 1974, a 25 cent stamp was issued on the occasion of the centenary of the association "Het Nederlandsche Rundvee-Stamboek".
The stamp, designed by Jaap Drupsteen, shows three BSE-free cattle.

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Collectors did funny things with them like this :

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Love & Peace
16 Sep 2021
07:14:17pm
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In our stamp club meeting, I asked if anyone collect stamps with cow's face (left side). Everyone were laughing. Someone thought it was a prank. He started to search for hidden cameras & microphones with excitement.

The meeting ended early since members couldn't stop laughing. I'm 100% sure that there are no one in French Polynesia collect stamps with cow's left side face, but I wonder who collect them? Does Cow's Face Left Side Stamp Club exist? I think it's amazing.

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17 Sep 2021
01:28:00am
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The first stamp I was able to come up with where the right side of the cow's face is visible is the USA's Nebraska statehood stamp from 1967, Scott #1328. Although it would appear that the cow pictured is actually a bull. Another stamp is the USA stamp for western cattle in a storm, Scott #292, from 1898 and the derivative stamp Scott #3209h from 1998. These stamps show multiple cattle from their right side, both cows and at least one bull.

I suspect that the original information regarding collecting stamps with a cow's left face was a prank though. However, it might actually make a fun single frame exhibit from a human interest topical perspective. A battle of the perspectives could be an organizing focus.

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17 Sep 2021
01:35:10am
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Hmm, doing a search on hipstamp.com using the search term "cow" yields an amazing number of stamps showing cows/bulls so there would be a significant number of candidate stamps!

There is even a publication available on Hipstamp that is a monograph on the sacred cows stamp issues of Bundi State which is one of the Indian States which issued postage stamps. This can easily get out of hand. Happy

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pigdoc
17 Sep 2021
08:31:46am
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Perhaps not surprisingly, I casually collect pigs on stamps.

In my job, I am frequently making presentations to stakeholders, and I use stamp images as a device to separate different sections of a presentation. These work well to prompt the audience that I'm pausing for them to interject or ask a question.

There is a very nice Vietnamese stamp showing Sus scrofa, a feral hog. And, there's a nice series of 5 Chinese stamps graphically depicting various management phases of swine production.

-Paul






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17 Sep 2021
05:17:23pm
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But onemust reference the original source of the cow depiction. Some stamps have flipped the orginal to put the left face as right, or the right face as left. More research may be required/s.

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