|On 20 June 2007, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Domestic Cats. The issue comprises four stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Iurie Palkov. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.|
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The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous mammal. It is often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply the cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and their ability to hunt vermin and household pests. Read more..
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The Siamese (Thai: วิเชียรมาศ, RTGS: Wichianmat, meaning 'moon diamond') is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Oriental cat. One of several breeds native to Thailand (formerly known as Siam), in the 20th century the Siamese cat became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America. The modern Siamese is characterized by blue almond-shaped eyes, a triangular head shape, large ears, an elongated, slender, and muscular body, and point coloration. TICA describes the breed as social, intelligent, and playful into adulthood, often enjoying a game of fetch. Siamese prefer to live in pairs or groups and also seek human interaction. Their Meezer nickname refers to their vocal nature. The Oriental cat was developed in order to expand the range of coat patterns while the Thai preserves a moderate head and body type. Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Siamese_%28cat%29', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
The Burmese (Thai: ศุภลักษณ์ RTGS: Suphalak meaning fortunate, beautiful, and splendid appearance) is a breed of domesticated cats split into two subgroups: the American Burmese and the British Burmese (and are not to be confused with 'Sacred Cat of Burma,' in respect of which, see Birman). Most modern Burmese are descendants of one female cat called Wong Mau, which was brought from Burma to America in 1930. Most cat registries do not recognize a split between the two groups, but those that do formally refer to the type developed by British cat breeders as the European Burmese. Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Burmese_%28cat%29', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)