18 Sep 2008

Deer (Joint Issue Between Moldova and Kazakhstan)


INTRODUCTION

On 18 September 2008, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Deer (Joint Issue Between Moldova and Kazakhstan). The issue comprises two stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vladimir Melnic. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Sika Deer (Cervus Nippon)
№ 623 | Sika Deer (Cervus Nippon)

Sika Deer (Cervus Nippon)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 623
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The sika deer, Cervus nippon, also known as the spotted deer or the Japanese deer, is a species of deer native to much of East Asia, and introduced to various other parts of the world. Previously found from northern Vietnam in the south to the Russian Far East in the north, it is now uncommon in these areas, excluding Japan, where the species is overabundant. Its name comes from shika (鹿?), the Japanese word for 'deer'. Read more..
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Altai Wapiti or Maral (Cervus Elaphus Sibiricus)
№ 624 | Altai Wapiti or Maral (Cervus Elaphus Sibiricus)

Altai Wapiti or Maral (Cervus Elaphus Sibiricus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 624
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The Altai wapiti is a subspecies of Cervus canadensis (named 'elk' or 'wapiti' in North America) found in the forest hills of Southern Siberia, Northwestern Mongolia, and Northern Xinjiang province of China. It is different from the Tian Shan Wapiti in being smaller and paler in color. It has also been classified as Cervus elaphus sibirica, and is also known as the Altai maral, central maral deer, Siberian red deer, and Maral. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Sika Deer
№ 623-624 FDC | Sika Deer

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