20 Sep 2002

Horse Breeds

INTRODUCTION

On 20 September 2002, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Horse Breeds. The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Oleg Cojocaru. The printing was performed by Bundesdruckerei, Germany.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Vladimir
№ 443 | Vladimir

Vladimir

  • Michel Catalogue No: 443
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.32 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 250,000
The Vladimir Heavy Draft is a breed of draft horse which comes from Vladimir, in the former USSR, in Russia. It is a strong horse that is an all-around draft horse of medium size. Read more..
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Orlov Trotter
№ 444 | Orlov Trotter

Orlov Trotter

  • Michel Catalogue No: 444
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.32 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
The Orlov Trotter (also known as Orlov; Russian: орловский рысак) is a horse breed with a hereditary fast trot, noted for its outstanding speed and stamina. It is the most famous Russian horse. The breed was developed in Russia in the late 18th century by Count Alexei Orlov at his Khrenovskoy Stud farm near the town of Bobrov (Voronezh guberniya) . The Orlovs emerged as the result of crossing various European mares (primarily of English, Dutch, Mecklenburg, and Danish breeding) with Arabian stallions. Read more..
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Arabian
№ 445 | Arabian

Arabian

  • Michel Catalogue No: 445
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.32 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 10,000
The Arabian or Arab horse (Arabic: الحصان العربي ‎ [ ħisˤaːn ʕarabiː], DMG ḥiṣān ʿarabī) is a breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. It is also one of the oldest breeds, with archaeological evidence of horses in the Middle East that resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade, used to improve other breeds by adding speed, refinement, endurance, and strong bone. Today, Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horse. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: A Vladimir Horse at Work
№ 443-445 FDC | A Vladimir Horse at Work