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Can you imagine a country that is so proud of their sheep and sheepish heritage that they put a big old ram on their stamps?
This stamp is a 1979 issue from the Faroes. (click to biggify) Isn't he a handsome fellow?
In Faroese the name of the country, Føroyar, means "Sheep Islands".
07:10 AM | Permalink
Is this in Wales?
April 04, 2007 at 09:33 PM
Now I want a little cottage with a mossy roof.
March 29, 2007 at 12:39 PM
Such a nice lookin' fella!
Sigga Sif |
March 28, 2007 at 03:21 AM
what a good lookig fellow and interesting history
blogless sharon |
March 27, 2007 at 12:54 PM
Love the stamp! There is so much character in that face.
March 26, 2007 at 12:35 PM
You've been there, haven't you?... Now that is a destination well worth the trip. (Ferry ride, right?)
Amazing picture. So green!
Beth S. |
March 26, 2007 at 11:40 AM
I just love your blog. Your pictures are wonderful! Does it sound as if I am gushing?
I assume the sheep have a Scandanavian heritage. Aren't the Vikings a big part of their heritage?
Lynda Lagodney |
March 26, 2007 at 10:42 AM
I would be interested to know what if any shared ancestry the primitive breeds have. The characteristics of these guys seem very close the Icelandic and the ram certainly looks Shetland.
March 25, 2007 at 10:04 PM
and there's a very nice article in the NY Times about the Faeroes today www.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/travel/tmagazine/03well.faroes.t.html?ref=tmagazine
March 25, 2007 at 10:24 AM
And the moral of this stamp is, be proud of your sheep.
March 25, 2007 at 09:49 AM
A sheep like that must have represented a great deal to the people of the island. He was wealth, health and comfort all rolled into one.
March 25, 2007 at 09:03 AM
He's very handsome indeed.
March 25, 2007 at 07:39 AM
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