Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cats, Poland

I had some hard time in choosing the stamps for today....I have some ADORABLE cats and dogs' stamps, and I didnt know which ones to show...but in the end, the choice fell on these Polish felines..

I am a huge cats and dogs' lover...I have been one since I was the majority of pictures I have from when I was little, a dog or a cat is present too...i used to have a dog too, but someone had stolen him and unfortunately we never managed to find was an adorable Collie, or more popularly known as I have two cats which I absolutely adore, but still, i long for a dog least dogs are genuinely happy when they see you :)

as for today's stamps, this is a set of 10 Polish stamps issued in 1964. I dont have many details regarding them, but I can tell you that they are big-sized stamps (over 4cm x 5cm), that is, bigger than the usual, standard sized stamps...and from top to bottom, from left to right, this is what they represent (sorry for the disorder, but this was somewhat most convenient for the scan...)

50gr stamp - Siamese cat
1.55 zl  - European cat
2.50 zl  - European cat
6.50 zl - European cat
3.40 zl - Persian cat
40 gr - European cat
30 gr - European cat
90 gr - Persian cat
60 gr - European cat
1.35 zl - Persian cat

 Some additional info...the European cat is also known as the European short-hair and is said to have its origins in Sweden.
Persian catsis are a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and shortened muzzle. Its name refers to Persia, the former name of Iran, where similar cats are found. I love these coz they are so fluffy and chubby! Adorable!!
Unlike Persian, Siamese cats are not so attractive to least not all of them..probably coz of their face-shape and the big pointed-out ears. Makes them cold....The origins of the breed are unknown, but it is believed to be from Thailand, where they are referred to as 'moon diamonds'...

Hope you have a nice Sunday folks! Here we finally have some sun and some warm weather! (by warm I mean, 6 degrees...but it is lovely compared to all that snow and ice and freezing cold temperatures!)

for some more adorable companions, click on the button below...and if you dont have a pet, you can always adopt one and give them a chance for a new home and lots of mutual'd be surprised how much pets can change your life..


  1. Delightful! I do like cats but I am allergic to them. Thanks for participating.

  2. Lovely stamps, sorry to hear that your dog was stolen. That must have been very upsetting.

  3. I love all these cats, even the Siamese. I believe Siamese cats are more like dogs in behaviour though whether they are genuinely pleased to see you or not, I don't know. Ours is not Siamese but he does come to the door to greet us. I suppose he's hungry.

  4. A collection of fluffy cuddles. My friend was scared of Siamese cats and one of her neighbours had two that used to sit on the wall and watch her. She could feel the eyes on her and used to cross the road so as not to walk too close.

  5. Lovely cats on these stamps. I had two cats that were both very happy to see you and would always be at the door to greet you (and if guests were over, my last cat would aways rouse herself from her nap to go to the door and say goodby) But they are not as easy to walk as a dog!

  6. Oh my gosh these stamps are AMAZING! I love the art and the way the artist has captured their rather disdainful expressions. That's what I like about cats - one glance and you know your rightful place in the hierarchy of the universe! But yes, nothing beats a dog for a greeting. Both my dogs are quite vocal when I come home and it is very funny. Thank-you for sharing these wonderful stamps.

  7. I wonder what the collective name is for cats. You certainly have a fine lot here.