Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Postcard from the Scottish Highlands | A' Ghàidhealtachd

The celebrated 'Monarch of the Glen', the red deer stag is a Scottish icon. This species, the largest land mammal in Britain, is widespread throughout Scotland. In summer, red deer are, as the name suggests, a dark red or brown colour with a lighter underside, while in winter they adopt a darker brown or grey hide. The stag is distinguishable from the hind by its size and impressive antlers, which it sheds each spring.

From a set of two country definitives: the iconic Scottish thistle.

Country definitives, formerly known as regional postage stamps of Great Britain are the postage stamps issued for regions of the United Kingdom, reflecting the regional identity of the various countries and islands of the British isles.


Limner said...

I am still amazed at the power of a stamp.

Very nice blog.

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