Thursday, 30 December 2010

Romney Sheep, New Zealand

I'm quite fond of sheep postcards and have a precious little collection. I'm always looking for more, and New Zealand is an excellent source. :) Thank you so much for the swap, Phebe!

Info from the back of the card:

Romney Stud Sheep, New Zealand
These Romney sires are part of the central flock of the New Zealand Romney Depevelopment Group located on the magnificent rolling pastures of Wairunga Station in Hawke's Bay. This scene is typical of the sheep and pasture country which produces so much of New Zealand's famous lamb and wool. New Zealand's sheep population is of the order of 56 million.

The stamp is from a set of 2 Christmas stamps issued earlier this year, showing old New Zealand Christmas stamps. Brilliant! There's another, similar set of 5 stamps, too. Such a neat idea!

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