|2022: Year of the Tiger (Design - Ana Jaks)
For the Isle of Man born artist Ana Jaks the invitation to create a set of stamps for the island's Year of the Tiger was 'a dream come true'. The cancels on the FDC are actually metallic and I do love a gold cancel even though they don't scan as such.
It is the Year of the Water Tiger and Ana has incorporated that into her design as well as plum blossom. The combination of tiger and horse is because of their compatibility, a match made in heaven.
2022 will be a lucky year for the Ox and the Goat although the Tiger is an auspicious sign for all so a good year for everyone in varying degrees. I think we all need one of those.
|2002: Just So Stories (Illustrator - Izhar Chohen)
Not an auspicious time for the tiger cub in Rudyard Kipling's Just So Story of "The Beginning of the Armadillos" where a clever hedgehog and tortoise outwit a painted leopard cub and become a new species with its scales lying 'lipparty-lapperty'. (The story here)
|1975: Nature Protection (Design K Karmachurya)
Nepal has been very successful in increasing wild tiger numbers, the count in 2018 being 235. Much nicer to prowl in the wild than
|1961: Budapest Zoo (Design - Laszlo Kekesi)
behind bars but at least they will be safe from poachers.
Sunday Stamps theme this week is - Year of the Tiger - visit See It On A Postcard