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Free Vinland 1995 Year of the Pig set.


Free Vinland website wrote:The Free Vinland Republic, located on the island of New Vinland in the northern Atlantic, was originally settled by European and Occussian farmers, and became a colony of Occussi-Ambeno. It won independence in 1993. Today, it is a largely self-sufficient country, and pursues a policy of supporting human and animal rights worldaround, and not being over prolific in stamp issuing, unlike many other wallpaper publishers.

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Wikipedia wrote:The original Learned Pig was trained by a Scotsman Samuel Bisset, who ran a travelling novelty show. The idea of an "intellectual" animal was not new. A similar attraction known as "Marocco the thinking horse" (c.1586–c.1606) had been exhibited over a century earlier; there were also contemporary examples of the "horse of knowledge", exhibited for example at Astley's Amphitheatre. But performing horses were nothing unusual. No performing pigs are known to have been trained before.

The pig was shown with great success in Dublin. After Bisset's death the pig was taken over by a Mr Nicholson, who toured it in Britain. It was exhibited in Nottingham in 1784, coming to London in the following year. According to publicity at the time,


This entertaining and sagacious animal casts accounts by means of Typographical cards, in the same manner as a Printer composes, and by the same method sets down any capital or Surname, reckons the number of People present, tells by evoking on a Gentleman's Watch in company what is the Hour and Minutes; he likewise tells any Lady's Thoughts in company, and distinguishes all sorts of colours.

The show was a great success, and the pig later toured the provincial towns, returning to London later in the year and then moving on to the continent of Europe. After a career of four years a report stated that the pig died in 1788. However, a later report claimed that it had just returned from France following the revolution of 1789, and was ready to "discourse on the Feudal System, the Rights of Kings and the Destruction of the Bastille".

The phenomenon caused much comment. James Boswell recalls conversations with Samuel Johnson in which he joked about the pig's scholarship. Johnson never saw the pig. He died just before it came to London, but he commented on a report of its show in Nottingham. He suggested that "the pigs are a race unjustly calumniated. Pig has, it seems, not been wanting to man, but man to pig. We do not allow time for his education, we kill him at a year old."
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Hungary 1979 Year of the Child, 4 forint. SG 3292.

Hungary's (second!) set celebrating the International Year of the Child featured well-known children's stories.

The 4 forint value is the only porcine one in the set, and celebrates
The Three Little Pigs, in their conflict with a ravenous wolf. The wolf on this stamp looks very scary and prickly!

"The Three Little Pigs" is a fable about three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A Big Bad Wolf blows down the first two pigs' houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks. Printed versions date back to the 1840s, but the story itself is thought to be much older. The phrases used in the story, and the various morals drawn from it, have become embedded in Western culture. Many versions of The Three Little Pigs have been recreated and modified over the years, sometimes making the wolf a kind character.
Each exchange between wolf and pig features ringing proverbial phrases, namely:

"Little pig, little pig, let me come in."
"No, no, by the hair on my chinny chin chin."
"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in."
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You need the American Topical Association list:

https://americantopical.org/Checklist-Topics

Animals - Pigs / Hogs / Boars - List Number: 550 - Topic Count: 868 :)
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In the last year I posted many animal sets in the animals thread and the engraved thread. From them, I picked those show different pigs:

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Indonesia 1959 Boar.jpg

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Some pretty fierce animals!

Wild Boar in UK
"The current UK boar population is derived from captive animals that either escaped or were illegally released. An estimated 2,600 animals are now living wild in several breeding populations. The largest of these is in the Forest of Dean, but wild boar are also present in parts of South East and South West England, South East Wales and North West Scotland."

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In 2021, USPS will issue one as part of a set on Heritage Breeds (Mulefoot Hog).

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I've had this stamp for quite a few years, a penfriend from New Zealand sent it to me with a few others she'd received on her office mail.

French Polynesia : Scott #655 - variety
French Polynesia : Scott #655 - variety


I only noticed today that it does not have the "Cartor" printers imprint, after reading the footnote in the Scott C-F catalogue.

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1990 ST HELENA Farm ANIMALS Stamp
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Porky Pig - That's All Folks, 2001 USA 34c
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The 5th Anniversary of the Agrarian Reform Law - Issued on 26/03/1975.<br />Michel VN-S 590, Scott VN-S 512.
The 5th Anniversary of the Agrarian Reform Law - Issued on 26/03/1975.
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Farm Animals : British Saddleback pigs<br /><br />Value: First Class<br /><br />Issue date: 11 January 2005
Farm Animals : British Saddleback pigs

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Issue date: 11 January 2005
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Ahoj everyone!

I don't think these beauties have been posted yet.

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HONG KONG 1971 New Year Stamps - Year of the Pig SG 268-9

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South Africa 2007 Lunar Year of the Pig

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Pig is the twelfth animal in the Chinese Zodiac series, represented by the Chinese character 。 Chinese folklore says people born in the Year of Pig are honest and straightforward. The Pig is also a symbol of wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture. They are one of the cleverest animals too :D

1983 from PRC, original art by Han Meilin, stamps designed by Lu Tianjiao and engraved by Zhao Shunyi.

PRC stamp 1983 Year of Pig
PRC stamp 1983 Year of Pig

1983 from Taiwan

Taiwan stamp 1983? Year of Pig
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1995 Chinese Zodiac stamps for Year of Pig from various places:

1995 PRC – set of two, shows a handicraft pig and the Chinese character

PRC 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
PRC 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
PRC 1995 Year of Pig 2-2
PRC 1995 Year of Pig 2-2

1995 Macau

Macau 1995 Year of Pig
Macau 1995 Year of Pig

1995 Korea : a very lovely set of two :D

Korea 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
Korea 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
Korea 1995 Year of Pig 2-2
Korea 1995 Year of Pig 2-2

1995 Mongolia boars

Mongolia 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
Mongolia 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
Mongolia 1995 Year of Pig 2-2
Mongolia 1995 Year of Pig 2-2
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1995 Chinese Zodiac stamps for Year of Pig from a few SE countries and Oceania

1995 Vietnam , a colourful set of two :)

Vietnam 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
Vietnam 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
Vietnam 1995 Year of Pig 2-2
Vietnam 1995 Year of Pig 2-2

1995 Pilipinas

Philipines 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
Philipines 1995 Year of Pig 1-2
Philipines 1995 Year of Pig 2-2
Philipines 1995 Year of Pig 2-2

1995 Micronesia

Micronesia 1995 Year of Pig stamp sheetlet
Micronesia 1995 Year of Pig stamp sheetlet
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2007 and 2019 Year of Pig from Hong Kong…

2007 Stamp sheetlet showing a set of four:

Hong Kong 2007 Year of Pig SS
Hong Kong 2007 Year of Pig SS

2019 Stamps :

$2.0 Stamp depicts a pig made of festive red fabric embroidered with shiny sequins that add a festive ambience to the New Year. The background of the stamp is adorned with fragrant osmanthuses.

Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $2.0
Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $2.0

$3.7 Stamp showcases a pair of adorable wooden piglets in front of some blissful peach blossoms, denoting a happy couple and fulfilling life.

Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $3.7
Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $3.7

$4.9 Stamp showcases a cute and chubby ceramic piggy bank which is an icon of great fortune and blessing. The yellow lilies in the background symbolise good luck and prosperity, echoing with the wealth-building piggy bank to denote a fruitful and promising year ahead.

Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $4.9
Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $4.9

$5.0 Stamp delineates a vivid pig carved from a piece of clear emerald jade against a backdrop of orchids. The elegant orchid is regarded as one of the “Four Gentlemen” in plants, bringing peace and happiness to the New Year.

Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $5.0
Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $5.0

The 2019 $50 stamp sheetlet was printed on silk paper. It features a gold mother pig and piglets pendant, a traditional wedding gift as a token of blessing from seniors to wish the newlyweds a happy family with more offspring :D . The background is decorated with graceful and enchanting peonies, which are reputed to be the “King of Flowers” and signify good fortune and success.

Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $50 on silk paper
Hong Kong 2019 Year of Pig $50 on silk paper
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Two more boars on stamps :

From Magyar Posta: Wild Boar

Magyar Posta Sus Scrofa
Magyar Posta Sus Scrofa

From Rep di San Marino : Wild Boar Hunting in the XVI century

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San Marino Caccia Al Cinghiale
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A Panamanian Pig - vintage 1967
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Not strictly on a stamp, this piggy won a ribbon at the Show. :)


Norfolk Island 1985 agricultural show MS, with pig.
Norfolk Island 1985 agricultural show MS, with pig.
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The first stamp on this miniature sheet depicts a swineherd.

Stamps from Dominica Hans Christian Andersen 200th Anniversary Bicentenary of Birth Pigs Swineherd 7 September 2005
Stamps from Dominica Hans Christian Andersen 200th Anniversary Bicentenary of Birth Pigs Swineherd 7 September 2005
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The bottom left stamp features a piggy bank.

Stamps from United Nations New York Geneva Vienna World Health Day Sergio Baradat Pigs 6 April 2018
Stamps from United Nations New York Geneva Vienna World Health Day Sergio Baradat Pigs 6 April 2018
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The image in the upper right of the selvage depicts a pig.

Stamp from Mozambique Indian Painters Amrita Sher-Gil Pigs 30 October 2011
Stamp from Mozambique Indian Painters Amrita Sher-Gil Pigs 30 October 2011
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Germany † livestock breeds

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U.S.A. 2019 Year of the Boar forever stamp.
U.S.A. 2019 Year of the Boar forever stamp.
The Year of the Boar is the 12th and final stamp in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Boar begins on Feb. 5, 2019, and ends on Jan. 24, 2020. The stamp art depicts several bright pink peach blossoms on a branch. Peach blossoms, which often bloom just in time for Lunar New Year, mark the beginning of spring in Chinese culture. Artist Kam Mak created this original painting. Art director and stamp designer Ethel Kessler incorporated elements from the previous series of Lunar New Year stamps — Clarence Lee’s cut-paper design of a boar and the Chinese character for “boar,” drawn in grass-style calligraphy by Lau Bun — to create continuity between the series.
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