Travel the World of Postage Stamps - 18th International Ornithological Congress - Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) - USSR, Soviet Union 1982 - Michel USSR 5184 - my hobby

Travel the World of Postage Stamps - 18th International Ornithological Congress - Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) - USSR, Soviet Union 1982 - Michel USSR 5184 - my hobby.

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Greetings friends!

My grandfather was born in Altai, this is a beautiful land, very rich in animal life. and many birds lived on numerous lakes, including Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus), which we see on a 10 kopeck postage stamp from series 8th International Ornithological Congress, issued in the USSR in 1982.

I lived most of my childhood with my grandparents. My grandfather, an avid hunter, taught me everything related to hunting.

Every evening we sat down by the coffee table on which the scales were installed and we rolled up the shotgun cartridges.

At the age of three, I already knew very well what weight of gunpowder is needed for each caliber of shot, what wads are needed for the casings and what is their sequence.

The only thing that was difficult for me then was to roll up the sleeves with a machine and calibrate them after packing, this was done by my grandfather.

Every year, my grandfather flew to his homeland, to Altai through Moscow, in order to replenish the stock of game for his parents, my great-grandmother and great-grandfather.

He was carrying a suitcase with him, which could hold one and a half thousand cartridges of a twelfth caliber. It was a very heavy suitcase.

During the season, he caught about two hundred heads of birds: ducks, waders, geese.

This allowed his parents to live a year, making canned poultry.

There were a lot of hunters like my grandfather in those days, and you can imagine how difficult it is to fight for the preservation of certain species of birds, but some peoples, in certain regions, will not be able to survive without hunting.

Necessity and entertainment will always be in the balance, and those who hunt for fun will always find an excuse, they say, it was urgently needed, lol.

Twenty years ago I fired the last shot at a pheasant, anymore, I'm not a hunter.

Let's take a look at this postage stamp.

Description of the postage stamp:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR, Soviet Union.
Subject: #Birds, #Nature, #Fauna, #Conferences, #USSR.
Series: 18th International Ornithological Congress.
Name: Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 10 USSR kopek.
Michel's USSR catalog code: 5184.
Episode release date: June 10, 1982.
Perforation: comb 12 x 12¼.
Postage stamp size: 30 x 42 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Circulation: 6,800,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.17 - $ 0.34.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.04 - $ 0.13.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR, Soviet Union.
Subject: #Birds, #Nature, #Fauna, #Conferences, #USSR.
Series: 18th International Ornithological Congress.
Name: Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 6 USSR kopek.
Michel's USSR catalog code: 5183.
Episode release date: June 10, 1982.
Perforation: comb 12 x 12¼.
Postage stamp size: 30 x 42 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Circulation: 6,900,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.17 - $ 0.34.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.04 - $ 0.13.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR, Soviet Union.
Subject: #Birds, #Nature, #Fauna, #Conferences, #USSR.
Series: 18th International Ornithological Congress.
Name: Steller's Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 4 USSR kopek.
Michel's USSR catalog code: 5182.
Episode release date: June 10, 1982.
Perforation: comb 12 x 12¼.
Postage stamp size: 30 x 42 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Circulation: 6,900,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.17 - $ 0.34.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.04 - $ 0.13.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp

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Previous postage stamp from this series and a link to its description:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR, Soviet Union.
Subject: #Birds, #Nature, #Fauna, #Conferences, #USSR.
Series: 18th International Ornithological Congress.
Name: Hooded Crane (Grus monacha).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 2 USSR kopek.
Michel's USSR catalog code: 5181.
Episode release date: June 10, 1982.
Perforation: comb 12 x 12¼.
Postage stamp size: 30 x 42 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Circulation: 9,000,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.18 - $ 0.32.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.03 - $ 0.12.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Clean postage stamp

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To be continued.

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You can see the development of the story of my postage stamp collection on my Leofinance blog

I edited a photo in the program PhotoDirector, which I also installed on my smartphone.

Author @barski
Ukraine

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