Environment/conservation

Mongolia Monday- Postage Stamps, Part 3: A Beautiful Set Of Wildlife Images

I ordered these to get the first stamp shown, but the whole set, uncanceled and in perfect condition, is so well-done that I wanted to share them all with you. I think that they are of interest not only because of their subjects, but as lovely little works of art. I wish I knew who the artist was.

Argali (Ovis ammon); the legs are a little short, but otherwise this is quite good; found in the high mountain zone and mountainous areas of the Gobi

Brown bear (Ursus arctos) : found in the northern mountains of Mongolia , which is the southernmost part of the taiga or boreal forest

Lynx (Lynx lynx); found in the taiga (forest zone)

Siberian marmot (Marmota sibirica); has undergone a tremendous population crash in recent decades; now exists in localized populations; found in the mountain forest steppe transition zone and the steppe

Moose (Alces alces), called "elk" in Europe: found in the taiga; same species as found in North America

Wild boar (Sus scrofa); found in the mountain forest steppe transition zone; a small population also inhabits the reed beds of Khar Us Nur

Wolf (Canis lupus); found in the taiga, mountain forest steppe and steppe

Next week, I’ll be featuring two Mongolian equids, the takhi and khulan.

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  1. Hello. a Hungarian graphic designer drew these stamps mongóliába. Kékesi László is his name. He was my grandfather, in 1993 dead.

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  2. I just googled his name and found this information: “Kekesi Laszlo (1919-1993), Márton’s working colleague, was a graphic artist, designer of stamps, artist painter, church painter and designer of stained glass windows. He is credited with the design of 250 Hungarian stamps and nearly 500 stamps of other countries.”

    http://www.sossi.org/articles/marton.htm

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  3. Thank you! Márton was a yes, my grandfather’s master and his friend, they resided in the same house. You may look at the work of the rest of the foreigners if you click on my name.
    (http://grafikusmuvesz.gportal.hu —> gallery/foreign country stamps)
    with a greeting from Hungary Atti

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