Postage stamps - Pink pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) - series 100th anniversary of the Moscow Zoo - USSR 1964 - Michel 2918 - my hobby

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Postage stamps - Pink pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) - series 100th anniversary of the Moscow Zoo - USSR 1964 - Michel 2918 - my hobby.

Greetings friends!

Any hobby is aimed at expanding our horizons, developing our skills, knowledge and talents.

Postage stamps are small pieces of paper on which history lives and they help us remember the days gone by.

In addition, the face value of postage stamps is an excellent indicator of currency inflation.

Hobbyists can be divided into three groups, those who dream of owning the subject of their hobby without outside thoughts, those who want to make a financial profit, and those who combine the first and the second.

Postage stamps allow you to change your views on hobbies over time.

There are postage stamps in my collection that need to be complemented with other postage stamps to complete the series.

And when this happens, there is a sense of accomplishment.

As you may have learned from previous posts, it is not always, very simple, to collect a complete series of stamps, since, often, postage stamps from the same series have different circulation.

You and I began, gradually, step by step, to collect a series of postage stamps, the release of which was timed to coincide with the centenary of the Moscow Zoo.

Today the time has come to add a fifth postage stamp to this series.

In total, there should be seven stamps in this series, but the maximum number of complete series is 3,000,000, the circulation of the first two stamps is 5 million. I think you understand that there are not so many lucky owners of full episodes.

So, the fifth postage stamp shows the Pink Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus).

This stamp was worth 10 kopecks, a lot of money at the time.

For 10 kopecks, I could get to the morning show at the cinema.

Three glasses of soda pop and one box of matches.

Half a loaf of bread and a glass of soda and syrup.

Five calls at the telephone booth.

Two bus rides. three trolley passes and, get your change.

10 kopecks, at the time, could give you some sense of freedom lol.

Pink pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) - series 100th anniversary of the Moscow Zoo.
This stamp is in denomination of 10 kopecks.
You can see this brand in the Michel catalog under the number 2918 and in the USSR brand catalog under the number 3052.
The artist who painted this stamp is A. Laptev.
Circulation: 4,000,000 copies.
Date of issue - June 18, 1964.
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Four postage stamps preceding this story.

Elk (Alces alces) - series 100th anniversary of the Moscow Zoo.
This stamp is in denomination of 6 kopecks.
You can see this brand in the Michel catalog under the number 2917 and in the USSR brand catalog under the number 3051.
The artist who painted this stamp is A. Laptev.
Circulation: 4,000,000 copies.
Date of issue - June 18, 1964.
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Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) - series 100th anniversary of the Moscow Zoo.
This stamp is in denomination of 4 kopecks.
You can see this brand in the Michel catalog under the number 2916 and in the USSR brand catalog under the number 3050.
The artist who painted this stamp is A. Laptev.
Circulation: 4,000,000 copies.
Date of issue - June 18, 1964.
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Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) - series 100th anniversary of the Moscow Zoo.
This stamp is in denomination of 2 kopecks.
You can see this brand in the Michel catalog under the number 2915 and in the USSR brand catalog under the number 3049.
The artist who painted this stamp is A. Laptev.
Circulation: 5,000,000 copies.
Date of issue - June 18, 1964.
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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) - series 100th anniversary of the Moscow Zoo.
This stamp is in denomination of 1 kopeck.
You can see this brand in the Michel catalog under the number 2914 and in the USSR brand catalog under the number 3048.
The artist who painted this stamp is A. Laptev.
Circulation: 5,000,000 copies.
Date of issue - June 18, 1964.
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There are already three postage stamps in our series.

To be continued.

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

Author @barski
Ukraine

For my publications, I do not use stock photographs, it is fundamentally important for me to use photographs that I have made with my own hands for publication and I can name them - authorial work.

For my publications, I do not use stock photographs, it is fundamentally important for me to use photographs that I have made with my own hands for publication and I can name them - authorial work.

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@barski, In my opinion in a way these Post Stamps are reflecting Old Peaceful and Natural Days. Stay blessed.

Thank you! Yes, these stamps remind me of my childhood and those experiences.

Welcome and good to know that.