Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Song Birds - Jankowski's Bunting (Emberiza jankowskii) - Soviet Union 1981 - Michel's USSR 5105 - my hobby

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Travel the World of Postage Stamps - Song Birds - Jankowski's Bunting (Emberiza jankowskii) - Soviet Union 1981 - Michel's USSR 5105 - my hobby.

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Greetings friends!

One day, early in the morning, my daughter and I went to the forest for mushrooms.

It was near the Chisinau-Orhei highway in Moldova.

We left the car on the side of the road.

To get to the pine forest that was visible on the hill, we had to go through a tobacco field, cross a stream and go through a meadow covered with morning dew, it was a real adventure, but if we decided to find mushrooms, there are no obstacles for this, lol ...

When we went down to the stream, our attention was attracted by a motley, gray bird, slightly larger than a starling, but smaller than a pigeon, which sang beautifully.

We stopped and listened to her.

But her song was cut short when she saw us and after that she flew away.

This is how our meeting with bird Jankowski's Bunting (Emberiza jankowskii) took place, which we can see on a postage stamp from a series of postage stamps Song Birds, issued in the USSR in 1981.

On a postage stamp, the bird looks brighter than in reality, but the postage stamp cannot convey the music that we heard that morning.

The denomination of the postage stamp is 15 kopecks of the USSR, which is exactly how much, at that time, it cost to travel by minibus.

These were terrible RAF minibuses and huge queues at the point of boarding this bus.

This postage stamp has received 5,900,000 copies in galleries.

Let's take a look at this postage stamp.

Information about this postage stamp:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Soviet Union, USSR.
Subject: # Birds, # Fauna, # Animals, # USSR.
Series: Song Birds.
Name: Jankowski's Bunting (Emberiza jankowskii).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 15 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's Tanzania catalog code: 5105.
Episode release date: August 20, 1981.
Perforation: comb 12½ x 12.
Postage stamp size: 42 x 30 mm.
Printing technology: Photogravure.
Circulation: 5,900,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.18 - $ 0.28.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.14.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Below, you will see previous postage stamps from this series and links to their descriptions:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Soviet Union, USSR.
Subject: # Birds, # Fauna, # Animals, # USSR.
Series: Song Birds.
Name: White-browed Tit-warbler (Leptopoecile sophiae).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 10 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's Tanzania catalog code: 5104.
Episode release date: August 20, 1981.
Perforation: comb 12½ x 12.
Postage stamp size: 30 x 42 mm.
Printing technology: Photogravure.
Circulation: 6,900,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.18 - $ 0.28.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.14.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: Soviet Union, USSR.
Subject: # Birds, # Fauna, # Animals, # USSR.
Series: Song Birds.
Name: White-browed Tit-warbler (Leptopoecile sophiae).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 6 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's Tanzania catalog code: 5103.
Episode release date: August 20, 1981.
Perforation: comb 12¼ x 12.
Postage stamp size: 42 x 30 mm.
Printing technology: Photogravure.
Circulation: 8,400,000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.15 - $ 0.22.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.04 - $ 0.11.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled 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.

Author @barski

Ukraine

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