flying pigeons


12 April 1954, Monaco
‘Pigeons released from mobile loft’
design and engraving: Raoul Serres

Following a Dove stamp from Switzerland, I pick up this from Monaco.  I did not know that people had this mobile Homing pigeon hut until seeing this stamp.  Pigeon keeping was popular from ancient times until the 1960’s, as they delivered communication materials. A Pigeon-Gram service even existed at the end of 18th century to the early 19th century.  Domestic pigeons also provided valuable manure for farmers – thus many beautiful Dovecotes still exist.


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