bugle horn and horse / 馬と角笛

February 4, 2014

1958Germany001

1 April 1958, Germany

The Chinese calendar had just turned the year of the Horse – so, I am still featuring more stamps with horse.

This German stamp is depicting the early postal service man on horse, who is blowing a bugle horn to ask if anyone has a letter to be delivered to a remote place.  The horn became an icon of the postal services.

あっと言う間に2月ですが、中国の暦も数日前に馬年になったところで、引きつづき馬の切手です。

このドイツの切手は、馬に乗った配達夫が角笛を吹いて近隣の人たちに「遠方に届ける手紙はありませんか〜」と呼びかける様子を描いています。この角笛は、初期の郵便事業の象徴でもありました。

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