Happy New Year 2021


28 August 1967, Austria
Centenary of Ried Fair, Champion Bull
design: A. Pilch / engrave: Alfred Nefe

A fresh new year has started. Here on the fringe of London, we are staying in tight lockdown and schools are closed for another 10 days. We hope that the worst is behind of us.

The Eastern zodiac animal of the year is the Ox – “generally referring to cows, bulls, or neutered types of the bovine family, such as common cattle or water buffalo” by wikipedia. In this wide definition, I have a number of stamps on the topic, and the first one is a non-neutered breeding bull.