Thursday, 7 February 2008

Royal Mail


Dogs play an enormously useful role in many areas of life. The Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps to celebrate the roles performed by working dogs in the UK. It is 100 years since the first British police dogs were introduced.
Fighting crime, saving lives and making everyday tasks a little easier are part of the duties performed by thousands of the UK's working dogs.
Police dogs have been honoured with a stamp, as have assistance dogs, mountain rescue dogs, customs dogs, sheepdogs and guide dogs.
Assistance dogs have been specially trained to carry out a range of tasks including opening doors, switching on lights and posting letters.Police dogs are skilled at apprehending criminals, uncovering evidence, keeping unruly crowds under control, and sniffing out explosives and drugs. This is a beautiful issue that should appeal to collectors and dog lovers alike.

5 comments:

Flowerpot said...

What a wonderful collection - thanks for letting us nkow, ED. I will look out for them.

Winchester whisperer said...

That one looks like Belle...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

At last, dogs are being honoured with the dignity they deserve.

Crystal xx

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I am so glad the RM are at last honouring dogs.

VioletsVintage said...

I love this idea and long overdue.