Red letter day for rare breeds

ROYAL MAIL has produced a special set of stamps featuring illustrations of rare breed farm animals.

The stamps, which were launched on Tues (Dec 11), feature ten breeds in all including a heifer Shorthorn, Saddleback pigs and a Suffolk Punch mare and foal.

Julietta Edgar, head of Royal Mail‘s special stamp, said: “Our stamp programme has always striven to showcase the uniqueness of the UK‘s way of life.

“The farm animal stamps are the fifth set in the Royal Mail‘s animal series and demonstrate the diversity of the UK‘s farm animal rare breed population.”

The illustrations of the animals were created by Chris Wormwell, the award-winning creator of the children‘s book An Alphabet of Animals.

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