This is the third and final set in the cycle of postal values dedicated to animals living in our fields and forests. Designed by Belgian wildlife artist Johan de Crem, the stamps depict the following subjects:
The roe-deer (Réi)
The roe-deer is recognizable by its brown-red fur in summer and gray-brown fur in winter, it has an area of white fur on the buttocks. Only the male, called a buck, has antlers.
An animal that prefers the forest, the roe-deer nevertheless can adapt to different surroundings and one can sometimes encounter the animal in parks and even close to villages. Its preferred areas, however, remain the edges of forests and the prairies (undergrowth beneath stands of trees).
Nervous yet curious animals, the best time to encounter them is at dawn or dusk, most often at the edge of a forest. However, it is not unusual to see them in broad daylight near a highway or in the middle of a field.
|Price of the series:||2,80 + 0,50 = 3,30 €|
|Artwork:||Johan de Crem, Thoricourt (B)|
|Printing:||Multicoloured photogravure by the Imprimerie du Timbre, La Poste; Malines (B)|
|Size:||27.66 x 40.20 mm, 20 stamps per sheet|