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Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Abkazia

I thought that we would start with the newest stamp for Bernese Mountain Dogs from the local Russian state of Abkahzia. The economy of the former Soviet Union has continued to deteriorate and in an effort to generate income, the local states have started to issue topical stamps in the hopes that collectors will buy them and the government will not have to supply the associated postal services. Whatever the reason, this is a wonderful stamp to add to the Bernese collection. It was issued in 1998 and is still difficult to find.
Bernese Mountain Dog Abkhazia Stamp... $6.95 each
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Bernese Mountain Dog Abkhazia Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Bhutan

Isn't this the most delightful stamp from Ajman? Ajman is the smallest of the United Arab Emirates. It is immediately to the north of and mostly surrounded by Sharjah. Like most of the country, Ajman is in the process of changes which amount to a transformation. The central area is rapidly being modernized and it is clear that Ajman has no intention of being left behind the other Emirates. It is here that the Victory speedboats are built and Ajman is determined to enjoy a share of the United Arab Emirates' victories for itself.
Bernese Mountain Dog Ajman Stamp... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Ajman Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Bhutan

Bhutan is a tiny, landlocked country, squeezed between China and India, the two most populous countries. It takes its native name -- Druk Yul -- from the fierce storms that sweep down out of the Himalayan Mountains. Druk Yul means "land of the thunder dragon." Bhutan is the last surviving Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas and its deeply devout Buddhist culture bears a strong resemblance to that found in Tibet. Wary of foreign influence, Bhutan has full diplomatic ties with only 16 countries and sightseers were barred from the country until 1974. Even now, Bhutan limits the number of tourists to just 4,000 a year. Over the years, they have issued a number of stamps, but not with breeds of dogs until 1997.
Bernese Mountain Dog Bhutan Stamp... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Bhutan Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Dagestan

Dagestan is one of the republics of the former USSR. Located between the Caspian Sea on the East and Caucasus mountains on the West, it is probably one of the most attractive places in that part of the globe. Its area is close to that of Scotland. With population of just above 2 million people, Dagestan is the homeland to over 36 different nationalities, and each one of those nationalities has its own unique language. Such combination of languages, cultures, types of landscape and customs makes it a one of a kind place in the world. These days, however, Dagestan is going through the times of heavy unrest, both political and ethnical. In 1999, they issued a lovely set of dogs stamps including this Bernese Mountain Dog.
Bernese Mountain Dog Dagestan Stamp... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Dagestan Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Gabon

Gabon is in Africa and in 1996, they issued the most unusual set of stamps for dogs that I have seen in a long time. Each dog is artistically presented in a somewhat Art Deco fashion. The Bernese Mountain Dog is quite attractive. It was not so successful with some of the other breeds, unfortunately.
Bernese Mountain Dog Gabon Stamp... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Gabon Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Gambia

This Gambia baby can't be beat. What a wonderful portrait of a deserving breed. The stamp was issued in 1999 along with puppies from other breeds. The Gambia is a long and narrow country in West Africa that parallels and takes in both sides of the Gambia River. It is surrounded by Senegal on all sides, except on the Atlantic coast, and for this reason the two countries have a lot of ethnic and cultural ties. In contrast to Senegal, a former French colony, The Gambia was colonized by Britain and gained it's Independence on February 18, 1965.
Bernese Mountain Dog Gambia Stamp... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Gambia Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Guinea


Guinea is partial heir to the series of west African empires that, at their height before the arrival of the Europeans, cast significant political and commercial influence over many peoples from Guinea's Atlantic coast to the southern edge of the Sahara. The empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai spanned the period from about the 10th to the 15th centuries. French military penetration into the area began in the mid-19th century. Guinea became an independent republic in 1958.
Bernese Mountain Dog Guinea Stamp... $6.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Guinea Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Jewish Republic

Jewish Republic is another local Russian state near Siberia.
Bernese Mountain Dog Jewish Republic Stamp... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Jewish Republic Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Kalmekia Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Kalmekia

Kalmykia is a republic within the Russian Federation. The Kalmyks settled the Volga River region in the seventeenth century. A Mongol people, they were originally Buddhist in faith. Annexed to Russian in 1771, a Kalmyk Autonomous Province was created by the Bolsheviks in 1920. This was abolished during the Second World War, when, in common with many other ethnic minorities, the Kalmyks were deemed to have displayed insufficient enthusiasm for fighting for Communism. The customary mass deportations followed. An Autonomous Republic was re-established in 1958. This stamp was issued in 1999 but I have no information on who the model was. Notice that it is the same dog as shown below from the Kuril Islands.
Bernese Mountain Dog Kalmykia Stamp (left)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Kalmykia Stamp (left)
Bernese Mountain Dog Kalmykia Stamp (right)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Kalmykia Stamp (right)

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Kuril Islands

Notice that this apparently was the same model that was used for the Kalmykia stamp above, but this time, it is a strip of three attractive stamps issued in 1999. They are issued by the Kuril Islands which are a chain of 56 large and small volcanic islands in far eastern Russia, extening from northeastern Hokkaido Island in Japan to southern Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. The Kurils are heavily forested and contain many active volcanoes.
The Kurils were settled by both the Russians and Japanese in the 18th century.
In 1875 Japan ceded to Russia the nearby island of Sakhalin in exchange for full Japanese possession of the Kurils. The islands were returned to the USSR by an agreement reached at the Yalta Conference during World War II (1939-1945). After the war Japan maintained a claim to the southernmost islands, and the territorial dispute prohibited the countries from signing a peace treaty. That dispute has not been settled to this day.
Bernese Mountain Dog Kuril Islands Ministrip... $8.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Kuril Islands Ministrip

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Karakalphakia

Karakalpakia, now under the domain of Uzbekistan, is on the edge of the shrinking Aral Sea, which has recently revealed a shocking scale of environmentally induced disease. Women and children are most severely affected from the spread of pesticides and other pollutants as the lake - once the fourth largest in the world - has turned into a desert, its waters siphoned off to irrigate vast cotton fields and rice paddies in Central Asia. Over 20 per cent of the young women, aged 13-19, have kidney disease, and another 23 per cent suffer from thyroid dysfunctions. And many women have high levels of lead, zinc and strontium in their blood. Although the Aral Sea probably has less than 10 years of life left, if nothing is done to salvage what remains of it, the 1.1 million residents of Karakalpakia are under immediate health threats. If nothing is done to improve the health of the people we may be witnessing the end of another entire society as a result of human folly. This stamp was issued in 1999.
Bernese Mountain Dog Karakalpakia Stamp... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Karakalpakia Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Kyrgyzstan

Together with Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan forms a region known as Central Asia. The area of Kyrgyzstan is almost completely mountainous and is subject to major earthquakes. It declared its independence with the downfall of the Soviet Empire in 1991. They issued this wonderful stamp in 1999. This has to be one of the cutest stamps of any breed that has been issued in a long time.
Bernese Mountain Dog Kyrgyzstan Stamp 1... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Kyrgyzstan Stamp 1

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Kyrgyzstan

This is another stamp from Kyrgyzstan, issued, this time, in 2001.
Bernese Mountain Dog Kyrgyzstan Stamp 2... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Kyrgyzstan Stamp 2

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Laos

This is a much older stamp, put out by Laos 1986. I kept being convinced that it was not a Bernese Mountain Dog until I examined this slight enlargement and find that it really does have tan on the legs. These stamps used to be quite common, but are becoming more difficult to find all the time.
Laos is located in southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam. Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam all border Laos. Laos is slightly larger than Utah. The climate is tropical monsoon. Laos is a Communist state. They gained their independence from France on July 19, 1949. The government of Laos - one of the few remaining official Communist states - began decentralizing control and encouraging private enterprise in 1986. Laos is the world's third-largest illicit opium producer. It has a population of 5,777,180.
Bernese Mountain Dog Laos Stamp... $8.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Laos Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Monaco

A great duo from Monaco, Bernese Mountain dog and St.Bernard.
Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center. Monaco is located in western Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of France, near the border of Italy. It is about three times the size of The Mall in Washington DC. It has no natural resources and no natural hazards. It is the second smallest independent state in the world (after Holy See); almost entirely urban with a population of about 31,987. Its official language is French, with English, Italian and Monegasque. It is a constitutional monarchy. Its independence was in 1419 (beginning of the rule by the House of Grimaldi). The Chief of State: Prince RAINIER III (since 9 May 1949); Heir Apparent Prince ALBERT Alexandre Louis Pierre, son of the Monarch (born 14 March 1958). There are no elections, the monarchy is hereditary. Monaco does not have an embassy in the US.
Monaco-- SOLD OUT
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Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Netherland Anrtilles

The Netherland Antilles is a group of islands in the Caribbean. Once the center of the Caribbean slave trade, the island of Curacao was hard hit by the abolition of slavery in 1863. Its prosperity (and that of neighboring Aruba) was restored in the early 20th century with the construction of oil refineries to service the newly discovered Venezuelan oil fields. The island of Saint Maarten is shared with France; its northern portion is named Saint Martin and is part of Guadeloupe. This stamp was issued by the Netherlands-Antilles in 1995.
Bernese Mountain Dog Netherland Antilles Stamp... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Netherland Antilles Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Para Timor

Para Timor produced this lovely body pose and headstudy in 2000.
East Timor is an area of Indonesia that recently voted to become independent. There is much unrest still since the current government does not want to give up power.
Bernese Mountain Dog Para Timor Stamp... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Para Timor Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Sharjah

This stamp is from Sharjah, one of the United Arab Emirates. Apparently the Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the most appealing puppies around because different countries continue to issue wonderful puppy stamps with this breed. This stamp was issued in 2000.
Sharjah is the third largest of the seven states, which forms the United Arab Emirates that became fully independent in 1971. From that time, it has attracted attention -- first because of its oil reserves and its strategic location but now in addition to those, because of its program of economic and social development. In the last quarter of the twentieth century, the UAE has witnessed the creation of a truly modern welfare state. Education, health care and social services are available to all citizens. This darling puppy stamp was issued in 2000, the first time that Sharjah has issued dogs stamps since 1972.
Bernese Mountain Dog Sharjah Stamp... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Sharjah Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from St. Thomas

S.Tome E. Principe issued a set of stamps with a puppy, playing with a kitten on each one, in 1995. If you look closely, you can see the kitty playing on the rake near the dog's back leg.
Sao Tome E Principe was discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the islands' sugar-based economy gave way to coffee and cocoa in the 19th century - all grown with plantation slave labor, a form of which lingered into the 20th century. Although independence was achieved in 1975, democratic reforms were not instituted until the late 1980s. Though the first free elections were held in 1991, the political environment has been one of continued instability with frequent changes in leadership and coup attempts in 1995 and 2003. The recent discovery of oil in the Gulf of Guinea is likely to have a significant impact on the country's economy. Located in Western Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, straddling the Equator, west of Gabon. It is more than 5 times the size of Wahington, D.C. The climate is tropical; hot humid; one rainy season (October to May).
Bernese Mountain Dog S. Tome E Principe Stamp... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog S. Tome E Principe Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from St. Vincent & The Grenadines

St. Vincent & The Grenadines, in the Caribbean, put out this lovely headstudy in 1994 to commemorate the Year of the Dog.
Caribs were the first inhabitants of St. Vincent. Columbus marked the presence of the island on his third voyage in 1498, but didn't go ashore. The Caribs were tenacious, keeping the European conquistadors at bay longer than on any other island.
In 1787, Captain William Bligh set sail from England on the Bounty, bound for Tahiti. The purpose of the voyage, which ended in mutiny, was to collect breadfruit plants and transport them to St. Vincent for use as food for slaves. In 1793 Bligh eventually arrived in St. Vincent on another ship loaded with breadfruit seedlings. The fruit would make the island famous. To this day, bananas are the main export from the island.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines achieved independence in 1979. The islands have produced many stamps over the years, including this Australian Terrier from 1998.
Bernese Mountain Dog St. Vincent and the Grenadines Stamp... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog St. Vincent and the Grenadines Stamp

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Switzerland

The Bernese Mountain Dog was honored by Switzerland in 1983. Because it did not come as part of a set, it is nearly impossible to find now. I don't remember when I got this one copy, probably about ten years ago and I have not seen one since.
Switzerland -- NOT AVAILABLE

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Tanzania Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Tanzania

Tanzania put out these stamps in 1994 and 1996, respectively. I am not sure why Tanzania, in Africa would choose to honor the Bernese Mountain Dog twice, but I am glad that they did.
Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, is renowned for its magnificent wildlife, lakes, mountains, and scenery. The country boasts a wealth of natural attractions, including the famed Ngorongoro crater and the formidable Mount Kilimanjaro. It is also home to magnificent game reserves: Gombe Stream National Park, with its chimpanzee sanctuary; and the breathtaking plains of the Serengeti National Park, which hosts the annual migration of at least two million wildebeest with leopards and lions hot on their heels. Add to this the lovely beaches of the exotic islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia.
Bernese Mountain Dog Tanzania Stamp(left)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Tanzania Stamp(left)
Bernese Mountain Dog Tanzania Stamp(right)... $6.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Tanzania Stamp(right)

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Touva Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Touva

Touva (often spelled Tuva) is a country in the southern area of Siberia. It's a unique place with the landscapes ranging from the desert to the perma frost, and local fauna-from camels to reindeers. Touva is known as almost the only place in the world where shamanism, a very ancient religion, is preserved, kept and cultivated in its original form.
The republic of Touva lies at the upper reaches of the Siberian Yenisey River and forms a barrier between Russia and Mongolia. Since its independence from the former Soviet Union, Touva continues to struggle to work on the appropriate way to safeguard and develop its own identity and sovereignty going through the difficult changes from a command-orientated planned economy towards an open market economy. Like so many other former Russian states, the diversity of the people is starting to be felt as the original culture, traditions and religion are gaining more followers.
Both of the sets of stamps that these are from were issued in 1999. The one on the right might be a Greater Swiss Mtn Dog with its shorter coat.
Bernese Mountain Dog Touva Stamp(left)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Touva Stamp(left)
Bernese Mountain Dog Touva Stamp(right)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Touva Stamp(right)

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Tuvalu

Tuvalu is an island in the South Pacific and is also known as Nukulealea. In 1985, they issued a set of stamps with dogs on them to commemorate the artist, Gyula L. Vasarhelyi.
Tuvalu-- NOT AVAILABLE


Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Udmertia

This stamp was issued in 1999 by Udmurtia.
Udmurtia is approximately midway between Moscow to the Urals. Its land is a hilly wooden plain with numerous swamps, springs and rivers. Its climate is a bit too wet and not healthy. Summer is short, rainy and cool, autumn is very cloudy (often there are almost no sunny days from October till January), foggy and rainy. This not very friendly land was originally inhabited by Udmurts (or Votyaks). These peaceful and quiet Finnish people maintained their culture heritage there at least for five thousand years. Their religion is also ancient. They worship the God (called Inmar, The Highest Being) and His assistants governing various elements. With the desolution of the Soviet Union, Udmurtia became one of the local republics and as such they now issue stamps including this lovely Bernese.
Bernese Mountain Dog Udmurtia Stamp 1... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Udmurtia Stamp 1

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Udmurtia

This stamp was issued in 2002 by Udmurtia. For information on Udmurtia see stamp above.
Bernese Mountain Dog Udmurtia Stamp 2... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Udmurtia Stamp 2

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Yakutia

Yakutia is a third Russian local state to issue a Bernese Mountain Dog stamp and it couldn't be more attractive. The two puppies in a basket were issued in 1997 with a set of other puppies.
Most people know Yakutia from the game of Risk along with Kamchatka and Irikutz. Actually, Yakutia is the largest region in Siberia, known as Sasha-Yakutia.
Bernese Mountain Dog Yakutia Stamp... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Yakutia Stamp


Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheets

Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from Cambodia

In 1990, Cambodia issued a wonderful set of dog stamps that contained some of the consistantly nicest stamps for each of the breeds. The Souvenir Sheet was chosen to be the Bernese Mountain Dog and it is superbly executed. The expression on the dog, plus the artistic color contrast makes one of the nicer stamps available in any breed.
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Cambodia... $12.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Cambodia

Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from Benin

Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominant West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from Benin Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on Autust 1, 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military Governments ended in 1972 with the rise to powere of Mathieu KEREKOU and the establishment of a government based on Marxist-Leninist principles. A move to representative government began in 1989. Two years later, free elections ushered in former Prime Minister Nicephor SOGLO as presdent, marking the first successful transfer of power in Africa from a dictatorship to a democracy. KEREKOU was returned to power by elections held in 1996 and 2001, though some irregularities were alleged.
The climate is tropical, hot, humid in south; semiarid in north; mostly flat terrain with some hills and low mountains; they have some envronmental issues such as inadequate supplies of potable water, and poaching of wildlife. The official capital is Porto-Novo; Cotonou is the seat of government.
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Benin... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Benin

Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from Chuvashia

An awesome souvenir sheet of "All Bernese" puppies and adults.
Chuvashia borders both of Russia’s European and Asian regions along one of the major tributaries of the Volga River. Chuvashia’s hops production and the locals’ love of beer has earned the republic the nickname of "Russia’s Bavaria." Chuvash people are Turkish; strangely they are not Muslim but Christian orthodox. This wonderful mini-sheet of the Bernese Mountain Dog was just issued in 2001.
Chuvasia Minisheet-- SOLD OUT



Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from Grenada

Grenada put out this super souvenir sheet in 1997. I was tempted to do the enlargement of the wolf on the right, since it is so dynamic, but managed to resist. A beautiful piece of art work.
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Grenada... $12.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Grenada

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Guinea

This unique Souvenir Sheet was issued in 1999 by the Republic of Guinea. It is Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Guinea a very expensive sheet and the three individual stamps that were issued with it are even more dear. Guinea is partial heir to the series of west African empires that, at their height before the arrival of the Europeans, cast significant political and commercial influence over many peoples from Guinea's Atlantic coast to the southern edge of the Sahara. The empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai spanned the period from about the 10th to the 15th centuries. French military penetration into the area began in the mid-19th century. Guinea became an independent republic in 1958.
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Republic of Guinea... $12.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Republic of Guinea
Bernese Mountain Dog Republic of Guinea Stamp Alone... $6.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Republic of Guinea Stamp Alone

Bernese des Flandres stamp from Guinea

Bouvier des Flandres stamp from Guinea Guinea is partial heir to the series of west African empires that, at their height before the arrival of the Europeans, cast significant political and commercial influence over many peoples from Guinea's Atlantic coast to the southern edge of the Sahara. The empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai spanned the period from about the 10th to the 15th centuries. French military penetration into the area began in the mid-19th century. Guinea became an independent republic in 1958.
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet 2 from Republic of Guinea... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet 2 from Republic of Guinea


Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from Guyana

Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from Guyana Guyana is a little country, which lies on the North Eastern shoulder of South America near the equator. Said to be the legendary El Dorado, Guyana is the only English-speaking country located in South America. The name 'Guyana' is derived from an Amerindian word meaning; land of many waters - and indeed it is a land of many waters- with three mighty rivers and many tributaries, creeks and waterfalls.
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Guyana... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from Guyana


Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from St. Thomas

S.Tome E.Principe, put out this souvenir sheet in 1995. It is not very common, but not one of the best Bernese stamps either. I think that its major value lies in the fact that it is necessary to complete any Bernese stamp collection.
Sao Tome E Principe was discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the islands' sugar-based economy gave way to coffee and cocoa in the 19th century - all grown with plantation slave labor, a form of which lingered into the 20th century. Although independence was achieved in 1975, democratic reforms were not instituted until the late 1980s. Though the first free elections were held in 1991, the political environment has been one of continued instability with frequent changes in leadership and coup attempts in 1995 and 2003. The recent discovery of oil in the Gulf of Guinea is likely to have a significant impact on the country's economy. Located in Western Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, straddling the Equator, west of Gabon. It is more than 5 times the size of Wahington, D.C. The climate is tropical; hot humid; one rainy season (October to May). SPECIAL PRICE
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from S.Tome E. Principe... $4.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet from S.Tome E. Principe


Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from Liberia

Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from Liberia Liberia recently issued two new mini-sheets with dogs on them. This one is probably the nicest and it has a Bernese Mountain Dog in the lower right hand corner. The picture on the right is a detail of that stamp.
Liberia is an independent republic which lies on the on the bulge of Africa between Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast. The official language of Liberia is English but several local languages are more widely spoken. In 1980 a military coup overthrew the government and led to economic mismanagement and debt. A democratically elected government was elected in 1997; however, the war had severely damaged the economy through the loss of facilities and foreign investment.
Bernese Mountain Dog Minisheet from Liberia... $11.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Minisheet from Liberia


Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Mali

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Mali The Republic of Mali is landlocked in West Africa, straddling the Sahara, one of the poorest and most remote nations of the world. Mali issued this stamp of "Dogs of the World" in 1997 along with eight other breeds. It is designed to show the dogs on the lawn of an estate. It is not particularly rare, but the minisheet is very expensive.
Bernese Mountain Dog Minisheet from Mali... $12.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Minisheet from Mali
Bernese Mountain Dog Stamp Alone from Mali... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Stamp Alone from Mali


Bernese Mountain Dog 
souvenir sheet from St Vincent
Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from St Vincent This is one of my neatest new finds. So many stamps are issued with dogs in them, but because they are not listed as "dog stamps," they are very difficult to find. In 2000, St. Vincent issued a series of wonderful stamps showing famous paintings from the Prado Museum in Spain. This one is The Judgement of Solomon by Peter Paul Rubens. Solomon is holding up the baby in front of the two women who claim to be his mother and has declaired that the only solution is to cut the baby in half. In addition to the Greyhound in the center of the painting, there is a good image of a Bernese Mountain Dog type in the bottom right corner. To the right is a detail of that area.
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet 1 from St. Vincent and Grenadines... SOLD OUT

Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet from St. Vincent & The Grenadines

St. Vincent & The Grenadines put out this souvenir sheet in 1994. The dog on the bottom left is listed as a Bernese Mountain Dog. I am not sure where they got that idea, since it obviously makes a better Leonberger, but I include it for the purpose of showing the complete set.
Caribs were the first inhabitants of St. Vincent. Columbus marked the presence of the island on his third voyage in 1498, but didn't go ashore. The Caribs were tenacious, keeping the European conquistadors at bay longer than on any other island.
In 1787, Captain William Bligh set sail from England on the Bounty, bound for Tahiti. The purpose of the voyage, which ended in mutiny, was to collect breadfruit plants and transport them to St. Vincent for use as food for slaves. In 1793 Bligh eventually arrived in St. Vincent on another ship loaded with breadfruit seedlings. The fruit would make the island famous. To this day, bananas are the main export from the island.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines achieved independence in 1979. The islands have produced many stamps over the years, including this Bernese Mountain Dog from 1994..
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet 2 from St. Vincent and Grenadines... $6.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Souvenir Sheet 2 from St. Vincent and  Grenadines


Bernese Mountain Dog Envelopes

Bernese Mountain Dog Envelope from Monaco

Bernese Mountain Dog stamp from Monaco A wonderful First Day cover Envelope(2002) from Monaco. A rare find indeed. A chance to get the envelope and the stamp for the price of the envelope alone. The stamp alone is shown above in the stamp section.
Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center. Monaco is located in western Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of France, near the border of Italy. It is about three times the size of The Mall in Washington DC. It has no natural resources and no natural hazards. It is the second smallest independent state in the world (after Holy See); almost entirely urban with a population of about 31,987. Its official language is French, with English, Italian and Monegasque. It is a constitutional monarchy. Its independence was in 1419 (beginning of the rule by the House of Grimaldi). The Chief of State: Prince RAINIER III (since 9 May 1949); Heir Apparent Prince ALBERT Alexandre Louis Pierre, son of the Monarch (born 14 March 1958). There are no elections, the monarchy is hereditary. Monaco does not have an embassy in the US.
Bernese Mountain Dog Envelope from Monaco... SOLD OUT

Bernese Mountain Dog Envelope from Romania

Romania put out this First Day Cover envelope (1982 Bucharest)with the Bernese Mountain Dog (puppy) front and center on the envelope. Why they chose the Dalmatian stamps for their mailing, I haven't a clue. However, this is a rare find and a 'must have' for the Bernese collector. I have only ONE of these envelopes.
Romania is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea. between Bulgaria and Ukraine. It is slightly smaller than Oregon. The climate is temperate; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow and fog, sunny summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms. They have the following resources petroleum (reserves declining), timber, natural gas, coal, iron, ore, salt, arable land, hydropower. They also have natural hazards of earthquakes, most severe in south and southwest; Geologic structure and climate promote landslides. Environment current issues include soil erosion and degradation; water pollution; air pollution in south from industrial effluents; the capital is Bucharest.
Bernese Mountain Dog Envelope from Romania... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Envelope from Romania


Bernese Mountain Dog Cards

Bernese Mountain Dog souvenir sheet
Molassine "Dogs at Work" were issued by Vims-Pet in 1970. These are a series of 25 cards, the Bernese Mountain Dog is Card No. 11. The following is printed on the back of the card: "One of the oldest workers, the Bernese mountain dog and BERNER SONNERHUND was brought into Switzerland 2000 years ago by the Roman invaders. He was used then as now as a draught dog, drawing small carts for the weavers and dairymen. This dog, apart from his uses makes an ideal companion"
Bernese Mountain Dog Card 1 (Molassine,1970)... $6.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Card 1 (Molassine,1970)




Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Cards

Sorry, we don't have any complete sets of playing cards. These were from collections of antique cards and there is no way of knowing how old they are or where one might find more of them. They are certainly a part of Bernese Mountain Dog history.

Bernese Mountain Dog play card

Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 1... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 1

Bernese Mountain Dog playing card

Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 2... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 2

Bernese Mountain Dog playing card

Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 3... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 3

Bernese Mountain Dog playing card

Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 4... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 4

Bernese Mountain Dog playing card Korea

This is not a playing card. It is actually quite a bit larger and an artists rendition of the beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog. The card is from Korea.
Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 5... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Playing Card 5


Bernese Mountain Dog Cigar Bands

Bernese Mountain Dog cigar band

Bernese Mountain Dog Cigar Band... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Bernese Mountain Dog Cigar Band



* We can take visa/mc/disc or paypal, but they are first come first served, so let me know if you are interested.

Truly one of the cheapest unique treats for yourself or a friend (great for club trophies as well!)

* It is absolutely true that you will often find some of these stamps at very reasonable prices -- some can be had for under a dollar. On the other hand, if you add in the gas, hours, and hassles that it has taken to find them, you may find it easier to just get them from us while we have them :*) I don't always count on getting more in the near future. I get them when I can find them and the stock is not always constant.



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