Thursday, March 14, 2013

Deer Featured on U.S. Stamped Postal Card

First Day of Issue: March 8, 2013 - United States

The United States has issued a new Deer stamped postal card.

The silhouette of a deer now prances across Deer Stamped Card. A fanciful graphic of a golden deer, surrounded by gold and green cattails and grasses, captures the graceful look of an animal that is found in many countries around the world.

The white-tailed deer is the most common species of deer in the United States. Excellent runners and swimmers, whitetails can exceed speeds of 30 miles per hour when fleeing a predator.

In the 1800s, people on the frontier fashioned deerskins into jackets, clothing, and moccasins, and even traded the skins, known as buckskins, as a form of currency. As a result, a dollar bill is known as a “buck” to this day.

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