Issue Date: 04/02/2014
Issue Name: British Working Horses - The Clydesdale
Producer: Buckingham Covers
"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man". Winston Churchill. The stunning cover features the 6 new Working Horses stamps from Royal Mail and has a "Clydesdale, Lanark" postmark, in honour of the Clydesdale Horse, and is available signed by President of the British Horse Society, Martin Clunes.
British Working Horses - The Clydesdale
The galloping horse on the front of this cover is the impressive sight of a huge Clydesdale, running free before it is harnessed and becomes one of the working horses like those we see on the stamps.
The Clydesdale is a breed of draught horse derived from the farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland. They were originally one of the smaller breeds, but through selective breedng over the centuries it is now one of the tallest breeds. They are still used for agriculture, logging and driving but are also shown and ridden. Some of the most famous members of the breed are the teams that make up the hitches of the Budweiser Clydesdales. These horses were first owned by the Budweiser Brewery at the end of Prohibition in the United States, and have since become an international symbol of both the breed and the brand.
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Martin Clunes OBE is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Martin Ellingham in the ITV drama series Doc Martin and Gary Strang in Men Behaving Badly.