Alaskan Malamute Stamp

Alaskan Malamute Stamp Maximum Cards

Stock #: 430014
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Postmark: 1984 Sep-7
PM City: New York
PM State: NY
Stamp: 20c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
The vast frozen tundras of the north are home for the beautiful Alaskan Malamute. Sturdy and hard working creatures, these dogs bear the name of the Malamiut Eskimo tribe which has used them for centuries to haul their sleds over the snow and ice. This hardy breed of dog is noted for its stout build and a thick wooly coat with a distinctive mask of white and black. Although this working dog is known for its remarkable strength and endurance, the Alaskan Malamute's gentle and affectionate nature has made it one of America's favorite family pets. The Collie is another working dog which has gained favor with the American family. More than three centuries ago, the Collie was bred in Scotland to be an agile work dog to herd flocks of sheep. The modern Collie retains this herding instinct and has been known to watch over children at play and even retrieve youngsters which wander away from the group. A faithful and loyal dog, the Collie is protective of his master, family and home. In honor of these two favorite American dogs, the Postal Service issued the stamp featured on this Maximum Card