MUTE SWAN

(Cygnus olor)

Not included in Roberts 7 (does not exist in the wild in Southern Africa)

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Roberts VI / VII 98 / (  )
Clements 2000 27.0110
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
27-10

 

A large graceful bird (130 cm to 160 cm) originally found in central Europe and central Asia. Introduced to SA in the southern Cape it is probably now extinct as a feral population. Its main diet is aquatic plants but it also eats frogs, tadpoles and insects.

 

List of Stamps showing Mute Swan

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Afghanistan 1276 1662 1989 25a
Australia 0277 0247 1954 3d
Austria 2030 1849 1984 4s
Bahrain 0728   2003 100f
Belarus 0070 0045 1994 40r
Belarus 0087 0071 1994 400r
Belarus     1999 150000r
Bulgaria 2455 2474 1976 1s
China 3283 1906 1983 8f
China 3284 1907 1983 8f
Denmark 0292 0222 1935 5ore
Denmark 0829 0874 1986 2k80
Finland 0562  0465 1956 20m
Finland 0563  0466 1956 30m
Gambia 3656   2000 D5
Georgia 0122   1995 15k
Georgia 0135   1995 15k
Germany West 1616 0714 1972 60p+30p
Great Britain 1046  0755 1977 7p
Great Britain 1639  1426 1993 18p
Great Britain 1640  1427 1993 24p
Great Britain 1641  1428 1993 28p
Great Britain 1642  1429 1993 33p
Great Britain 1643  1430 1993 39p
Guernsey 0322  0309 1984 5p
Hong Kong     2001 $1.60
Hungary 3819   1987 4Ft
Isle of Man 0247  0235 1983 1
Isle of Man 0490  0478 1991 17p
Japan 1227  1128 1971 3y
Jersey 1137   2004 33p
Korea (North)  3622m 3863 1996 50ch
Macedonia 0065 Z 57 1994 1d
Moldova 0477   2003 40b
Moldova 0481m   2003 40b
Mongolia 0770 0795 1973 60m
Mongolia 1844 1873 1987 60m
Mongolia 1845 1875 1987 60m
Norway 1018b   1988 3k20
Poland 2864 2851 1983 8z
Rumania 3311 2438 1965 1le35
Rumania 3598 2724 1968 10b
Rumania 4285 3418 1977 1le
Russia 2063d 2310 1957 1r
San Marino 1513 1607 1995 750li
Somalia ms   1998 1000s
Sweden 0257a 0290 1942 20k
Ukraine 567m   2004 45k
United Nations (Geneva) 0197 0196 1991 90c
Western Australia 0001   1854 1d
Western Australia 0003   1854 4d
Western Australia 0004c   1854 1s
Western Australia 0015   1857 2d
Western Australia 0018   1857 6d
Western Australia 0025   1854 2d
Western Australia 0026   1854 4d
Western Australia 0028   1854 6d
Western Australia 0039   1861 2d
Western Australia 0056   1861 2d
Western Australia 0057   1861 6d
Western Australia 0061   1861 1s
Western Australia 0076   1861 1d
Western Australia 0077   1861 2d
Western Australia 0103   1861 1d
Western Australia 0104   1861 2d
Western Australia 0105   1861 4d