US 2021 Cotton Patch Goose : Heritage Breeds 55c. Scott. 5588


US 2021 Cotton Patch Goose : Heritage Breeds 55c. Scott. 5588


Series: Heritage Breeds (2021)

Stamp details: Cotton Patch Goose

Issued date: 17-05-2021 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 55c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Pane of 20

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Mount Vernon, Virginia

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5588
Michel (Germany): 5821BA
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5430
Unificato (Italy): 5970A

Designers: Zack Bryant (designer) ; Aliza Eliazarov (photographer)

Dimensions (height x width):
39.75mm x 31.25mm

Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Print Method: Offset, Flexographic

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 10

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Bird, Goose, Poultry

Total print: 2,500,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamp from 'block of 10'

Face value US$0.55 on day of issue.

Description:- The Cotton Patch is a breed of domestic goose originating in the Southern United States. It is so named because it traditionally was used to weed fields of cotton, corn, and other crops. Up until the 1950s, Cotton Patch geese were customarily kept on rural Southern homesteads and farms as multi-purpose poultry used for weeding, meat, eggs, down, and grease. Their grazing kept fields clear of crabgrass and other weeds, while leaving crops unharmed and reducing the amount of manual labor necessary. After the mid-20th century, herbicides almost entirely replaced weeding on American farms, and the Cotton Patch goose declined in concert. Considered critically endangered by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities, and the American Poultry Association, it has largely disappeared from the Southern farms where it was once common. It is also included in Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste, a catalog of heritage foods in danger of extinction.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_Patch_goose