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Collins FDC Catalog


O2301 / Scott 2869A

Legends Of The West

Home on the Range

Collins Anecdotal Note 

The most important possession of the cowhand used in

working cattle was a Plains horse called a cow pony. Most of these rugged and spirited horses came from the open

range and were wild mustangs. In the late spring when the free roaming herds came down from the high mountain meadow pastures, cowboys rode the range to capture fresh mounts. These strong-willed horses would then be "broke" of their wildness and become valuable assets for tending the vast ranches raising western cattle. A First Day cancel from Wild Horse, Colorado obtained only by COLLINS makes this a special cover. A hand painted cachet shows mustangs at "Home on the Range". A Legend of the West.

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