O6005 / Scott 5587
American Mammoth Jackstock Donkey
The Jackstock is a breed of North American donkey. They are descended from a large donkey imported to America in 1785. George Washington, Henry Clay and others bred these imports to provide large asses that could be used to produce strong work mules.
The individually hand painted cachet shows a mammoth Jackstock standing in an expansive pasture. The large stamp has a bullseye day of issue from Mount Vernon, Virginia, site of George Washington's extensive farm. In 1788 he began offering his jacks for breeding services.
The American Mammoth Jackstock is now ready. Collins #O6005 at $16.50.