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Half Calf

Listed by: EidolonProfileContactLogbookNote
Type: request
Posted: April 17, 2020
Expiration: April 1, 2021
There are many animals out there that have babies that are "calves". Everyone knows about cows but there are so many more. Aardvark, antelope, bison, bongo, buffalo, camel, caribou, chamois, dolphin, dugong, eland, elephant, elephant seal, elk, gaur, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, hippopotamus, impala, kouprey, mammoth, manatee, moose, narwhal, okapi, oryx, ox, porpoise, red deer, reindeer, rhinoceros, tapir, vicuna, walrus, water buffalo, whale, wildebeest and yak. There may be others too, I stopped looking (and admit, I don't know a few of these animals). If you really want to stretch it, there are also glaciers and leg muscles.

What a great topic but there is a problem; when it comes to letterboxing, I almost never carve. It is just not something I enjoy doing so very seldom will do it. Knowing that I decided to plan ahead and try to accumulate some stamps for future use.

The point of all these "Calves" is for my son, who is known as Half Calf (he has a website at if you are interested). What I am hoping to acquire are 50-100 stamps that are "half calves". So what I mean is if you want to carve a cow, I only want the stamp to be "half of the calf". So you can just cut it off or put it partially behind a barn or a tree or a bush or whatever. The point is to only have "half animals" since they are "his" stamps and he is Half Calf.

The intended use for these stamps is that we have some fairly extensive travel plans all over the world (assuming all the plans fall into place, which is a lot of details) in next few years so intend to leave at least one in every country we visit. We also like the idea of leaving them in each state/province in the US/Canada as we travel around too. I figure the sooner I start trying to gather them, the better. Hence, this request.

I don't think it matters if there are duplicate animals but if you are interested please let me know so I can tell others who would like a "unique" animals to carve.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and for possibly being willing to help. There is a tracker set up if you want to take a look.