Archive for the ‘flora’ Category

#1098 Canada 17/04/05

Michael has sent this charming cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in Stratford on April 5 and arrived on April 20, 2017.

The left stamp depicts the hortensia Hydrangea macrophylla.

 

#1089 Monaco 16/11/15

monaco-161115Here is another very nice cover that was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Monte Carlo on November 15 and arrived on November 17, 2016.

The left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the Mercantour National Park. It was issued on April 20, 2011 and depicts the Bertoloni columbine (Aquilegia bertolonii).

The middle stamp was issued on February 5, 2016. It commemorates the Princess Grace Rose Garden. The right stamp was issued on April 30, 2014. It commemorates the Evolution of Transportation.

#1084 Ethiopia 17/01/29

ethiopia-170129This amazing cover from Ethiopia was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Addis Ababa on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2017.

The left stamp commemorates the athlete Haile Gebrselassie (*1973). It is part of a set, which was issued on November 9, 2000. The second stamp is part of the set “Golden Jubilee of the African Union“, which was issued on March 19, 2013.

The next stamp is part of the “Churches” set, which was issued on June 9, 2011. It depicts the Zoz Amba St. George’s Monastery in Gondar. The next stamp depicts the plant Thymus achimperi. The stamp is part of the set “Medicinal Plants”, which was issued on April 10, 2012.

The two stamps on the right depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The smaller one is part of a set, which was issued on December 12, 2002 and the right one is part of a set, which was issued on June 19, 2000.

#1083 Uganda 17/01/23

uganda-170123Déo has sent this very nice cover from Uganda, thank you very much! It was posted on January 23 and arrived on February 1, 2017.

The stamp on the left depicts a Nile crocodile. The middle stamp depicts the banana plant (Musa sapientum). The right stamp commemorates the visit of Pope Francis to Uganda in November 2015.

#1075 Latvia 16/12/12

latvia-161212Artūrs has sent this beautiful FDC from Latvia, thank you! It was posted on December 12 in Rīga and arrived on December 15, 2016.

#1024 Poland 16/01/20

Poland 160120Roman has sent this beautiful cover from Poland, thank you! It was posted in Warsaw on January 20 and arrived on February 18, 2016.

On the left there is a postmark “Gdańsk 150220″ too.

The stamps depict the flowers Centaurea sp., Syringa sp., and Myosotis arvensis.

#1021 Croatia 15/07/17

Croatia 150717Freddy has sent this very nice cover from Croatia, thank you! It was posted in Dubrovnik on July 17 and arrived on July 21, 2015.

The stamps commemorate the orchid Ophrys dinarica.

Freddy added a postcard of Dubrovnik too: Croatia 150717card

#986 Sri Lanka 15/10/10

Sri Lanka 151010This very nice arimail cover from Sri Lanka was sent by Kisholi, thank you! It was posted in Moratuwa on October 10 and arrived on October 20, 2015.

The two stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Japan. The mini-sheet was issued on January 18, 2013.

#974 Liechtenstein 15/09/03

Liechtenstein 150903Here is another very nice cover from Liechtenstein, which was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on September 3 and arrived on September 7, 2015.

The left stamp depicts a painting of Eschen. It is part of the “Villages” set, which was issued on March 4, 1996.

The right stamp is part of the “Flowers” set, which was issued on June 1, 2015. It depicts an oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).

 

#973 Canada 15/08/28

Canada 150828This beautiful cover from Canada was sent by Mike, thank you very much! It was posted in Stratford on August 28 and arrived on September 4, 2015.

The stamp on the left commemorates the 100th anniversary of the “In Flanders Fields” poem by John McCrae. It was issued on May 3, 2015.

The “Pansies” stamp set on the right was issued on March 2, 2015.

#971 Germany 15/04/17

Germany 150417Jean Pierre has sent this nice cover from Germany, thank you! It was posted at the philatelic shop at the Berlin Zoological Garden on April 17 and arrived on April 20, 2015.

The stamp on the right depicts a Fachwerkhaus (timber-framed house) in Dinkelsbühl, which was built before 1600. The stamp was issued on December 6, 2012.

#970 Tonga 15/08/10

Tonga 150810-5This very nice cover from Tonga was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted in Nuku’alofa on August 10 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

The top left and bottom right stamp are part of the “Butterflies and Flowers” set, which was issued on September 6, 2013. The stamps commemorate the Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) sitting on a Tahitian gardenia (Gardenia taitensis) and a meadow argus (Junonia villida) sitting on an elder (Sambucus nigra).

The top right stamp is part of the set “Royal Baby – Prince George of Cambridge“, which was issued on August 30, 2013.

The bottom left stamp are part of the “Fungi” set, which was issued on September 8, 1997. They depict the anemone stinkhorn (Aseroe rubra) and the fungi Marasmiellus semiustus.

 

#965 United Nations New York 15/08/18

UN NY 150818Tristan has sent this very nice cover from the United Nations New York, thank you! It was posted on August 18 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

The two stamps on the left were issued on June 5, 2015. They are part of the set “World Heritage – South East Asia” and commemorate the Borobudur Temple Compounds in Indonesia and the city of Luang Prabang in Laos.

The top right stamp is part of the “Roses” definitive set, which was issued on February 6, 2009. The bottom right stamp was issued on May 7, 1993.

See also: #310 United Nations 10/03/22

#948 Cuba 15/02/24

Cuba 150224This beautiful cover from Cuba was sent by Ing. Modesto R. Garcia Castro, thank you! It was posted in Matanzas on February 24 and arrived on March 23, 2015.

The cover is a FDC of 2013, the stamps and cover depict some orchids. The stamp on the left was issued on January 17, 2013. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of relations between Cuba and Finland.

#944 Pitcairn Islands 15/06/11

Pitcairn Islands 150611This marvelous cover from the Pitcairn Islands was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was cancelled on June 11 and arrived on June 23, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Ship Landing Point, Bounty Bay”, which was issued on December 18, 2013.

The right stamp is part of a set, which was issued on June 12, 2014. It depicts the Yellow Purslane (Portulaca lutea).

See also: #281 Pitcairn Islands 10/02/08

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