Archive for the ‘orchids’ Category
This 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.
The attached stamp set was issued on October 9, 2003. The stamps depict a branch with leaves of the ylang-ylang tree (Cananga odorata) and a branch with flowers of the Flat-leaved Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia).
Patrik has sent this nice cover from Laos, thank you! It was posted in Luangprabang (ຫຼວງພຣະບາງ) on February 2 and arrived on February 10, 2015.
The left stamps are part of the set “Antiquity of Laos”, which was issued on January 3, 2009. The middle stamp is part of the “Orchids” stamp set (issued May 22, 2011) and depicts a flower of the Paphiopedilum barbigerum species.
The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the first Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over the Mekong. The sheet was issued on April 8, 2014.
See also: #861 Laos 14/10/07
This cover from Costa Rica was sent by Enrique, thank you! It was posted in San José on December 30, 2014 and arrived on January 12, 2015. Unfortunately there is no postmark on the cover (Enrique told me, when he had sent).
The stamp set on the top was issued on October 5, 2001. They depict the orchids Cattleya dowiana “Guaria turrialba” and Trichopilia sp. and commemorate the Costa Rican-Spain Stamp Exhibition in San José.
The bottom left stamp is part of a set (issued on December 1, 2014), which commemorates traditional dishes.
The last stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Costa Rican Comic Strips”, which was issued on June 15, 2011.
See also: #278 Costa Rica 10/02/18
The attached stamps are part of the set “The 100th Anniversary of Panama Republic”, which was issued in 2003. They commemorate the plants panama tree (Sterculia apetala) and the orchid Peristeria elata.
See also: #706 Panama 13/05/??
Arcadi sent me this nice postcard from Grenada, thank you! It was posted in St. George’s on July 1 and arrived on July 7, 2011.
The left stamp commemorates the Yellow-breasted Warbler (Seicercus montis). It is part of the definitives set issued by Grenada in 2000.
The third stamp is part of a set that was issued by Grenada in 2006. It commemorates the butterfly Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa).
See also: #367 Grenada 10/05/19
Hoang Viet Long sent me this beautiful cover from Vietnam, thank you! It was posted in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) on May 3 and arrived on May 10, 2013.
See also: #403 Vietnam 10/09/15
This nice FDC was sent to me by Ronaldo, thank you! It was posted in Belém on March 31 and arrived in Graz on April 19, 2010.
The FDC and stamp set is entitled “Série Relações Diplomáticas – Brasil e Tailândia – Bromélias, Orquídea e Arquitetura” (Diplomatic Relations Series – Brazil and Thailand – Bromelias, Orchids and Architecture). It was issued on April 17, 2009.
My first cover from Nicaragua arrived on February 26, 2010. It was posted 11 days before in San Marcos.
The attached 2009 stamps commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “Instituto Nicaragüense de Seguridad Social” (Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security). The right stamp depicts an orchid of the genus Phalaenopsis, the stamp is part of the orchids mini-sheet, which was issued on December 15, 1995.