Archive for the ‘flora’ Tag

#1113 Ukraine 16/12/05

ukraine-161205This nice cover from Ukraine was sent by Basil, thank you! It was posted in Kiev on December 5 and arrived on December 12, 2016.

The stamp set on the right was issued on November 19, 2015. It commemorates the orchids Epipactis palustris, Cephalanthera rubra, and Ophrys taurica.

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#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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

#924 Comoros 15/04/15

Comoros 150415The post officers in Mutsamudu helped me to receive my first cover from the Union of the Comoros, thank you! The cover was posted on April 15 and arrived on April 27, 2015.

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).

#897 Monaco 15/02/11

Monaco 150211This beautiful cover from Monaco was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted on February 11 and arrived on February 13, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the set “Flora and Fauna of the Mediterranean”, which was issued on January 1, 2002. The stamps depict the blue thunbergia (Thunbergia grandiflora) and the great tit (Parus major).

The right stamp commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Monaco’s Membership of the United Nations. It was issued on May 28, 2013.

See also: #410 Monaco 10/09/28

#888 Japan 15/01/??

Japan 1501xxMakoto has sent this nice cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Nagareyama and arrived on January 12, 2015.

The stamp on the right is part of a set, which commemorates the 69th International Sports Festival in Nagasaki. The set was issued on September 12, 2014.

#887 Sri Lanka 14/11/11

Sri Lanka 141111Gayanth has sent this charming cover from Sri Lanka, thank you! It was posted in Piliyandala on November 11 and arrived on November 24, 2014.

The stamp set on the left is of a mini-sheet, which was issued on October 7, 2012. The stamps depict the common sunflower (Helianthus annuus), the binara flower (Exacum trinervium), the shoe flower (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), and the frangipani flower (Plumeria rubra).

The right stamp is part of a stamp set, which was issued on March 10, 2012. It depicts a guardstone at Rathanaprasadaya.

See also: #384 Sri Lanka 10/05/24

#862 Malaysia 14/10/??

Malaysia 1410xxThis amazing registered cover from Malaysia was sent by Randy, thank you! It was posted in Selangor and arrived on October 29, 2014.

The left stamp in the first row depicts the lizard Gonocephalus grandis. It is part of the set “Endangered Reptiles”, which was issued on September 28, 2005. The second stamp (part of the set “Protected Mammals”; issued July 27, 2005) commemorates the yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula). The next stamp depicts the leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus). It is the 2006 joint issue of Malaysia and Brunei. The next stamp is part of the set “Traditional Transportation” (issued on August 18, 2004) and depicts a rickshaw. The four stamps on the right are part of the set “Garden Flowers”, which was issued on July 1, 2010. The stamps depict the flowers Canna indica.

The stamp set in the second row (issued on June 28, 2003) depicts the islands and maps of Ligitan and Sipadan.

In the third row there is the stamp set “Pitcher Plants”, which was issued on April 6, 1996. It commemorates the plants Nepenthes sanguinea, N. macfarlanei, N. rajah, and N. lowii. The stamp on the right (issued on May 8, 1998) is part of a set that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

In the last row there is the stamp set, which commemorates the 2000 International Union of Forestry Research Organisations Conference in Kuala Lumpur. The set was issued on August 7, 2000. The stamp on the right is part of the 2010 “Garden Flowers” set too and commemorates the Indian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).

#855 South Africa 14/01/20

South Africa 140120Another nice cover from South Africa was sent by J.N., thank you! It was posted in Ladysmith on January 20 and arrived on January 27, 2014.

The top stamps are part of the “Flora” sets, which were issued in May 2001. They depict the black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata) and the tree pelargonium (Pelargonium cucullatum).

The bottom stamps depict the coral hind (Cephalopholis miniatus). They are part of the “Fishes” set, which was issued on November 1, 2000.

See also: #773 South Africa 14/01/11

#848 Congo Republic 14/08/22

Congo 140822My first cover from the Republic of the Congo was sent by Matthew, thank you very much! It was posted in Brazzaville on August 22 and arrived on October 6, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. It was issued on May 30, 1991, and depicts the ship Santa María.

The next stamp depicts the flower Strelitzia reginae. It is part of a set, which was issued on December 23, 1976. The middle stamp (issued May 5, 1980) commemorates the visit of Pope John Paul II.

The next stamp is part of the “Flowers” set (issued May 10, 1996) and depicts the cornflower (Centaurea cyanus). The right stamp commemorates the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It is part of a stamp set, which was issued on July 30, 1964.

#833 Burundi 14/07/16

Burundi 140716-2Another very nice cover from Burundi was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Bujumbura on July 16 and arrived on July 28, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the flowers set (issued on June 26, 1995) and depicts the African senna (Senna didymobotrya; Cassia was the former genus of the Senna species).

The middle stamp depicts the mushroom Russula meleagris. It is  part of the “Fungi” set, which was issued on September 30, 1992.

On the right there is a stamp of the “Whales” set, which commemorates the endangered blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus).

See also: #649 Burundi 13/03/30

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