Archive for the ‘flora’ Tag

#1314 Ethiopia 19/01/16

My mother has sent this postcard from Ethiopia, thank you! It was posted on January 16, 2019.

The left stamp depicts the Entoto Palace of emperor Menelik II. The next stamp depicts the Ethiopian house snake (Lamprophis erlangeri), the next two stamps depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki).

The bottom left stamp commemorates the shiny-leaf buckthorn (Rhamnus prinoides), and the next stamp Zoz Amba St. Georges monastery in Gonder.

 

#1303 Poland 20/10/19

Roman has sent this beautiful FDC from Poland, thank you! The cover was posted in Gdańsk on October 19, 2020 (the cancel is on the back), and arrived on October 28, 2020.

The stamps depict the field horsetail (Equisetum arvense) and the valerian (Valeriana officinalis).

See also: #1129 Poland 17/08/28

#1300 US Army/Germany 20/10/19

This interesting cover was sent by Kathy, thank you! It was posted at the Katterbach Kaserne, Germany on October 19 and arrived on November 18, 2020. The cover was delivered via US Army Postal service.

#1254 Germany 19/12/30

Here is an interesting cover from Germany, which was sent by Ulf, thank you! It was posted on December 30 and arrived on January 3, 2020.

The stamp on the right commemorates the 250 birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). The issue date of the stamp was January 2, so it was already used a few days before it got valid.

#1160 Fiji 18/04/26

This beautiful registered cover from Fiji was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Tavua on April 26, 2018.

The stamps are part of the set “Endangered Flora”, which was issued on April 26, 2012. The stamps depict the Lau Fan palm (Pritchardia thurstonii), the cycad Cycas seemannii, and the Fiji magnolia (Degeneria vitiensis).

#1148 Anguilla 18/02/12

This very nice registered cover from Anguilla was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in The Valley on February 12 and arrived on February 23, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the “Wildflowers” set, which was issued on September 12, 2009. It depicts the jimsonweed (Datura stramonium).

The right stamp is part of the set “40th Anniversary of the Anguilla Revolution“, which was issued on July 12, 2007. The stamp depicts Jeremiah Gumbs, one of the leaders of the secessionist movement.

#1126 Mauritius 17/10/09

On my trip to Mauritius I have posted this cover in Moka on October 9. It arrived on October 17, 2017.

The stamp is part of the 2016 set “Freshwater Flora”; it depicts a lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) flower.

#1123 Poland 17/09/18

This beautiful FDC from Poland was sent by Roman, thank you very much! It was posted in Gdańsk on September 18, 2017.

The FDC and stamps were issued on August 31, 2017.

#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.

#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

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