Archive for the ‘flowers’ Tag
Artūrs has sent this beautiful FDC from Latvia, thank you! It was posted on December 12 in Rīga and arrived on December 15, 2016.
This 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 “Pansies” stamp set on the right was issued on March 2, 2015.
This marvelous cover from Germany was sent by Jann-Eric, thank you very much! It was posted in Norden and arrived on January 27, 2014.
The stamps on the left are part of the flower definitives series. The right stamp is part of the series “Tierkinder” (little animals) and was issued on January 2, 2014.
See also: #534 Germany 12/01/24
It was posted in Mosul on October 14 and arrived on November 12, 2012. On the back there are some more cancellations from October 16, 2012.
The attached mini-sheet depicts a bunch of flowers and was issued in 2012.
See also: #599 Iraq 12/10/08
It was posted in Ottawa on April 12 and arrived on April 25, 2012.
The four left stamps are part of the sets “Beneficial Insects”, which were issued on 12 October 2007 and on 19 October 2010. They commemorate the Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) and the Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus).
The two stamps on the right are part of the set Daylilies, which was issued on 1 March 2012.
See also: #286 Canada 10/02/??
Thank you, Viviana, for sending this nice cover! It was posted in Buenos Aires on April 8 and arrived on April 19, 2011.
The right stamp commemorates the Argentinan newspaper “El Cronista”.
The bottom stamp was issued on September 27, 2008. It is the UPAEP (Unión Postal de las Américas, España y Portugal, more info here) stamp and commemorates Argentina’s National Flower Festival. It depicts the flowers Gerbera, Gardenia, and Rose.
The four attached stamps are part of the set “Indigenous Flowers of Mauritius”, which was issued on April 9, 2009. They depict the flowers Myonima abovata, Crinum mauritianum, Bremeria landia, and Distephanus populifolius.
Thank you very much, Dao, for sending this nice cover from Hanoi, Vietnam! It was posted on September 15 and arrived on September 28, 2010.
The top left stamp commemorates the bicentenary of the birth of Frédérick Chopin (1810-1849), the stamp was issued on February 22, 2010. The bottom left stamp (issued July 23, 2010) commemorates the birth centenary of Tạ Quang Bửu (1910-1986), who was the first minister of Vietnam’s Ministry of Higher and Secondary Professional Education.
The top right stamp is part of a set, which was issued on August 1, 2009. It depicts the flower Enkianthus quinqueflorus. The last stamp depicts the floss silk flower (Ceiba chodatii (Hassl.) Ravenna), it was issued on October 25, 2008.
Jean Pierre sent me this nice cover from his trip to Jersey, thank you very much!
The cover was posted on May 21 and arrived on May 25, 2010. The attached stamps are part of the “wild flowers” definitive sets. They depict the flowers Bog Pimpernell (Anagallis tenella), Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa), and Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris).
On the left are three definitive stamps of the flower series and on the right there are three stamps of the mini-sheet issued on September 18, 2008, which commemorates the 80th birthday of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000).
It was issued on November 24, 2009. It has attached the Pahang issue of the mini-sheet series “State Definitive Series Special Collection”, which features all definitive Garden Flower stamps (originally issued on December 31, 2007) . The depicted flowers are from top left to bottom right: lotus (Nelumbium nelumbo), Hydrangea macrophylla, Hippeastrum reticulatum, Bougainvillea, Ipomoea indica, and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.
The top left stamp depicts the Buddhist temple Wat Rajabopit Sathitmahasimaram, the stamps below depict the flowers Utricularia bifida and Plumeria obtusa. The se-tenant stamps on the right commemorate the “50th Anniversary of Thailand-Turkey Diplomatic Relations”.
The top four stamps are of a 1960 set commemorating the spring flower festival in Istanbul. The bottom left two stamps were issued on July 10, 2007. They are part of a definitive series showing the 81 Turkish provinces. They depict the south-eastern province of Siirt. The bottom right stamp is the EUROPA stamp issued on May 9, 2008.
Eric wrote more on the stamps in this post of his blog.
Thank you for this beautiful cover!
Cover from Bosnia and Herzegovina, posted in Bihać on November 22, 2008.
Željko sent me this nice “flower” cover. He again used an envelope of the Croatian book club “Svijet Knjige” and attached three Bosnian stamps with flowers and plants. The left one has a face value of 0.80 convertible marks (KM) and depicts the widow flower Knautia travnicensis. It was issued in 2007. The middle stamp was issued in 1996 and depicts the bellflower species Campanula Hercegovina. It has a face value of 0.30 KM. The last stamp shows the cabbage Brassica oleracea var. capitata. It was issued in 2006 and has a face value of 0.40 KM.
Željko, thank you for this nice cover!