Archive for the ‘flowers’ 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.


#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.

#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.

#754 Germany 14/01/??

Germany 1401xxThis 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.

Germany 1401xx back

See also: #534 Germany 12/01/24

#604 Iraq 12/10/14

Another nice cover from Iraq was sent to me by Zakariya, thank you very much!

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

#569 Canada 12/04/12

Maryam sent me this nice cover from Canada, thank you!

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/??

#494 Argentina 11/04/08

Thank you, Viviana, for sending this nice cover! It was posted in Buenos Aires on April 8 and arrived on April 19, 2011.

The stamp set on the left commemorate the shells Trophon geversianus, Epitonium fabrizioi, Odontocymbiola magellanica, Calliostoma militaris. The stamps were issued on August 23, 2008.

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.

#416 Mauritius 10/09/03

David sent me this beautiful cover from Mauritius, thank you! It was posted on September 3 in Port Louis and arrived in Graz on September 20, 2010.

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.

#403 Vietnam 10/09/15

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.

#335 Jersey 10/05/21

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).

#243 Austria 09/02/04

austria-090204This registered Austrian cover was posted on February 4, 2009.

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).

#233 Malaysia 09/11/24

This beautiful Malaysian FDC was sent by Terence from Kuatan, thank you very much!

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.

#144 Thailand 09/01/15

Thailand 090115This nice cover from Thailand was sent to me by Leelas, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on January 15, 2009.

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”.

Turkey 08/11/10

turkey-081110This beautiful cover was sent to me by Ahmet from Pasaport/Izmir. It was posted on November 10, 2008.

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!

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