Monday, December 28, 2009

National Emblems - Joint Issue - Canada & Thailand

This Miniature sheet was issued on 4th October, 2003 by Canada. This issue was released in a joint cooperation along with Thailand commerating the Bangkok International Philatelic Exhibition held in 2003.

The stamps shows the National Emblems of these countries. The Maple Leaf is the National Emblem of Canada and Cassia Fistula is of Thailand.

2000 - Acer Saccharum - Maple Leaf
2001 - Cassia Fistula - Golden Shower
2001b - Miniature Sheet

This Miniature sheet was issued on 4th October, 2003 by Thailand for the same joint issue above.

2090a - Cassia Fistula
2090b - Maple Leaves
2090c - Miniature Sheet

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Peony Flower Festival from Isle Of Man

This sheetlet of 8 stamps was issued by Isle of Man on 10th April, 2009. The stamps represents the Peony Flower.

Isle of Man, participated in the stamp exhibition in Luoyang, China and produced these stamps accordingly. Luoyang is considered as the capital of Peony in the world. Every year an exhibition is held for 30 days displaying a wide variety of the flowers.

Catalogue numbers to be updated at a later date.

10p x 8 - Peony - Paenoia - Sheetlet

Monday, December 21, 2009

Flowers on registered cover from Malaysia

This is a registered cover from a Malaysian state to another. This cover was posted from Kuala Lumpur, Penang to Kota Bharu, Kelatan with a registration done with no. 7695 at Kuala Lumpur.

The cover was posted on the 3rd November, 1966 and was received the next day on 4th November, 1966 at Kelatan.

The stamps affixed are a set of seven different species of Orchids been released on 15th November, 1965 by Malaysia.

67 - 1c - Vanda Hookeriana
68 - 2c - Arundina Graminifolia
69 - 5c - Paphiopedilum Niveum
70 - 6c - Spathoglottis Plicata
71 - 10c - Arachnis Flosaeris
72 - 15c - Rhyncostylis Retusa
73 - 20c - Phalaenopsis Violacea

Friday, December 18, 2009

Redoute's Paintings on Roses from Belgium - Series 1

This set of 2 stamps and a miniature sheet was issued on 25th April, 1988 by Belgium.

These stamps were issued to promote philately and belong to a series of three other issues. the stamps and the sheet are surcharged for the promotion of philately.

The Roses displayed in the stamps are the paintings taken from "Sixty Roses for a Queen",
done by P. J. Redoute (1759-1840).

B1069 - Roses
B1070 - Roses
B1071 - Roses - Miniature Sheet

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Flowers in Natural Colours from Indonesia

These stamps were issued on 23rd December, 1957 by Indonesia.

The stamps were issued as Semi-Postals and have surcharges on it added for public welfare.

B104 - Kembodja Flower - Frangipani - Plumeria rubra
B105 - Michelia - Magnolia
B106 - Sunflower - Helianthus Annuus
B107 - Jasmine - Jasminum
B108 - Orchid - Dendrobium Phalaenopsis

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Various Flowers from Congo

This set of 3 stamps were issued by People's Republic of Congo on 28th September, 1961.

The stamps are engraved and were issued for the use for Air Post. These stamps were issued after Congo gained independence on 15th August, 1960.

C2 - 100F - Helicrysum Mechowiam
C3 - 200F - Cogniauxia Podolaena
C4 - 500F - Thesium Tencio

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Flowers from Hungary

The Miniature Sheet was issued on 15th September, 1958 by Hungary. The stamps shown on the miniature sheet is a part of the stamps issued on 12th August, 1958. The sheet was issued for the International Philatelic Congress held at Brussels.

The important thing about the sheet is that the stamps printed on it are in different colours. The sheet measures 111x111mm and is printed on unwatermarked, linen-finish paper. Back-ground of stamps, marginal inscriptions and ornaments in green.

This sheet is of a very high catalouge value.

1195 - 20f - Dolomite Flax - Linum Dolomiticum
1196 - 30f - Kitaibelia Vitifolia
1201 - 2.50f - Pinks -Dianthus plumarius
1202 - 3.00f - Dog Roses - Rosa canina
1202a - The Miniature Sheet

Mei Flowers from China

Mei flowers on stamps from China used on registered cover. These 6 stamps were released on the 5th April, 1985 by The People's Republic of China.

Mei flower is botanically known as Prunus mume and commonly called the Chinese plum. The flowers were orginally found in China and later brought to other places in East Asia. The tree flowers only in late winters and in Eastern Asia only.

The cover shows different species of Prunus mume.

1974 - 8f - Green calyx
1975 - 8f - Pendant mei
1976 - 8f - Contorted dragon
1977 - 10f - Cinnabar
1978 - 20f - Versicolor mei
1979 - 80f - Apricot mei

Saturday, November 28, 2009

National Flower of Jordan

This Miniature Sheet was released by Jordan on 29th December, 2004. There are 6 stamps in this sheet showing the different photographs of Nazareth Iris - the National Flower of Jordan.

The printing is done on Granite paper (paper containing fibers of various colors that give it a granite like appearance). The stamp with the value 10pi is the largest among all and has a measurement of 70x90mm.

1796 -Nazareth Iris - Iris bismarckiana

Monday, August 3, 2009

Flowers on German Stamps of the Third Reich

This series of 9 stamps were issued on 18 November, 1938 from the then Nazi Germany, to support the Winter Welfare program, by making it surcharged.

The stamps depict different locations and flowers in Austria. These stamps have a very high catalog value. The description below gives the details of the locations as well as the flowers.

B123 - Castle of Forchtenstein & Silver Thistle - Carlina Acaulis
B124 - Flexenstrasse & Spring Pasque Flower - Pulsatilla Vernalis
B125 - Zell am See & Auricula - Primula Auricula
B126 - Grossglockner & Edelweiss - Leontopodium Alpinum
B127 - Aggstein Ruins & Cyclamen - Cyclamen Alpinum
B128 - Prince Eugene Monument in Vienna & Dog Rose - Rosa Canina
B129 - Erzberg & Alpine Rose - Rosa Pendulina
B130 - Hall & Alpine Trumpet - Gentiana Acaulis
B131 - Braunau Inn Townscape & Spring Crocus - Crocus Vernus

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Definatives of Singapore, flower embroidered in Stamp

These stamps and the miniature sheet were issued by Singapore on 6th May, 2009. These are the new and current definatives of Singapore.

The stamps show the flowers:
The Blue Pea Vine - also commonly known as the Butterfly Pea, is a vine native to tropical and equitorial Asia. A perinial climber with a woody base, it can climb tall grasses and crops. Now it is widely grown as an ornamental plant. The flowers are harvested and are a traditional source of a blue food colour.

The Pigeon Orchid - is the member of the family Orchidaceae. This orchid produces white fragrant flowers with a yellow tinted throat. From the side, the orchid resembles a flying pigeon, and hence, it is also commonly known as The Pigeon Orchid. It is a widely cultivated ornamental and landscape plant.

The Miniature Sheet shows a Pigeon Orchid embroidered in the centre of the stamp. The printing process used in the sheet is Offset Lithography with Embroidery.

Catalogue numbers to be updated at a later date.

1st - Blue Pea Vine - Clitoria Ternatea
1st - Pigeon Orchid - Dendrobium Crumenatum
$5 - Pigeon Orchid - Dendrobium Crumenatum (Miniature Sheet)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Embroidered Stamp from Austria

The stamp shown is issued by Austria on 19th July, 2005.

The specialty about the stamp is that it is made of threads, embroidered into a design. The leitmotif of this unusual creation is the Edelweiss, queen of alpine flowers. The stamps has been issued to commemorate the long lived embroidery industry which dates back to 18th century, situated in Lustenau, the metropolis of the Vorarlberg embroidery industry, Austria.

The important thing to note is that the stamp is designed by the, Haemmerle & Vogel from Lustenau, a long-standing family business and embroiderers to the avant-garde. The stamp can even be worn.

The stamp has a self-adhesive backing and known as an Imperf Stamp.

2019 - Edelweiss - Leontopodium Alpinum

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wildflowers from Finland

This Miniature Sheet was issued by Finland on 1st June, 1994. This sheet shows beautiful wildflowers in 10 stamps valued, 1st class rates for all.

941 -

a - Hypericum Perforatum - St John's Wort
b - Lychnis Viscaria - Sticky Catchfly
c - Campanula Rotundifolia - Harebell
d - Campanula Glomerata - Clustered Bellflower
e - Geranium Sanguineum - Bloody Cranesbill
f - Fragaria Vesca - Woodland Strawberry
g - Veronica Chamaedrys - Germander Speedwell
h - Saxifraga Granulata -Meadow Saxifrage
i - Viola Tricolor - Heartsease
j - Potentilla Anserina - Common Silverweed

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

19th Century Flower Paintings from Great Britain

These stamps are paintings of flowers from the 19th Century designed by Tutssels and issued by Great Britain on 6th January, 1997.

These stamps were issued in a se-tenant form as well as booklet and sheetlets known as Smilers Genric Sheet in A4 size containing 2 stamps each, arranged in different order.

The details below include the names of the Painters in italics.

1713 - Gentiana Acaulis - Georg Dionysius Ehret
1714 - Magnolia Altissima - Georg Dionysius Ehret
1715 - Camellia Japonica - Alfred Chandler
1716 - Tulipa - Georg Dionysius Ehret
1717 - Fuchsia “Princess of Wales” - Augusta Withers
1718 - Le Perroquet Rouge - Georg Dionysius Ehret
1719 - Gazania Splendens - Charlotte Sowerby
1720 - Iris Latifolia - Georg Dionysius Ehret
1721 - Amaryllis Bresiliensis - Pierre-Joseph Redoute
1722 - Granadilla - Passiflora Coerulea - Georg Dionysius Ehret

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Roses - Current Definitives of New York, United Nations

These stamps were issued on 6th February, 2009 by United Nations for the New York administration. The stamp designs are paintings of three different species of Roses. All of them belong to the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae.

The stamps were designed by Jaime Arredondo, a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. This is his first set of stamp designs for the United Nations.

Catalogue numbers to be updated at a later date.

1c - Cielo rosado
9c - Rosa de sangre
10c - Espiritu de mujer

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Medicinal Plant from Slovenia

This souvenier sheet was issued by Slovenia on 22nd May, 2002. This issue is a part of three other stamps released on Medicinal Plants.

It is commonly known as Sweet Violet, English Violet, Common Violet, or Garden Violet. The herb is known as Banafsa, Banafsha or Banaksa in India, where it is commonly used as remedy to cure sore throat and tonsilitis. The sweet, unmistakable scent of this flower has proved popular throughout the generations, particularly in the late Victorian period, and has consequently been used in the production of many cosmetic fragrances and perfumes.

500 - English Violet - Viola odorata

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Spring Flowers from Estonia

This miniature sheet was issued by Estonia on 20th March, 2003. The souvenir sheet has four stamps featuring popular spring flowers grown in Estonian gardens.

455 -
a - Tulips - Tulipa
b - Hellebore - Helloborus purpurascens
c - Poet's Narcissus - Narcissus poeticus
d - Crocuses - Crocus vernus

Monday, June 1, 2009

Flower Paintings from Spain

This booklet was issued by Spain on 28th July, 2003. This set of 8 stamps in a booklet form are Paintings by Alfredo Roldan, a very famous painter born and brought-up in Madrid, Spain. Designs shows different flowers used for wearing as well as decorating.

3233 - Booklet pane of 8 - Paintings by Alfredo Roldan.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Registered cover from Israel

The stamps on this cover were issued by Israel on 29th April, 1952. This First day cover has been registered from Haifa, and has express post labels on it. This cover as well as stamps were issued to commarate the 4th Anniversary of the Proclamation of State of Israel. The stamps displays different flowers as well as different battlefields in Israel namely, Yad Mordecai, Deganya and Safed.

62 - Thistle - A common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae.
63 - Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus
64 - Anemone - Anemone coronaria

Friday, May 29, 2009

National Flower of Estonia

This stamp was released by Estonia on 7th April, 2000.

Rye is one of Estonia's most important crops. Mainly rye flour is used to bake Estonia's tasty and healthy "black bread". The beautiful blue cornflower, in Estonian literally the rye flower, has been chosen for a national symbol. The various common names include Bachelor's button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower and Hurtsickle.

392 - Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wild flower from Netherlands

Netherlands is famous for its unique flowers. This is one country which exports various of its flowers grown here to many countries in the world. Even India, imports flowers like Gladiolus, Tulips, Carnations, etc to name a few.

This miniature sheet was issued on 15th March, 1994 along with three other stamps. The flower shown in the stamp is severely endangered and native to Netherlands.

856 - Fire lily - Lilium bulbiferum

Bouquet of flowers from Hungary

This souvenir sheet was issued by Hungary on 27th January, 1993. The stamp on the sheet displays the flowers which are cultivated in Asia. A small map of Asia is also seen on the sheet. This sheet is in correlation with the series of stamps released with the theme "Flowers of the Continents".

3381 - Bouquet of flowers

Blooms from Hong Kong

A registered postally used cover from Hong Kong posted to Bangalore on 6th February, 2009 and received on 12th February, 2009. The miniature sheet issued on 14th March, 2008 shows all the six stamps.

The cover bears a set of 6 stamps on flowers in the back and 2 others on the front. The flowers are painted by hand in a traditional Chinese manner and displayed on a computer-generated background.

Catalogue numbers to be updated at a later date.

$1.40 - Chinese Hibiscus - Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
$1.80 - Tree Cotton - Bombax ceiba
$2.40 - Golden Trumpet - Allamanda cathartica
$2.50 - Azalea - are flowering shrubs making up part of the genus Rhododendron.
$3.00 - Indian Lotus - Nelumbo nucifera
$5.00 - Morning Glory - Ipomoea purpurea

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Beautiful flowers from Singapore

Issued on 9th September, 1998 by Singapore, the set of stamps features eight common flowers of Singapore. Of the eight flowers, seven were introduced long ago from tropical America. The only local flower is the Dillenia Suffruticosa.

The four stamps which do not have any value mentioned are for local postage only and are charged 22 cents.

862 - Wedilia trilobata - Wedelia
863 - Dillenia suffruticosa - Yellow Simpoh
864 - Canna hybrid - Canna
865 - Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Peacock Flower
866 - Zephyranthes rosea - Zephyr Lily
867 - Cassia alata - Seven Golden Candlesticks
868 - Heliconia rostrata - Crab's Claw
869 - Allamanda cathartica - Yellow Allamanda

Australian Wildflowers

The displayed stamps were issued by Australia on 7th February, 2006.

The second issue in the definative series of Australia's most beautiful wildflowers, these four flowers are native to different parts of the country and are common within their respective ranges. The stamps were designed by Lynette Traynor.

2489 - $1 - Pincushion Hakea - Hakea laurina
2490 - $2 - Donkey Orchid - Diuris magnifica
2491 - $5 - Mangles Kangaroo Paw - Anigozanthos manglesii
2492 - $10 - Waratah - Telopea speciosissima

Monday, May 18, 2009

Rembrandt's Flora

Rembrandt's brand-new bride, Saskia van Uylenburgh, was probably the model for Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, springtime and fertility, here crowned with flowers and dressed in a costly gown. On 22 July 1634 Rembrandt married Saskia, and in the same year he painted his Flora.

Rembrandt portrayed a modest, charming Flora, dressed in a rather oriental costume. Her floral finery includes a red tulip, in those days a flower both costly and popular. Flowers also entwine the stick in her hand. The foliage in the background indicates the outdoor setting.

The original painting by the artist is said to be, in the The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Souvenir sheet issued by Russia on 12 December, 1973.

4148 - Flora - Painting by Rembrandt

National Flower of Bolivia

This Imperf Miniature Sheet was released by Bolivia on 28th June, 1962. There were 4 stamps issued along with this miniature sheet. The forth stamp has the same design as the second stamp in the sheet, with a value of 10,000b and dark blue in colour.

The Bolivian national flower is in fact a particular variety of Cantuta, the "Kantuta Bicolor" which has red petals, a yellow floral tube and a green calyx, reflecting the colours of the national flag, as shown in the second stamp.

Some of the common names include Magic-flower, Magic-flower-of-the-Incas, Magictree, Sacred-flower-of-the-Incas.

C237 - Cantua buxifolia
C238 - Cantua bicolor - National Flower of Bolivia
C239 - Cantua buxifolia
C239a - Imperf Miniature Sheet (shown)