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.