zondag 15 mei 2016

Sunday Stamps: Flowers

Today's Sunday Stamps theme is 'flowers'.
I don't know any country that hasn't issued flower stamps, do you?
So there is a bunch to choose from. Many beautiful colourful pictures of flowers on stamps you can find on/via today's Sunday Stamps blog. I love to add some more stamps here.

I'll start with a famous flower pot plant. It's a cyclamen, and the stamp has been issued by Japanese Mail:

From Singapore I received this stamp, issued in 2011 for the 20th World Orchid Conference.

Here the stamp is again, now accompanied by a stamp from 2007, showing an other flower, the Plumeria, also known as Frangipani:

A postage machine stamp (I think, because of the missing typical stamp edges), also from Singapore, shows flowers (also the orchid!) in front of some sights, among them the Merlion):

Flowers are colourful creations, however these black and white stamps from the USA show that there's beauty not only in colours but also in the shapes:

From Asia via America to Europe.
This Dutch stamp is part of the recently issued Postcrossing stamp sheet. The sheets shows various typical Dutch sights. The bulb flower fields are one of these:

In 2007 Dutch Post (then names TNT Post) issied this ten flower stamps sheet. If you look well, you can see some dark tiny spots in the middle of each stamp. Those are flower seeds, and in real you can see some small plastic circle sticked above it, so the seeds stay in their place.

Maybe you can see the seeds better in this detail below.
The text on bottom says that these stamps are meant for national use. However I would like to send this sheet as a 'thank you' to some mail artist in the US who has sent me flower artistamps and even also flower seeds, pressed into the cardboard of a postcard. I'm hesitating to send out, and to have grow the received seeds, being not sure if it is a good idea to have those postcard's seeds come out here in Europe and to spread the Dutch flower seeds to America, because you never know if one of these will turn out to be a harmful invasive species (having in mind, for example from the animals world, the harlequin ladybird, who has been introduced in our country in 2004, and who now is pushing aside the ladybird species I used to admire from childhood, and who I hardly see anymore nowadays, the seven-spot ladybird.)

I'll finish my contribution of today with an other famous pot flower plant, the Geranium (or is it Pelargonium?).

As said, see more colourful stamps on flowers at/via today's Sunday Stamps.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Great selection, I love the idea of seed stamps.

  2. As I wrote in other post for Sunday Stamps, flowers look always good on stamps. So all these stamps are a pleasure for the eyes.

  3. that Dutch stamps sheet looks amazing!! And I love this last one along with the giraffe...so cute! :)