maandag 19 september 2016

Sunday Stamps: Fruit

This Sunday's theme of Sunday Stamps is 'Fruit and Nuts'. Yummy!

Last month Dutch PostNL happens to have issued a stamp sheet showing 'historic' fruit, older types of apples and pears. Many of them have been decreased, because the high trees had to make place for other purposes. So nowadays the amount of cultivars is limited due to cultivation and economy, and most apple and pear trees in the Netherlands grow at so-called 'laagstam' = 'low trunk' (rootstock) trees. No doubt this has happened in other countries, too.
Alas I don't have this new sheet yet, but you can see it on the internet.

Instead I can show you a stamp sheet, issued in 2004 for children's welfare. Secretly I would love to see our fruits acting this way when we don't watch, but I guess this behaviour will remain imaginary:

Although spring is my favourite season, summer always makes me happy because my favourite fruit is available then: strawberries and cherries (and blueberries and raspberries you can count in, too!).
Strawberries have been pictured on a stamp by Ditch Post in the pre-Euro era. Here they are, along with many strawberry plants, and also there's a stamp showing an apple and (low trunk) apple trees:

More yummy, from Austria:

Other fresh summer fruits are melons. I used to name all of them just 'melon', but only a few years ago I learned that there are various types, easy to distinguish, like the water melon and the cantaloupe. Both have been pictured on pretty stamps, by Greek and US Post respectively:

From Germany come these two 'perfumed' stamps. I've received them many years ago, so the smell has gone, but the images of the apple and lemon still are fresh and fruity:

Thanks to globalization, also 'tropical' fruit reaches our colder country. In real, and fortunately also by stamps. For instance, on the right, this nice rambutan stamp from Malaysia:

The stamp on the left keeps me wondering why we name certain fruits 'vegetables' (like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, pumpkins), while in fact they are the seed-bearing fruit part of a plant!..

See and enjoy more Fruit, and Nuts, on stamps at and via this Sunday's Sunday Stamps!

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Your selection is wonderful!
    I can't see the links right now, I wonder why (??).

  2. As Eva said, a wonderful set. I like the link to the new set featuring heirloom fruits.

  3. Hi Heleen, wow! It's a party here for the fruits & nuts theme. Thanks for collating and sharing all of these in a single post. :D

    Thanks also for the link for the older types of apples and pears.

    Btw, I'm hosting a postcards link up for weekends. Perhaps when you have the time, you can join? Here are the details

    Have a nice week!

  4. What fun the fit and healthy fruit on the child welfare sheet is. I love the summer too for its strawberries.