zondag 22 januari 2023

Sunday Stamps: Trees

It's been a long time since I posted stamps for Sunday Stamps. I'm happy to finally share these stamps, matching this Sunday's theme 'Trees' (click to enlarge):
These Dutch stamps have been issued as a serie of 4 sheets containing 10 stamps each and representing the four seasons: spring-, summer-, autumn- and winter trees. They were issued in 2007 when € 0.44 still was sufficient for mail within the Netherlands (since 1-1-2023 it is € 1.01).

The stamps show (in Dutch, English and scientific name):

top rows:
Zaad van noorse esdoorn: norway maple seed (acer platanoides)
Bruine beuk: brown beech (fagus sylvatica atropunicea)
Zwarte els: black alder (alnus glutinosa)
Schietwilg: white willow (salix alba)

bottom rows:
Hollandse linde: common linden / european lime (tilia x vulgaris / tilia x europaea)
Knop van witte paardenkastanje: bud of a horse chestnut (aesculus hippocastanum)
Schors van een plataan: bark of a plane tree (platanus)
Zomereik: common (also pedunculate or European) oak (Quercus robur).

See more tree stamps at and via Sunday stamps!

7 opmerkingen:

  1. This is such a nice series of stamps, I like the connection to the seasons. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. Always nice to see you! This is a great set, especially with the different selvedges.

    1. Thank you, Violet! Although I'm not so often posting as I used to do, I'm always happy to visit Sunday Stamps and the matching-to-the-themes websites from the others - thank you for that!

  3. Lovely sets, now I'm looking forward to spring. Our post has gone up in price the same way and seems to increase every year.

    1. Spring is my favourite season (too?)!
      These days it looks a bit as if spring is starting, here in the Netherlands (blue tits nesting in the bird house on my balcony!). However, usually February and March bring icy cold and sometimes even snow again... So still some more need of patience, here :-)

  4. I had left a comment on this post, but it seem to have disappeared (?).
    Anyway, I love trees, also on stamps!