24 August 2013

New Stamps on Flowers




Date of Issue : 22 August 2013

Here are some new stamps on flowers issued by Sweden, Finland and French Polynesia .

imageSweden Post issued four colorful stamps (shown above) for fall greetings depicting ball dahlia, decorative dahlia, water lily dahlia and ruffle dahlia. The dahlia originates from Central America, where it was used both as decoration and for medicinal purposes.Dahlias are beautiful late-summer flowers that originated in Mexico. Many people love the dahlia because it represents joy and sensuality, happiness and the inner-child, softness, safety and harmony.



Suomi Post issued a new stamp depicting an orchid.   The orchid cultivar depicted in the stamp, Coilostylis parkinsoniana, is photographed by Jouni Seppanen, an all-round flower specialist.



The Post and Telecommunications Office of French Polynesia issued a new scented postage stamp featuring the elegant and noble flower of jasmine.

Native to the Arab peninsula, jasmine, along with the rose, is one of the two queen flowers in perfumery. In order to obtain a kilogram of absolute essence of jasmine, about seven millions of these little white flowers need to be picked. In addition to India, one of the main producers of jasmine has always been China, where flowers are often used to flavour tea. In Hawaii, the flower, called Pikake, is used to make sweet-smelling leis. In France, the jasmine anniversary is the symbol of 66 years of marriage.

In Polynesia, the Pitate or Jasmine, is a delight just at the sound of its name. It can be found in many Tahitian gardens, and is frequently cultivated as an ornamental shrub or a creeper on a pergola. Its cosmetic virtues are recognised: you can wash your face in water in which Pitate flowers are soaked or apply monoi flavoured with these flowers on the body or on the hair.

1 comment:

Laserwrite Promotions said...

These flower stamps are stunning. My favourite stamps are flowers

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