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Estonia’s deadly mushroom stamps – becareful with your collection!

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Estonia has recently issued a stamp featuring a deadly mushroom.

Deadly webcap (Cortinarius rubellus) is orange brown with a sharp dullish cap. It grows in moist coniferous and mixed forests. It is a deadly mushroom. The gills of the deadly webcap are the colour of the mushroom, and are concavely fastened to the foot and wide and sparsely placed. The foot is long and relatively slender with the thickest place being at the base. When the mushroom is bruised it soon turns brown at the particular place. The flesh of the mushroom is light yellow and its smell is that of the radish or potato. It is as dangerous as the white amanita. The cellular poisons of the damage mainly the kidneys.

The latent period of the poisonous cortinaria have a (read more)

published October 13th, 2015

Hungary is issuing New Stamps in its Series Presenting and Capturing the cultivated Fruit Flora of Hungary!

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Rating: 3.6/5

Two types of fruit are shown in still life compositions on the postage stamps. The Besztercei plum variety is depicted on the HUF 245 stamp and the Tahi variety of strawberry is featured on the HUF 260 stamp. Other fruit compositions are used for the designs of the first day cover and the special postmark. The stamp was designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek and produced by the ANY Security Printing Company. (read more)

published September 19th, 2014

Pitcairn Islands New Issue – Botanica!

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Rating: 3.1/5

The flora of the Pitcairn Islands consists of 81 species, of which 10 are endemic. IUCN Red List threat categories show that over 60% of the indigenous flora is threatened within the Island, and over 20% is threatened globally. The main threats affecting the flora and vegetation are posed by habitat clearance, spread of invasive species such as the Rose Apple Syzygium jumbos, small population sizes or restricted distribution, erosion, and lack of fruit-eating birds. (read more)

published August 3rd, 2014

United Nations Post releases a stamp in celebration of the ‘CITES’ 40th Anniversary of this important international agreement between governments

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Officials from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) requested a custom stamp sheet in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of this important international agreement between governments.

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published December 28th, 2013

Japan and Spain release a joint stamp issue in recognition of floriculture

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In recognition of floriculture and the plant species that are cultivated in such disparate places as Spain and Japan, the postal services of the two countries are releasing a joint set of stamps dedicated to the Geraniumand Lespedeza Thunbergii.

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published October 30th, 2013

Christmas Island’s new issue features Flowering Shrubs!!

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Christmas Island is covered with lush green vegetation and is notable for its flora and fauna. It is home to around 411 plant species, of which 213 are native and about 18 endemic.

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published June 20th, 2013

2012 New Zealand Native Trees Stamp Issue

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The 2012 New Zealand Native Trees stamp issue features five gummed stamps which portray five iconic native New Zealand trees. Each of the beautiful species is depicted in a detailed illustrative style and the scientific name of each species is included in the design – adding to the authenticity of the issue.

New Zealand’s isolation from the rest of the world has allowed its unique flora to evolve and flourish, resulting in the distinctive array of native trees present today. This high degree of endemism makes New Zealand’s native trees truly special, so much so that Conservation International has recognised New Zealand as a world biodiversity hotspot. Almost all of New Zealand’s native species of conifers, flowering trees and tree ferns occur nowhere else – resulting in native forests like no other on Earth.  (read more)

published January 16th, 2012

Monaco Post Will Commemorate The 2012 International Bouquet Competition

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The International Bouquet Competition is presided over by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, and brings together between 100 and 150 participants every year. The 45th Bouquet Competition will take place on 5th and 6th May 2012 on the Casino Terraces.With reference to the 2011 competition, which was on the theme of South Africa, the stamp features a bouquet of protea, plants that are typical of this country. 

Technical Details:

Design : Colette THURILLET

Printing process : Offset

Size of the stamp : 30 x 41 mm vertical

Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations 

published December 12th, 2011

Kings Park Festival is celebrated by Australia Post

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Kings Park Festival is celebrated by Australia Post, with its recently released Floral Festivals Australia stamp issue.

The five 60c stamps feature colourful photographic depictions of popular flower species − the gerbera, jacaranda, Australian everlasting, violet and tulip – representing five floral festivals.

“Western Australia has several thousand native plant species, and the Kings Park Festival provides a perfect opportunity to showcase the state’s many beautiful wildflowers. This floral festival is located in a spectacular setting overlooking Perth and is represented on the stamp by the Australian everlasting,” said Australia Post’s Philatelic Manager, Mr Michael Zsolt.

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published September 2nd, 2011

For the postage stamps collectors interested in Flora themes, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation a new postage stamps issue entitled Peach Blossom

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Rating: 5.0/5

The postage stamps of this issue will be present at the 27th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (China), where Romfilatelia was invited to participate among other countries from Asia and from Non-Asian regions, in order to promote the international philatelic project dedicated to the above-mentioned theme.

The peach tree (Prunus persica) is a fruit tree of the Rosaceae family, able to reach eight meter in height; it has relatively straight branches, with few ramifications. Its flowers have a 2.5 – 3.5 cm in diameter and they are shaped as a dome having rosy to white colour. The spherical fruits are covered with hairs and their colour varies from light green to yellow and reddish. (read more)

published August 30th, 2011

Garden of Love (Forever) First Class Stamps Issued by the United States

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The 2011 Garden of Love (Forever®) issuance—ten different first-class stamps depicting a colorful mosaic of flora and fauna in a garden setting—is a continuation of the Love series, begun in 1973. Intended for use on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day cards, these stamps will add beauty to any expression of love and affection.

Working with art director Derry Noyes, award-winning illustrator José Ortega created an abstract garden of bright flowers, a butterfly, a strawberry, and doves, interlaced with vines that run from one stamp to another. Each prominent element of the design is in the shape of a heart. The deep blue background is reminiscent of a brilliant summer sky. The word “Love” sits atop each stamp.

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published August 25th, 2011