Sunday, 15 May 2016

Flowers - Sunday Stamps II

Three countries this week, all a long way from the UK although I recognise some of the flowers.

New Zealand - 1960/1963
The manuka or the tea tree is a plant in the myrtle family.

A flower from Vietnam is more familiar to me, by name at least..

Vietnam - Chrysanthemum
So far I have been unable to find its date of issue.

In the USA the XIth International Botanical Congress was commemorated on 23 August 1969 with this set of four.

USA
The stamps depict:
  • The Lady's Slipper Orchid
  • Douglas Fir
  • Franklin Tree - native to Alatamaha River in Georgia
  • Ocotillo - which apparently is not a true cactus.

To see other flowers selected this week just follow the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-74.

8 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - interesting display - always fascinating to see plants from other parts of the world .. cheers Hilary

Eva A. said...

An original choice, as usual.

Joy said...

I like the combination of flowers and scenery of the US Stamps, attractive set.

Jo said...

Funny, for some reason I don't think of chrysanthemums in Vietnam - how odd. Attractive stamps.

FinnBadger said...

Another fascinating selection, Bob. The US selection is interesting, the design seems typical of the 60s/70s.

Heleen said...

I like the simple designs of New Zealand and Vietnam (and also thought the Crysant from our northern part of the world but I am proofed wrong!).
Did I say 'simple designs'? Those flowers are not easy to draw, and have been designed beautifully.

A Quiet Corner said...

A collection of beauties, for sure, Bob!...:)JP

Ana said...

I havent seen the US issue so far...a really nice one!