Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sunday Stamps 63 - Flowers

Spring is really here in the UK this week. We've had some fantastic weather and we even managed to have a barbecue yesterday. For this week's Sunday Stamps of Flowers I found this presentation pack from 1979 of British Flowers. What's curious is that the stamps themselves seems to have been printed with such heavy background colours that it makes them look a little dull. I've included scans of the inserts as these have much more lively and spring like colours. The 2nd insert cites over picking and uprooting as the major causes of the decline of these flowers ... no mention of clearing vast tracts of countryside to build new roads, houses, or business parks.

Presentation Pack of British Flowers stamps, c.1979

Presentation pack insert

Presentation pack insert

Presentation pack insert

    

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for reminding me about these beautiful stamps. I wonder what the insert would say now!

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  2. I always liked this set of stamps for it placing the flowers in their natural habitat.

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  3. This is a lovely set of stamps that fits the theme of Spring and flowers both!!! thanks for joining in this week.

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  4. I like seeing the flowers in their natural habitat, but I think the stamps should have been made more attractive.

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  5. Our snowdrops have lasted from the end of January to the beginning of March. Daffodils and primrose are in full bloom but it will be a week or two before the blue bells appear. Lovely set of stamps.

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  6. I like how all the flowers were set in the background :)

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  7. Theses stamps are a little dull yet there was such promise at the idea of the flowers in their natural habitat.
    I guess it is easier to blame the individual than the corporations!

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  8. As what I've read in the book, it can be also used as a medicine.

    Reylan | National Labor Relation Act

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