Friday, September 23, 2011

Geraniums and Pelargoniums on World Stamps

Long, long ago, when the world was young … I used to collect stamps just like any other kid on the block.

I enjoyed it for a number of years and collected all kinds of stamps: birds, flowers, animals … square, triangular … used or unused … local or foreigner.   I’ve learned a lot from stamp collecting ... I’ve traveled couple of times around the World, pinpointed mysterious countries, and discovered many flowers and animals. And of course I met famous people … hmmm, they don’t remember me, but I do.

Stamp collecting or philately it is one of the world's most popular hobbies, or used to be … now you can even design and create your own stamp. Yes, a real stamp with gum, perforation and everything else.  What I would like to show you today, is how Geraniums and Pelargoniums are represented on World stamps.
Here’s what I found:



1950 Magyar Posta - Muskatli, Pelargonium Zonale
1950 Magyar Posta - Muskatli, Pelargonium Zonale

1956 National Wildlife Federation Wild Geranium
1956 National Wildlife Federation Wild Geranium

1959 Republique Populaire du Benin - Geranium
1959 Republique Populaire du Benin - Geranium

1963 Helvetia, Pelargonien Briefmarke
1963 Helvetia, Pelargonien Briefmarke

1963 National Wildlife Federation Wild Geranium
1963 National Wildlife Federation Wild Geranium

1964 Posta Romana - Muscata, Pelargonie
1964 Posta Romana - Muscata, Pelargonie

1966 Republique Togolaise - Pelargonium Zonale
1966 Republique Togolaise - Pelargonium Zonale



1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium Grandiflorum, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium 
Grandiflorum, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium Peltatum, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium 
Peltatum, Muscata

1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium Peltatum, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium 
Peltatum, Muscata

1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium Zonale, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium 
Zonale, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium Zonale, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium 
Zonale, Muscata

1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium Zonale, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium 
zonale, Muscata


1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium Grandiflorum, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium 
Grandiflorum, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium zonale, Muscata
1968 Posta Romana - Pelargonium 
zonale, Muscata

 1969 Mongolia - Geranium Pratense,天竺葵
1969 Mongolia - Geranium Pratense,  天竺葵

 1969 Pelargonium Denticulatum,  شمعدانی/ Republique Tunisienne
1969 Pelargonium Denticulatum /  شمعدانی/ Republique Tunisienne

1974 Pelargonium Inquinans, Republique of South Africa
1974 Pelargonium Inquinans, Republique of South Africa

1975 Pelargonie, Pelargonium Zonale, PAC-Mini-Pel, Deutsche Demokratische Republik Briefmarke
1975 Pelargonie, Pelargonium Zonale, PAC-Mini-Pel, 
Deutsche Demokratische Republik Briefmarke

1977 Pelargonium zonale l'herit, Cuba
1977 Pelargonium zonale l'herit, Cuba

1977 Pelargonium zonale, Jugoslavija
1977 Pelargonium zonale, Jugoslavija

1979 Pelargonium, Monaco
1979 Pelargonium, Monaco

1981 Pelargonium zonale, Suomi Finland
1981 Pelargonium zonale, Suomi Finland

1981 Pelargonium Reuniforme, Medicinal Plant - Republic of Transkei
1981 Pelargonium Reuniforme, Medicinal Plant 
Republic of Transkei

1986 Pelargonium Grandiflorum, Laos
1986 Pelargonium Grandiflorum,  Laos

1994 Pelargonium cortusifolium, Namibia
1994 Pelargonium cortusifolium, Namibia

1995 Geranium Pratense - Russia, Пеларгония
1995 Geranium Pratense - Russia - Пеларгония

1997 Pelargonium grandiflorum - Yugoslavija
1997 Pelargonium grandiflorum - Yugoslavija

2000 Geranium, Pelargonium x hortorum, Antigua and Barbados
 2000 Geranium, Pelargonium x hortorum, Antigua and Barbados

2000 Pelargonium, Ooievaarsbek, Belgique
2000 Pélargonium, Ooievaarsbek,  Belgique,

2000 Tree Pelargonium Cucullatum, South Africa
2000 Tree Pelargonium Cucullatum, South Africa

2000 Tree Pelargonium Cucullatum, South Africa
2000 Tree Pelargonium Cucullatum, Malva, South Africa

2009 Geranio, Espana - Geranium
2009 Geranio, Espana - Geranium

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2011 Geranium sylvaticum, Foroyar, Faroe Island

Hope you enjoyed our small journey alongside those international stamps that enlighten the beauty of  the geranium blossoms. 

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