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Posted 15 April 2011 - 14:07 PM

The Sultanate of Brunei (official: Brunei Darussalam) is a country in Asia. It is located on the island of Borneo in the South China Sea and is bordered by Malaysia.

On this, on 2 October 2000, issued postage stamp, there are three high-pitchers of the pitcher plant "Nepenthes rafflesiana". This stamp is part of a series with three stamps which present the flora of Brunei.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 16:05 PM

This time I present the sheet block "Carnivorous Plants" of 09 August 2001 from the United States. The block consists of a series with four different carnivorous plant motives:

  • Venus-Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
  • Yellow pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava)
  • Cobraplant (Darlingtonia californica)
  • Sundew (Drosera anglica)
For the printing of the stamps, they needed six sheets of these 20 stamps. In total there are 120 stamps so for a complete sheets needed. In order to know from which point of the block-cut 20s came, at the lower edge of the middle mark a job flag has been printed. The stamps are self adhesive and are printed in offset printing process. Each stamp had the same value of 34 cents.

The designs were created by photographer Steve Buchanan and printed by the printing company Avery Dennison.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 14:17 PM

On 4 March 2002 issued the Postal Administration of Palau a second series of stamps which are dedicated to the plants of the region. You can see there the native pitcher plant "Nepenthes mirabilis".

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:47 AM

Today we continue with a block from the United States. The theme of this block series are the various habitats of animals and plants in America (Nature of America). Here the "Longleaf Pine Forest" is shown with his various inhabitants. Including 2 typical pitcher plants are found:
The pitcher plants Sarracenia flava (at center) and Sarracenia minor (at the lower left side).

Issue reason: "Nature of America"
Issue date: 26 April 2002
Value: 34 cents
Rubber: Self-adhesive

The Block was designed by Ethel Kessler. She is an award-winning artist and stamp designer. Behind this link you can find out more about her: Ethel Kessler.
The block was printing by the "American Packaging Corp. for Sennett Security Products." It was printed here in 9 blocks of 10 stamps. (90 stamps are reguired for a complete printing sheet.)

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:34 AM

On 17 December 2002, the Malaysian Post is issuing a block with two stamps, which is dedicated to the national stamp week. There are a cutted and a perforated block.

On the stamps itself you can't even find a carnivorous plant. But clearly in the lower right corner a Nepenthes pitcher plant is shown.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:46 AM

On 15 November 2004 issued the post in Thailand another block with four stamps, dedicated to the day of the year (2005). In this block, a flower of the bladderwort Utricularia bifida is shown.

Issue reason: Day of the Year 2005
Issue date: 15 November 2004
Value: 3 Baht

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:09 AM

India issued, on 24 March 2005, this block with the representation of the flora and fauna in north-east India. Here is the tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes khasiana. This Nepenthes grow in the lowlands, and it is an endangered species. In addition to this block all 4 stamps were also printed in sheet form. Conspicuous in these blocks are the irregular perforation probably due by faulty adjustment.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:14 AM

On 26 April 2006, issued the Malaysian Post a combined printing of two stamps over the mountains in Malaysia. On one stamp can see the view of the tropical pitcher plant "Nepenthes muluensis". Another interesting feature of these stamps series are a relief pressure which highlights some areas on the stamp with a sort of 3D effect.

I hope you can recognize these relief areas in the image.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 20:19 PM

This series of four stamps were issued on 9 October 2006 by the Thai Post. At the international week of the letter, this series are dedicated to the carnivorous plants.

But among the four plants, only the pitcher plant "Nepenthes mirabilis" and the sundew "Drosera burmannii" are carnivorous plants. The other two plants, "Raflesia kerrii" and "Sapria poilanei", only catch insects for pollination of the flower.

Nepenthes mirabilis is in Asia very common. The plant is found in Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore but also in northern Australia. Even at lower altitudes below 1,500 meters, it is found. Drosera burmannii are found approximately in the same geographical distribution. We can find it in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Borneo, New Guinea, Java and Australia.

Here are 2 scans with the single stamps from the block and the whole stamp block itself. The first block was issued in connection with the plant series. A second block was later published in the context of the Stamp exhibition in Beijing in 2006 again.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:28 AM

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. The country is highly urbanised with very little primary rainforest remaining, although more land is being created for development through land reclamation. (Source: wikipedia.org)

On 31 October 2006, issued the Singaporean Post stamps in the 4-tenant, representing various indigenous plant and animal species. On the motive of the black-spotted frog, the pitcher plant "Nepenthes ampullaria" can be found.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

I just want to say that I've am enjoying this thread immensely.

As many of you will probably know I am a keen collector of carnivorous plant ephemera (including stamps) and have most of these already, but the additional provided for information for each stamp has been really interesting. Every now and then you show a stamp I haven't got or haven't before, and I usually nip onto ebay, find it and buy it.

I haven't been able to visit CPUK as often as I would like recently, but I always look forward to the next instalment when I do manage to visit.

Many thanks Braunbear, and keep 'em coming!! :tu:

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 18:41 PM

Many thanks Braunbear, and keep ’em coming!! :tu:

Thank you for your kind reply. I hope you'll enjoy the next stamp presentation. :thumbsup:

On 19 December 2006, more than 40 years after the first carnivorous plant motive, Canada issued a second stamp with this motive. This was a series of four stamps. One stamp, shows the flower of the bladderwort "Utricularia intermedia". The stamp includes the postage rate of 93 cents for shipment to the United States. That is why the corresponding complete booklet sheet has the designation "United States".

Here are the block and the issued booklet sheet.
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:41 AM

For the event of the 20th Asian International Stamp Exhibition in Bangkok from 03 - 12 August 2007, issued Indonesia two different blocks with a carnivorous plant motive. A special feature of the large block is the unusual stamp alignment. In the small block, both stamps per a value of 2,500 Indonesian rupiah, on a large block of 1,500 Rp. Here are the tropical pitcher plants "Nepenthes mirabilis" and "Nepenthes Ampullaria" shown.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

Today I present two great stamp blocks from the Grenadines islands in the Atlantic ocean. Issued on 10 February 2005, these stamp series are dedicated to the carnivorous plants.

In the stamps of the first block you can find the following plants:
- Heliamphora tatei
- Sarracenia flava
- Genlisea pygmaea
- Nepenthes bicalcarata
- Utricularia intermedia with just that flower

In the second block, we find the Venus flytrap "Dionaea muscipula".

In addition, we also found outside of the stamps: flowers of the sundews "Drosera echinoblastus" and "Drosera nitidula" (Block 1) and the "Cephalotus follicularis" (Block 2).

This is the first time that the genus Genlisea is immortalized on a postage stamp. Also, the Cephalotus is (apart from an unofficial Western Australian tax stamp) for the first time on a postage stamp. Unfortunately we do not find these carnivorous plants in the wild of the Islands in the Atlantic. Nevertheless, these blocks belong to one of the most beautiful stamps in philately.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:26 AM

In 2007, the French overseas territory of St. Pierre and Miquelon, issued a new stamp series with carnivorous plant motives. On this stamp series, we can see the following plants:

- Drosera intermedia
- Utricularia cornuta
- Sarracenia purpurea
- Pinguicula vulgaris

The series was printed in sheets of 20 stamps, each 4x5. As the picture I have here a stamp row, but without the sheet edges. The first day was on 29 September 2007.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:07 AM

On 6 July 2007 issued the Canadian Postal Administration two envelopes in the form of an Aerogram and a Domestogram. This Aerogram has a postage value of 15 cents and the associated Domestogramm a postage value of 8 cents.

An Aerogram, Aérogramme or Air Letter is a thin lightweight piece of foldable and gummed paper for writing a letter for transit via airmail, in which the letter and envelope are one and the same. Most aerograms have an imprinted stamp indicating the prepayment of postage. The Domestogram seems to be the same, with a lower postage value. (Source: Wikipedia)

As motive for the imprinted stamp and the back page are the native pitcher plant "Sarracenia purpurea" choosen.
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 15:47 PM

The country of Senegal in West Africa, issued in 2008 a 4-part series of stamps with the theme "Wild Flora". The official first day issue of the stamps was on 05/09/2008. However, the stamps wear the inscription "Postes 2007". Perhaps the stamps were first printed and issued later.

The highest value stamp has the subject of a pitcher of the tropical pitcher plant "Nepenthes rafflesiana". This tropical pitcher plant can not be found in Africa, but only in the Asian tropical region.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:53 AM

These in 2005 (01 August?) issued blocks of the islands of Saint Vincent and Grenadines are dedicated to carnivorous plants.

In the first block following species are represented:
Butterwort: Pinguicula (rotundifolia)
Sundew: Drosera rotundifolia
Venus Flytrap: Dionaea muscipula
Butterwort: Pinguicula gypsicola

The name of the butterwort on the first stamp in the block is wrong, because there's no butterwort with the species name "rotundifolia"! All plants here aren't found native in this Atlantic Island Group.

On the second block, the tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes x mixta (a hybrid of N. maxima, N. northiana) should be displayed. But unfortunately it has an error. You can see that the image is printed with an orchid instead of the pitcher plant.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:22 AM

:lol: So many people mistake paphiopedilums and phragmipediums as carnivores!

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 14:46 PM

On 10 July 2001 issued the United Kingdom (Great Britain) a series of stamps with the theme "Aquatic environment". This series consists of four stamps, each with a water animal motive. The third stamp value to 45 pence has the motive of a stickleback fish who swim through an utricularia plant. Maybe it's the utricularia species "Utricularia vulgaris" which is native to UK?

Interesting is also sometimes the print runs of stamps, how often they were printed. In this case, the described stamp was printed about 4.994.000 times.

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