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Issue Date: 17/09/2014
Issue Name: Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This lovely cover, the latest in the Post & Go series, celebrates Symbolic Flowers. The cover, designed by Cath, features an image of the fountain from the Memorial Garden for Diana Princess of Wales in Kensington Gardens. The stamps focus on Symbolic Flowers and feature the Forget Me Not, the Common Poppy, the Dog Rose, the Spear Thistle, the Heather and the cultivated Flax.
There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember. And there is pansies; that's for thoughts. Hamlet: Act 4, Scene 5
Flowers have always had a symbolic importance and most countries have a flower as a national emblem. England has the rose, the red and the white of Lancaster and York were joined as the Tudor Rose by Henry VII after the Wars of the Roses.
The leek and the daffodil are both emblems of Wales. They share the Welsh name Ceninen. The leek is the older symbol, mentioned by Shakespeare in Henry V, but the daffodil, now worn on St David’s day, was adopted as the prettier emblem.
The thistle was adopted as the emblem of Scotland during the reign of Alexander III. Legend has it that an army of King Haakon of Norway landed at the Coast of Largs at night and took off their shoes to creep up on the the sleeping Scots. As they drew near, one of Haakon's men stood on a thistle and shrieked out in pain, awaking the Scots, who won the day.
The Irish have the shamrock. The patron saint of Ireland, it is said, appeared in 433 AD before a large group of Irish pagan chieftains and druids. St. Patrick found himself unable to explain to his pagan hearers the mystery of the Trinity, so he picked a shamrock and, using its single stem and triple leaf, explained the doctrine of the Trinity.
The bloodshed of the first World War is symbolised by the poppy, the flower that covers the plains of northern France.
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