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Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers

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Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers - Bureau Stamps, unsigned £20.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers - Machine Stamps, unsigned £20.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers - Bureau Stamps, with a Stampex postmark £25.00 Limited Availability
Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers - Machine Stamps, signed Susan Hampshire £30.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers - Bureau Stamps, signed Susan Hampshire £30.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers - Bureau Stamps, with a Stampex postmark, signed by Julia Trickey £35.00 Limited Availability

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  • Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers
  • With a Kensington Gardens postmark (17th September, 2014)
  • Available signed by Julia Trickey or Susan Hampshire CBE

 


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.

 

  • Post & Go - Symbolic Flowers
  • With a Kensington Gardens postmark (17th September, 2014)
  • Available signed by Julia Trickey or Susan Hampshire CBE
  • Each stamp features the following flowers:
    • Forget Me Not
    • Common Poppy
    • Dog Rose
    • Spear Thistle
    • Heather
    • Cultivated Flax

 

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Symbolic Flowers

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.

 

Bureau of Machine stamps? What's the difference?

The Bureau released stamps have the serial number ending with the Post & Go number for the series issue. Covers also include the carrier information card for the stamp set.

Machine stamps do not have the same serial number as the bureau stamps, in fact, the serial numbers are continually changing as they are printed.

 

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Susan Hampshire CBE is a three-time Emmy Award-winning English actress, best known for her many television and film roles.

 

Julia Trickey is an award winning botanical artist whose glowing watercolours depict the beauty and detail of nature.

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