USPS: Flowers from the Garden
A new set of four United States forever stamps with a floral theme will go on sale Aug. 16 in a double-sided pane of 20 and in large coils.The four designs show red camellias and yellow forsythia in a yellow pitcher; white peonies and pink tree peonies in a clear vase; blue hydrangeas in a blue pot; and white hydrangeas, white and pink roses, green hypericum berries, and purple lisianthus in a white pitcher.
Malaysia will launch a national flower-themed stamp series to commemorate the 50th Asean anniversary on Aug 8.Its group chief executive Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said the series would use only 60 sen stamps.
“Stamp collectors and the public are encouraged to purchase the limited 60-sen collection edition as only 125, 000 pieces are issued,” he said, adding that the collection also featured species of local butterflies and bees together with the national flower.Asean member countries also used their respective national flower in their Asean commemorative stamps.
Meanwhile, Head of Pos Malaysia Stamp and Philately Unit Diyana Lean Abdullah said the Hibiscus series which is available in Pos Malaysia branches nationwide also features Asean Post’s new logo.
“This is the first time the stamp series will display Asean’s Post’s new logo.