I am participating in the April AtoZ Blogging challenge and my theme is Plants featured on Indian Stamps. This is my eight attempt at the AtoZ.
My theme is inspired by an online talk by Daniel L Nikrent of Cornell University, USA held by Maharashtra Vriksha Samvardhini about Parasitic Flowering Plants featured on Stamps.
I am not a stamp collector nor a fan of stamps. Hence almost all my posts are purely based on research on the internet. I have tried to cross check the info before posting here. Please do share correct info and links to the same in case of discrepancy.
India Post has a very strong network reaching deep deep into the interiors of the country and I depended on it for news from home when we were posted in far away places. In this age of smartphones, Internet, how many of us really write letters – snail mail as they are now called? Despite this , I find that new stamps are being issued and we have stamps on diverse topics including Armed Forces, Films, Personalities, Wildlife, Handlooms, Handicrafts, Food and so on.. It is amazing!
As in every AtoZ challenge, a couple of alphabets are challenging and we end up stretching the theme so as to complete our AtoZ posts.
After the alphabet Q; I again, find myself in such a dilemma and am taking such liberty in the choice of stamps for todays alphabet U. Todays stamps, technically do not have flowers whose names start with U but I am sure you will enjoy knowing about these.
In 1954, India post issued a stamp in honour of the United Nation Day of denomination 2 Annas. It bears a beautiful Lotus on it.
Another stamp issued in 2020 of denomination 12 INR that depicts Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park. Valley of Flowers is the place to see the Blue Poppy and Brahma Kamal and many many more unique plants.
The India Postage Stamps website has a complete catalogue of stamps. Please click the link to see many many wonderful stamps.
Colnect is a comprehensive portal for Stamp collectors. It gives detailed information about every listed stamp. Click here for detailed info about Stamps – what is a stamp, types, formats, water marks, perforations and much more.
You can catch up with my previous posts here. We meet tomorrow for yet another beautiful plant and its stamp!