The Guelder Rose

It’s “random stamp day” on A Stamp A Day and I happened upon this one from Austria picturing the plant and fruit of Viburnum opulus (common name guelder-rose or, in German, Gewöhnlicher scheneeball). This is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae) native to Europe, northern Africa and central Asia. The name ‘guelder rose’ relates to the Dutch province of Gelderland, where a … Continue reading The Guelder Rose

Perak #155 (1979)

Perak [State of Malaysia] #155 (1979)

Perak #155 (1979) Perak (ڤراق in Jawi, 霹雳 in Chinese, and பேராக் in Tamil) also known by its honorific, Darul Ridzuan, or “Abode of Grace”, one of the 13 states of Malaysia, is the fourth largest state in the country. It borders Kedah at the north; Thai Yala Province to the northeast; Penang to the northwest; Kelantan and Pahang to the east; Selangor to the … Continue reading Perak [State of Malaysia] #155 (1979)

Palau #60 (1984)

Palau #60 (1984)

The Republic of Palau (Beluu er a Belau in Palauan) is an island country consisting of an archipelago located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country contains approximately 340 islands, forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia, and has an area of 180 square miles (466 square kilometers). The capital Ngerulmud is located on the island of Babeldaob, in Melekeok State. Its … Continue reading Palau #60 (1984)

Eynhallow (Holy Island) Primula (1974}

Eynhallow (Holy Island) [Local Post] – Primula (1974)

Eynhallow (Eyinhelga in Old Norse, meaning “Holy Isle”) is a small, presently uninhabited island, part of the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of mainland Scotland. It lies in Eynhallow Sound between Mainland, Orkney and Rousay. It is 75 hectares (0.29 square miles) in area. An unnamed skerry is situated approximately 330 feet (100 meters) to the north-east of the island, separated by Fint Sound. Sheep … Continue reading Eynhallow (Holy Island) [Local Post] – Primula (1974)

Malacca #86 (1979)

Malacca [State of Malaysia] #86 (1979)

Malacca (Melaka in Malay, மலாக்கா in Tamil and 马六甲 in Chinese), dubbed “The Historic State”, is a state in Malaysia and upon the southwestern coast of the Malay Peninsula opposite Sumatra, with the state of Negeri Sembilan to the north and west and Johor to the east. Malacca is situated roughly two-thirds of the way down the west coast and commands a central position on … Continue reading Malacca [State of Malaysia] #86 (1979)