These are all stamps I received on my mail.
More information on these stamps is very welcome!
The ancient oak, Quercus robur, known as the chimney oak because it is hollow, grows in the Reinhardswald in Hessen. It is honored on a stamp as part of the set of two for the series "Wilderness Germany".
I love the flower stamps Germany issues,
but I don't know much about them.
Information is always welcome.
I usually do separate posts for my Christmas stamps,
but these beauties arrived out of season.
And I just have to show them.
I got two Postcrossing stamps for you in this blog,
the first one comes from Austria (2016)!
The second comes from the Netherlands (2011)!
I think this one probably already made it to my blog,
but it doesn't hurt to show it again.
set of 4, 2004
With this new U.S. Flag stamp, the Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating patriotism with one of the most recognizable symbols of the United States. The flag, in various forms has been pictured on U.S. stamps going as far back as the 30 cents 1869 Pictorial issue. In the modern era, the U.S. Postal Service makes sure that a Flag stamp is always available to mailers, and in a variety of formats. This stamp's design features a detail from a photograph of the billowing Stars and Stripes.
Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, Pears, a 10-cent definitive stamp featuring two red pears on a white background, is being offered in 2017, in panes of 20. The two most common red pears grown in the United States are the red Anjou, similar to green Anjous in all respects other than color; and red Bartlett pears, referred to as "Summer Pears" for the time of year in which they are harvested.
Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, Grapes, a 5-cent definitive stamp featuring two clusters of deep-purple Pinot noir grapes growing on vines among several green leaves, is being offered in 2017, in panes of 20.
Identified as a French wine grape, it is now grown in other regions including Oregon and California in the United States. Translated from the French, "pinot" is "pine", for the pine-cone shaped clusters in which the grapes grow, and "noir" is "black".
The stamp art is an existing illustration by John Burgoyne, who created the original artwork with pen and ink and watercolor.