Ancient Roses – Stamps of France 1999

Ancient RosesStamps of France 1999

France issued a miniature sheet on 28 May 1999 with three stamps on ancient roses.

Mme Caroline Testout – Introduced in 1890 the flowers are pink with darker centre and scent is moderate. A classic hybrid Tea rose.

Mme Alfred Carriere –  Inroduced in 1879.Pale Pinkish flowers are fully double,globular and very fragrant.

La France – Introduced in 1867. A Lovely rose ,petals which are paler inside,curl back from the high center and the scent is  heavier than most teas.

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ANCIENT ROSES OF FRANCE ON STAMPS 1999

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