The USA issued a set of 50 stamps on State Birds and Flowers of States of the USA on 14 Apr 1982. We are listing them in Alphabetical order of States name. All stamps are 20 cents denomination. Stamps on 21st State are listed.
Maryland– State Bird – Baltimore Oriole designated as State Bird in 1947. It is a songbird whose numbers are declining. The Female Oriole’s feathers are brownish olive and dull orange whereas male plumage is black and brilliant golden-orange.
State Flower- Black-eyed Susan. It was designated as the state flower in 1918. A member of the Sunflower family with yellow petals and dark centre
First Day Cover is listed, it shows Maine as the Middle Atlantic States of USA.
The USA issued a 20c stamp on theme Fresh Water as a Source of Life on 11 May 1984. The stamp commemorates Louisiana World Exposition and features a river body and Birds like American Darter, Canada Goose, Anhinga, Louisiana Heron, Tricoloured Heron
Our City in Garden – Seeds in Stamps – Stamps of Singapore 2013.
Singapore issued a set of four stamps on theme Our City in a Garden on 13 July 2013. A unique miniature sheet was also issued containing four stamps (two each of Ist Local and 50c stamps).
Stamps with seeds to grow flowers– A Collaboration between National Parks Board and Singapore Post results in the issue of a special bio-degradable stamp which can grow as a flower. The First Local stamp in the miniature sheet comes with a moss-rose seed stickered on its front. One needs to soak the stamp in water for a day and then it can be sowed in the soil for it to bloom like a flower. A unique way to teach children the importance of plants, flowers and biodiversity.
Ist Local stamp -No Value indicator – Garden and White Collared Kingfisher.
50c – City Skyline, Oriental Pied-Hornbill and Crimson Sunbird
The stamps with seeds are marked by arrows and are listed below. The stamps with seeds are valid for postage in Singapore Local
Stamps on National Trust For Scotland- British landscapes – Great Britain 1981.
The National Trust for Scotland is a Scottish Conservation Organisation. It manages 130 properties and 180,000 acres of Land which includes Castles, Parks, Heritage Sites etc. Great Britain issued a set of Five stamps on 24 June 1981 to commemorate 50th Anniversary of National Trust For Scotland.
Gutter Pairs of Stamps are Listed
22p – Giant’s Causeway Northern Ireland – World Heritage Site.
25p – St Kilda- Scotland- Isolated Archipelago in North Atlantic Ocean.