Quince Scented Stamp of Switzerland – Miniature sheet 2017
The Quince was declared Switzerland’s Fruit of Year 2017.To mark this special honor a limited edition miniature sheet was issued on 31 Aug 2017 which gives off fragrance of Quince.
FRUCTUS has designated a fruit of every year since 2008. It is a charitable organisation established in 1985 as a nationwide association in Switzerland to promote a gene bank for all fruit varieties and standard orchards.
The name Quince derives from latin word “malium cydonium” or cydonian apple .
Quince is a stone fruit. A very few foreign varieties can be eaten raw. The Quince found in Switzerland are known for their heady fragrant scent and many delicacies that can be prepared from them .
The miniature sheet features the refreshing color and shape of this fruit as well as its sensuous aromas. the fruit on miniature sheet is treated with a special varnish which releases the aroma when touched.
Bhutan and Thailand Diplomatic Relations – Miniature Sheet Bhutan 2014.
Bhutan issued a miniature Sheet containing six stamps on Nu 20 each to commemorate 25 Years of Diplomatic relations between Bhutan & Thailand. The stamps were issued on 14 Nov 2014. The themes on stamps are Flowers, Dances and Architecture.
The stamps feature
Blue Poppy (till 2017 was National Flower of Bhutan)
Cassia Fistula or Golden rain tree – Found in Thailand and South-east Asia
The United States Postal Service issued a set of 10 stamps under the theme “Frozen Treats” on 20 Jun 2018. The stamps feature frosty, colorful icy pops on a stick. The tasty sweet confections come in a variety of shapes and flavours. A booklet of 20 scratch and sniff stamps show Margaret Berg’s watercolor illustrations. The stamps are printed with a coating that evokes a sweet summer scent.
Issued as First class forever mail stamps presently at 50 cents each.