Species of Blue Poppy – Stamps of Bhutan 2017.

Species of Blue Poppy – Stamps of Bhutan 2017.

A Miniature sheet on Species of Blue Poppy was issued by Bhutan on 09 Oct 2017. Meconopsis gakyidiana is the National Flower of Bhutan . Two other species were also discovered in Bhutan and named Meconopsis merakensis & Meconopsis elongata.They can be found in Merak, Sagteng  and Haa regions of Bhutan. A total of 15 species  of Meconopsis are now found in Bhutan.

The eight different species on which stamps issued and shown in Miniature sheet are

Meconopsis sinuata -Prain found in Nepal and Bhutan

Meconopsis polygaliodes

Meconopsis bella -Pretty Blue Poppy found in Central Nepal and Southeastern Tibet.

Meconopsis bhutanica -New Species found in Bhutan

Meconopsis merakensis – Found in Bhutan

Meconopsis elongata – Found in Bhutan

Meconopsis horridula -prickly blue poppy found in Western Nepal, Western China  and High altitudes of Himalayas.

Meconopsis simplicifolia– perennial in Poppy family found in Central Nepal and Southeastern Tibet.

BHUTAN BLUE POPPY SHEETLET
Species of Blue Poppy on Stamps of Bhutan 2017

 

 

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Blue Poppy – National flower of Bhutan – Stamps of Bhutan 2017

Blue Poppy – National flower of Bhutan – Stamps of Bhutan 2017

Blue Poppy or Meconopsis gakyidiana is the National Flower of Bhutan. In Dzongkha Gakyid means happiness which is based on Bhuatn’s development Philosophy of Gross National happiness.

Stamps and miniature sheet on Blue poppy was issued on 09 Oct 2017.

BHUTAN BLUE POPPY FDC
BLUE POPPY NATIONAL FLOWER OF BHUTAN

 

BHUTAN BLUE POPPY MS
Blue Poppy National Flower of Bhutan

Joint issue stamps Bhutan – Korea 2017

Joint issue stamps Bhutan – Korea 2017

A set of Stamps was issued by Bhutan on 22 Sep 2017 to mark 30 Years of Diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Korea.

BHUTAN KOREA MS
Joint Issue Miniature sheet – Bhutan – Korea 2017

 

BHUTAN KOREA FDC
Joint Issue stamps Bhutan Korea 2017

Fruits Of Bhutan – Walnut – Stamps of Bhutan 2017

Fruits Of Bhutan – Walnut – Stamps of Bhutan 2017

Walnuts are part of the tree nut family. This food family includes Brazil nuts,cashews, hazelnuts ,Pecans,Pine nuts, Pistachios and Walnuts. A set of stamps on Fruits of Bhutan including Walnut was issued on 19 Jun 2017.

 

BHUTAN FDC
Fruits of Bhutan – Walnut -First day Cover

 

Miniature Sheet
Fruits of Bhutan -Walnut -Miniature sheet

 

Stamps on India Themes by other Countries – Russia India Joint Issue

Stamps on India Themes by other Countries – Russia India Joint Issue

Russia and India jointly issued a set of Stamps on 26 Oct 2017. The Theme of stamps were Folk Dances of Russia (Beryozka Dance) and India (Bhaval Dance).

A Set of Two Cancelled FDC’s issued by Russia are listed below. The Flags of India and Russia are also shown on the FDC’s.

First Day Cover
Russia India Joint Issue 2017

 

FIrst Day Cover
Russia-India Joint Issue

Stamps on India Themes – Stamp on Indira Gandhi – Russia

Stamps on India Themes – Stamp on Indira Gandhi – Russia

Russia issued a stamp to mark Birth Centenary of Indira Gandhi (1917-1984). Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India.

A Cancelled FDC is listed below.

Indira Gandhi
FDC with Stamp of Indira Gandhi issued by Russia

 

Stamps on India Themes – Stamp on Indira Gandhi – Russia

Stamps on India Themes – Stamp on Indira Gandhi – Russia

Russia issued a stamp to mark Birth Centenary of Indira Gandhi (1917-1984). Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India.

Indira Gandhi
Russian Stamps on Indira Gandhi