Pro Juventute Stamps of Switzerland – Christmas Candles & Mushrooms -1994

Pro Juventute Stamps of Switzerland – Christmas Candles & Mushrooms -1994

Pro Juventute is a charitable foundation in Switzerland established in 1912. It is dedicated to supporting the rights and needs of Swiss children and Youth. Since1913, the Swiss Post Office has been issuing an annual charity stamp series to support the work of  Pro Juventute. The Latin phrase “Pro Juventute” means “For the Children”

What makes these stamps interesting is that they have tended to run in a series of similar designs. The 1915-17 stamps show children in folk costumes; 1918-26, cantonal coats of arms; 1933-42, women in traditional cantonal dress; 1943-49, flowers; 1950-57, insects; 1958-64, flowers; 1965-67, animals; 1968-71, birds; 1973-76, forest plants; 1978-81, municipal coats of arms; 1983-86, children’s toys and fairy tales; 1987-90, child development; 1991-94, forest flora; 1995-98, animals again; 1999-2001, children’s books; 2002-05, children’s rights; and 2006-08, children’s art.

Later years’ issues have not been continuing series.

The Theme for 1994 series of four stamps issued on 28 Nov 1994 was Christmas Candles & Mushrooms. A Block of Four stamps of 100+50 Centimes featuring Shaggy Scalycap Mushrooms is listed.

SWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUS
SWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUTE 1994 -MUSHROOMS.

Mushrooms on Stamps of Iceland -2004.

Mushrooms on Stamps of Iceland -2004.

Iceland issued two stamps on Mushrooms on 02 Sep 2004.

50 Kr-Amanita vaginata. It is an edible variety known as Grisette. Print run 150,000.

60 Kr – Camarophyllus pratensis . It is an edible variety also known as California Fungi. Print run 150,000.

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ICELAND FDC 2004- MUSHROOMs

 

Mushrooms on stamps -USSR 1986

Mushrooms on stamps -USSR 1986

USSR issued a set of five stamps on Mushrooms on 15 May 1986. The Mushroom varieties featured on stamps are

4K – Death Cap.     Print run 6,120,000         5k – Fly Agaric    Print run 6,120,000                      10k- Panther Cap  Print run 4,920,000      15k – Bitter bolete   Print run  3,920,000              20k -Sulphur tuft       Print run  2,920,000.

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USSR 1986-MUSHROOMS
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USSR 1986-MUSHROOMS