Empress of Austria & Queen of Hungary – Stamps of Hungary & Austria on Elisabeth
She was born in Bavaria on 24 Dec 1837 . Her mother was half sister of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. She was a Duchess of Bavaria and married Emperor Franz Joseph I . Thus by her marriage to Franz Joseph she became Empress of Austria ,Queen of Hungary , Bohemia ,Dalmatia and Croatia. She had traveled widely in her Kingdom and was a true European Citizen of her times. When she died in 1898 in Geneva she was the longest serving Empress of Austria at 44 years.
Austria issued a stamp on 100th Death Anniversary of Empress Elisabeth on 10 Sep 1998 and Hungary issued a stamp on Queen Elisabeth in the EUROPA series under famous people category on 02 May 1996.
A First Day Cover cum special cover with stamps and cancellations of Hungary & Austria on this unique personality is listed.
Great Britain issued a set of four stamps on 30 Jun 1976 to mark 100th Anniversary of Royal National Rose Society. The Four species of Roses on stamps were Elizabeth Of Glamis,Grandpa Dickson,Rosa Mundi and Sweet Briar.
Elizabeth of Glamis (Irish Beauty)– Introduced in 1964, Elizabeth of Glamis was named after Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother whose childhood home was Glamis Castle in Scotland. It is a sweet scented excellent cluster flowered rose with lush dark green foilage on a bushy medium sized plant. The petals are luminous salmon orange.
Grandpa Dickson Rose ( Irish Gold) – Introduced in 1966.A popular large flowered rose has full double blooms that are well formed and yellow. Has won many awards for its crispness.
Rosa Mundi – Derived from wild rose pale pink with splashed with crimson.
Sweet Briar Rose– This vigorous tall shrub has densely prickly fawny green stems covered by strong thorns. The dark green foliage smells strongly of apples when crushed. Flowers are scented,pink and beautiful.
Thailand issued a stamp on 09 Feb 2015 on theme Symbol of Love and Valentine’s day. It was printed with perfumed ink and rose variety named “Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn” depicted to mark 60th Anniversary of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.