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Orchids On Singapore Stamps & World Stamps

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Posted 02/04/2012   03:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Leng to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Orchids are a recurring theme on Singapore stamps & other postal items. Please show your Singapore orchid stamps, mailed covers, FDCs, maximum cards & postal stationery. Have fun.

Edited 2/9/12 This topic is now for worldwiide Orchid stamps - so please show all the orchids you have!


The first Singapore stamps to feature orchids were 4 stamps of the 1962-66 definitives :



1c Arachnis Maggie Oei. (SG 63)
This is an orchid hybrid of the Arachnis genus (Scorpion Orchids) which look a bit like scorpions or spiders. It was the first Arachnis hybrid, created in 1936 by John Laycock in Singapore.





8c Vanda Tan Chay Yan. (SG68)
Named after Tan Chay Yan, a rubber plantation merchant & philanthropist. The orchid hybrid was developed by his son & it won the Chelsea Flower Show's First Class Certificate in 1954.






12c Grammatophyllum speciosum. (SG 70)
The Giant Orchid. Also called Tiger Orchid, it is the world's largest orchid plant & is native to New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore.





30c Vanda Miss Joaquim. (SG 73)
Singapore's national flower. It was named after Agnes Joaquim, a horticulturist who found this natural hybrid in Singapore. This stamp is the first of many Singapore stamps featuring this flower!
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The $1 stamp from 1970 Osaka Expo set. (SG 131, Scott 115)
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Edited by Leng - 02/06/2012 08:52 am
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Miniature sheet issued in 1991 to commemorate the 1995 Singapore World Stamp Exhibition. Orchid stamps were issued in 1991 through 1995 for this event.


Vanda Miss Joaquim (left) & Dendrobium anocha (right)
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Posted 02/04/2012   04:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A set of 5 stamps were issued for the 20th World Orchid Conference held in Singapore in 2011:



1st Local (26 cents) Vanda Miss Joaquim - again.



45c Named after the conference itself. "Renanthera 20th WOC Singapore 2011"



65c Dendrobium World Peace.



80c Cyrtocidium goldiana or Golden Shower.



$2 Grammatophyllum speciosum (Tiger Orchid).
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Posted 02/04/2012   11:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 30cent Vanda Miss Joaquim stamp on a cover together with other stamps from the 1962-1966 definitives


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Posted 02/04/2012   8:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From the 2006 Singapore-Japan joint issue on Flowers:



Vanda Miss Joaquim (L)
Mokara Lions Gold (R)




Vanda Mimi Palmer (L)
Renanthera Singaporeans (R)
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Posted 02/04/2012   11:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful orchid cover from my good friend in Singapore, with WOC cancel



These are lovely stamps.
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Posted 02/04/2012   11:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
WOC orchid stamp on PC from Singapore, and view of Marina Bay.

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Posted 02/05/2012   12:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's an interesting cover scifi7, it has the commemorative cancel as well as being postally used

The ATM stamp on the cover & postcard also contains orchids - the Vanda Miss Joaquim (in the bottom centre of the stamp)


This design was issued in 2009 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, & is the only design currently available at the machines.
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Posted 02/05/2012   12:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The design of the ATM stamp was based on the last 2 stamps of the se-tenant set issued in 2009 showing the Botanic Gardens


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Posted 02/05/2012   01:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wondered if those were orchids on the ATM, but my eyes aren't sharp enough. Great detail Leng, and great link to the se-tenant, those are great stamps in themselves.

Edit: I expect Fifia would love to see those stamps in the se-tenant topic.
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Posted 02/05/2012   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a joint venture between Singapore and Switzerland.
There are more stamps..






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Posted 02/05/2012   11:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi fifia nice to have your flowers. They arent orchids though
I see you have both mini sheets from the 2001 Singapore-Switzerland joint issue on flowers. The Singapore flowers are on the left :
Straits Rhododendron (top) & Yellow Saraca (bottom).
The Swiss flowers are on the right: Edelweiss (top) & Clusius' Gentian (bottom).
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Posted 02/05/2012   11:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok scifi7, I have added the Botanic Gardens se-tenant strip to the Se-Tenants topic.
Hope you like those fifia.
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Posted 02/05/2012   11:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1979 set shows 3 different hybrids of the Vanda genus

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Posted 02/06/2012   04:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add carebear to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like this topic very much! I like the orchid stamps of singapore.
I have this maxi card which has orchid stamp from 1991.



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