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  [Aroid-l] Aroid stamp
From: jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu (Jonathan Ertelt) on 2007.09.28 at 20:16:31(16359)
There is no country of which I am aware that does not have some
strangeness among its collection of stamps issued. I have been
intrigued and entertained in recent years to see so many movie and
movie images issued by countries where my inclination would be to
suspect that the majority of the populas have likely not even seen
the movie, but that may be showing up my own stereotypes over places
I have not been. Never the less, I suspect that the flowers and
fruits shown on this collection of stamps from Micronesia represent
plants grown there and often seen, whether native or not. The
botanical accuracy may be frustrating for some of us that like to
look for botanical accuracy, however the fact that one or more of our
favorite plants or plant families is represented is hopefully a cause
for joy rather than disappointment over details missed. Making money
from stamp companies is not such a bad way for a country to make
money, after all, given some of the other ways more often used.
Okay, I'll step down now. Enjoy the aroids where they can be found.
Have a good weekend.


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