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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.
>Unfortunately some third world countries like my own are only|
>interested in making money out of stamp companies who make them
>tempting offers, and all sorts of inappropriate images are used. We
>have had Mickey Mouse stamps and all kind of rubbish. It is silly,
>because the collectibility of stamps should increase when
>authenticity of illustrations and origin of plants are involved, but
>I understand that there is a big schoolboy philatelic market.
>In the case of these Micronesian stamps the government apparently
>thought they should employ a local artist who knows the plants, but
>who in this case falls short of international standards in his/her
>From: aroid-l-bounces at gizmoworks.com
>[mailto:aroid-l-bounces at gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Denis Rotolante
>Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 9:55 AM
>To: 'Discussion of aroids'
>Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid stamp
>Anybody can pick out a bunch of pretty flowers or fruits to put on
>stamps, but Some of these plants are not even native to
>Micronesia.This is obviously not meant to be a botanical drawing but
>an artist's rendition of something cute to put on stamps. A stamp
>collector would apreciate a little accuracy in the stamps a country
>produces what else makes them collectible. Native flowers and fruits
>on a country's stamps should be a given, I guess Micronesia doesn't
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