Have you ever taken into consideration that flowers do not all blossom at the same time? That there is a specific hour when each one reveals itself to the light, nature and peoples?
With an interesting thematic approach, Romfilatelia offers a two-part postage stamp issue, Flowers’ Clock. This issue, achieved in an original illustrative manner, combines the image of a flower with an exhibit from the Nicolae Simache Clock Museum in Ploiesti.
The first part of this project - Flowers’ Clock (I) – consists of 6 postage stamps which reveal the hours when representative Romanian plants flourish.
The postage stamp with the face value of lei 0.60 illustrates the field poppy (Papaver rhoeas) and the mantel clock, manufactured in France, in the 19th century, which indicates the blooming hour of the field poppy – 5 a.m.
The postage stamps with the face value of lei 0.80 depicts the common chicory (Cichorium inthybus), which blooms at 6 a.m., beside a carriage clock, manufactured in Austria, in the early 19th century.
The postage stamps with the face value of leu 1 presents the viper’s grass (Scorzonera rosea), which blossoms at 7 a.m., being represented next to a table clock, manufactured in Paris, in the late 19th century.
The marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), which blooms at 8 a.m., can be found on the postage stamp with the face value of lei 1.60, next to a Neuchatele W.&A., Schmid-Schenker table clock, manufactured in Germany, in the first half of 20th century;
The postage stamp with the face value of lei 2.40 presents the sunflower (Helianthus annuus) beside a P. Bonnet & P. Pottier portico clock, manufactured in Paris, in the late 19th century, which illustrates the blooming hour of the plant – 9 a.m.;
On the postage stamp with the face value of lei 5.00, beside the bird’s eye speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys), which blooms at 10 a.m., is also illustrated a Boulle table clock case, manufactured in France, in the 19th century.
The philatelic album is achieved in a limited run printing of 500 pcs., equipped with the six stamps block and a special philatelic card, numbered and equipped with the set of the issue “Flowers’ clock I”, cancelled with the first day postmark and with the issue “Flowers from botanical gardens”, issued in 1971, cancelled with the REMEMBER FILATELIC (Philatelic Remember) special cancellation. Both cancellations are also clearly imprinted, the REMEMBER FILATELIC (Philatelic Remember) one being in gold foiling.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 25.01.2013
Designer: Mihai Vamasescu and Stan Pelteacu
Colours: 4 colours
Size: 33 x 24 mm
Values: 0.60 Lei, 0.80 Lei, 1 Leu, 1.60 Lei, 2.40 Lei, 5 Lei