The Peony Flower The Peony Flower

The Peony Flower sheetlet
The Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau is pleased to offer the Peony sheetlet as seen here. The sheetlet is part two in the Bureau’s approach to establishing a foothold in the world’s largest philatelic market – China.

The Peony is native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America with the number of species ranging from 25 to 40.

The Peony Flower date stamp Most are herbaceous perennial plants, 0.5 –1.5 metres tall, but some resemble trees up to 3 metres tall. They have deeply lobed, glossy leaves, and large, often fragrant, single or double flowers ranging from red, pink, white to even yellow.

The peony is China’s unofficial national flower having been voted the favourite by the people. From February to April huge displays feature throughout China especially in Luoyang, in Henan Province.

The Pitcairn Islands is proud to participate in their 2011 Peony celebrations with the release of this stamp issue.
The Peony Flower FDC

The Peony Flower
Please Note: All prices are in New Zealand Dollars
Sheetlet $6.00
First Day Cover with 2 stamps $3.50

Technical Details

Designer:
Denise Durkin, Wellington, NZ   Pitcairn Stamps
proudly brought
to you by:
Bounty Post
Printer: Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand
Process: Offset Litho
Stamp size: 37.1 mm x  30.0 mm horizontal
Sheet Format: 6 stamp sheetlets,100mm x 148mm
Perforation Gauge: 14.0 x 14.0
Denominations: Stamps 6 x $1.00
Paper: 114gsm Tullis Russell non phosphor gummed stamp paper
Period of Sale:
21 April 2011 for a period of 2 years