Embroidered stamp of Austria

09 Mar 2018  Fri

One can say making a fascinating stamp and improvising them is a trend with the Austria Post. It can be because of the demand of the collectors or just to stand out in all this competition. But with its embroider stamp, this post office has reached new heights of achievements.

This self-adhesive embroidery stamp was issued on 19 September 2008. The flower depicted on this above-shown stamp is called Gentiana Clusii, it's a mountain flower found in the Alpine mountains and is native to Europe. The flower common name is Clusius Gentain named after the botanist studying it.

Clusius Gentian is blue colour bell-shape flower was found in 100 BC by King Gentius of Illyria. Every single type of Gentian is a protected species, it also a perennial herb and blooms in May to July. This flower also appears on the stamp of other countries like Poland, Switzerland, etc. There is one other embroidery stamp depicting Edelweiss flower issued at the same time by Austria Post.

These embroidery stamps were issued to honour the native craft and the national flora of the country. These stamps are the best amalgamation of mythology and culture.

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