Monday, 28 November 2011

FLOWERS DEDICATED TO THE REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO



San Marino Post issued the three flower stamp  which dedicated to their country on April 5, 2011. This issue represented in one miniature sheet features the flower species, The Delphinium Belladonna, The Dianthus Carnation, and The Tea Rose.

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The Delphinium Belladonna known as “Verissimo del Titano” features the colours of the current flag. Saint Marino was bequeathed Mount Titano by Donna Felicita for having miraculously healed her son, Verissimo. (shown on the top)

The Dianthus Carnation known as “Sant’Agata”: the carnation, a white flower historically the symbol of purity, is linked to Saint Agatha fellow patron of the people of San Marino. (shown on the middle)

The  “hybrid” Tea Rose known as “Repubblica di San Marino”. Its petals are the colour of the Republic’s old flag and recall the dawns and dusks that may be admired from San Marino. (shown on the bottom)

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