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Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid stamp

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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 art work.


John Criswick



From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@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 care.



-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Kyle Baker
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 6:25 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid stamp

no photo available...says its a binary file,,,good lord do they make those anymore?

kfb maine

Marek Argent <abri1973@wp.pl> wrote:



The 16th stamp in this sheet is named "taro",

but the leaf doesn't look like Colocasia esculenta, rather like Xanthosoma sp.

What may it be? I know that artist sometimes don't see important features for botanists.



Besides I read somewhere that in various regions of the world, different species are cultivated as "taro".


Can anyone help?


Marek Argent

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