Nepal Flower Series 1976

A set of four commemorative postage stamps on the flowers of Nepal : Lily of Nepal, Blue poppyGiant Himalayan lily and Megacodon stylophorus :

Lily of Nepal : Scottish Botanist David DonBlue poppyGiant Himalayan lilyFlower of NepalIssued by Nepal

Issued on 2031 Aswin 30 corresponding to 16 Oct. 1974

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Dept.
Nepal Philatelic Bureau
Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 30 Paisa

Colour : 4 Colour

Size : 3.2 x 4.4 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked gummed Paper

Quantity : 1 million

Sheet : 50

Process : Litho offset

Printer : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd. Karachi

About : 

  • This gorgeous lily flower was brought to light of botanical world by a British Botanist David Don who gave the proper name Lilium Nepalense indicating its origin from Nepal. The plant in nature is 30 cm. to a metre high growing usually on open slopes and margin of oak/laurel forest. It flowers during June to September. In full bloom the flower goes up to 20 cm. in diameter. The plant is wildly distributed all along the country ranging altitudinally from 1,400 to 3,000 metre m.s.l.

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