Anemone coronaria or poppy anemone
This time of year I am looking at flowers, planting things, and hiking to see wildflowers hence when I saw this card I thought it would be a good one to share today. Anemone coronaria or poppy anemone is featured on this lightly textured postcard printed in Switzerland. The card is numbered 355 and has the ST Z.F. logo on the reverse. It was sent to my mother from Bergen, Norway in 1939 as a Christmas greeting and carried well wishes on her recent marriage earlier that year. It falls into the category of an art or novelty card.
ST Z. F. logo on reverse
These flowers grow wild all over Israel, Palestine and Jordan. The British soldiers during the British Mandate for Palestine were nicknamed “kalaniyot” for their red berets. Although they can be different colors, the vast red carpets of anemones have become a major tourist attraction in the northern Negev region of Israel.
The stamp is the 20 øre rampant lion on a red background
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