Easily one of the most popular stamp topics to collect are flowers. Flower stamps can be depicted as beautiful watercolor, acrylic, or oil paintings, or richly colored photographs showing the bloom of the flower in its splendor. On postage stamps, it is common to see flowers alongside birds, insects, and animals. Postage stamps issued in certain countries around the world allow the collector to enjoy the beauty of flowers, plants, fungi, trees, shrubs, vines, aquatic plants, and cacti native to that region.
Other popular flora stamps include greenery postage stamps depicting trees, shrubs, pine, berries, and other types of non-flower stamps. Browse botanical stamps on our website to find the perfect addition to your stamp collection.
Collect Flower Postage Stamps by Country or Topic
Looking for a specific country the flower postage stamp was issued in? How about vintage or rare flower stamps that are hard to find? Here at Mesa Stamps, our online inventory is full of dozens and even hundreds of floral stamps for your growing stamp collection. Take a look at some of our picks for popular stamps for your floral collection to get some ideas.
Our beautiful flower postage stamps include various species of roses, orchids, sunflowers, daisies, lilies, hibiscus, tropical flowers, flowering trees, flowering plants, flowers with insects, flowers with butterflies, aquatic plants, and more.
You can also choose to shop by country – collect floral stamps from Argentina to Zimbabwe to add native plants stamps to your collection! Our philatelists can help you on your stamp collecting journey and match you to the flower stamp you need to complete your collection.
Flower Stamp Condition
The flower stamps listed on our website are almost always listed in NH (mint, never hinged) condition unless stated otherwise. This means that you are receiving the stamp in excellent, unused condition. If you have questions regarding the condition of the stamp you will be receiving, or have inquiries about ordering, shipping, pricing, or anything else, our stamp collecting experts will be happy to assist you.
Below is a list of some of our most popular types of flower stamps. Our stamps are beautiful and rich in color, and stamp collecting hobbyists of all ages will enjoy collecting them. If you know what country you are looking for, or the SKU of the particular stamp, please enter that in our search bar, or click on “Topics” and click on “F” for the flowers category. We hope you will enjoy shopping for and collecting flowers on postage stamps as much as our philatelists do.
Whether you are an avid collector or just starting out, there are beautiful flower or greenery postage stamps issued from around the world that you can add to your collection.
History of Collecting Flower Stamps
When the initial production of stamps first began in England, the original stamps almost always portrayed a portrait of a king or queen. However in 1851, Sir Sanford Fleming was giving the job of designing a stamp, and he chose to feature an image of a beaver, thus starting a new theme of featuring nature on stamps. From there is when the idea of using flowers on stamps was born, it became a way to show the unique characteristics and beauty of the region and country it came from.
Flowers stamps are one of the most collected stamps because of their beauty and wide range of flowers to collect. Every flower has its own significant meaning and can represent many things. For example, there is a flower(s) that represents each birth month of the year, (e.g. April’s is the Daisy and Sweet Pea, while December’s is the Narcissus, Holly, or Poinsettia.) If you are browsing for Christmas stamps, you are likely to find festive depictions of holly, mistletoe, poinsettias, and other winter botanicals and flowers.
Famously, the red rose is known for representing love and romance by tradition, in literature, and in popular culture. By contrast, yellow roses symbolize joy and friendship. White roses meanwhile suggest innocence and purity.
Meanings and symbolism do not just apply to flowers. For example, throughout history, olive branches are depicted in art as a symbol of peace and victory. The plant or flower’s color can convey a certain emotion or have different meaning from another color.
As you collect flower stamps for your collection, notice the use of flowers and plants in topical stamps that depict British royalty, history, art, and literature.
Collect Flower Stamps
Shop for various species of collectible flower stamps at Mesa Stamps. Among our most popular are roses, tropical flowers, orchids, flowering trees, flowering plants, flowers with butterflies, dragonflies, or bees, greenery postage stamps, and much more.
Rare Flower Stamps
You’ll also find unique floral stamps such as the Endangered Yellow Fautu plant, which is characterized by yellow, bell-shaped flowers, and is native to the Pitcairn Islands (pictured here, Pitcairn Islands, 712 & 713).
Check back often to our site since we get new flower stamps monthly. Within our collection, you may occasionally find rare flower stamps that are hard to find online. Our expert philatelists have decades of experience with stamp collecting, so please do not hesitate to ask any questions about how to locate rare flower stamps. Please shop all our unique, rare, or vintage flower postage stamps online today.
Browse All Floral Stamps
- Rose Stamps
- Lily Stamps
- Sunflower Stamps
- Daisy Stamps
- Wild Orchid Stamps
- Hibiscus Stamps
- Lavender Stamps
- Bluebell Stamps
- Iris Stamps
- Lilac Stamps
- Black-Eyed Susan Stamps
- Posey Stamps
- Poppy Stamps
- Tulip Stamps
- Daffodil Stamps
- Chrysanthemum Stamps
- Buttercup Stamps
- Water Lily Stamps
Flower Stamp Collecting
Collecting flower stamps is fun and rewarding, especially if you have been keeping up with the hobby for many years. Whether you are collecting flower stamps from the Bahamas or from Canada, you will enjoy the beauty of these flowers. At Mesa Stamps, we have been collecting and selling stamps for over forty years, and the recent launch of this website allows us to connect with stamp collecting enthusiasts from across the country. If you are searching for flower stamps, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and we can help you as you collect flower stamps from around the world.