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Thematic Philately - Bromeliads on Stamps.


The growing and appreciation of Bromeliads enjoys a world-wide popularity and this is reflected in the mini art works of many countries' stamps.
Bromeliads, and particularly the pineapple, also play an important role in the history and economy of many nations. While others have used these as a symbol of the rich diversity of food or tourism on offer.

Ronald Hanko is a Thematic Philatelist who is compiling this unique list of Stamps and Postal Items featuring Bromeliads.
Any fellow enthusiasts who wish to contribute to this list, or for enquiries, please contact the BSA webmaster.

* = images from Die Bromelia the German Bromeliad Magazine. The various articles were collected by Hermann Prinsler of Neoregelia 'Prinsler' fame.

AFGHANISTAN
1985/07/0511488afTillandia aeranthos
* Tillandsia aeranthos
1146-52, flowers.50/7.00
ANTIGUA
1977/12/2849010cPineapple490-94 .20/3.50
.494a.Pineapple (border)SS of 43.50
1983/03/1469425cPineapple694-97 .20/3.00
1983/07/1171740cPineapple708-25, fruits .75/33.30
1985/03717a40cPineapple708a-25a, perf. 12.5x12.65/30.90
ARGENTINA
1982/12/041346400pTillandsia aeranthos1344-56, flowers.20/14.00
1983/10/19144250pTillandsia aeranthos1429-43A, flowers 1.10/11.35
1985/09/0715195cTillandsia aeranthos1515-26, flowers.25/6.75
AUSTRALIA
1987/02/11101665cPineapple1015-18 1.00/4.45
BAHAMAS
1971328$1.00* Pineapple313-30 6.50/32.30
1973328a$1.00Pineapple317a-30a, wmk. sideways 2.50/26.75
1976328b$1.00Pineapple313a-30b, wmk. 373 2.50/17.20
1987/06441$1.00Pineapple426-43 2.75/25.30
BARBUDA
1978/02/1532310cPineapple (used)323-27, Antigua #490 OP.20/4.75
.327a*.Pineapple (border)SS of 4, Statehood, Antigua #494a OP4.75
1983/03/1456925cPineapple569-72, Commonwealth Day.90/9.30
1983/10/2860440cPineappleAntigua #717 OP, 595-612 1.25/33.60.
BELGIUM
1960/03/285426frVriesia splendens
* Vriesea splendens
540-42, Ghent Flower Exh.1.00/2.10
1965/02/136191frVriesia splendens
* Vriesea splendens
619-621 .20
.621aSS of 3..1.75
1975/02/229134.50frNeoregelia carolinae
* Neoregelia carolinae tricolor
913-15, Ghent Flower Exh..30/1.10
BENIN
1978/09/05J4410frPineapplesJ44-J49 .25/4.55
BHUTAN
1987//05/2559020chPineappleSS, 500th anniv. Discovery of America2.25
BOLIVIA
1989786BS2.00* Puya raimondii??
BRAZIL
1977/09/2115271.30crNeoregelia carolinae
* Neoregelia carolinae
..25
1981A112crPineappleAerogram.
1983/05/21185730crNidularium species
* Nidularium species
1857-60, toucans.50/9.50
1984/07/08192665crTillandsia usneoides (Spanish moss) 1926-27, monkeys2.00
.192780crUnidentified bromeliad.2.00
19882158100* Vriesia ensiformis??
1991/10/292338*.Billbergia speciesSS, orchids & humminbirds2.20
1992/06/052374*600crNidularium innocentii .55/2.20
.2375*600crCanistrum exiguum..55
.2376*700crCanistrum cyathiforme..55
.2377*700crNidularium rubens..55
1995/08/102556150 crNeoreglia species (2)SS (border)6.50
BURUNDI
1992/10/12680400 frCattleya species679-80, discovery of America8.00
CAMBODIA
19621122rPineapple112-14, plants .45/2.00
1986/10/04733*2rPineapple728-34, fruit3.25 (7)
CAMERON
1967/05/1046710fr* Ananas sativa460-68, fruits 1.40/7.40
CAYMAN ISLANDS
2006/10/05#1..MS, birds.
.#1b50cUnidentified bromeliad?..
CENTRAL AFRICA
1993/10/271029160frPineapple1029-30, environm. developm.1.60
CHILE
2000/07/1013321500pPineappleSS, discovery of Brazil8.50
CISKEI
1982/08/20388cPineapples..20/.90
.3915cPineapples..20
.4020cPineapples..20
.4130cPineapples..30
COLOMBIA
1975/03/12C6163pPineappleC615-18, paintings .50/3.00
1981/11/03C711.Fruit, block of 6.22.50
.C711a*25pPineapples.3.00
.C711c*25pPineapples.3.00
1996C907..Strip of 3, myths and legends11.00
.C907c1000 pTillandsia usneoides (tree) ..
COMORO ISLANDS
1977/11/19J72frPineappleJ6-17 .25/16.10
CONGO (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC).....
1969/12/2019825frPineapples198-99 .35
197429830F* Pineapple??
COSTA RICA
1950/07/27C1993c* PineappleC197-210 .20/26.00
.C20565cPineapple (used)..
1980/09/24C79710cPineappleC797-02 .20/2.25
198941320C* Aechmea magdalenae??
CUBA
1965/11/151022$0.13* Pineapple1017-24, fruits.95/10.50
1989/10/273167$0.20Guzmania berteroniana3166-70.
.3170a..Strip of 5.
196914503* Pineapple??
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
1980/08/1323201kAechmea fasciata
* Aechmea fasciata
2319-22, flowers1.60/3.90
DOMINICA
1981/04/30700$3.00Various unidentified bromeliads incl. Tillandsia usneoidesSS (background), birds43.25
1984/08/1384745cGuzmania lingulata
* Guzmania lingulata
..45/5.00
.84860cPitcarnia angustifolia
* Pitcarnia angustifolia
..55
.84975cTillandsia fasciculata
* Tillandsia fasciculata
..75
.850$3.00Aechmea smithiorum
* Aechmea smithiorum
.3.25
.851$5.00Tillandsia utriculataSS5.50
1988/07/251085..MS, rainforest14.00
.1085m*$0.45Tillandsia species1085a-t .70
1988/09/051090$5.00PineappleSS, Agricult. Developm.4.00
19881108$4* Pineapple??
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
1971/09/296821cPineapple682-85, agriculture .25/1.50
1988102050c* Bromelia pinguin??
1988102150c* Tillandsia fasciculata??
1988102250c* Tillandsia hotteana??
1988102350c* Tillandsia compacta??
ECUADOR
1975/11/1893240cUnidentified bromeliad930-36, plants.25/4.85
1999/06/021487..Pair7.00
.1487a4000sUnidentified bromeliad..
FERNANDO PO
1964/06/0121350c* Pineapple212-14 .20/.60
......
FIJI
1981/09/2144920cPineapple(Sheet of 10) .50x10
FRENCH POLYNESIA
1984C20680frPineapples2.25.
.C207200frPineapplesSS12.00
2005/09/2390490frPineapple.4.50 (2)
.905130frPineapple..
GABON
1962/12/10J3450c* PineappleJ34-J35.20
.J35a..Pair.25
1989/05/30667175fr* Pineapple665-68 1.75/5.90
.668a..SS of 46.00
GAMBIA
1985/11/155845dPineapple581-84, UN FAO 6.75/13.25
GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
1988/02/16256510pfTillandsia macrochlamys..20/1.35
.256620pfTillandsia bulbosa..20
.256740pfTillandsia kalmbacheri..30
.256870pfTillandsia blassii..65
GRENADA
1988164825c* Pineapple??
198512834c* Pineapple??
GUADELOUPE
19471952frPineapples189-05 1.10/21.75
.1962.50frPineapples.1.00
.1973frPineapples.1.00
GUINEA
195917950fr* Pineapple175-791.40/3.35
196121350frPineapple#179 OP, UN anniversary 1.00/5.90
1974/11/22684..SS of 5, fruits6.25
.(684)..SS, imperf..
.684e12sPineapple..90
GUYANA
1974/11/18208$1.00Pineapple205-08, fruits 1.10
1974208a$1* PineappleSS of 4.90
HAWAII
2006/01/02#1..Strip of 3.
.#1c$8.00Pineapple..
.#2$8.00PineappleSS.
HONDURAS
1944/10/12C14321cPineappleSchool of Agriculture.40
HUNGARY.....
1971/10/29209060f* Neoregelia carolinae, Vriesea splendens, Billbergia nutans2089-96, plants.20/2.55
INDONESIA
1961/12/20B13520s+10sPineappleB135-37, fruits .20/.60
IVORY COAST
196725320frPineapple253-55, fruits .40/3.45
JAMAICA
19561612pPineapples159-74, definitives .20/70.55
.161a..Booklet pane of 6 (booklet).50
1963/06/042028pman and pineapple horiz201-02 .55/.75
1986/05/19628$5.00Pineapples625-28 6.00/9.65
.628a..SS of 410.00
2003/09/19978.Unidentified bromeliadsSS, birds7.00
KENYA
199771414shPineapple713-16.
LAOS
2003/08/0815934000kPineapple1590-93, fruits 2.60 (4)
MALAGASY
1968/07/1541120frPineapples410-12 .30/1.00
1970/08/1844620frPineapple.1.75
1992/05/2710711600frPineappleSS2.75
MALAYSIA
1986/06/05330*50cAnanas comosus329-36, fruits .55/26.95
.330a.(Block of 6, mixed perf.)Perf. 13.5x14 .65
2000766B50sAnanas comosus766A-66E .
MALAYA-KEDAH
1957842cPineapples83-93, definitives .30/99.85
1959-62962cPineapplesSame as 84 w/ picture of Sultan.20/48.70
MALAYA-KELANTAN
1957-63732cPineapples72-82.80/56.20
1961-62852cPineapples84-90.20/16.10
MALAYA-MALACCA
1957462cPineapples45-55.80/56.20
1960572cPineapples56-66.20/27.50
MALAYA-NEGRI SEMBELAN
1957-63652cPineapples64-74.20/46.35
MALAYA-PAHANG
1957-62732cPineapples72-82.20/31.45
MALAYA-PENANG
1957462cPineapples45-55.25/55.00
1960572cPineapples56-66.20/26.75
MALAYA-PERAK
1957-611282cPineapples127-37 .45/31.75
MALAYA-PERLIS
1957-62302cPineapples29-39.25/41.50
MALAYA-SARAWAK
1964-652162cPineapples215-22 1.00/17.95
1960572cPineapples56-66.20/27.50
MALAYA-SELANGOR
1957-601032cPineapples102-12 .50/22.60
MALAYA-TRENGGANU
1957-63762cPineapples75-85 1.00/58.05
MALI
197934160F* Pineapple??
MICRONESIA
1989/11/18103..Sheet of 189.00
.103k25cPineapple..45
......
MONACO
1992/04/2418174frPineapples1817-18 1.75
MONTSERRAT
1965/08/161591c* Pineapple159-75, fruits .20/22.00
1969159a1cPineappleWmk. sideways, 159a-68a .20/6.45
2000/01/01999$1.50Unidentified bromeliad (bouquet) Millenium1.10
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
1999/11/15908110cGuzmania species.1.25
.908a..Pair2.50
NEVIS
1980/06/23112$10.00Pineapple100-12, St. Kitts No. 357 OP2.50/7.25
.O10$10.00Pineapple..
NICARAGUA
199118821corUnidentified bromeliad1880-86, birds.40/4.25
.18852.25corTillandsia species.1.00
1992/11/121917*..MS, rainforest flora and fauna10.00
.1917a1.50corTillandsia species..
.1917k1.50corUnidentified bromeliad..
1994/01/201981*.* Aechmea mariae-reginaeMS, rainforest flora and fauna10.00
.1981a2corAechmea mariae-reginae..
NORTH VIETNAM
1959/11/20108*30xuPineapple106-08, fruits8.00 (3)
PANAMA
1972/09/135381cPineapple (used)538-40, tourism.20/1.85
PARAGUAY
1981/04/131994..Strip of 7, Intl. Year Child (flowers)42.50 (10)
.1994g400gBillbergia species (used)..
1994-7MB337310cCattleya hybridSheet (border) 35.00
1983?.30gBillbergia species (used)..
.?30gAechmea species (used)..
PERU
1984/07/038181000sUnidentified bromeliads808-818.75/3.50
1974C3925a* Puya raimondii??
1990974850* Puya raimondii??
PHILIPPINES
1972/08/01B471p+5sPineapple
* Pineapple
B44-47, fruits 1.60/2.75
1989/02/2719821pPineappleGeneral Santos City .60
PITCAIRN ISLANDS
2001/04/06538$3.00Ananas comosus535-38, fruits6.50 (4)
.538a..SS5.50
......
PORTUGAL-AZORES
2003/06/0647430cPineapple474-774.75 (4)
RUSSIA
2003/08/2767935rPineapple6790-94, fruits1.75 (5)
RWANDA
1987/09/28128840frPineapples1287-91, fruits 1.10/8.80
1985121430c* Pineapple??
1983114130c* Pineapple??
RYUKU ISLANDS
1964/06/011193cPineapple..40
SAHARA
1991#1*?PineappleSet of 6 & SS, discovery of America.
SAINT CHRISTOPHER, NEVIS, ANGUILLA
1978/09/08369$10.00Pineapples355-69 1.75/9.60
198009$10.00Pineapples01-09, #369 OP 2.25/9.95
SAINT KITTS
1980/06/2337$10.00Pineapples25-37, St. Kitt & Nevis #369 OP1.25/4.75
1980/06/23010$10.00PineapplesO1-O10, #37 OP 2.75/5.95
SAINT LUCIA
1988/09/15921..Strip of 4, tourism7.00
.921c80cPineapples.1.50
.922$5.50.SS5.00
SAINT THOMAS & PRINCE
19483485ePineapple341-50, fruits 7.00/65.70
.350a..Sheet of 1090.00
1981/12/30641..Strip of 3, 641-4212.50 (6)
.641a11dPineapple..
1987/10/15804..MS of 16, fauna and flora20.00
.804h20dGuzmania lingulata..
SAINT VINCENT GRENADINES
1975/02/07401*1cPineapple dancers401-06, Carnival.20/1.50
.401a..Booklet pane of 2+label.25
.401b..Booklet pane of 3.80
1988/01/111092$4.00Pineapple1087-92, US Constitution3.00/8.05
19891245$6* Pitcairnia sulphurea??
1999/04/122684..MS, flora and fauna6.50
.2684h$0.70Tillandsia speciesa..
1989674$1.85* Pitcairnia sulphurea??
SAMOA
1983/09/28607*13sPineapple600-18 .40/35.00
SINGAPORE
1973201$10.00Pineapple189-01, flowers 24.00/49.65
1995/02/18686b*.PineappleSS, orchids 10.00
SURINAM
198777720c* Pineapple??
SWAZILAND
?293*MS...
.293c*25cPineapple..
197729010c* Pineapple??
TANZANIA
19951330110shPineapple1330-33, fruits .
.1333500shPineappleSS.
1996/09/041482140shPineapple1482-85, fruits 6.00
THAILAND
1979?2cPineappleSet of 4.
2003/10/042094a.PineappleSS of 41.50
TOGO
1996/06/021749*1000frPineappleSS 5.25
TONGA
1978/09/2943915sPineapple429-43, O36-50 1.50/28.00
.44020sPineapple.1.75
.44130sPineapple.2.00
.44250sPineapple.2.50
.4431paPineapple.3.00
.04615sPineappleO36-50 1.25/13.20
.04720sPineapple.1.40
.04830sPineapple.1.50
.04950sPineapple.2.00
.0501paPineapple.3.00
1986/08/27639..MS of 814.00
.639e50sPineapple.1.50
2004/09/21113160sPineapple1130-333.75 (4)
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
2003/02/24677..Booklet3.25
.677g$1.00Aechmea aquilegia & Guzmania monostachia..30
...PineappleFruit, set of 5.
UNITED STATES
1988/01/06233922cTillandsia usneoides (Spanish moss) 2336-48, statehood.60/7.80
1997/03/03312732cPineapple3126-27, 10.9x10.2 2-4 sides.65
.3127a..Booklet or pane13.00
.3127b..Pair1.30
.3127c..Pair w/o die cutting500.00
.312932cPineapple3128-29, 11.2x10.8 2-3 sides 1.00
.3129a..Sideways.
.3129b..Booklet or pane9.00
.3129c..Pair2.00
URAGUAY
1901/02/111587cPineapples.1.10
1911/05/171972cPineapples#158 OP.25
.1985cPineapples#158 OP.25
.198a..Inverted surcharge8.00
1901O877cPineapples#158 OP.40
1995/09/121588..Strip of 56.75
.1588d3pTillandsia aeranthos..
VATICAN CITY
1992910850* Pineapple??
VIETNAM
197551230* Pineapple??
VIRGIN ISLANDS
199190345c* Bromelia pinguin??
198140322c* Pitcairnia angustifolia??
VENEZUELA
1986/06/171416..Strip of 5, nature conservation (birds)4.25
.1416a2 bUnidentified Bromeliad.1.10
VIRGIN ISLANDS
1991/05/0170345cUnidentified bromeliad692-710, butterflies & flowers 1.00/55.60


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