Dragonfly Stamps

2011 Viet Nam, Dragonflies 

Date of Issue:
11 July 2011
Designer:
Mr. Nguyen Du
Size:
37 x 37 mm
Perforation:
13
Printing:
Offset
Format:
Sheet of 20
Printer:
Postal Stamps Printing Company (in Ho Chi Minh City)
Face V.
Design
Quantity
2000 d
Lyriothemis mortoni
N/A
2500 d
Trithemis aurora
N/A
6500 d
Rhyothemis obsolescens
N/A
10500 d
Ictinogomphus Decoratus
N/A

The Stamp

The Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) issues the stamp set "Dragonflies" with four stamps introduce four kinds of dragonfly found on the southern Phu Quoc Island (Vietnam). Two of them, Lyriothemis mortoni and Rhyothemis obsolescens were first discovered in Vietnam in 2007 by Ho Chi Minh City-based non-profit organization Wildlife at Risk (WAR). The stamp designs bear the logo of WAR (Wildlife At Risk) and Philanippon '11 to promote wildlife protection in Vietnam. Nguyen Vu Khoi, director of WAR, said publication of the stamps is a way to give credit to research and studies on biodiversity in Vietnam, creating a database for wildlife preservation and raising public awareness.

There are nearly 300 dragonfly breeds in Vietnam. 

 


The Sheet

The stamps are issued in sheet of 20. 

The Sheet

The Imperforated Set

Imperforated set of 4 stamps was listed in web auction.

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