A handful of nice stamping components china pictures I located:
Image from web page 95 of “Sunset” (1898)
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Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Southern Pacific Organization. Passenger Department
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif. : Passenger Dept., Southern Pacific Co.] Menlo Park, CA : Sunset Publishing Corporation
Contributing Library: Net Archive
Digitizing Sponsor: Net Archive
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to the jaded traveler, thisdesert oasis, and one of the grandestplaces we know of for a winter holi-day. Do you want a booklet on PalmSprings resorts? Send along a 3-cent stamp then, please. Whilst in theSouth strategy to see all of the nation.Write us for the Official Tourist Guideto Southern California, What to Doand See, and What It Will Price. Zion NationalPark Open Travel Editor, Sunset Magazine: We are spending the winter in southern Cali-fornia. Amongst the trips we had planned whilethere is the one to Boulder Dam. We are wonder-ing ij it would he attainable to go on to Zion Na-tional Park white we are so close to? We understandit closes throughout the winter, but thought we mightbe able to see at least a component of it by driiing inand out the same day. Have you any folders onZion?—T. G., Portland, Oregon. Heretofore Zion National Park hasusually been closed during the winter—that is, all accommodations in thepark have been closed. Late in the fallof 1934, however, it was decided to TRAVEL
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The floral emblem of our state of New South Wales in Australia. Telopea speciosissima.
****See beneath from the Australian Capital Botanic Gardens Site:****
The generic name Telopea is derived from the Greek ‘telopos’, meaning ‘seen from afar’, and refers to the fantastic distance from which the crimson flowers are discernible. The certain name speciosissima is the superlative of the Latin adjective ‘speciosus’, meaning ‘beautiful’ or ‘handsome’. ‘Waratah’, the Aboriginal name for the species, was adopted by early settlers at Port Jackson.
Telopea is an eastern Australian genus of four species. Two are confined to New South Wales, one to Tasmania and one extends from eastern Victoria into New South Wales. Telopea belongs to the loved ones, Proteaceae, which is predominantly Australian and southern African in distribution and involves genera such as Grevillea, Banksia, Macadamia and Hakea. Protea cynaroides, King Protea, is the official floral emblem of the Republic of South Africa.
The Waratah is a stout, erect shrub which may develop to 4 metres. The dark green leathery leaves, 13-25 cm in length, are arranged alternately and have a tendency to be coarsely toothed. The flowers are grouped in rounded heads 7 to 10 cm in diameter surrounded by crimson bracts, about five to 7 cm lengthy. It flowers from September to November and nectar-looking for birds act as pollinators. Massive winged seeds are released when the brown leathery pods split along 1 side.
Telopea speciosissima distribution mapThe species is fairly widespread on the central coast and adjoining mountains of New South Wales, occurring from the Gibraltar Range, north of Sydney, to Conjola in the south. It grows mainly in the shrub understorey in open forest created on sandstone and adjoining volcanic formations, from sea level to above 1000 metres in the Blue Mountains. Soils within its variety have a tendency to be sandy and low in plant nutrients. Rainfall is moderately higher. Waratah plants resist destruction by bushfires, a all-natural element of their habitat, by regenerating from the rootstock. Flowering recommences two years right after a moderate fire.
The Waratah is a spectacular garden subject in suitable soil and climate it flowers prolifically and tends to be long-lived. Failures can normally be attributed to the effects of unsuitable soil circumstances, aspect or climate. Seeds ought to be sown in a coarse sandy medium and soon following germination the seedlings need to be transplanted into person pots of comparable soil. Fresh seeds germinate readily but the seedlings are prone to the fungal disease, ‘damping off’, which might be reduced by exposing the seedlings to full light, except for the shading necessary soon after transplanting. Propagation by cuttings is also achievable. In the garden, plants should be grown in lightly shaded to sunny positions in deep, properly drained soil. They need to be well watered till totally established but waterlogging should be avoided.
The Waratah responds well to pruning which encourages flowering the following year, and overcomes the natural tendency of the shrub to assume a straggly shape. Some pruning is accomplished by cutting flowers for decoration. It is a spectacular cut flower and lasts properly in water.
Flowers are normally crimson, but a uncommon creamy white form, Telopea ‘Wirrimbirra White’, has been cultivated successfully as a horticultural curiosity. Manipulated hybrids of T. speciosissima have been developed combining the grandeur of its flowers with the greater frost tolerance of other Telopea species. Hybrids in between T. speciosissima and the Braidwood Waratah, T. mongaensis, have smaller sized flowers but are generally far more floriferous with a compact shape and attractive foliage. 1 of these hybrids is the registered cultivar, Telopea ‘Braidwood Brilliant’, a spectacular garden plant created at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
The Waratah occurs naturally in at least ten national parks in the geological formation, know as the Sydney Basin. Brisbane Water, Dharug and Macquarie Pass National Parks are amongst the regions where this species is conserved. Waratahs are cultivated north of Sydney and in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. They are grown in Israel, New Zealand and Hawaii for the cut flower trade. It was introduced to England in 1789 but can not survive English winters out of doors except in the south-west coastal regions, and it rarely flowers in glasshouses. It is also cultivated in California.
waratah belt buckleWhen the Australian flora started to influence artists and craftsmen of European origin, the Waratah was adopted as a motif. The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney has a substantial collection of arts and crafts featuring designs based on the Waratah. The diversity of media utilized in the collection contain suede, stained glass, bone china and earthenware, glassware, copper, bronze, and wood. In 1915, R. T. Baker, a passionate advocate of the waratah (and other nearby flora) as a motif in art, craft and business, wrote:
‘The complete plant (waratah) lends itself to such a boldness of artistic suggestions in all branches of Applied Art that it has few compeers amongst the representatives of the whole floral globe…’
A tiny later artists like Margaret Preston used the bold shape of the Waratah in her hand-coloured woodcut prints.
Numerous government authorities and community groups in New South Wales use the Waratah in their insignia, usually adopting a stylised version of the flowerhead. It was depicted on the 3 shilling stamp, a single of a set issued in 1959 illustrating Australian flora. Margaret Stones, an Australian botanical artist then attached to the staff of Kew Gardens, London, created the stamp. The Waratah was utilized once more on the 30 cent stamp as part of a State floral emblem set issued on 10 July 1968.
Bag o’ Money
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Chinese money is funny for 6 factors.
1. Newer bills (right after about 1999) all image Chairman Mao, regardless of denomination.
two. There are bills for tiny denominations (less than 1 yuan). So there are 1, two, and five jiao bills. A jiao is 1/ten of a yuan. This is like printing halfpenny bills.
three. The Chinese use cash for everything. I have never ever observed a verify, either personal or cashiers (most expats get paid in cash we get a transfer like direct deposit). And quite really handful of locations take credit cards. In fact, I can consider of only two: the Marco Polo hotel, and the Esprit retailer.
4. The biggest denomination is one hundred yuan (about ). Combine this with #2 (above) and you get a situation exactly where, for instance, when you have to spend the travel agent ten,000 yuan, that indicates going to the bank, waiting in line for two hours (yes, that’s how extended it usually takes, in portion simply because everybody insists on counting these [I AM NOT Producing THIS UP] bricks of income in suitcases), filling out 4 forms and photocopying your passport, and obtaining a literal BAG OF Funds which all but has "$ " stamped on the side. I especially enjoy paying our rent this way.
five. The Chinese appreciate counting funds. No 1 trusts that they are getting the anticipated amount of money. Even when it is the FREAKING BANK that is giving it to them. Everyone expects you to count all 200 bills by hand. This is basically protocol. Chinese folks find out to count cash by folding it at the corner and peeling via it really quickly. They find foreigners tediously counting money making use of two hands truly hilarious.
6. The one hundred yuan bill is PHYSICALLY a lot larger than the other denominations, and a lot larger than non-Chinese wallets. I had to buy a new wallet, for instance, WHICH I HATE. I like tiny skinny wallets but Chinese wallets are these gigantic pelvis busters.