US 1969 Alabama Statehood ; Bird, Flowers 6c. Scott. 1375

US 1969 Alabama Statehood ; Bird, Flowers 6c. Scott. 1375

Series: Alabama Statehood Issue

Stamp details: Alabama, Northern Flicker, Camellia

Issued date: 02-08-1969 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1375
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1362
Michel (Germany): 985
Yvert et Tellier (France): 878

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Magenta, rose red, yellow, dark green and brown
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Bird, Flowers

Total print: 151,110,000 (estimate)

Description:- The northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) or common flicker is a medium-sized bird of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. Over 100 common names for the northern flicker are known, including yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names derive from attempts to imitate some of its calls. It is the state bird of Alabama (known by its colloquial name "Yellowhammer.")

Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are more than 220 described species, with some controversy over the exact number, and also around 3,000 hybrids. The genus was named by Linnaeus after the Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel, who worked in the Philippines and described a species of camellia (although Linnaeus did not refer to Kamel's account when discussing the genus).