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BrewDog wrote: 01 Feb 2022 04:20
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Good observation! I have the stamps but never noticed the bananas. Thanks.
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Childrens Tv including Bananas in Pyjama 45c stamp fdc postmarked with Carnarvon Banana & Banana Palm pictorial postmark on fdi - 6th May 1999
Childrens Tv including Bananas in Pyjama 45c stamp fdc postmarked with Carnarvon Banana & Banana Palm pictorial postmark on fdi - 6th May 1999
Bananas in Pyjama 45c stamp postmarked with Carnarvon Banana & Banana Palm pictorial postmark on fdi - 6th May 1999
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BigSaint wrote: 05 Feb 2022 01:01
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Nice cancellation to complement the Banana characters! Thanks for posting.
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BrewDog wrote: 01 Feb 2022 04:20
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These stamps were surcharged and reissued as semi-postal stamps for use in French Indochina colony to publicize the Overseas France Week:
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Eli wrote: 08 Apr 2022 15:04
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These stamps were surcharged and reissued as semi-postal stamps for use in French Indochina colony to publicize the Overseas France Week:
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Several days ago, on April 14, 2022, French Polynesia issued a stamp and SS to mart 140th anniversary death of Charles Darwin. It shows Darwin in front of a yellow and red Banana bunches. I still don't have it (I collect Darwin stamps).
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Bowl of Banana in Sou-Khouane ceremony in Laos, issued on November 20, 1990:
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Eli wrote: 08 Jun 2022 06:14 Bowl of Banana in Sou-Khouane ceremony in Laos, issued on November 20, 1990:
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Just noticed this cute fortune teller is sitting under a Banana tree!!
Designed by Chamnane Prisayane, engraved by Didier Guedron and issued as se-tenant by the Kingdom of Laos on April 14, 1975, to celebrate the Lao New Year of the Rabbit:
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I think there are Bananas inside the bowl given as a gift for good advice, issued by the Kingdom of Laos on July 22, 1975:
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Eli wrote: 29 Oct 2021 16:29

It is indeed a traditional sport of French Polynesia to run with fruits, usually Banana, tide to a rod. I think it developed from the way they carry fruits from the fields to the market. Beside the 2000 stamp that you posted above, French Polynesia issued at least other five stamps show this traditional sport of running with Banana or people carry Banana and other fruits in years: 1967, 1972, 2002, 2012 and 2021.

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I got a copy of the 1967 "Fruit Carriers' Race" stamp today:
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I couldn't see this one on the thread yet... it is a rather small banana :lol:
Great Britain (2005) Changing Tastes in Britain 68p Stamp
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As part of a 2005 issue showing a series of cartoon people eating food from around the world. This one features a teenage boy eating an apple, with a banana in the fruit bowl. There are apparently over 10,000 types of apples!
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The larger the banana is - the more chance I am going to miss it!!
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It can be a challenge to see the bananas when they share the billing with another subject:
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I was just mounting these stamps today when I realized that there were bananas lurking in the background. Apparently ripe bananas are good food for lorikeets!
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One of my favorites, lying 20 years in my album, waiting to be noticed...
Mayotte's Maki (Eulemur fulvus mayottensis), designed by Jean-Luc Couput, engraved by Claude Jumelet and issued by Mayotte on August 30, 1997:
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Eli wrote: 07 Feb 2021 01:38 Fruits including Bananas, designed and engraved by Gabriel-Antoine Barlangue and issued for use in Martinique on June 2, 1947:

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I just found more bananas from Martinique hiding out amongst other fruit:
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This is the third value in the 1971 Primary Industries set from PNG, and you can see two big green bunches, in the background. Cheers, Tod. :)
Papua New Guinea 1971 pictorial stamp. 14c produce market, SG 206. Bananas in background.
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Tod.Moore wrote: 26 Apr 2023 18:29 This is the third value in the 1971 Primary Industries set from PNG, and you can see two big green bunches, in the background. Cheers, Tod. :)
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One stamp from a set of eight issued by Rwanda on February 22, 1983 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Cardinal Cardijan:
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Sinhalese and Tamil New Year, issued by Sri Lanka on April 10, 1986:
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Eli wrote: 21 May 2023 17:40 Sinhalese and Tamil New Year, issued by Sri Lanka on April 10, 1986:
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I hadn't noticed this one before. Thank you!
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I wonder how many more "still life" with bananas paintings stamps there are out there?
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In 1907, a long set of definitive stamps, contains three different designs, was issued for Moyen Congo. Later, these stamps were overprinted for use in different colonies. One of the designs has Banana trees and fruits:
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Eli wrote: 26 May 2023 18:24 In 1907, a long set of definitive stamps, contains three different designs, was issued for Moyen Congo. Later, these stamps were overprinted for use in different colonies. One of the designs has Banana trees and fruits:
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That's a pretty small bunch of bananas--good catch! Thank you, Eli.
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Fruits to Savor - France 2023

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Kennethsequeira wrote: 07 Jun 2023 23:12
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That may be the most "banana stamp" banana stamp I have ever seen!
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Chimp holding a pair of banana, issued by Chad on June 20, 1998:
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UK 2023 - Windrush


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It's amazing how many stamps feature bananas! I would never have thought it, but there you go – what's not possible in philately?
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Inflorescence of Banana, issued by Rwanda on September 9, 1968:
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Eli wrote: 26 Sep 2023 18:16 Inflorescence of Banana, issued by Rwanda on September 9, 1968:
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I didn't even recognize this banana! Thanks.

Australia has featured the "Big Banana" in the selvage of a recent souvenir sheet:
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Kennethsequeira wrote: 17 Jun 2023 13:13
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Nice stamp but such a high face value to pay for a small bunch of bananas for my stamp collection!
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TSS Fairstar, Sitmar Cruises cover with 6 Banana shaped 2 seniti stamps postmarked Nukualofa Tonga cds - 8th April 1975 to Caulfield South Victoria.
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BigSaint wrote: 22 Oct 2023 23:10
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Banana bunch on the boat, engraved by Georges Bétemps and issued by French Polynesia on April 27, 1984 to publicize the Espana 84 international stamp exhibition. Can't find information about the painting:
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Eli wrote: 23 Nov 2023 08:16 Banana bunch on the boat, engraved by Georges Bétemps and issued by French Polynesia on April 27, 1984 to publicize the Espana 84 international stamp exhibition. Can't find information about the painting:
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This one, with clear banana tree, was issued in 1907 for use in French Indochina as one in a set shows "women of Indochina". This particular stamp shows Annamite (Vietnam) women:
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Hi Eli.
Looking at the leaves on that tree, I think it might be a coconut palm.
And that woman sure looks grumpy.
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Hi lambinator,

Correct about the coconut tree and the women :)
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I added this stamp to my shop the other day. It depicts people loading bananas onto a large ship.

That's a lot of fruit!
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How is this for a philatelic banana harvest?
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I also went bananas on the "Socked On The Nose" thread, with this stamp.
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Yet another example from Tonga! The middle value in the 1950 commemorative set of three, with a fine banana palm, and a nice big bunch. The Queen approves. Cheers, Tod. :)

Tonga 1950 stamp. 50th Birthday of Queen Salote, 5d., featuring Banana palm. SG 93.
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2024 Wallis & Futuna: Banana plant
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Catweazle wrote: 05 May 2024 23:41
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Have you got this banana plant from Wallis & Futuna? I think they issued it this year.
That is a beauty! Thanks for posting it.
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Please email me for new address information. Thanks. Happy stamp collecting!
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Re: Going Bananas with Stamps (covers, postmarks, etc.)!

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The Banana Islands of Sierra Leone are SW of the Freetown peninsula.

A post office opened in the 1890s. The first postmark read Dublin Bananas, but its replacement was inscribed simply Bananas.
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