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PINEAPPLE FRAGRANCE - (last updated 24th May, 2011)

 

“Pineapples, Papua New Guinea”. It doesn’t ring-a-bell. The both may not have anything in common economically or culturally significant that is known to the world, but a trip to any local market in Papua New Guinea from the months of November to January will certainly change one’s perspective if pineapples were introduced.

Nearly every subsistence farmer has them in their gardens. In fact, its popularity over the years has made it the common fruit for dessert in restaurants and at tribal feasts all over Papua New Guinea.

Relating to the resemblance of the pineapple, the fragrance it gives out and the vowel sound in the name that landed with it (pineapple), different tribes came up with their own version of the name.

The Kitava Islanders, in the Trobriand group of Papua New Guinea call it “Painapa”. The thorny specie is referred to as “Painapa kagonigouni” while the Hawaiian (thornless Specie) as “Painapa Kaigadobu”.


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The pineapple, as it is known today, was given “Ananas comosus” as the botanical name. Native to South America, it was named for its resemblance to a pine cone -- the pine cone reference first appearing in print in 1398.

History has it that Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering the pineapple on the island of Guadeloupe in 1493, although the fruit had long been grown in South America. He called it piña de Indes meaning “pine of the Indians.”

South American Guarani Indians cultivated pineapples for food. They called it nanã, meaning “excellent fruit.”

The pineapple, being a favorite fruit to most Papua New Guineans, the Post PNG Philatelic Bureau, in its quest to produce innovative products have subsequently incorporated the actual fragrance to the postage stamps.

The following are denominations assigned:
K1.05 - The African Queen specie sliced and arranged in a horse-shoe K1.05 - An African Queen and one Hawaiian species sliced open.
K5.00
- Two African Queen and one Hawaiian specie displayed.
K7.00 - One Hawaiian and two African species contained in two
tradidional baskets format.
K10.00 - A display of a three part slit African pineapple specie.

 

Stamp Set
Details
 
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fragrance11_k5 fragrance11_k7
   

Note: Previously 5t stamp featured should be K1.05 as currently posted. We apolgise for the inconvenience.

K1.05 - The African Queen specie sliced and arranged in a horse-shoe
K1.05 - An African Queen and one Hawaiian species sliced open.
K5.00
- Two African Queen and one Hawaiian specie displayed.
K7.00 - One Hawaiian and two African species contained in two tradidional baskets format.




Retail price
K14.10
 
 
Souvenir Sheet
Details
 
souvenir sheet

K10.00 - A display of a three part slit African pineapple specie.

Retail Value
K10.00
 
 
Souvenir Sheetlet
Details
 
souvenir sheet

K14.10 - Popular Pineapple varieties found in Papua New Guinea

Retail Value
K14.10
 
 
First Day Cover - Stampset
First Day Cover - Souvenir Sheet
 
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fdc_ssht
Retail Value - K16.00
Retail Value - K12.00
 
 
First Day Cover - Sheetlet
Stamp Pack
 
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stamp pack
Retail Value - K16.00
Retail Value - K16.00
 
 
TECHNICAL DETAILS:
Stamp Set:
  Set - 42.58mm x 28mm
Denomination:
 
K1.05, K1.05, K5.00 & K7.00
Souvenir Sheet; K10.00
Sheetlet; K14.10
Quantity Printed:
 
170, 000 Stamps
Sheet Contents:
 
25 Stamps
Format:
 
Horizontal
Perforation:
 
2mm
Colours:
 
4 Spot Colour
Paper:
  102 gsm
Gum:
  Unwatered mark, PVA Gummed
Printing Technique:
  Multi Colour Offset Lithography
Designer:
  Banian Masiboda
PostPNG philatelic production
Printer:
  Southern Colour Print Ltd. NZ
Issue Date:
  25th May, 2011
Withdrawal Date:
  25th November, 2011
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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