philatelic documents and phonecards from OCC-members


Special cancel, Berlin/Germany
From the 14th to the 16th of November, 1913 an orchid exhibition of the German Horticulture Society took place.
To this occasion a special cancel was published with the worldwide very first postmark on the subject "orchids".
Three-coloured special cancel, Vlahita/Romania
Romanian special cancel with the Lady's Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) from the 5th of June, 2006.
First day cancel, Jena/Germany
First day cancel with the Fly Orchid (Ophrys insectifera) from the 26th of May, 2007.
This postmark was used by the private postal service RBS on the occasion of the OCC meeting in Jena.
Flight confirmation cachet
Cachet from the first of August, 2008 for the Olympic team flight from Sri Lanka to Peking.
On the cachet a Vanda orchid is pictured.
Mailers meter stamp, Schifferstadt/Germany
A mailers meter stamp from 2001 with the orchid researcher Rudolf Schlechter and the
orchid "Rudolfiela bicornaria" according to him.
Special cancel, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Brazilian postmark on the occasion of the philatelic exhibition BRASILIANA `89
on the 30th of July in 1989 with the portrait of a Cattleya orchid.
First day cancel, Dijon / France
One of five different first day cancels from the 11th of March, 2005 to the French orchid postage stamp
issue on the occasion of the 18th World Orchid Conference (WOC) in Dijon. The design of the postmark
is the orchid "Paphinia cristata". The OCC organised his meeting at the time of the WOC in Dijon.
Special cancel, Tenerife/Spain
Postmark from May 2006 with the portrait of the Two-leaved Gennaria (Gennaria diphylla).
Special cancel, Blankenburg Harz/Germany
Postmark from the 19th of May, 2001 to the philatelic exhibition "1. OHABRIA" on the occasion of the day
of the Lady's Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) and to the 5-year-old existence of the OCC.
Meter mark, Molfsee/Germany
The OCC used formerly this meter mark with the portrait of two Lady's Slipper Orchids
(Cypripedium calceolus and Cypripedium japonicum).
Special cancel and postal stationary, Bruchsal/Germany
Postmark from the 18th of April,1997 and postal stationary to the philatelic exhibition "SÜDWEST `97".
On the postal stationary the three orchids Broad-leaved Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine),
Fragant Orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea) and White Helleborine (Cephalanthera damasonium),
which also appears on the special cancel, are pictured.
Special envelope from October 8, 1978 to mark the 20-year-old existence of the Study Group of Philately in Remkersleben/Germany.
The postmark shows the Common twayblad (Listera ovata) and the postage stamp the Early Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata)
(issue of the GDR from June 15, 1976).