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European Nature Conservation Year
Pulsatilla slavica

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Kamila ©tanclová
Franti¹ek Horniak
February 28, 1995
Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
FDC Design:  Kamila ©tanclová
FDC Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Cancellation Design:  Kamila ©tanclová
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

European Nature Conservation Year 1995 is taking place on the initiative of the Council of Europe. To mark the occasion a series of stamps is being issued portraying Slovakia´s protected plants.

Pulsatilla slavica is a symbol of the beauty of Slovak flora and - with its big violet blossom - one of the most beautiful of our pulsatillas. It is indigenous to the Western Carpathians. It grows on limestone rock in submontane and mountain regions - and only in Slovakia´s Western Carpathians and in the Khokholov valley in Poland. It is a fully protected and highly endangered species.

In addition to portraying the protected plants in question, stamps in this series also feature the emblem of the European Nature Conservation Year.

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