Loyalty bonus stamp 2022 – iris 16.02.2023

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Every year, Austrian Post's loyalty bonus stamps features beautifully illustrated floral motifs. This year’s motif, an iris, is no exception.

Irises owe their name to their variety of colours: iris is the Greek goddess of the rainbow. All iris species have long narrow leaves that resemble a sword. 

These plants are perennials, they have no bulb but rhizomes from which they sprout again in spring. Irises are a species-rich genus that comes in a magnificent variety of colours and shapes. The outer petals of these large three-part flowers hang down. 

The loyalty bonus stamp issued by Austrian Post to thank its loyal subscribers shows the German iris (Iris germanica), a hybrid species with a striking yellow "beard" at the base of the purple hanging petals.

Value: 1.00 Euro (not for sale)
First day of issue: 04.03.2023
Stamp size: 33.35 x 42.00 mm
Graphic design: Brigitte Heiden
Printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V.
offset printing
Quantity: 280,000 stamps on sheets of 50 stamps