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Discussion id : 81-402
most recent 3 NOV 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 NOV 14 by Simon Voorwinde
This is a set of rose stamps released in 1999 by Norfolk Island. The last rose in the series shows a rose called 'David Buffet', who was the Chief Minister (see:, three years after we left the island. Does anyone know anything about this rose? I can find no references to it anywhere.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 3 NOV 14 by Jane Z
Wouldn't the Norfolk Island Philatelic Burea have a record of the photograph provenance (which should be a useful lead)?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 3 NOV 14 by Simon Voorwinde
From my personal experience with them, I would not hold my breath that the NI Philatelic Bureau would have such records. I have still have friends living on the island who I have enlisted to help track down the story behind this rose.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 3 NOV 14 by Jane Z
sadly their public online records only go back to 2000.

presumably Rotary Club members, as an example of 'local establishment' would remember the dates & at least some circumstances of the rose being named. presumably yours friends can contact DB direct can't they?

my long shot guess is that perhaps Swanes or similar nursery made available that particular naming right, purely for NI, which may explain why it is so difficult to trace in mainstream references ...
Discussion id : 79-872
most recent 10 AUG 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 AUG 14 by Marmi
Can anyone please tell me which hybrid tea rose this is? Photo taken 8-10-2014 Charlotte NC

Thank you!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 AUG 14 by HMF Admin
You can use the "ADD PHOTO" button to the right to add a photo to any post.
Discussion id : 79-295
most recent 1 JUL 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 JUL 14 by wwiseowl
Good morning I am in the UK,and I am trying to find the name of this rose.
Discussion id : 76-198
most recent 25 JAN 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 JAN 14 by Patricia Routley
I was given two Mini Brite roses in 2000. ‘Pretty in Yellow’ (gone to god) and ‘Pretty in Red’. This last one is still doing well. The label says they were Jackson & Perkins roses and there were five in the series. I can’t see that ‘Pretty in Red’ is in HelpMeFind, but it may be under another name?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 25 JAN 14 by Rupert, Kim L.
Looking up "Mini Brite" I come across Roxy Kordana, a red mini patented by Kordes and introduced by J&P "around 1995". The photo doesn't seem all that similar, but who knows? It's highly likely the situation where a dozen different red minis were supplied under the "Pretty in Red" name so there would always be something to ship, no matter what time of year nor in what quantities. Great for marketing and retail supply but terrible in this situation. Sorry about that.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 25 JAN 14 by Patricia Routley
The bloom and bush of my 'Pretty in Red' is about two thirds smaller than 'Roxy Kordana' so I am sure they are different, if similar looking roses. I am quite sure you are right about "a dozen different red minis". Just as well it never really caught my heart-strings. It just sort of ....came, lived, and one day will die....and won't really be missed at all. But I was interested recently when I noted how long this potted colour rose had lasted. Thanks Kim.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 25 JAN 14 by Rupert, Kim L.
You're welcome Patricia. I'm sorry I couldn't have found it for you.
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