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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 4 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 4 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 4 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 ...
Reply #4 of 4 posted 30 MAR by Patricia Routley
Six years on.... Simon, I have opened a file for ‘David Buffett’ and moved your photo. Did you ever find any more information on this rose? If you did, can you answer in its file please.
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