Tuesday, June 30

Portugal

Portugal

Capital: Lisbon
Languages: Portuguese
Population: 10,676,910
Currency: Euro - EUR
Internet code: .pt
Status: Parliamentary republic

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal


CTT - Correios



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1960->

Official site: http://www.ctt.pt/
info: mercadointfil@ctt.pt

"Portugal issue Europa stamps since 1960. From 1961, 1962 and 1963, they didn't follow the common design, having their own."

"Since 1977 they also issue a souvenir sheet with every issue."

"The autonomous island of Madeira and the archipelago of the Azores issue also Europa stamps since 1981. Their issuing programme is closely linked with the one of Portugal."


Monday, June 29

Poland - [Polska]

Poland - [Polska]

Capital: Warsaw
Languages: Polish
Population: 38,130,302
Currency: Złoty - PLN
Internet code: .pl
Status: Parliamentary republic

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland


Poczta Polska



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1991->

Official site: http://www.poczta-polska.pl/znaczki/en/index.php
info: pcf@centrala.poczta-polska.pl

"As many other former communist countries, Poland issued their first Europa stamps in 1991. Since then they issue one or two stamps each year."


Sunday, June 28

Norway - [Norge - Noreg]

Norway - [Norge - Noreg]

Capital: Oslo
Languages: Norwegian
Population: 4,812,200
Currency: Norwegian krone - NOK
Internet code: .no
Status: Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway


Posten Norge



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: yes

Europa stamps: since 1960, 1962-1967, 1969, 1973-1992, 2002->

Official site: http://www.posten.no
info: kundeservice@posten.no

"Norway as their other Scandinavian neighbors, Denmark and Sweden, issued their first Europa stamp in 1960."

"During 10 years, from 1993 until 2002, Norway didn't issue any Europa stamps anymore."

"Twice a Norwegian artist made the Europa stamps common design. Arne Holm in 1963 et ten years later in 1973, Leif Frimann Anisdahl made the last common design before the thematic issues."


Saturday, June 27

Monaco

Monaco

Capital: Monaco-Ville
Languages: French
Population: 32,965
Currency: Euro - EUR
Internet code: .mc
Status: Constitutional monarchy and Principality

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco


La Poste - Monaco



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: yes
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1962 ->

Official site: http://www.oetp-monaco.com
info: oetp@gouv.mc

"Monaco issued their first Europa stamps in 1962 as a 4 stamps serie but they did not depict the common design."

"Since 1964 Monaco issued Europa stamps with the common design."

"In 2003 Monaco won the Best Europa stamp competition organized by PostEurop


Friday, June 26

Moldova

Moldova

Capital: Chişinău
Languages: Moldovan (Romanian)
Population: 4,128,047
Currency: Moldovan leu - MDL
Internet code: .md
Status: Parliamentary republic

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldova


Posta Moldovei



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1993 ->

Official site: http://www.posta.md
info: timbres@posta.md

"Moldova was one of the first 2 ex-republics of former USSR, with Lithuania, to issue Europa stamps in 1993."

"As Malta, they issued a wrong Europa logo during some years."


Thursday, June 25

Malta

Malta

Capital: Valletta
Languages: Maltese, English
Population: 410,290
Currency: Euro - EUR
Internet code: .mt
Status: Parliamentary Republic

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta


Malta Post



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: yes
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1971 ->

Official site: http://www.maltapost.com
info: philately@maltapost.com

"Their Europa stamps issuing programme is closely linked with the one of Portugal."

" Malta has issued their first Europa stamps in 1971 and non-stop since then."

"In 2002, they won the inaugural best Europa stamp contest organized by PostEurop."

"During some years Malta used a wrong Europa logo, as the 2002 Circus stamps."


Wednesday, June 24

Madeira

Madeira

Capital: Funchal
Languages: Portuguese
Population: 245,806
Currency: Euro - EUR
Internet code: .pt
Status: Autonomous region of Portugal

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeira


CTT - Correios



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1981 ->

Official site: http://www.ctt.pt/
info: mercadointfil@ctt.pt

"Their Europa stamps issuing programme is closely linked with the one of Portugal."

"As Portugal they issue each year a souvenir sheet."


Macedonia - [Македонија]

Macedonia - [Македонија]

Capital: Skopje
Languages: Macedonian, Albanian
Population: 2,114,550
Currency: Denar - MKD
Internet code: .mk
Status: Parliamentary republic

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia


Makedonska Posta



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1996 ->

Official site: http://www.posta.com.mk/english/filatelija.aspx
info: philately@mp.com.mk

"Macedonia was in 1996 the last of the ex-republics of former Yugoslavia to issue Europa stamps."

"The text of the Macedonian stamps is in Cyrillic."

"In 2005, Macedonia issued a souvenir-sheet to commemorate the 50 years of the Europa stamps depicting four former Europa stamps. One of those stamps shows the 1996 firt Europa stamp of Macedonia with Mother Teresa."


Tuesday, June 23

the Netherlands - [Nederland]

the Netherlands - [Nederland]

Capital: Amsterdam
Languages: Dutch
Population: 16,500,156
Currency: Euro - EUR
Internet code: .nl
Status: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands


TNT Post



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1956-1993, 2002, 2007-2009

Official site: http://collectclub.tntpost.nl
info: collectclub@tntpost.nl

"The Netherlands are one of the 6 founding members of the Europa stamps collection with Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Germany."

"They took part at the Europa stamps issues until 1993. After that year, the Dutch post said not to be interested anymore in Europa issues. In 2002, they issued two stamps on the them "circus" and we had to wait until 2007 to see them issuing Europa stamps again on a regular basis."

"Twice a Dutch artist made the Europa stamps common design: in 1958 André Van der Vossen and in 1961 Theo Kurpershoek."


Luxembourg - [Lëtzebuerg]

Luxembourg -[Lëtzebuerg]

Capital: Luxembourg
Languages: German, French, Luxembourgish
Population: 493,500
Currency: Euro - EUR
Internet code: .lu
Status: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional grand duchy

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg


P&T Luxembourg



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: yes
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1956 ->

Official site: http://www.pt.lu/portal/Philatelie
info: contact.timbres@pt.lu

"Luxembourg is one of the 6 first countries who issued the first Europa stamps in 1956. They issued each year Europa stamps since that year!"

"Their first two series of 1956 and 1957 are still some of the most expensive stamps of all the collection."

"In 1962, the common theme was designed by the Luxembourgian artist Lex Weyer. A stylised tree with 19 leaves: 1 leaf for each 1962 member of CEPT."


Monday, June 22

Kosovo - [Kosovë]

Kosovo - [Kosovë]

Capital: Pristina
Languages: Albanian, Serbian
Population: 2,100,000
Currency: Euro - EUR
Internet code: None assigned
Status: Parliamentary republic - Independence has only been partially recognised internationally

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo


Posta e Kosovës



PostEurop member: no
UPU member: no
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 2006 ->

Official site: http://www.postaekosoves.net
info: info@postaekosoves.net

"Kosovo isn't an international recognized country."

"They first issued stamps under United Nations mission in Kosovo before issuing their own stamps since 2008."

"They aren't official members of the UPU nor PostEurop but issue each year stamps with the same Europa stamps theme and with the word "Europa" on their stamps."

"Many fake Kosovo stamps are available on the internet, the only official ones are shown on Kosovo's post website."


Friday, June 19

Lithuania - [Lietuva]

Lithuania - [Lietuva]

Capital: Vilnius
Languages: Lithuanian
Population: 3,555,179
Currency: Litas - LTL
Internet code: .lt
Status: Semi-presidential republic

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania


Lietuvos Paštas



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1993 ->

Official site: http://www.post.lt/katalogas_en
info: postage.stamps@post.lt

"Lithuania was the first Baltic State to issue an Europa stamp and this
was in 1993, one year before Estonia and Latvia."


Thursday, June 18

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Capital: Vaduz
Languages: German
Population: 35,322
Currency: Swiss Franc - CHF
Internet code: .li
Status: Constitutional monarchy

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liechtenstein


Liechtensteinische Post



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: yes
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1960 ->

Official site: http://www.philatelie.li
info: briefmarken@post.li

"Liechtenstein made a remarked entry in the Europa stamps collection, when in 1960, on the first day of issue, they sold out all the 322'000 copies of their first Europa stamp!"

"Liechtenstein never stopped issuing Europa stamps since 1960 but started depicting the common theme only since 1966."


Wednesday, June 17

Latvia - [Latvija]

Latvia - [Latvija]

Capital: Riga
Languages: Latvian
Population: 2,231,503
Currency: Lats - LVL
Internet code: .lv
Status: Parliamentary republic

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia


Latvijas Pasts



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1994 ->

Official site: http://www2.pasts.lv/en/privatpersonas/filatelija/
info: infofil@pasts.lv

"Latvia issued their first Europa stamps in 1994, 3 years after their independence from the former USSR, making them the third Baltic State with Lithuania and Estonia to participate at the Europa stamps collection."

"In 2006, Latvia issued four stamps and one souvenir-sheet depicting former Latvian Europa stamps in order to commemorate the 50 years of the first Europa stamps issue."


Tuesday, June 16

Kazakhstan - [Қазақстан]

Kazakhstan - [Қазақстан]

Capital: Astana
Languages: Kazakh, Russian
Population: 16,402,861
Currency: Tenge - KZT
Internet code: .kz
Status: Presidential republic

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan


Kazpost



PostEurop member: no
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 2005 ->

Official site: http://www.kazpost.kz
info: philately@pochta.kazpost.kz

"In 2005 this ex-USSR republic issues their first ever Europa stamp."

"Kazakhstan is mainly located in central Asia but a small western part of the country is locateg geographicaly in Europe which allows them to issue Europa stamps."


Monday, June 15

Jersey

Jersey

Capital: Saint Helier
Languages: English
Population: 91,626
Currency: British Pound - GBP
Internet code: .je
Status: Crown dependency

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey


Jersey Post



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: yes
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1978 ->

Official site: http://www.jerseypost.com
info: stamps@jerseypost.com

"Jersey issued their first Europa stamps in 1978, two years after the other two Crown dependencies: the Isle of Man and Guernsey."

"The last years, Jersey issues 4 stamps series with the Europa stamps theme, but only two of them are baring the Europa logo."


Saturday, June 13

Italy - [Italia]

Italy - [Italia]

Capital: Rome
Languages: Italian
Population: 60,017,677
Currency: Euro - EUR
Internet code: .it
Status: Parliamentary republic

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy

Poste Italiane



PostEurop member: yes
UPU member: yes
Sepac member: no
Norden member: no

Europa stamps: since 1956 ->

Official site: http://e-filatelia.poste.it
info: premium-service-philatelie@deutschepost.de

"Italy is one of the 6 first countries who issued the first Europa stamps in 1956. They issued each year Europa stamps since that year!"

"In 1969 the CEPT celebrate their 10 years anniversary, the Italian artists Luigi Gasbarra and Georgio Belli made the common design that year."


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