Thursday, February 11



Issue n° 24 - 1979

"Postal history"

Number of countries : 31
Debuting countries : Faroe Is., Gibraltar
Returning countries : none
Withdrawing countries : Norway

Gibraltar isn't in fact a CEPT member but issue each year 4 stamps on the same topic as the Europa stamps but without the official logo. As they are British colony on European soil those issues were always tolerated.

Note : Five countries (Cyprus (Turkish post), Gibraltar, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein) used the four CEPT letters instead of the official logo. Most stamps issued in May.

more here in the Europa stamps History - Part III

Eurovision Song Contest 1979
Jerusalem (Israel)
Winner: Gali Atari & Milk and Honey "Hallelujah" (Israel)

my personal favorite that year: Ted Gärdestad "Sattelit" (Sweden)

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