Friday, February 12



Issue n° 25 - 1980

"Famous people"

Number of countries : 32
Debuting countries : none
Returning countries : Great-Britain
Withdrawing countries : none

The Faroese post wasn't happy about the color of the first printing of their stamps. Those stamps were burnt on the local dump. A child playing there "saved" a few sheets of those never issued Europa stamps. They are sold on the internet for more than 1000 € per set !

Note : Four countries (Gibraltar, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein) used the four CEPT letters instead of the official logo. Most stamps late April early May.

more here in the Europa stamps History - Part III

Eurovision Song Contest 1980
The Hague (the Netherlands)
Winner: Johnny Logan "What's Another Year" (Ireland)

my personal favorite that year: Telex "Euro-Vision" (Belgium)

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