Monday, December 31

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2018 - FINAL

Europe

After a break of 8 years - and this time in cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" - the contest for the best Europa stamps is back on this blog !

“Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice”

During 4 preselection rounds and one BIG final you have voted for your favorite 2018 Europa stamps sets !

And we have a winner ! :

MOLDOVA

Moldova wins this 1st “Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice” contest with 38% of the votes ! Ukraine is 2nd and Belgium 3rd ! :
  • 1. Moldova 38%
  • 2. Ukraine 25%
  • 3. Belgium 19%
  • 4. Serbia 17%
  • 5. Spain 12%
  • - Sweden 12%
  • 7. Finland 11%
  • - Switzerland 11%
  • 9. Norway 10%
  • 10. Greece 8%

The Moldovan post - "Poșta Moldovei" - shared the results on their Facebook page !


Friday, December 14

Jersey 2019

Jersey

Date of Issue: 5th March 2019

two stamps (0.76 & 0.94 GBP) out of a set of four stamps (only those two stamps are bearing the official Europa logo) and one souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (0.76 & 0.94 GBP)


Both stamps are issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps


NOTE - This set is taking part at "The Europa Stamps Bird Project 2019" which allows you to scan the stamps in order to hear the bird's song

Thursday, December 13

Europa stamp catalogue

Europe


Michel Katalog : this German catalogue is the n° 1 reference among Europa stamps collectors.

This 44th edition contains: 560 pages, more than 5700 colors images, 22'000 values.

It includes all the European thematic stamps, Norden, NATO, Council of Europe, etc.

You can also get a monthly update with the MICHEL-Rundschau journal who brings you the latest stamps issue news and values.

Price 72.- €

info on Michel catalogue website

Wednesday, December 12

Liechtenstein 2019

Liechtenstein

Date of Issue: 4th March 2019

two stamps (2x 1.50 CHF)


both stamps are issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps

Thursday, November 29

Åland - Sepac 2019

Åland

Date of Issue: 9th May 2019

one stamp (1x Europa value = 1.50 €)

Friday, November 23

Belgium 2019

Belgium

Date of Issue: 17th June 2019

one souvenir-sheet of two stamps (2x Europe 3rd class value)


NOTE - This set is taking part at "The Europa Stamps Bird Project 2019" which allows you to scan the stamps in order to hear the bird's song

Wednesday, November 21

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2018 - semi-final 4/4

Europe

After a break of 8 years - and this time in cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" - the contest for the best Europa stamps is back on this blog !

“Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice”

During 4 preselection rounds, you’ll be able to select your favorite 2018 Europa stamps sets !

The top 10 will compete in a big final to elect the best Europa stamps set 2018 !!

Here are the results of this 4th semi-final (out of 4) :
  • 1. Greece 26.56%
  • - Belgium 26.56%
  • - Ukraine 26.56%
  • 4. Switzerland 25%
  • 5. Turkey 23.44%
  • 6. Denmark 20.31%
  • - Armenia 20.31%
  • 8. Slovenia 17.19%
  • 9. Azerbaijan 14.06%
  • 10. France 12.50%
  • 11. Luxembourg 10.94%
  • - Cyprus (Turkish post) 10.94%
  • - Georgia 10.94%
  • - Isle of Man 10.94%
  • 15. Kazakhstan 9.38%
  • - Albania 9.38%

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2018 - semi-final 3/4

Europe

After a break of 8 years - and this time in cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" - the contest for the best Europa stamps is back on this blog !

“Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice”

During 4 preselection rounds, you’ll be able to select your favorite 2018 Europa stamps sets !

The top 10 will compete in a big final to elect the best Europa stamps set 2018 !!

    Here are the results of this 3rd semi-final (out of 4) :
  • 1. Sweden 33.33%
  • 2. Serbia 30%
  • 3. Finland 25%
  • 4. Portugal 23.33%
  • 5. Italy 21.67%
  • 6. Vatican 18.33%
  • 7. Andorra (French post) 15%
  • -  Austria 15%
  • 9. Slovakia 13.33%
  • 10. Åland 11.67%
  • - Azores 11.67%
  • 12. Kosovo 10%
  • - Madeira 10%
  • 14. Monaco 8.33%
  • - Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.33
  • - Montenegro 8.33%

Tuesday, November 13

Europa stamps themes for 2021 & 2022

Europe


PostEurop launched at the end of 2018 an action asking to

"Send your suggestions for the 2021 & 2022 #EUROPAstamps theme to EUROPA@posteurop.org by 31 Dec 2018"

It is a unique occasion for Europa stamps collectors to have their say! Usually Europa themes are selected by the postal administrations member of PostEurop.




PostEurop received more than 130 theme's proposals from stamp collectors and postal administrations.

The Philatelic Working Group has decided at its last meeting to reorganize the proposals into themes and keep 28 proposals in total.

Each PostEurop member is now invited to choose their top theme choices, simply by giving three points to your first choice, two points to your second choice and one point to your third option.

The results will be announced in June 2019.

Thursday, November 8

Åland 2019

Åland

Date of Issue: 9th May 2019

one stamp (1x Lokalpost value = 1.30 €)

Wednesday, November 7

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2018 - semi-final 2/4

Europe

After a break of 8 years - and this time in cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" - the contest for the best Europa stamps is back on this blog !

“Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice”

During 4 preselection rounds, you’ll be able to select your favorite 2018 Europa stamps sets !

The top 10 will compete in a big final to elect the best Europa stamps set 2018 !!

    Here are the results of this 2nd semi-final (out of 4) :
  • 1. Spain 38.54%
  • 2. Croatia 23.96%
  • 3. Estonia 20.83%
  • 4. Cyprus 15.63%
  • 5. Belarus 14.58%
  • - Germany 14.58%
  • 7. Poland 13.54%
  • - Ireland 13.54%
  • - Malta 13.54%
  • 10. Faroe Islands 12.50%
  • 11. Hungary 11.46%
  • 12. Guernsey 9.38%
  • 13. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb post) 8.33%
  • 14. Czech rep. 7.29%
  • - Macedonia 7.29%
  • 16. Bulgaria 7.21%

Monday, October 29

Iceland - Sepac 2019

Iceland - Sepac

Date of Issue: 12th September 2019

one stamp (50g to Europe = 225.- ISK) - NOTE this stamp is self-adhesive



this stamp is issued in a mini-sheet of 10 stamps

Friday, October 26

Iceland 2019

Iceland

Date of Issue: 11th April 2019

two stamps (50g to Europe = 225 ISK & 50g outside Europe = 285 ISK) - NOTE those stamps are self-adhesive


both stamps are issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps

Wednesday, October 24

Albania 2018

Albania

Date of Issue: 25th October 2018

one stamp (200.- ALL) and one souvenir-sheet (250.- ALL)


the stamp is issued in a mini-sheet of 9 stamps and large sheets of 28 stamps


a different souvenir-sheet with two stamps (200- & 250.- ALL) is also issued in a booklet

Europa stamps 2018

Europe

Europa 2018 

"Bridges"



22.01.2018 Greenland - 2 stamps (16.- & 17.- DKK)

06.02.2018 Gibraltar - 2 stamps (2x 1.50 GBP) out of a set of 4 stamps 
08.02.2018 Moldova - 2 stamps (5.75 & 11.- MDL)
15.02.2018 Iceland - 2 stamps (50g to Europe & 50g outside Europe values = 225.- & 285.- ISK)
21.02.2018 Russia - 1 stamp (28.- RUB)

05.03.2018 Liechtenstein - 2 stamps (2x 1.50 CHF)
09.03.2018 Jersey - 2 stamps (0.73 & 0.90 GBP) and 1 souvenir-sheet (0.73 & 0.90 GBP) 
13.03.2018 San Marino - 2 stamps (0.95 & 1.- €) 
26.03.2018 the Netherlands - 2 stamps (2x International value = 2x 1.40 €) 
30.03.2018 Nagorno Karabakh (Armenian post) - 2 stamps (350.- & 450.- AMD) 

05.04.2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat post) - 2 stamps (2x 3.- BAM)
12.04.2018 Romania - 2 stamps (3.50 & 16.- RON)
20.04.2018 Latvia - 2 stamps (0.78 & 1.49 €)
20.04.2018 Lithuania - 2 stamps (2x 0.75 €)
20.04.2018 Norway - 1 souvenir-sheet (18.- NOK)
23.04.2018 Andorra (Spanish post) - 1 stamp (1.35 €)
23.04.2018 Faroe Is. - 2 stamps (10.- & 18.- DKK)
23.04.2018 Spain - 1 stamp (B value = 1.35 €)
25.04.2018 Bulgaria - 2 stamps (0.95 & 2.- BGN) & 1 souvenir-sheet (0.95 & 2.- BGN)
27.04.2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb post) - 2 stamps (2x 1.70 BAM)
30.04.2018 Belarus - 2 stamps (H & P value = 1.50 & 1.68 BYN)

02.05.2018 Croatia - 2 stamps (2x 3.10 HRK)
02.05.2018 Cyprus - 2 stamps (0.34 & 0.64 €)
02.05.2018 Czech rep. - 1 stamp (E value = 35.- CZK) 
02.05.2018 Guernsey - 2 stamps (0.62 & 0.76 GBP) & 1 souvenir-sheet (4.46 GBP)
02.05.2018 Hungary - 2 stamp (2x 345.- HUF) in a souvenir-sheet of 4 stamps (2 of each)
02.05.2018 Macedonia - 2 stamps (73.- & 80.- MKD) & 1 souvenir-sheet (144.- MKD) & one booklet with a souvenir-sheet
02.05.2018 Poland - 1 stamp (5.- PLN)
03.05.2018 Estonia - 2 stamps (2x 1.40 €)
03.05.2018 Germany - 1 stamp (0.70 €)
03.05.2018 Ireland - 2 stamps (1.- & 1.50 €)
03.05.2018 Malta - 2 stamps (0.59 & 2.19 €)
03.05.2018 Monaco - 1 stamp (1.20 €)
03.05.2018 Sweden - 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 21.- SEK)
03.05.2018 Vatican - 2 stamps (0.95 & 1.- €)
04.05.2018 Slovakia - 1 stamp (1.10 €)
05.05.2018 Andorra (French post) - 1 stamp (1.20 €)
09.05.2018 Åland - 1 stamp (Europa value) 
09.05.2018 Austria - 1 stamp (0.80 €)
09.05.2018 Azores - 1 stamp (E20g value = 0.86 €) & 1 souvenir-sheet (2x E20g value = 2x 0.86 €)
09.05.2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2 stamps (2x 2.50 BAM) & 1 souvenir-sheet (2x 2.50 BAM)
09.05.2018 Finland - 2 stamps (2x domestic value = 2x 1.50 €)
09.05.2018 Italy - 2 stamps (0.95 & 1.- €)
09.05.2018 Kosovo - 2 stamps (1.- & 2.- €) & 1 souvenir-sheet (2.- €)
09.05.2018 Madeira - 1 stamp (E20g value = 0.86 €) & 1 souvenir-sheet (2x E20g value = 2x 0.86 €)
09.05.2018 Montenegro - 1 stamp (0.95 €) & 1 souvenir-sheet (0.95 €)
09.05.2018 Portugal - 1 stamp (E20g value = 0.86 €) & 1 souvenir-sheet (2x E20g value = 2x 0.86 €)
09.05.2018 Serbia - 2 stamps (69.- & 100.- RSD)
09.05.2018 Turkey - 2 stamps (2.- & 4.- TRY)
15.05.2018 Luxembourg - 1 stamp (0.70 & 0.95 €)
17.05.2018 Denmark - 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 27.- DKK)
17.05.2018 Switzerland - 2 stamps (2x 1.- CHF)
18.05.2018 Cyprus (Turkish post) - 2 stamps (1.50 & 2.- TRY)
22.05.2018 France - 1 stamp (1.20 €)
24.05.2018 Greece - 2 stamps (0.90 & 3.40 €)
25.05.2018 Slovenia - 2 stamps (1.15 & 1.26 €)

05.06.2018 Azerbaijan - 2 stamps (0.40 & 0.60 AZN) & 1 souvenir-sheet (1.- AZN)
11.06.2018 Belgium - 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x Europe 3rd class value = 2x 3.69 €) 
18.06.2018 Georgia - 2 stamps (2x 2.90 GEL)
27.06.2018 Ukraine - 2 stamps (W & Z value = 28.- & 41.- UAH or 1.- & 1.50 USD) and 2 souvenir-sheets (W & Z value = 111.- UAH)
30.06.2018 Isle of Man - 1 stamp (EU value = 0.83 GBP) out of a set of 6 stamps

30.07.2018 Kazakhstan - 1 stamp (800.- KZT)

02.10.2018 Armenia - 1 stamp (350.- AMD)

25.10.2018 Albania - 1 stamp (200.- ALL) and 1 souvenir-sheet (250.- ALL)

no issue of Great-Britain this year !

Wednesday, October 17

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2018 - semi-final 1/4

Europe

After a break of 8 years - and this time in cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" - the contest for the best Europa stamps is back on this blog !

“Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice”

During 4 preselection rounds, you’ll be able to select your favorite 2018 Europa stamps sets !

The top 10 will compete in a big final to elect the best Europa stamps set 2018 !!

    Here are the results of this first semi-final (out of 4) :
  • 1. Moldova 28.75%
  • - Norway 28.75%
  • 3. Liechtenstein 21.43%
  • 4. Lithuania 20.24%
  • 5. Russia 19.05%
  • - Romania 19.05%
  • 7. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat post) 17.86%
  • 8. Latvia 11.90%
  • 9. Greenland 10.71%
  • - Iceland 10.71%
  • - San Marino 10.71%
  • - the Netherlands 10.71%
  • 13. Andorra (Spanish post) 10.71%
  • 14. Nagorno Karabakh (Armenian post) 8.33%
  • 15. Jersey 7.14%
  • 16. Gibraltar 3.57%

Sunday, October 7

Armenia 2018

Armenia

Date of Issue: 2nd October 2018

one stamp (350.- AMD)



this stamp is issued in a mini-sheet of 10 stamps

Best Europa stamp 2018 - Public prize

Turkey

Turkey is the winner of the 2018 Best Europa stamp contest organised by PostEurop. Poland finished second and Georgia is third.
  1. TURKEY
  2. POLAND
  3. GEORGIA



this 4.- TRY stamp is part of a two stamps set.

It's the fifth time Turkey wins the on line voting and since 2011 they always finished in the top 2 ! They won in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 and finished 2nd in 2012 and 2014 !

The Best Europa stamp design competition is a yearly event. The first competition took place in 2002. All official Europa stamp issues can enter the competition.

The result of this competition was announced during this PostEurop's Plenary Assembly held this month in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The stamp has been selected via the internet ! All people could vote through PostEurop's website !

A jury of 7 members (stamp designers, philatelic design directors, stamp collectors) awarded earlier this year, the Best Europa stamp - Jury prize to Belgium !


Here you can find the full list of winning stamps since the first contest in 2002 when Malta won.

Monday, September 17

Best Europa stamp 2018 - Jury prize

Belgium

The 2018 Best Europa stamp - Jury prize was awarded last Saturday in Brussels’ town hall.

This was the seventh edition of this neutral and artistic prize.

Seven experts of the philatelic world were invited to join the jury and judge the Europa stamps based on their expert opinion.

This year's winner is Belgium with a stamp part of the following souvenir-sheet (the stamp on the right) - it's the second time that Belgium wins the Jury prize, they did already in 2014 :



2nd (tied) – Hungary (stamp above left) & Finland (stamp under)

3rd - Croatia (stamp under)

This year's Jury was composed this year as follow (from the left to the right) :



Agnieszka Trzaskowska, Chair of PostEurop Stamp & Philately Steering Group, Poland
• Olaf Neumann, Stamp designer, Germany
• Stefan Klein, Stamp designer, Germany
• Botond Szebeny, PostEurop's Secretary General, Hungary (co-chair)
• Andrée Trommer, General secretary of the Fédération internationale de philatélie (FIP), Luxembourg
• Guy Coutant, Pro Post, Belgium (co-chair)
• Antonio Manuel Amaral, PostEurop's coordinator (not part of the jury)
• Arie Piet, Director Stamp Printing National Bank Belgium, the Netherlands (not on the picture)

The winner of the public prize will be announced during PostEurop's plenary assembly in Tbilisi, Georgia, in October.

Monday, August 6

Gibraltar - Sepac 2018

Gibraltar - Sepac

Date of Issue: 31st July 2018

one stamp (0.80 GBP) out of a set of 6 stamps (only this stamp bears the Sepac logo)



this stamp is issued in a mini-sheet of 6 stamps



this stamp and the other five stamps of this full set are issued in a common souvenir-sheet of 6 stamps

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