Monday, September 24

Best Sepac stamp 2018

Europe

Sepac launches today the vote for the "most beautiful SEPAC stamp competition"

If you take part to this voting, you make a chance to win a selection of year collections of the Sepac members worth up to 600.- euros.
 

The competition runs up to the 31st of January 2019

https://www.sepacstamps.eu/contest/stamp-competition-2018/

The Isle of Man won last year.

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.
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