Tuesday, December 31

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2019 - Grand Final

Europe

In cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" the 2nd edition of the Best Europa stamps "The Collector's choice" competition was held during 2 months, 4 qualification rounds and 1 Grand Final

https://www.europa-stamps-contest.com


In order to vote for your favorite 2019 Europa stamps set !

In the final we got 1'089 votes and we have a winner ! :

UKRAINE

Ukraine wins this 2nd “Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice” contest with by a large margin ! Jersey is 2nd and Moldova 3rd ! :
  • 1. Ukraine
  • 2. Jersey
  • 3. Moldova
  • 4. Slovenia
  • 5. Greece
  • 6. Andorra (Spanish post)
  • 7. Azores
  • 8. Finland
  • 9. Iceland
  • 10. Russia
  • 11. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat post)
  • 12. Spain
  • 13. Greenland

The winner of the 1st edition was Moldova !

The Ukranian post - "Ukrposhta" - shared the results on their Facebook page !


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

Thursday, December 19

Kazakhstan 2019

Kazakhstan

Date of Issue: 19th December 2019

one souvenir-sheet of 3 stamps(3x 500.- KZT)



NOTE ! The Europa logo isn't on the stamps but only on the edge of the souvenir-sheet !

Europa stamps 2019

Europe

Europa 2019 

"National birds"



22.01.2019 Russia - 1 stamp (45.- RUB)

05.02.2019 Gibraltar - 2 stamps (2x 1.66 GBP) and 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 1.66 GBP)
12.02.2019 Isle of Man - 1 stamp (EU value = 0.83 GBP) out of a set of 10 stamps
26.02.2019 San Marino - 2 stamps (1.10 & 1.15 €)

04.03.2019 Liechtenstein - 2 stamps (2x 1.50 CHF)
05.03.2019 Jersey - 2 stamps (0.76 & 0.94 GBP) out of a set of 6 stamps
19.03.2019 Vatican - 2 stamps (1.10 & 1.15 €)
22.03.2019 Artsakh (Armenian post) - 2 stamps (2x 400.- AMD)

01.04.2019 Guernsey - 2 stamps (0.65 & 0.80 GBP) ouf of a set of 6 stamps
05.04.2019 Lithuania - 2 stamps (2x 0.75 €)
11.04.2019 Iceland - 2 stamps (50g to Europe & 50g outside Europe values = 225.- & 285.- ISK)
11.04.2019 Ireland - 2 stamps (N & W value = 1.- & 1.70 €)
11.04.2019 Norway - 1 stamp (Europa value = 21.- NOK)
12.04.2019 Romania - 2 stamps (1.80 & 19.- RON)
19.04.2019 Moldova - 2 stamps (2x 11.- MDL)
23.04.2019 the Netherlands - 2 stamps (2x International value = 2x 1.45 €)
23.04.2019 Spain - 1 stamp (Tarifa B value = 1.40)
24.04.2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb post) - 2 stamps (1.80 & 2.70 BAM)
24.04.2019 Bulgaria - 2 stamps (0.95 & 2.- BGN) and 1 souvenir-sheet (0.95 & 2.- BGN)
24.04.2019 Czech rep. - 1 stamp (E value = 39.- CZK)
24.04.2019 Poland - 1 stamp (5.- PLN)
25.04.2019 Estonia - 2 stamps (2x 1.40 €)
26.04.2019 Andorra (Spanish post) - 1 stamp (1.40 €)
26.04.2019 Latvia - 2 stamps (0.78 & 1.71 €)
29.04.2019 Faroe Is. - 2 stamps (19.- & 26.- DKK)
30.04.2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat post) - 2 stamps (2x 3.- BAM) 

02.05.2019 Cyprus - 2 stamps (0.41 & 0.64 €)
02.05.2019 Germany - 1 stamp (0.70 €)
02.05.2019 North Macedonia - 2 stamps (2x 72.- MKD) & 1 souvenir-sheet (144.- MKD)
02.05.2019 Switzerland - 2 stamps (2x 1.- CHF) 
03.05.2019 Slovakia - 1 stamp (1.70 €)
06.05.2019 Monaco - 1 stamp (1.30 €) 
07.05.2019 Luxembourg - 2 stamps (0.80 & 1.05 €)
08.05.2019 Finland - 2 stamps  (2x domestic value = 1.50 €)
09.05.2019 Åland - 1 stamp (Lokalpost value = 1.40 €) 
09.05.2019 Austria - 1 stamp (0.90 €)
09.05.2019 Azores - 1 stamp (0.86 €) and 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 0.86 €)
09.05.2019 Belarus - 2 stamps (H & P value = 1.62 & 1.80 BYN) 
09.05.2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2 stamps (2x 2.50 BAM) and 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 2.50 BAM)
09.05.2019 Croatia - 2 stamps (2x 8.60 HRK) 
09.05.2019 Greece - 2 stamps (0.90 & 3.40 €)  
09.05.2019 Hungary - 1 souvenir-sheet of 4 stamps (2 of each - 4x 400.- HUF)
09.05.2019 Kosovo - 2 stamps (1.- & 2.- €) and 1 souvenir-sheet (2.- €)
09.05.2019 Madeira - 1 stamp (0.86 €) and 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 0.86 €)
09.05.2019 Malta - 2 stamps (0.59 & 2.- €)
09.05.2019 Montenegro - 1 stamp (0.95 €) and 1 souvenir-sheet (0.95 €)
09.05.2019 Portugal - 1 stamp (0.86 €) and 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 0.86 €)
09.05.2019 Serbia - 2 stamps (69.- & 100.- RSD)
09.05.2019 Sweden - 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 21.- SEK) 
09.05.2019 Turkey - 2 stamps (2.- & 4.- TRY)
10.05.2019 Andorra (French post) - 1 stamp (1.30  €)
10.05.2019 France - 1 stamp (1.30 €) 
16.05.2019 Denmark - 1 sounvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 30.- DKK) 
21.05.2019 Armenia - 1 stamp (350.- AMD)
22.05.2019 Ukraine - 2 stamps (2x Z value = 13.20 UAH)
31.05.2019 Slovenia - 2 stamps (1.31 & 1.45  €) 

17.06.2019 Belgium - 1 souvenir-sheet (2x Europe 3rd class value = 2x 4.20 €)
20.06.2019 Cyprus (Turkish post) - 2 stamps (2x 5.25 TRY)
21.06.2019 Greenland - 2 stamps (15.- & 17.- DKK)

20.08.2019 Georgia - 2 stamps (2x 2.40 GEL) & 1 souvenir-sheet of 2 stamps (2x 2.40 GEL) 

27.09.2019 Azerbaijan - 2 stamps (0.50 & 0.50 AZN) & 1 souvenir-sheet (1.50 AZN)

04.10.2019 Italy - 2 stamps (B & B50g value = 1.10 & 2.60 €)

19.12.2019 Kazakhstan - 1 souvenir-sheet (3x 500.- KZT)

no issue Albania
no issue Great-Britain

Tuesday, December 3

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2019 - Group 4

Europe

In cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" - it's time for the 2nd edition of the Best Europa stamps "The Collector's choice" competition :

https://www.europa-stamps-contest.com



Here are the results of group 4 :

1. Ukraine 71 % of the votes
2. Slovenia 5.4 %
3. Groenland 3.7 %

Those 3 countries qualified for the Big final !

Here is the rest of the ranking for this group :

4. Armenia 3.3 %
5. Sweden 3.2 %
6. Italy 3 %
7. Denmark 2.7 %
8. Cyprus (Turkish post) 1.5 %
9. Azerbaijan 1.3 %
10. Turkey 1.2 %
11. Belgium 1.1 %
12. France 1 %
13. Georgia 0.9 %
14. Andorra (French post) 0.7 %
 
During 4 preselection rounds and one BIG final in December, you will be able to vote for your favorite 2019 Europa stamps sets !

The winner of the 1st edition was Moldova ! Vote now to chose who will be the 2019 winner !


Belgium 2020

Belgium

Date of Issue: 15th June 2020

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

Monday, December 2

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2019 - Group 3

Europe

In cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" - it's time for the 2nd edition of the Best Europa stamps "The Collector's choice" competition :

https://www.europa-stamps-contest.com


Here are the results of group 3 :

1. Greece 11.3 % of the votes
2. Azores 10.2 %
3. Finland 9.8 %

Those 3 countries qualified for the Big final !

Here is the rest of the ranking for this group :

4. Serbia 9.1 %
5. Madeira 8 %
= Portugal 8 %
7. Luxembourg 6.2 %
8. Åland 5.45 %
= Austria 5.45 %
10. Belarus 5.1 %
= Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.1 %
12. Croatia 4.7 %
13. Montenegro 4.4 %
14. Malta 4 %
15. Hungary 1.8 %
16. Kosovo 1.4 %
 
During 4 preselection rounds and one BIG final in December, you will be able to vote for your favorite 2019 Europa stamps sets !

The winner of the 1st edition was Moldova ! Vote now to chose who will be the 2019 winner !

Sunday, November 17

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2019 - Group 2

Europe

In cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" - it's time for the 2nd edition of the Best Europa stamps "The Collector's choice" competition :



Here are the results of group 2 :

1. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat post) 11.7 % of the votes
2. Andorra (Spanish Post) 9.9 %
3. Spain 9.6 %

Those 3 countries qualified for the Big final !

Here is the rest of the ranking for this group :

4. Poland 9.2 %
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb Post) 7.6 %
6. Estonia 7.5 %
7. Germany 6.6 %
8. Czech Republic 6.4 %
9. Latvia 5.1 %
= Monaco 5.1 %
11. North Macedonia 4.8 %
12. Bulgaria 4.5 %
13. Cyprus 3.6 %
14. Switzerland 3 %
15. Slovakia 2.7 %
= Faroe Is. 2.7 %
 
During 4 preselection rounds and one BIG final in December, you will be able to vote for your favorite 2019 Europa stamps sets !

The winner of the 1st edition was Moldova ! Vote now to chose who will be the 2019 winner !

Friday, November 15

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2019 - Group 1

Europe

In cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" - it's time for the 2nd edition of the :

https://www.europa-stamps-contest.com

Here are the results of group 1 :

1. Iceland 9.2 % of the votes
= Russia 9.2 %
3. Jersey 8.97 %
= Moldova 8.97 %

Those 4 countries qualified for the Big final !

Here is the rest of the ranking for this group :

5. Ireland 7.59 %
6. Artsakh (Armenian post) 7.13 %
7. the Netherlands 5.98 %
8. Guernsey 5.74 %
= Norway 5.74 %
10. San Marino 5.29 %
= Gibraltar 5.29%
12. Romania 4.83 %
13. Lithuania 4.36 %
= Isle of Man 4.36 %
15. Liechtenstein 3.9 %
16. Vatican 3.45 %
 
During 4 preselection rounds and one BIG final in December, you will be able to vote for your favorite 2019 Europa stamps sets !

The winner of the 1st edition was Moldova ! Vote now to chose who will be the 2019 winner !


Faroe Islands - Norden 2020

Faroe Islands - Norden

Date of Issue: 20th February 2020

1 stamp (20.- DKK)

Friday, November 8

Åland - Norden 2020

Åland

Date of Issue: 5th June 2020

one stamp (1.- €)

Wednesday, November 6

Åland - Sepac 2020

Åland

Date of Issue: 5th March 2020

one stamp (1x Europa value = 1.40 €)

Tuesday, November 5

Åland 2020

Åland

Date of Issue: 8th May 2020

one stamp (1x Världen value = 1.80 €)

Sunday, October 27

Denmark - Norden 2020

Denmark - Norden

Date of Issue: 2nd January 2020

five stamps (5x 10.- DKK)

Thursday, October 17

Finland 2020

Finland

Date of Issue: 6th May 2020

one stamp (international value = 1.70 €) - NOTE this stamp is self-adhesive


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

Sunday, October 13

Best Europa stamp 2019 - Public prize

Armenia

Armeia is the winner of the 2019 Best Europa stamp contest organised by PostEurop. Turkey finished second and Finland is third.
  1. ARMENIA
  2. TURKEY
  3. FINLAND



It's the second time Armenia wins the best Europa stamp contest. The first win was in 2007, it was also the first year the contest became an online voting open to everybody !

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 last week in Jersey.

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

Here is the announcement on Armenia's postal administration website.

https://www.posteurop.org/europa2019

A jury of 6 members (stamp designers, philatelic design directors, stamp collectors) awarded earlier this year, the Best Europa stamp - Jury prize to Slovenia !


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

Friday, October 4

Italy 2019

Italy

Date of Issue: 4th October 2019

two stamps (B & B50g value = 1.10 & 2.60 €) - NOTE both stamps are self-adhesive

Wednesday, October 2

Best Sepac stamp 2019

Europe

You can now vote for the most beautiful 2019 Sepac stamp and at the same time, take part in the draw to win year collections from all the Sepac members issuing Sepac stamps!

The competition runs up to the 31st of January 2020 !


  • 1st Prize: a year collection from every post participating in the 2019 Sepac folder (worth approx 600.- euro) + the 2019 Sepac folder
  • 2nd Prize: seven year collections selected by the prize winner + the 2019 Sepac folder
  • 3rd Prize: three year collections selected by the prize winner + the 2019 Sepac folder

Monday, September 30

Azerbaijan 2019

Azerbaijan

Date of Issue: 27th September 2019

two stamps (0.50 & 0.60 AZN) & one souvenir-sheet (1.50 AZN)


both stamps are issued mini-sheets of 10 stamps


both stamps are issued in a booklet of 8 stamps (4 of each). The stamps of the booklet are printed "tête-bêche" and are unperforated on one side.

Tuesday, September 24

Sepac folder 2019

Europe - Sepac

"Historic homes of Europe 10", this special folder contains the 11 Sepac stamps issued in 2019.


This folder will be on sale by any of the Sepac countries philatelic offices !

Monday, September 23

Isle of Man - Sepac 2019

Isle of Man - Sepac

Date of Issue: 1st July 2019

one stamp (1.10 GPB) out of a set of 6 stamps (only this stamp bears the Sepac logo)


this stamp is issued in a mini-sheet of 9 stamps
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