Friday, September 29

Best Europa stamp 2017 - Public prize


Turkey is the winner of the 2017 Best Europa stamp contest organised by PostEurop. Poland finished second and Moldova is third.

this 3.70 TRY stamp is part of a two stamp set.

It's the fourth time Turkey wins the on line voting and since 2011 they always finished in the top 2 ! They won in 2011, 2013 and 2015 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 Bucharest, Romania.

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 Finland !

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

Monday, September 18

Best Europa stamp 2017 - Jury prize


The 2017 Best Europa stamp - Jury prize was awarded this week-end in Brussels’ town hall.

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

Eight 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 Finland with the following stamp :

2nd (tied) – Åland & Italy (1.- € value)

3rd - Liechtenstein (1.50 CHF Vaduz castle)

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

• Antonio Manuel Amaral, PostEurop's coordinator (not part of the jury)
• Eric Contesse, Philatelist expert,, France
• Arie Piet, Enschedé Printing, the Netherlands
• Botond Szebeny, PostEurop's Secretary General, Hungary
• Guy Coutant, Pro Post, Belgium
• Olaf Neumann, Designer, Germany
• Stefan Klein, Designer, Germany
• Andrée Trommer, General secretary of the Fédération internationale de philatélie (FIP), Luxembourg

Thursday, September 14

Sepac folder 2017

Europe - Sepac

"Local handcrafts of Europe 8", this special folder contains the 12 Sepac stamps issued in 2017.

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

Monday, September 4

Kazakhstan 2017


Date of Issue: 31st August 2017

one stamp (750.- KZT)

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

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