Thursday, December 31

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2020 - Grand Final

Denmark

Best EUROPA Stamps - The Collector's Choice 2020

In cooperation with the "Blog timbré de ma philatélie" the 3rd edition of the Best Europa stamps "The Collector's choice" competition was held during 2 months, 4 qualification rounds and 1 Grand Final in order to vote for your favorite 2020 Europa stamps set !
 

And we have a winner ! :

Denmark
 
 
Denmark wins this 3rd “Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice” contest with 11% of the votes ! Turkey is 2nd and Sweden 3rd ! :
  • 1. Denmark
  • 2. Turkey
  • 3. Sweden
  • 4. Croatia
  • 5. Ukraine
  • 6. Norway
  • 7. Belarus
  • 8. Serbia
  • 9. Belgium
  • 10. Russia
  • 11. Armenia
  • 12. Finland
  • 13. Romania
  • 14. Artsakh (Armenian post)
  • 15. France
  • 16. Italy

The winner of the 1st edition was Moldova and Ukraine won the 2nd edition last year. 

Announce on the Danish post website !


 

Thursday, December 17

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2020 - Group 4

Europe

Best EUROPA Stamps - The Collector's Choice 2020

Results of GROUP 4:

1. Ukraine 11.3 % of the votes
2. Italy 11 %
3. Belgium 10.64 %
4. Armenia 10.3 %

Those top 4 countries go to the Big Final.

5. Moldova 8.86 %
6. Georgia 7.8 %
    Ireland 7.8 %
8. Slovenia 7.1 %
9. Bulgaria 6.4 %
10. Vatican 6.1 %
11. Azerbaijan 5 %
12. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb post) 3.5 %
13. Greenland 2.8 %
14. Cyprus (Turkish post) 1.4 %

Wednesday, December 16

Europa stamp catalogue

Europe



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

This 45th edition contains: 680 pages, more than 5700 colors images, 22'000 values.

It includes all the European thematic stamps, Norden, Council of Europe, RSS, etc. But now also Sepac and America-UPAEP.

Price 74.- €

info on Michel catalogue website

Tuesday, December 8

Best Europa stamp 2020 - Jury prize

Poland

The 2020 Best Europa stamp - Jury has been announced by PostEurop in this press release.

This was the 9th 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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's judging was held at a later date and in a new "hybrid" format. The Jury gathered both physically and virtually for the competition. 
 
 This year's winner is Poland - it's the first time that Poland wins the Jury prize !


2nd – Faroe Islands (17.- DKK value)
=    - Switzerland (top stamp)
=    - Ukraine
3rd - Germany (stamp from the block)

This year's Jury was composed as follows (clockwise from the top left) :


• Marjan Osvald, Pošta Slovenije, PostEurop MAC Chair, Slovenia
• Jana Vlachová, PostEurop (not part of the jury)
• Botond Szebeny, PostEurop's Secretary General, Hungary (Chair of the jury)
• Olaf Neumann & Stefan Klein, Stamp designers, Germany
• Emile Espen, Post Luxembourg, PostEurop SPWG Vice-Chair, Luxembourg
• Jürgen Haepers, Blog "Europa-stamps", Switzerland
• Guy Coutant, Royal Belgian Academy of Philately, Belgium
• Eric Contesse, Blog "Timbré du Jura", France


Thursday, December 3

Belgium 2021

Belgium

Date of Issue: 14th June 2021

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


Wednesday, November 25

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2020 - Group 3

Europe

Best EUROPA Stamps - The Collector's Choice 2020

Results of GROUP 3:

1. Turkey 15.5 % of the votes
2. Artsakh (Armenian post) 11.9 %
3. Denmark 11.4 %
4. France 9.1 %

Those top 4 countries go to the Big Final.

5. Estonia 7.8 %
6. Luxembourg 7.3 %
    Montenegro 7.3 %
8. Spain 6.5 %
9. Kosovo 4.6 %
10. Portugal 3.6 %
11. Andorra (Spanish post) 3.2 %
      Andorra (French post) 3.2 %
13. the Netherlands 2.7 %
14. Azores 2.3 %
15. Lithuania 1.8 %
      Madeira 1.8 %

Monday, November 23

Sweden 2021

Sweden

Date of Issue: 14th January 2021 - NOTE this stamp is self-adhesive

one stamp (24.- SEK) 


 

Tuesday, November 17

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2020 - Group 2

Europe

Best EUROPA Stamps - The Collector's Choice 2020

Results of GROUP 2:

1. Belarus 16.9 % of the votes
2. Serbia 11 %
3. Croatia 10.1 %
4. Finland 9.3 %

Those top 4 countries go to the Big Final.

5. Germany 7.2 %
6. Greece 6.7 %
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.7 %
8. Switzerland 5.1 %
9. North Macedonia  4.6 %
10. Monaco 4.2 %
      Latvia 4.2 %
12. Austria 3.8 %
13. Malta 3.4 %
     Åland 3.4 %
15. Gibraltar 2.1 %
16. Iceland 1.3 %

Friday, November 13

Georgia 2020

Georgia

Date of Issue: 30th October 2020

one stamp (2.70 GEL)


this stamp is issued in a mini-sheet of 8 stamps



Thursday, November 12

Finland 2021

Finland

Date of Issue: 28th April 2021

three stamps (3x domestic value) - NOTE those stamps are self-adhesive



those stamps are issued in a booklet of 15 stamps (5 stamps of each)


In 2011 the Europa issue of Great-Britain, combined for the first time the Europa stamps logo and the WWF logo on the same stamp.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

This Finnish Europa issue is part of a serie of "Endangered species" launched in 2016 and continued in 2018.

Sunday, November 8

Best Europa stamps – the collector’s choice 2020 - Group 1

Europe

Best EUROPA Stamps - The Collector's Choice 2020

Results of GROUP 1:

1. Norway 11.9 % of the votes
2. Romania 10.4 %
3. Russia 10.1 %
4. Sweden 7.3 %

Those top 4 countries go to the Big Final.

5. Cyprus 6.9 %
6. Poland 6.2 %
7. Faroe Is. 5.9 %
8. Liechtenstein 5.9 %
9. Isle of Man 5.4 %
10. Czech rep. 5.4 %
11. Guernsey 5.2 %
12. San Marino 4.7 %
13. Jersey 4.4 %
14. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat post) 4.2 %
15. Hungary 3.7 %
16. Slovakia 2.4 %

Wednesday, November 4

Åland 2021

Åland

Date of Issue: 7th May 2021

one stamp (1x Europa value)



Åland - Sepac 2021

Åland

Date of Issue: 25th March 2021

one stamp (4.-)



Wednesday, October 14

Best Europa stamp 2020 - Public prize

Turkey

Turkey is the winner of the 2020 Best Europa stamp contest organised by PostEurop. Armenia finished second and Azerbaijan is third.
  1. TURKEY
  2. ARMENIA
  3. AZERBAIJAN


It's the 6th 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, 2014 and 2019 !

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 annonced on the PostEurop's website :
 "A new record number of votes was received, marking a new milestone with over 38 thousand votes reached!"

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

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

Sunday, October 11

Sweden - Norden 2020

Sweden - Norden

Date of Issue: 11th November 2020

1 stamp ("Sverige brev" value = 11.- SEK) out of a set of 5 stamps only this stamp bears the official Norden logo



Norden stamps 2020

Europe - Norden


Norden 2020
 "Mammals"


02.01.2020 Denmark - 5 stamps (5x 10.- DKK)
24.02.2020 Faroe Is. - 1 stamp (20.- DKK)
17.04.2020 Norway - 1 stamp (Europa 20g. value = 26.- NOK)
18.05.2020 Greenland - 2 stamps (16.- & 18.- DKK)
03.06.2020 Finland - 2 stamps (2x domestic value = 2x 1.60 €)
05.06.2020 Åland - 1 stamp (1.- €)
29.10.2020 Iceland - 1 stamp (50g til Evrópu value = 250.- ISK)
12.11.2020 Sweden - 1 stamp (Sverige brev value = 11.- SEK) out of a set of 5 stamps NEW

Tuesday, September 29

Luxembourg - Sepac 2020

Luxembourg - Sepac

Date of Issue: 15th September 2020

one stamp (0.80 €)


this stamp is issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps

Tuesday, September 15

Greenland 2020

Greenland

Date of Issue: 14th September 2020

two stamps (16.- & 18.- DKK)


both stamps are also issued in a booklet of 12 self-adhesive stamps (6x each stamp)


both stamps are also issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps

Sunday, September 6

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb post) 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb post)

Date of Issue: 3rd September 2020

two stamps (1.80 & 2.70 BAM)


both stamps are issued in two mini-sheets of 8 stamps + 1 vignette



both stamps are also issued in a booklet of 4 stamps (stamps are different in the booklet)

Wednesday, August 26

Sepac folder 2020

Europe - Sepac

"Artwork in the national collection 10", this special folder contains the 11 Sepac stamps issued in 2020.


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

Monday, August 24

Cyprus (Turkish post) 2020

Cyprus (Turkish post)

Date of Issue: 10th September 2020

two stamps (1.25 & 12.50 YTL)


both stamps are also issued in mini-sheets of 8 stamps


NOTE : the stamps issued by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus aren't recognized on an international level, not by the UPU nor by PostEurop.
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