Bayterek and Samruk : Ancient Turkic myth a tree of life "Bayterek" and a sacred bird "Samruk". Bayterek in Kazakh means "High poplar tree", every year the Samruk, lays its egg (the Sun) in the crevice between the branches of the poplar tree.
Wednesday, September 28
Wednesday, September 14
no issue Gibraltar
no issue Isle of Man
no issue Vatican
Friday, September 9
Date of Issue: 8th September 2022
two stamps (N & W values = 1.25 & 2.20 €)
According to the Irish folklore tales, Balor caused great pain and anguish to the Tuatha Dé Dannan, the other supernatural race in Irish folklore.
The legend centres on Balor having an eye that, when unleashed, could cause instant death or poisoning.
Balor’s Poisoned Eye is the main focus of one stamp. The second stamp relates to the legend that claimed Balor had only to look on the landscape to cause damage, such as in the Poisoned Glen in County Donegal.
In both cases, contemporary colours are used to create the impression of poison almost leaping off the stamp.
Wednesday, September 7
Date of Issue: 12th September 2022
one stamp (1.04 GBP) out of a set of eight [!] stamps (only this stamp is bearing the official Europa logo)
but this stamp is alos issued in a sheet of 9 stamps + 1 vignette (this sheet is also issued imperforated)
this stamps is also issued in a "mini-book" with 4 panes of 4 stamps (2x the Europa value)
David Bowie starring as Jareth the Goblin King in Jim Henson's film Labyrinth which ties into the wider 2022 PostEurop theme of Myths and Legends
6 countries - Austria - Germany - Liechtenstein - Luxembourg - the Netherlands and Switzerland - issued a common "Multilaterale" folder containing this year's Europa stamps from the six countries (10 stamps in total).
This folder can be ordered by any of the 6 postal administrations.
It is the 7th issue of this kind after : 2013 (theme - "The postman van") ; 2016 (theme - "Ecology in Europe - Think Green" ; 2017 (theme - Castles) ; 2018 (theme - Bridges) ; 2019 (theme - National birds) ; 2020 (theme - Ancient postal routes) and 2021 (theme - Endangered national wildlife)
This folder will be on sale by any of the Sepac countries philatelic offices !