• October 19th, 2010

    Magyar Posta wins PostEurop 2010 EUROPA Competition

    PostEurop has announced the winning stamp to be the entry from Magyar Posta (Hungary Post) which featured the storybook illustrations of the Hungarian Kossuth Prize winning graphic designer Karoly Reich. The designs of the stamps, the border and the first day cover captured moments from the infamous story of the little bear much loved by Hungarian readers, Vackor. The close first-runner of the EUR ...
  • October 13th, 2010

    Winnie the Pooh stamps released

    Winnie the Pooh has swapped honey for something else sticky - a set of stamps. The much-loved fictional bear, created by AA Milne for his son Christopher Robin in 1926, features alongside his friends in a new collection from the Royal Mail. Original illustrations by EH Shepard from the Pooh stories feature in the new collection of 10 special stamps. Pooh is joined by Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eey ...
  • October 10th, 2010

    Europa 2010 stamp from Armenia

    Armenia, as a member of PostEurop, every year issues EUROPA stamps. In 2007 the Armenian stamp dedicated to 100 years of scouting, was even selected as the best EUROPA stamp 2007. This year the theme is "Children's Books" and on 8 October Armenia issued a stamp with the picture of 13-year old Irina Balyan, depicting "Songs of Love" of Nahapet Kuchak, a famous Armenian Poet. ...
  • October 1st, 2010

    Guernsey Post First Foray Into Children's Literature with the Launch of 'The Adventures of Penny the Postie'

    Penny the Postie - Guernsey Post's hidden treasure - has set sail on a brand new voyage in the form of children's book: Penny and the Pirates. With the help of author and illustrator Keith Robinson, Penny and the Pirates marks the very first time Guernsey Post has evolved one of its famous stamp characters into heroes of their own book. The first ever kid's book to include a souvenir sheet of real ...
  • September 5th, 2010

    Liechtenstein 'Children's book' issue

    The theme of this year's PostEurop "Europa stamp" is "Children's Book". For the purpose Philatelie Liechtenstein has immortalised on a commemorative stamp a classic of Liechtenstein children's literature: "Lisa and Max". This popular picture-book follows the twins Lisa and Max and their dog Mischa on their adventures in Liechtenstein. The subject depicted on the stamp is that illustrated on the ti ...
  • June 1st, 2010

    Europa 2010 'Children's books'

    Commemorating the International Children's Day, 1st June we have prepared a selection of stamps already issued or to be issued in the year 2010 under the topic PostEurop's EUROPA 2010 - Children's books. We offer below a list of the stamps in order of their release: Greenland Date of issue: 18 January 2010 Sweden Date of issue: 28 January 2010 Jersey Date of issue: 09 February 2010 Isle of Man ...
  • May 26th, 2010

    Europa postage stamps from Slovenia

    Slovenian Post is issuing two stamps based on the theme of Children's Books, the topic for this year's Europa series. The stamps were designed and illustrated by Matjaz Ucakar. ...
  • May 16th, 2010

    Europa stamp from France

    On the 15 of May the France Post issued a stamp on the theme of children's books from the Europa series. The stamp illustrates Dora, a little girl sitting on the parcel of books absolutely gripped by reading and surrounded by the fairy tale characters. The technical contrast between "real" (little girl) and "illustrative" (tale characters) helps us to connect reality and fantasy. ...
  • May 15th, 2010

    Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift books on Irish stamps

    An Post has issued two stamps based on the theme of Children's Books, the chosen topic for this year's Europa series. The books selected for this issue were The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde and Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, both of whom are much-loved and renowned authors in Ireland and internationally. P.J. Lynch was commissioned to illustrate the stamps and first day cover. The first day ...
  • May 10th, 2010

    Imagination on Postage Stamps

    Croatian Post has released two commemorative postage stamps on the theme of children's books from the Europa series. The face value of the stamps is HRK 7.10. The author of the stamps is Bolonca Popovic, a designer from Zagreb. The world of children's imagination is probably the richest world there is. Since the 17th century, many writers have attempted to describe this fantastic world of fairytal ...