• November 1st, 2012

    Visit Montenegro stamps

    The traditional "Europa" international stamp issue is dedicated this year to the Visit theme. The Posta Crne Gore has issued two stamps "Visit Montenegro" depicting the picturesque Montenegrin sceneries. Nowhere else can you find so much natural wealth, beauty, mild beaches, clear lakes, fast rivers, and gorgeous mountains in such a compact area as in Montenegro. ...
  • July 9th, 2012

    Europa 2012 stamp from Portugal

    CTT Correios de Portugal has recently issued a new stamp regarding the launch of a stamp collection devoted to the theme "Visit ...
  • July 4th, 2012

    Europa 2012 stamps from Serbia

    Every year, the European postal companies issue stamps on a common theme. This year's theme is "Visit" - in this case, "Visit Serbia". On 30 May 2012, Serbia issued two Europa stamps featuring the country's picturesque areas of cultural and historic importance. ...
  • July 1st, 2012

    Europe 2012 stamps from Vatican

    "Visit..." is the theme chosen by PostEurop for this year's European postal stamps issue. The choice of this wide-ranging theme gives members of the postal association full freedom in interpreting it, whether looking at topics such as travel for tourism or culture, among the many possibilities. The images chosen by the Vatican Philatelic Office for this stamp issue include the dome of St. Peter's ...
  • June 20th, 2012

    Europa Stamps 2012 - Visit Iceland

    Following the theme set by PostEurop for 2012, the Europa stamps highlight reasons for visiting the issuing country, in this case Iceland. Deliberations on the best way to communicate visual messages in the terse form of the postage stamp while at the same time introducing Iceland as a tourist attraction resulted in the combination of images and QR-codes. The Icelandic Europa stamps are the first ...
  • June 18th, 2012

    Europa 2012 stamps by Gibraltar Post

    This Europa 2012 stamp issue showcases the iconic, world famous Rock of Gibraltar. Situated at the meeting place of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea the majestic limestone Rock of Gibraltar was known in ancient times as one of the 'Pillars of Hercules' standing majestically across the Strait of Gibraltar alongside the southern pillar that rises in the continent of Africa. The 10p and 4 ...
  • June 17th, 2012

    Europa 2012 – Visit stamps by Luxembourg

    What is it that attracts foreign tourists to Luxembourg? Studies have revealed that among the points made when one chooses one cultural destination over another, three elements prevail: cultural heritage, contemporary art, and design. The "Europa" stamps, created for 2012 by the artist Linda Bos, trace precisely these three pillars of cultural tourism. The artist conceived the two stamps in such a ...
  • June 15th, 2012

    Russian Post is winner of the EUROPA 2012 Jury Prize Competition

    Russian Post's EUROPA Stamp entry was named the winner of the 2012 PostEurop EUROPA Jury Prize Competition which was held at the famous Parc Floral de Paris in conjunction with the Planet Timbres exhibition, where an expert jury met and voted through closed ballot. PostEurop held their second EUROPA Jury Competition at the beautiful Parc Floral de Paris this spring. Seven philately experts were in ...
  • June 14th, 2012

    Magyar Posta's comeback as winner of the EUROPA 2012 Competition

    PostEurop announced Magyar Posta (Hungary), Turkish PTT (Turkey) and Hrvatska Posta (Croatia) as the top three winners of the 2012 EUROPA Stamp Competition at the Philatelic Forum in Paris hosted by La Poste France yesterday. Magyar Posta, postal operator for Hungary was declared the Gold award winner of this competition. The winning stamp from Magyar Posta is one of two stamps designed by Agnes R ...
  • June 11th, 2012

    Europa 2012 stamps from Germany

    The stamp entitled "Summer Holidays" is the contribution of Germany to the international stamp series, which is initiated each year by the Association of European postal organizations. The theme of this stamp is addressed to a time of summer holidays in Germany called "Hundstagsferien" ("dog-day holiday"). It lasts from 24 of July up to 24 of August. Its name doesn't come from some sweaty dogs in ...