Friday, May 3, 2013

SPAIN 2013

And a simply Cover from Spain sent from radim (original from Czech republic)
Thank you!

2013 spain cover

The stamp depicts an electric car by Spanish company Comarth, with 300 kilograms of cargo, maximum speed of 50 kilometres and a range of up to 100 kilometres. --> more Informations:

Thursday, May 2, 2013


The tiny State liechtenstein has one of the most excellent Philately grasp.
But to be honest: WTF? i really don't like this Years issue... the Idea is excellent but the realisation is not my cup of tea. I do think i'm not alone with this Opinion.

2013 liechtenstein mc

2013 liechtenstein fdc

Abstract from
For this year’s issue, as for many before, the proven approach of collaborating with the Liechtenstein School of Art was adopted. Within the preliminary course there a competition was announced at the end of which the winner was a worthy young designer, Mirjam Büchel (born 1992) from Schellenberg. With her winning entry “Vehicle Wheels” (face value CHF 1.40) she seeks to express through a contemporary design that, contrary to the widely held opinion, among young people there is nothing old-fashioned about writing letters. The stamp depicts a wheel composed of three different wheels, each of which belongs to a quite distinct era of postal transport. The upper and lower yellow wheel section belongs to a carriage wheel; after this comes the blue wheel of a bicycle, while the middle section is formed by a vehicle wheel depicted in different shades of red. The three types of wheel are not separate, producing instead – according to the young artist – a single entity intended to show that the post has been a continuing presence across the generations. The stamp’s face design is in the three national colours blue, red and yellow, which at the same time are also the colours of Liechtensteinische Post AG. Furthermore, interposed with the “postal-vehicle” wheel thus formed is an artistically suggested mountain silhouette depicting the mountain chain which characterises the actual geographical appearance of Liechtenstein. In this way the bond between the Post and the Principality of Liechtenstein is symbolised and the artist highlights just how omnipresent in this country the Post is.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


At last the Netherlands publishes an Europa Stamp again!
No Question for Paul to send out some FDCs!
Thank you!

2013 netherlands fdc

The stamp sheet Dutch Mail Vans for Europe Stamps 2013 consists of 5 x 2 stamps with the non-value indicator “Europa 1”. Each stamp features four mail vans, mirrored two by two, with the Priority logo in the margin to the left of the stamp. From left to right, the vans shown are increasingly older. The changing corporate identity colours of the vans come back in the colours of the texts at the top of the stamp sheet. The PostEurop logo is at the top left on each stamp.

A black bar runs across the middle of each stamp all the way to the edge of the sheet, underneath the Priority logo. The tyres of the mail vans touch the bar; it is as if the bar is the road the vans are driving on. “NEDERLAND 2013” is printed on the bar in the same font used on one of the older vans. The other texts are set in Univers. The driving direction of the vans is towards the edge of the sheet.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


The 2nd Cover this Year comes from Slovenia sent by ajetam13/mateja.

2013 slovenia cover

Further Informations about the Stamp: Posta Slovenia

Monday, April 29, 2013

DENMARK - 2013

The first Issue i rec'd this Year was (almost as every Year) from Denmark - sent by lovely Genek which i met three years ago in Germany.
He works as a posty in the postal distribution centrum in København.

The Danish stamp shows the new three-wheel electric bicycle Post Danmark has developed in collaboration with the Danish bicycle manufacturer Nihola. The electric bicycle has been introduced as part of the efforts to cut Post Danmark’s CO2 emissions by 40% by 2020.

Monday, September 19, 2011

My goal was to scan as much europa stuff as i can before university starts again - well it's a lot of work and i have been working thursday till saturday in the bookshop... so no more time to scan more pieces of tiny art...

but pls have a look to my flickr photostream where you can find now the years 1956-1979.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SWITZERLAND - cept 1964

It's been a while since my last update on this blog... I had to enjoy our last days of summer :)
Since last Sunday i'm fully in to the europa stamp fever... i catched up every little paper i've found in my boxes, sorted all by year and now i'm scanning all those pieces of art and history. The early day/years i already have online -> pheew - ten years took me one hole day for scanning - but i love this work, it's so relaxing!

Today i planned to show you my Country with Covers, Stamps and FDC's in the Year of 1964

orangered - used

cobalt - mint

cobalt - used

FDC posted - Note: No Postalcode needed for the town

a special sheetlet from expo 64

mint fdc

available for swapping - mint fdc
As you can see, the last shown cover is available for swapping. i will add more swapping goodies on a seperate Site... The Link to my flickr Account will follow, within the nxt few days! Take care and see you!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

ROMANIA - 2011

Oana sent me this beautiful Stamps on a suberb Cover, according to the theme she used a recycable one! Great! 
Date of Issue: 27.04.2011

As every year, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamps issue EUROPA, the theme settled this year by PostEurop being Forests.

The topic of the issue positively joins the list of events carried out within the manifestations dedicated to the International Year of Forests 2011 declared by the United Nations General Assembly.

Forests, the ecosystem harmonizing a complex vegetal environment, as a wide diversity of trees and plants, with numerous species belonging to what generically is called “fauna”, represent at the same time a first rank factor in terms of climate.

A real “lung” of the Earth, the forests ensure the carbon circuit in the nature by retaining the carbon dioxide through the photosynthesis process and releasing one of the vital elements, the oxygen.

The global warming phenomenon caused by the modification of the solar radiation level, mainly due to the massive pollution with carbon dioxide, which produces the “greenhouse effect”, is dangerously amplified by the modification of the vegetal layer and uncontrolled deforestation.

Scientifically, the previsions of an increase by 2ºC of the average temperature prove, besides other serious meteorological phenomena, a rising of the sea and ocean level by 18 up to about 60 cm.

Climatic changes might affect particularly the water resources, the agriculture, the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the coastal areas to which we may also add the negative influences on people’s life and health.

Consequently, stopping the worldwide deforestation until 2020 would be one of the most effective measures so as to limit and diminish the “greenhouse effect”.

Romania, at present a relatively poor country in forests, has a forest percentage of about 27% where as two centuries ago this was about 60%. By comparison, we must mention that the forest percentage in Slovenia is of 63%, in Austria of 47%, in Bosnia of 43%, in Slovakia of 41%, and the average in the European Union reaches 42%.

Attempting to end the uncontrolled deforestation, the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Romania together with Romsilva are carrying out the National Programme “The month of tree planting” meant to revigorate and regenerate the Romanian forests.

Within the same Programme, it is also aimed the foresting thousands of hectares in the plain areas where many lands have no longer been used for agricultural works or in the areas where land slides occur frequently.

We kindly thank the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the National Forests Authority - Romsilva for their documentary assistance and images supplied for the accomplishment of this postage stamps issue.

Friday, August 26, 2011


My annual Gift to myself! 

Date of Issue: 26.04.2011

Europa 2010 - Children's Books

A good children’s book is not merely a children’s book, it is just as soon a book for everybody to enjoy, both to look at and to read. Each person gets somethingout of it, the adult as well as the young reader. There must be room for all age groups. The same goes for all true works of art – they are timeless and not confined within certain limits, neither time- nor age group-limits. If the work is of good quality, everybody ought to be able to enjoy it.
It is good to broaden your mind by reading about foreign countries and strange worlds. But there can be no doubt about the fact that at the same time it is of vital importance that all nations have their own books with narratives that will resound in each individual. We must be well acquainted with our own if we are to be able to soundly get the most out of all that comes from the outside. We will loose our foothold if we do not have a foothold of our own to stand on. Therefore it is good that even the smallest nations create their own works of art, that they write their own literature.
In the Faroes the teacher Hans Andrias Djurhuus (1883-1951) was the first to write poems, fairy-tales and stories for children. The animals that the children knew from their everyday life started talking, and their different characters were revealed through their deeds. Simple up-to-the minute accounts from the first half of the twentieth century are still as clear as if they have been preserved on photographic glass plates, only they are even more vivid as they emerge out of his naive texts. Still his songs are sung and his stories are read with great pleasure in kindergartens as well as in schools and homes. The amusing, sometimes sinister pictures that William Heinesen (1900-1991) drew to the numerous schoolbooks have certainly also become part of our children’s literature.
Somewhat later Sofía Petersen (1884-1960) collected nursery rhymes and fairy-tales which were published in 1947 in the book ”At Nightfall”. The artist Elinborg Lützen (1919-1995) ornamented the work with homely, enthralling pictures both in black and white and in colour. Here we have the outfield with all its animals and plants, and here is the same witch that children in many other countries know too, only this one is clad in Faroese everyday clothes, she lives in a Faroese turf shed of a house and has all the old Faroese domestic utensils which we now see at the museum.
Two more recent Faroese children’s books ”A dog, a cat and a mouse” and ”Moss Mollis’ journey” are shown on this issue of new Faroese stamps.
In 2004 the book ”A dog, a cat and a mouse” was published which Bárður Oskarsson (born 1972) both wrote and illustrated. The entire story takes place in a house that could be anywhere in the world. All the illustrations are in tawny water colours on which has been drawn with pencil and black ink. This is a classic dog’s-, cat’s- and mouse-story. No wonder that some of the salient characteristics of the modern comic strip-literature has stolen its way into the picture book. The impact from international inspiration is at work.
In 2008 came the book ”Moss Mollis’ journey”. In a short introduction Janus á Húsagarði (born 1975) says the story is about one of the small trolls in the Faroes that can stand the sun, a fact which enables it to travel around the islands at will. In richly water-coloured pictures the small troll Moss Mollis travels around the islands like another Niels Holgarsson, Selma Lagerlöf’s Swedish boy, though not sitting on the back of a goose. The journey commences at the bottom of the ocean where Moss Mollis picks up a pearl from an open horse mussel. With this pearl it travels across the country on the back of a gannet, of a horse, of a whale, of a crow and of a ram until it finds its darling troll who gets the pearl and who sits at his side in the moonlight watching the sea.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

VATICAN - 2011

This Cover was sent by lovely matteo (angelus86). He's blog is wonderful! Clean and a good Eye for Color Combinations ;) Really, on some Blogs i thought they left them back in the 90ties, when we startet with the basic htmls :) 
Back to topic: Thank you SOOOOOO much for this great Cover sent from Vaticano! Georgis (Dominik) from Switzerland sent me the Mint ones some weeks efore i got this Cover - there are somewhere in my CEPT box... Will add the Scan when i'm mucking out my office!

Date of Issue: 21.07.2011
The philatelic series consists of two stamps presented as a diptych showing a detail of a Sistine Chapel painting by Perugino, The Journey of Moses into Egypt.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


The 2008 Issue on the 3rd Cover from Runa!
Date of Issue: 06.05.2011


The 3rd Cover from lovely Runa!

Date of Issue: 03.05.2011

Integration of immigrants as seen by young people

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


The 2nd Cover from runa_rn!
With the most new Issue from this Year dedicated to the Forest Theme!
Date of Issue: 21.04.2011

Monday, August 22, 2011


i didn't get many post from Kazakhstan, so i asked runa_rn if she could send me a Cover when she's visiting the country, guess what she did? She sent me 3! Covers with not less than 4 different Europa Issues on it! Amazing Runa! What can i send you in return? 
Date of Issue: 06.05.2010

Sunday, August 21, 2011

SWEDEN - 2010

Anet_H sent me this Cover with the last Year Issue! Thank you very much Annette!
Date of Issue: 28.01.2010

The stamps depict illustrations from two well-known children’s books, Elsa Beskow’s Children of the Forest and Lena Anderson’s Maja's Alphabet. Stamp proofs: Gustav Mårtensson. Engraving: Piotr Naszarkowski. Norbert Tamas designed the illustration on the First Day Cover (a picture from Elsa Beskow’s Around the Year), the FDC cancellation (Hedgehog by Lena Anderson) and the Collector’s Sheet (a picture from Lena Anderson’s Maja's ABC Journey).
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