Europa 2018 – Bridge

Romania – Under the title Europa 2018, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue BRIDGES,topic selected for this year by PostEurop, a body of the Universal Postal Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations.  The issue consists of two stamps. TheRead More

Europa 2018 – Dutch Bridges

Netherlands – The cooperating postal companies in Europe have been publishing stamps with a common theme for more than 60 years. In 2002 they introduced a competition: the EUROPA Stamp Best Design Competition. This competition is organised under the aegisRead More

Europa 2018 – Jersey Bridges & Causeways

Jersey – As Jersey is an island with fast moving and high-rising tides which can sometimes be dangerous, bridges and causeways play an important role in providing access to local lighthouses, fortifications and even the local salt water bathing pool.Read More

Europa 2018 – Bridges

Liechtenstein – The “Alte Rheinbrücke Vaduz” (Old Rhine Bridge Vaduz) and the “Fussgängerbrücke Balzers“ (Balzers Footbridge) (face value: CHF 1.50 each) are adorning Liechtenstein’s Europa stamps this year. Member states of the trade association PostEurop, which represents European public postalRead More

Europa 2017 – Reichenburg Castle

Castles are the latest theme of the stamps in the Europa series. The two Slovene stamps, with face values of €0.97 and €1.26 respectively, will show the castles in Sevnica and Brestanica. Once again they will be issued in two sheetlets of eight stamps andRead More

Europa 2017 – Castles

France – The Val de Loire offers a unique architectural ensemble that we owe to the Valois but also to the great figures of the kingdom.On the Indre is the small castle of Azay, an ancient fortified town burnt by KingRead More

Europa 2017

Faroes – Once in a while you have to lay down the cards and decide to pass, realizing that you can’t be in the round simply because you don’t have the right hand of cards. This was the case with theRead More

Europa 2017- Castles

Switzerland – Sasso Corbaro, Montebello, Castelgrande are the sweet-sounding names of the three castles in Bellinzona. They are depicted on two special stamps designed in the context of the PostEurop competition. Each year, the participating postal ad- ministrations design their entriesRead More

Europa 2017 (Portugal, Azores and Madeira)

Portugal – Nine circular towers protect the high walls of Almourol Castle, one of the most notable medieval military monuments from the time of the Reconquista, built on the granite escarpment of a small island in the district of Santarém,Read More

Europa 2017 – Castles

Luxembourg – “Dommeldenger Schlass” and “Beggener Schlass” castles have a number of things in common. They lie geographically close together, were both owned by well-known bourgeois Luxembourg families for many years and nowadays they are home to the embassies of twoRead More

Europa 2017 – Kastelholm Castles

Aland – Issued on 9 May is the Åland Europa stamp on a castle theme. Åland photographer Niclas Nordlund has captured the only castle in Åland, Kastelholm, on a sparkling winter day. Niclas lets us know that he shot theRead More

Europa 2017

Bosnia & Herzegovina – Every year under the aegis of PostEurop, special stamps with the EUROPA logo are issued that have a unique central theme for all its members. The theme for 2017 are castles, and the stamps of CroatianRead More

Europa 2017 – Castles

Croatia – VELIKI TABOR – Rattkay Family Castle-Burg Veliki Tabor is a castle-burg from the era of feudalism. It is one of the best maintained renaissance burgs (castle-burgs) in Croatia from the late middle ages. What makes Veliki Tabor special isRead More