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Stamps of 2023: Egypt (January 2023)
Jan. 2, 2023 Post Day The modern Egyptian postal service began when Carlo Meratti, an Italian, living in Alexandria, established a post office to send and receive mail to and from foreign countries as early as 1821. Meratti took the responsibility of sending and distributing the letters for a price. He transferred his activity to … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Egypt (January 2023)
Stamps of 2023: Jersey (January 2023)
Jan. 5, 2023 Year of the Rabbit Jersey Post released its Year of the Rabbit set on January 5, consisting of a 98p stamp in sheets of 10 and a miniature sheet with a face value of £3. These were designed by Wang Huming and printed by Cartor Security Printers using four color offset lithography … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Jersey (January 2023)
Stamps of 2023: Christmas Island (Jan. 2023)
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Stamps of 2023: Germany (January 2023)
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Stamps of 2023: Czech Republic (Jan. 2023)
Jan. 20, 2023 Vladimír Suchánek On January 20, Czech Post will issue its first stamp of 2023 honoring graphic artist and stamp designer Vladimír Suchánek as part of its Tradition of Czech Stamp Design series. Designed by Eva Hašková, the stamp has been printed in sheets of 50 stamps (750,000 copies) and in a booklet … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Czech Republic (Jan. 2023)
Stamps of 2023: Ireland (January 2023)
Jan. 5, 2023 Ireland's Membership in the EU 50th Anniversary On January 1, 1973, the Republic of Ireland joined the European Communities (EC). These were three international organizations that were governed by the same set of institutions -- the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom), and the … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Ireland (January 2023)
Stamps of 2023: Australia (January 2023)
Jan. 3, 2023 Special Occasions Australia Post's first set of the year was "Special Occasions". Released on January 3, there are ten designs available in gummed and self-adhesive varieties in sheets or booklets plus a miniature sheet that contains one copy of each design. There was also a "Wedding Collection" with a prestige booklet and … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Australia (January 2023)
Stamps of 2023: French Polynesia
Jan. 20, 2023 Year of the Water Rabbit French Polynesia will release its Year of the Rat stamp on January 20, designed by Claude Sengues and printed using offset lithography by Phil@Poste in France. The 140-franc stamp comes in sheets of ten and measures 36 x 36 mm. In Chinese culture, the rabbit has the … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: French Polynesia
Stamps of 2023: Estonia (January 2023)
Jan. 6, 2023 St. Elizabeth’s Church in Pärnu On January 6, Omniva issued AS Eesti Post's first stamp of 2023 picturing St. Elizabeth's Church in Estonia's fourth largest city, Pärnu, located 80 miles (128 km) south of the Estonian capital, Tallinn. A popular summer holiday resort town among Estonians, the original settlement of Perona (Alt-Pernau … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Estonia (January 2023)