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Europa stamps

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Associated to European building steps, Europa stamps symbolize impulse's community original landmark in philatelic evolution, these stamps illustrate universal subjects.


First Europa stamp. 1956.

 

"Europa", a topic which has contributed, and donates premium knowledge about the contemporary process of the integration and unification of the ancient continent.

The idea of making a "join stamp emission" came up in august of the year 1949 promoted by the European council. The uniform motive for this emission had to symbolize the community of interest and objectives.

 

 

 

On the 15th of September 1956, the six countries which conjoint the first agreement (Belgium, France, West-Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Holland) issued simultaneously the first 13 EUROPA stamps.

After the first emission, in 1957 proceeded a second, in regard to "Europe, peace factor and source of welfare", and a third one in 1958 with the theme "The European Post Union in the service of the European concept"


Europa.  1966. Dessin par les Joseph and Grgor Bender (RFA).

In 1959, various European countries founded the CEPT (European Postal and Telecommunication Organization), whose fundamental concept was to reinforce the relation between the members administration.

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Europa. Britain village. 1977.

From this moment,  every year they started to issue a community set to proceed with the European stamp, an emission with a generic common theme and a personal design in every country. Between 1960 and 1992 they have issued several stamps among other motives : "Wheel with 19 spokes", "22 petal of a flower", "Flaming sun", "Famous personalities", "Year of the European music", and, in 1992, "Conquering of America"

The number of countries has been increasing gradually, and nowadays more tan 40 Post Administration are issuing stamps of the Europa series.

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Europa. 25e birthday of CEPT.1984.

Since 1992, the CEPT appears modified and with a new logotype. In the equivalent manner which the European Union has determined a monetary union, materialized in the Euro, the post stamp has been unified and the more clear example of this unification, we find it in the new emissions of these series.

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Europa. Great discoveries. 1994.

The theme "Europa" in the thematic philately is underlined for its particularities. Between others : a single annually emission, the facial coincides with the corresponding stamping of each country, elevated percentage of philatelic rarity, and large acceptation in whole Europe

Thanks to the French Post Office for this document


Chad stamps

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: ??.??.2005

50th Anniversary of Europa Stamps

 

 

 

 

Hungary #3286O

Greece #1109O

Portugal #1390O

 

 

 

 

Russia #6321

Malta #737O

Austria #1844

Turkey #2826

 

 

Lou wrote: A very interesting design component issue, by the same designer as the St Thomas & Prince Europa stamp anniversary set, and the Mozambique set, and sadly, all are illegal issues. I dont have any issue date info except for the year, so no cat #s, but the 3 sets may possibly be listed by Michel or Y & T, as several articles Ive read on line about all the private/spurious issues complain that those catalog houses were acting in collusion with the printers by listing and therefore giving them some legitimacy.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Davaar Island

Image of item 28554

Scott: #???O

Issued: ??.??.1967

Europa

Inside #???: Europa Stamps

Belgium #496

Saar #318

Switzerland #417

G.B. #377

Netherlands #370P

France #930

Belgium #573O

Monaco #439

Germany #867-8

Greece #801-2

Thanks to Attilio Papio


Moldova stamps

Scott: #????O

Issued: 12.6.2003

10th Anniversary of Issues Europa of Moldova

Inside #????

The margins of the Souvenir Sheet bear issues Europa of Moldova:

#111O

(29.12.1993)

Mi #210O

(21.6.1996)

Mi #429O

(9.5.2002)

Mi #276O

(18.7.1998)

Mi #107O

(18.6.1994)

Mi #388O

(5.5.2001)

Mi #363O

(9.5.2000)

Mi #236O

(29.6.1997)

Mi #166O (9.5.1995)

Mi #306O (5.5.1999)


Scott: #496-7O

Issued: 20.7.2005

50th Anniversary of the first Europa Stamps

Inside #497: Europa type of 1956 (pic of Belgium #496)

Scott: #498O


Samoa stamps

Scott: #1075-8O

Issued: 7.12.2005

50 Years of Europa Stamps

Inside #1075: 

Netherlands #494O

Andorra/Fr Adm #174O

Spain #1262

Germany #749O

Italy #750O

Austria #657O

Sc #1076:

Norway #842O

Belgium #573O

San Marino #701O

 

Netherlands #417O

 

Spain #1567O

Inside #1077:

Italy #750O

Netherlands #494O

Austria #657O

 

Belgium #496O

 

Spain #1262

 

Inside #1078:  

Netherlands #417O

San Marino #701O

Spain #1567O

 

Norway #842O

 

Belgium #573O

Scott: #1078aO

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for ID's and scans


Solomon Islands stamps

Scott: #1001-6O

Issued: 16.5.2005

50 Years of Europa Stamps

Inside #1001a: Spain #1262O

Inside #1001b: Netherlands #417O

Inside #1002a: Andorra (FR) #174O

Inside #1002b: Belgium #573O

Inside #1003a: Belgium #496O

Inside #1003b: Spain #1567O

Inside #1004a: Netherlands #494O

Inside #1004b: Norway #842O

Inside #1005a: Austria #657O

Inside #1005b: San Marino #701O

Inside #1006a: Germany #749O

Inside #1006b: Italy #750O

Scott: #1001-6O

Thanks to Lou for some of the scans


 

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