Vatican 2021 stamps – full list released

Vatican 2021 stamps – full list released

The Vatican 2021 stamps will see 20 sets released covering the usual Christian themes plus a few of a broader interest topics. The Vatican doesn’t offer a lot of different formats or a wealth of details, with the bulk of their issues being single stamps and the odd souvenir sheet. The lack of postmarks is a continuing letdown. As a collector of cancels, I’m always looking for something interesting. The Vatican is missing the boat on this. On the upside, they offer high quality scans of all their material so it’s fun to zoom in and examine the details. 

If you enjoy coins & stamps, then the Vatican will be a treasure trove for you. I’m playing around with the idea of including a few of the coins when there is a connection to a specific stamp. The Dante Alighieri coin and stamp set might look nice here. I know it’s not philatelic, but I suspect a few of my readers might enjoy the little extras. 

I am a disappointed with the Vatican Radio anniversary issue. When I read about the anniversary, I got excited. As an old radio person I was hoping for a vibrant, tribute to the original technology and maybe changes over the years. What we have is a bit of a flabby sheet, in pastel pink, that doesn’t convey a strong identity or impression. They could have done much more. I’m hoping they do a better job with the 450th anniversary of Caravaggio’s birth and Dante stamps. 

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Vatican 2021 stamps for February

Pontificate of Pope Francis Year MMXXI
Interfaith Dialogue Efforts of Pope France

Interfaith Dialogue Efforts of Pope France stamp 2Interfaith Dialogue Efforts of Pope France stamp 3

Interfaith Dialogue Efforts of Pope France stamp 1Interfaith Dialogue Efforts of Pope France stamp 4

4 stamps

With the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Rav Riccardo Shemuel Di Segni, during the visits to the Synagogue of Rome in 2016

  • With the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib on the occasion of the Apostolic Journey to the United Arab Emirates in 2019
  • With the Supreme Patriarch of Buddhists, Somdet Phra Ariyavongsagatanana IX, on the occasion of the Apostolic Journey to Thailand in 2019
  • With Hindu leader Ndu-Kurukkal SivaSri T. Mahadeva), during the trip to Sri Lanka in 2015

Release date: Feb. 22, 2021

 


 

2nd and 3rd encyclicals of Pope Francis: the Laudato Si’ and the Fratelli tutti

second and third encyclicals of Pope Francis: the Laudato Si' and the Fratelli tutti

Graphic Cover

Artist: Patrizio Daniele

Release date: Feb. 22, 2021

 


 

Easter of Resurrection MMXXI

EASTER OF RESURRECTION MMXXI single stamp

1 stamp 

Artist: Vitaliy Shtanko

Release date: Feb. 22, 2021

 


 

YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH

Year of st. joseph

1 stamp, mini sheet

Release date: Feb. 22, 2021

 


 

150th anniversary of the Congregation for the Canons of the Immaculate Conception

150th anniversary of the Congregation for the Canons of the Immaculate Conception single stamp

1 stamp

Designer: Vitaliy Shtanko

Release date: Feb. 22, 2021

 


 

90th anniversary of the foundation of Vatican Radio and 160th anniversary of the foundation of the Osservatore Romano

90th anniversary of the foundation of Vatican Radio

2 stamps, 1 mini sheet

Release date: Feb. 22, 2021


 

Vatican 2021 stamps for May

Europa 2021: National wildlife at risk of extinction

EUROPE 2021, DEDICATED TO NATIONAL WILDLIFE AT RISK OF EXTINCTION wren EUROPE 2021, DEDICATED TO NATIONAL WILDLIFE AT RISK OF EXTINCTION falcon 

2 stamps

Eurasian wren | Common kestrel

Designer: Graphic department of Poste Vaticane

Release date: May 25, 2021

See all Europa issues for 2021


 

POSTCARDS: 50th anniversary of the Paul VI Hall

50th anniversary of the Paul VI Hall postcards Vatican 2021 stamps

4 postcards

Release date: May 25, 2021


 

50th Anniversary of the Association of St. Peter and Paul

50th anniversary of the Association of St. Peter and Paul Vatican 2021 stamps

1 stamp

Designer: Liam Hipple

Release date: May 25, 2021


 

5th Centenary of the Birth of Pope Sistus V

5th Centenary of the Birth of Pope Sistus V Vatican 2021 stamps 5th Centenary of the Birth of Pope Sistus V

2 stamps

Painting of Pope Sistus V attributed to Pietro Facchetti

Release date: May 25, 2021


 

8th centenary of the Way of St. Anthony of Padua

8th centenary of the Way of St. Anthony of Padua Vatican 2021 stamps

1 stamp, souvenir sheet

Designer: Landmann Girl

Release date: May 25, 2021


 

500th centenary of the conversion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

500th centenary of the conversion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola Vatican 2021 stamps

1 stamp, souvenir sheet

Designer: Raúl Berzosa

Release date: May 25, 2021


Vatican 2021 stamps – Future Issues

140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the Dominican Republic (joint issue)

7th centenary of the death of Dante Alighieri

450th anniversary of Caravaggio’s birth

LII International Eucharistic Congress (Budapest 5-12 September 2021)

3rd centenary of the Congregation of passionists

Pope Francis’ Travels – Year 2020

Mmxxi Christmas

9th centenary of the foundation of Prémontré Abbey

Towards the Jubilee 2025: 20th anniversary of the post-synodal exhortation Ecclesia in Oceania

Centenary of the foundation of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart


Pop over to the big page of 2021 stamp issues and pick another country to visit. If we can’t go their physically, we can go their visually.

Stamps by country 2021

Romania 2021 stamp issues

Romania 2021 stamp issues

Time to look at Romania 2021 stamp issues. And if there’s one thing Romania does well, it’s art stamps. They have a long history of issuing great works of art on stamps and it’s so exciting to see Romanian artists showcased. That’s one thing I love about stamps, it’s fun to learn about a different country, whether it’s the wildlife, history or people, there’s always something. 

Take a little extra time on the Theodor Pallady issues. I’m especially fond of his Paris Street scene. The stamp design does away with the traditional faming and allows the painting to take over the entire scene. It’s a well done bit of eye candy. The other series that stands out is the Ciprian Porumbescu, musician and composer. Some of his music can be found on YouTube, but I’ve kick started your journey with a link to a piece he wrote, a ballad for violin & orchestra. It’s a calm and charming piece of music. I listened to it while setting up this article and realised I now have a new musician to add to my list. 

I’m trying something a bit different or thematic collectors. A number of the subjects have appeared on previous issues and I’m trying to post the information. Tons of stamps to comb through, so please be patient. 

More information please 

I’ve tried to supply some information for you, and will be adding more in the coming months. It’s not easy finding good English language sources on many of the subjects, which is a crying shame. I lurk around Romanian language sites and use Google or Bing translate, but I can only ask so much of you. I’ll find some new sources. I’ll let you in on a secret, I have pages on Romania bookmarked and go visit them quite often. It’s one of those countries, off the beaten path that would be great to explore. Maybe one day I’ll get there. Well now, that’s not a secret any more.

Oh, and I’m still researching the stamp designers. I’ll have details soon. 

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Romania 2021 stamp issues for January 

Collections of lost museums – Simu Museum

Collections of lost museums cancel showing front of museum
POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest

Lost museums series Romania 2021 stamp Simu museum sheetletLost museums 1 Romania 2021 stamp sheetletLost museums 1Lost museums 1

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 4, 2 FDCs, cancel

Simu Museum (founded by Anastase and Elena Simu) was opened May 21, 1910 and held 624 works of art. It continued to grow over the years, and held a large collection of Romanian art. 

In 1960, the Communist government tore the building down and dispersed the collection to two museums. 

The works of art represented in these four stamps are: Anastase Simu, a bust sculpted by Frederick Storck; a still life painted by Marius Bunescu: Pears; a Marine painting by Eugen Voinescu; Venice, work of the painter Stefan Popescu.

Centrul Expozitional Documentar UAUIM created a 3D model of this lost treasure Simu Museum – full version – Download Free 3D model by Centrul Expozitional Documentar UAUIM (@muzeulscoliidearhitectura) [2f2b045] (sketchfab.com)

“THE ANASTASE SIMU MUSEUM AND THE BUCHAREST MUNICIPALITY MUSEUM PINACOTHEQUE” – Muzeul Municipiului Bucuresti (muzeulbucurestiului.ro)

The Bucharest Museum has a short video featuring photos of the Simus as well as the museum. Although no in English, it is easy to follow and understand. Translations aren’t really needed. 

The following pages are in Romanian. Most English language pages on these artists are brief to the point of being useless. Use Google translate. 

The Romanian Wiki page has an excellent page on Storck.  Frederic Storck – Wikipedia
Marius Bunescu – Wikiwand
I’m currently searching for better sources on all four artists. 

Designer: Mihail Vămăşescu

Release date: Jan 8, 2021

Collections of lost museums FDCCollections of lost museums FDC

 


 

National Culture Day – 150 years since the first celebration of Romanians abroad

National Culture Day canc
POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest

National Culture DayNational Culture DayNational Culture Day

2021 National Culture Day - The 150th Anniversary Since the First Celebration of Romanians from Everywhere souvenir sheet

3 stamps, 3 mini sheets of 5, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel

Ciprian Porumbescu: musician, composer
Listen to one of Porumbescu’s compostitions: Ciprian Porumbescu – Balada pentru vioara si orchestra (Ballad for violin and orchestra) – YouTube
Previous stamps: 1953 – 100th Birth, 2008 – Persons of Culture

Ioan Slavici: writer Ioan Slavici – Wikipedia
Could find no stamps

Mihai Eminescu: poet Mihai Eminescu – Wikipedia
Some of his poems have been translated and you can try them here Mihai Eminescu – Poems by the Famous Poet – All Poetry
Previously portrayed on stamps: 1989 –  Personalities, 1950 –  100th Birthday of Eninescu and 1975 – 125th birthday, 2000 – 150th birthday (great souvenir sheet)

Designer: Mihail Vămăşescu

Release date: Jan 15, 2021

National Culture Day FDC


 

The passions of the Kings of Romania (I)

Kings fdc cancel
POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest

passions of the kings of Romania Romania 2021 stamp Carol I on horsebackpassions of the kings of Romaniapassions of the kings of Romaniapassions of the kings of Romania

passions of the kings of Romaniapassions of the kings of Romania

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 5, FDCs, Maxi cards, cancels

  • Carol I (born 1839 – died 1914; Ruler of Romania 1866-1881; King of Romania 1881-1914)
  • Ferdinand I (born 1865 – died 1927; King of Romania 1914-1927)
  • Carol II (born October 15th, 1893 – died April 4th, 1953; King of Romania 1930-1940)
  • Mihai I (born 1921 – died 2017; King of Romania 1927-1930, 1940-1947) 

Historical figures – Peles National Museum

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: Jan 22, 2021  

Romania 2021 stamp Carol I on horsebackpassions of the kings of Romania

Kings 4 sheets

 


February 

Delta of Moldova

Moldova delta cancel

DELTA OF MOLDOVA Romania 2021 stamp issues birds of the deltaDELTA OF MOLDOVADELTA OF MOLDOVA Romania 2021 stamp issues

DELTA OF MOLDOVADELTA OF MOLDOVA Romania 2021 stamp issuesDELTA OF MOLDOVA

DELTA OF MOLDOVA

7 stamps, 7 mini sheets of 5, FDC, cancel

    • squacco heron
    • black-crowned night heron
    • ruff 
    • northern lapwing
    • western marsh harrier
    • little egret
    • black-winged stilt

Biodiversity conservation in the wetland Vlãdeni – Conservation Leadership Programme

One of the most beautiful and rich natural areas in our country, the so-called Delta of Moldova, includes the Jijia and Miletin Ponds and was recently declared the first Ramsar site in the Region of Moldova (the Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty on wetlands of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat). It consists of a variety of habitats located in the lower part of the Jijia River, before it empties into the Prut River. Among the wet habitats here, we mention rivers, temporary ponds, reeds, grassy swamps. They are bordered by pastures, brushwood and even predominantly traditionally cultivated arable land.

This area of 19,432.5 ha is home to 225 species of birds, of which 140 species nest here, and during migration can provide a resting place for over 40,000 individuals.
Romfilatelia – O lume intr-un timbru- DELTA OF MOLDOVA

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: Feb. 3, 2021

Moldova Delta FDC


 

Fauna – Falcons

 Fauna - Falcons cancel

POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest

Falcons Romania 2021 stamp issuesFalcon 2Falcon 3Falcon  Romania 2021 stamp issuesFauna - Falcons fdc

4 stamps, 4 mini sheets of 5, FDC, cancel, 4  Maxi card

  • barred forest falcon
  • pygmy falcon
  • merlin 
  • peregrine falcon

Designer: Madalina Papuc

Release date: Feb. 12, 2021

falcon 1 maxiFalcon 2 maxiFalcon maxi 3Falcon maxi 4

 


Buzău , 590 years of documentary attestation
Romania’s Cities series

Buzau cancel
POSTMARK PLACE: Buzău 

Buzau, 590 years of documentary attestation Romania 2021 stamp issuesBuzau, 590 years of documentary attestationBuzau, 590 years of documentary attestation Romania 2021 stamp issuesBuzau, 590 years of documentary attestationBuzau, 590 years of documentary attestation Romania 2021 stamp issues

4 stamps, 4 mini sheets of 5, FDC, cancel

Designer: Mihail Vămăşescu

Release date: Feb. 23, 2021

 


 

Romania 2021 stamp issues for March

Famous women from Romania

Famous women from Romania Romania 2021 stamp issues
POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest 

Alice Voinescu (1885-1961) Romania 2021 stamp issuesSarmiza Bilcescu (1867-1935) Romania 2021 stamp issuesSmaranda Brăescu (1897-1948)

dedicated to exceptional women

3 stamps, 3 mini sheets of 5, FDC, cancel

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: March 5, 2021

I found this great video on Smaranda Brăescu. Although it’s in Romanian, it’s very easy to follow and you get to see rare footage of her. She’s a fascinating woman who doesn’t get the recognition she deserves.  This video was posted first on my newsletter. If you sign up for it, you get all the news about this site direct to your mailbox, with a bonus first view special link.  Click here and use the sign up box in the middle of the page.

Women of Romania FDC Romania 2021 stamp issues


 

Flora from national reserves

Flora from national reserves cancels
POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest

Flora from national reservesFlora from national reserves Romania 2021 stamp issues
Flora from national reservesFlora from national reserves Romania 2021 stamp issues

4 stamps, 4 mini sheets of 5, FDC, cancel, sheets of 28 tete-beche, numbered blocks of 4, limited run (231 issues) philatelic folders

Designer: Mihail Vămăşescu

Release date: March 12, 2021

Flora from national reserves Romania 2021 stamp issues


 

Theodor Aman, 190 years since birth
Painter, engraver, professor

Theodor Aman FDC shows Aman portrait
POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest

Theodor Aman painting of musician Romania 2021 stampTheodor Aman painting of reclining lady reading Romania 2021 stampTheodor Aman Still life bowl of fruit Romania 2021 stampTheodor Aman still life, bouquet of flowers Romania 2021 stampTheodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp sheetlet of flowersTheodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp sheetlet of reclining ladyTheodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp fruit sheetletTheodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp musician sheetlet Theodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp FDC with two stamps musician & reclining ladyTheodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp FDC with two stamps fruit and flowers Theodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp Souvenir folder

Theodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp Maxi card of flowersTheodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp musician maxi cardTheodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp reclining ladyTheodor Aman Romania 2021 stamp bowl of fruit with lots of grapes maxi card

4 stamps, 4 sheetlets of 4, 4 maxi cards, 2 FDCs, cancel, souvenir folder

Theodor Aman – Wikipedia
See his artwork here; Theodor Aman – 28 artworks – painting (wikiart.org)
THEODOR AMAN MUSEUM – Bucharest City Museum (muzeulbucurestiului.ro) In Romanian and English. It has an interesting connection to Karl Storck (see stamps from Jan, 2021)

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: March 24, 2021

 


 

April

Holy Easter 2021

Easter cancel for Romanian stamps
POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest

HOLY EASTER 2021 stamp one Romania 2021 stamp issuesHOLY EASTER 2021 stamp two

HOLY EASTER 2021 souvenir Romania 2021 stamp issues

HOLY EASTER 2021 sheet 2HOLY EASTER 2021 sheet one Romania 2021 stamp issues

2 stamps, 2 mini sheets of 8, FDC, cancel, 2 sheets of 28

Designer: Mihail Vămăşescu

Release date: April 2, 2021

HOLY EASTER 2021 FDC Romania 2021 stamp issues


 

Theodor Pallady, 150 years since birth 
– master of the Romanian modern painting

Theodor Pallady FDC cancel showing signature

POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest

Theodor Pallady Painting still life showing plants, pot and book Romania 2021 stamp issuesTheodor Pallady painting on a single stamp showing open balcony door and street sceneTheodor Pallady still life Romania 2021 stamp issuesTheodor Pallady still life painting of a guitar and open book Romania 2021 stamp issues

Theodor Pallady Sheet of four stamps Balcony scene of Paris Romania 2021 stamp issuesTheodor Pallady Souvenir sheet 4 stamps still life

Theodor Pallady souvenir sheet still life Romania 2021 stamp issuesTheodor Pallady still life with musical instrument sheet of four

Theodor Pallady  souvenir sheetTheodor Pallady sheets of 20 stampsTheodor Pallady sheets of 20 stamps

Theodor Pallady FDC with two stamps & portrait of Pallady Theodor Pallady FDC with two stamps and portrait of Pallady

4 stamps, 4 mini sheets of 4, 4 sheets of 20, souvenir sheet, 2 FDCs, cancel

Romfilatelia – O lume intr-un timbru- THEODOR PALLADY, THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH

  • Still Life with a Mask
  • Street Landscape (Paris)
  • Static Nature
  • Still Life

Mihail Vămăşescu

Release date: April 14, 2021

 


 

Europa Endangered Species – European mink | great bustard

Europa Endangered Species - European mink | great bustard Cancel
POSTMARK PLACE: Bucharest

Europa Endangered Species - European mink sheetlet Romania 2021 stamp issues Europa Endangered Species  great bustard Romania 2021 stamp issues

Europa Endangered Species - European mink | great bustard maxi card bustard Europa Endangered Species - European mink | great bustard Maxi card mink

4 stamps, 2 souvenir sheets, FDCs, cancel

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: April 22, 2021

See more  2021 Europa Endangered Species releases: Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife stamps

Europa Endangered Species - European mink | great bustard souvenir folder Romania 2021 stamp issues Europa Endangered Species - European mink | great bustard FDC with both stamps


 

Romania 2021 stamp issues May

Mushrooms

Mushroom cancel

our planet’s biodiversity: Mushrooms Romania 2021 stamp our planet’s biodiversity: Mushrooms Romania 2021 stamp

our planet’s biodiversity: Mushrooms Romania 2021 stamp our planet’s biodiversity: Mushrooms

our planet’s biodiversity: Mushrooms our planet’s biodiversity: Mushrooms

Mushrooms sheetlet 1Mushrooms sheetlet 3 Romania 2021 stamp

mushrooms sheetlet 2 Romania 2021 stamp Mushrooms sheetlet 4

Mushrooms sheetlet 5 Mushrooms sheetlet 6 Romania 2021 stamp

Mushrooms maxi cards 1 Romania 2021 stamp maxi card 2

Maxi card 3 maxi car 4 Romania 2021 stamp

maxi 5 Romania 2021 stamp Maxi card 6

Mushroom FDC 2 Romania 2021 stamp Mushroom FDC 1 Romania 2021 stamp Mushrooms full sheets of 28

6 stamps, FDCs, cancel, sheets of 28, 6 maxi cards

  • fringed earthstar (Geastrum fimbriatum) 
  • octopus stinkhorn (Clathrus archeri) 
  • spiny puffball (Lycoperdon echinatum) 
  • Entoloma hochstetteri
  • red cage (Clathrus ruber) 
  • bamboo mushroom (Phallus indusiatus)

Romfilatelia has a write up on this series and each stamp. It’s a fun read, and in English Romfilatelia – O lume intr-un timbru- MUSHROOMS

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: May 6, 2021

 


 

40 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST SPACE TRAVEL OF A ROMANIAN
60 YEARS SINCE THE MAN’S FIRST FLIGHT INTO THE OUTER
Astronautics. Anniversaries

Astronautics. Anniversaries cancel

Romania 2021 stamp Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, on 14th May 1981, and Yuri Gagarin, on 12th April 1961Astronautics. Anniversaries 2 stamps Romania 2021 stampGugarin stamp

Gugarin sheet Romania 2021 stamp Romania 2021 stamp Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, on 14th May 1981, and Yuri Gagarin, on 12th April 1961

Astronautics. Anniversaries FDC

2 stamps, 2 sheetlets of 5, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel

  • Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, on 14th May 1981
  • Yuri Gagarin, on 12th April 1961

Designer: Alec Bartos

Release date: May 14, 2021


 

Ladies of the Romanian Voivodes (I)

Ladies of the Romanian Voivodes cancel

Ladies of the Romanian Voivodes (I) Ladies of the Romanian Voivodes (I) Ladies of the Romanian Voivodes (I) Ladies of the Romanian Voivodes (I)

Ladies of the Romanian Voivodes FDC one Ladies of the Romanian Voivodes FDC 2

 

4 stamps, sheets of 28, 4 minisheets, FDC, cancel

More images to come

  • Lady Mara
  • Lady Chiajna
  • Lady Elina
  • Lady Maria Voichita

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: May 21, 2021


 

June

Palaces of Iasi

Palaces of Iasi cancel

Palaces of Iasi Palaces of Iasi

Palaces of Iasi Palaces of Iasi

Palaces of Iasi FDC one Palaces of Iasi FDC two

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 5, 2 FDCs, cancel
222 FDC set of 2 will be issued

Palace of Culture Iasi – Palatul Culturii Iași (roamingromania.com) 

Mihail Vămăşescu

Release date: June 4, 2021

 


 

The dog, man’s friend

Dogs cancel

The dog, man's friend stamp sheet one Romania 2021 stamp The dog, man's friend stamp sheet two Romania 2021 stamp

The dog, man's friend sheet three Romania 2021 stamp The dog, man's friend sheet four stamp

The dog, man's friend maxi card four Romania 2021 stamp The dog, man's friend maxi card one The dog, man's friend maxi card two The dog, man's friend maxi card three Romania 2021 stamp

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 4, 4 maxi cards, cancel

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: June 11, 2021


 

Tudor Vladimirescu’s revolution, 200 years – Revolution of 1821

Designer: Mihail Vămăşescu

1 stamp, sheets of 32, souvenir sheet of 5 + label, anniversary block of 2 in folder

Mihail Vămăşescu

Release date: June 22, 2021


 

July

Ion D. Berindei, 150 years since birth 
Architect

Ion D. Berindei FDC cancel 

Ion stamps 

Ion D. Berindei FDC Ion D. Berindei sheets

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 5  + label, FDC, cancel, sheets of 30

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: July 2, 2021


 

Romanian Postage Stamp Day – Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II)
2nd in series that started in 2019

Romanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) postmark 

Romanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) stamp one Romanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) stamp two 

Romanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) stamp three Romanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) stamp four 

Romanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) sheetlets of 5 

Romanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) souvenir sheet Romanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) full shets 

Romanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) album sheetRomanian Postage Stamp Day - Seals Of The Romanian Rulers (II) album sheet

4 stamps, 4 sheetlets of 5, 4 sheets of 14, 2 FDCs, cancel

Designer:  Mihai Vămășescu

Release date: July 15, 2021


Summer Olympics Games, Tokyo 2020

Summer Olympics Games, Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Games, Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Games, Tokyo 2020 

Summer Olympics Games, Tokyo 2020 souvenir sheet 

Summer Olympics Games, Tokyo 2020 FDCs 

Summer Olympics Games, Tokyo 2020 full sheets Summer Olympics Games, Tokyo 2020 sheetlets

6 stamps, 2 FDCs, cancel, 6 sheetlets of 5, 6 sheets of 32, souvenir sheet

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: July 23, 2021


 

Romania, 65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage

65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage 4 stamps 

65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage souvenir sheet

65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage 2 fdcs

65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage black stork sheet 65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage wren sheet 65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage pelican sheet 65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage european beaver sheet

65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage inside info folder 65 years in the UNESCO |Danube delta, 30 years in the UNESCO World Heritage 4 full sheets

4 stamps, 4 mini sheets of 5 + label, 2 FDCs, cancel, info folder, 4 sheets of 27

  • black stork
  • Eurasian wren
  • European beaver
  • Dalmatian pelican

Designers: Mircea CANTOR and Mihail VĂMĂȘESCU

Release date: July 27, 2021


 

More stamps to come as the year progresses. I’ll be looking for the summer and fall release schedule sometime towards the end of May. Don’t forget to subscribe to get updates. Use the pop up box to the right, or use the box on the front page: Home – Bitter Grounds Magazine | Bitter Grounds Magazine

Wait – don’t go yet. There’s more to read. 

Ukrainian 2021 stamps – happy collecting!

Argentina 2021 stamps

Argentina 2021 stamps

Argentina 2021 stamps may not be plentiful, but Correo Argentino makes up for that in quality. 

Three celebrations kick off the 2021 issuing year, starting with the amazing Astor Piazzolla. Renowned composer and musician, Piazzolo is honoured with a cover & special postmark to commemorate his birth.  From there Argentina moves onto a pioneer flight & a bicentennial for the National police force.  I’m not happy with the size of the stamp images I was able to round up, so look for updates later in the year. 

But now, the subject that is nearest and dearest to my heart – pioneer flights.  One stamp excites me. And I mean, REALLY EXCITES ME. It’s the 100th anniversary of flight across Andes by Adrienne Bolland.  

Boland standing beside her Cauldron biplane Argentina 2021 stamps

Image courtesy Air France

Adrienne Bolland was hired by aircraft designer René Caudron, originally as office staff. Her spirit & incorrigible sense of adventure led Cauldron to move her from the office to flying aircraft. In 1921, he sent her to South America to showcase his Caudron G.3, a WW1 era reconnaissance airplane.

Crossing the Andes was not part of the plan 

Bolland made the decision to fly across the Andes while on the ship bound for Argentina (along with 2 Caudron biplanes). It was a “seat of her pants” plan and a dangerous one. Only one other pilot had successfully made the trip, Argentine Army Lieutenant Luis Cenobio Candelaria in 1918.  He achieved this in a Morane-Saulnier Parasol and, in my opinion, doesn’t get the attention he so richly deserves. These were true pioneer flights by trail blazing pilots. 

How amazing a pilot was she? Bolland flew across the Andes without a map, or a compass to guide her and only 40 hours flight time under her belt. The reliable Caudron travelled at 50 km (80 mph) per hour, and flew to 7,000 metres (22,965.8793 ft) over the Aconcagua, in an open cockpit. She was a woman of determination, grit and talent.  

Correo Argentino has issued a stamp, FDC and an information booklet that I’d love to get my hands on for my pioneer aviation collection. Argentina has done a great job in designing the set. 

Here’s a video from Air France celebrating Adrienne Bolland’s career.  Narration is in French, but really, it doesn’t matter. You get to see some smashing visuals of her fight across the Andes. 

 

 

Oh and a little known fact about Mme Bolland, she set a world record for the number of loops in an airplane – 212 loopings in 72 minutes. I feel airsick just thinking about it. 

Bolland in front of Caldron 1920

1920 Image courtesy Bibliothèque Nationale De France

 

 Argentina 2021 stamps for March

100 years of Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)
Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger

100 years of Astor Piazzolla Argentina 2021 stamps

1 cover, cancel
Note: Cancel must be purchased & affixed separately 

Treat yourself to Astor Piazzolla at the Montreal Jazz Festival:
Adiós Nonino

 

Release date: March 11, 2021


Argentina 2021 stamps for April

Adrienne Bolland (1895-1975)
Centenary of the first crossing of the Andes by a female pilot

Adrienne Bolland stamp Argentina 2021 stamps

Adrienne Bolland FDCAdrienne Bolland information booklet Argentina 2021 stamps

1 stamp, Information booklet, FDC
I am currently searching for a supersized scan of all three items. 

Frenchwoman Adrienne Bolland crossed the Andes mountain range on April 1, 1921. She was only 21 years old, and had just 40 hours of flight time. Her feat would make her an aviation legend and a source of inspiration for her successors. “Aviation, like so many other practices, was historically reserved for men. However, there were and are women who have been able to overcome with courage and success the limits established in the different eras,” explained Vanina Busniuk.
Correo Argentino presented a commemorative postage stamp for the centenary of the first crossing of the Andes made by a female pilot | Argentine Mail

France previously honoured Bolland with a stamp, Pilot Adrienne Bolland First Woman to Cross Andes (1895-1975), in 2005

 Release date: April 5, 2021


Bicentenary of the Argentine Federal Police

Police bicententialPolice bicentennial Argentina 2021 stamps

Police bicentennial Argentina 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, information booklet
I am currently searching for a supersized scan of all four items. 

Limited to a run of 200.

Release date: April 19, 2021


May

Giant Anteater – fauna and flora

Giant Anteater - fauna and flora Argentina 2021 stamps

Giant Anteater - fauna and flora FDC Argentina 2021 stampsGiant Anteater - fauna and flora 16 page information booklet

2 stamps, sheet of 16, FDC, 16 page information folder

Release date: May 31, 2021


June Argentina 2021 stamps

America UPAEP- Tourism

America UPAEP- Tourism Argentina 2021 stamps

America UPAEP- Tourism FDC America UPAEP- Tourism info folder Argentina 2021 stamps

2 stamps, sheet of 16, FDC, 16 page information folder

 El Impenetrable National Park – Chaco Province and Los Alerces National Park – Chubut Province

Release date: June 7, 2021


 

Bicentennial of death of General Martín Miguel de Güemes

 

Bicentennial of death of General Martín Miguel de Güemes

Bicentennial of death of General Martín Miguel de Güemes folder

FDC, souvenir folder

Release date: June 17, 2021


 

Tribute to Ernesto Sábato

Tribute to Ernesto Sábato Argentina 2021 stamps

1 stamp

Release date:


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As always, I’ll be updating this page throughout the year. You can follow me on Facebook & Twitter for update details. You can also leave me messages and question on either platform or in the comments below. I enjoy chatting with readers.

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If you enjoyed the article about Adrienne  Bolland, here’s another pioneer aviation tale:  

Keeping an eye on 2 rare pioneer airmail lots at auction

Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife stamps

Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife stamps

The Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife issues offer a stunning array of bugs, birds ‘n mammals to round up. Any collector of animals on stamps will be in paradise with this multi national European contest. I waited until a substantial number of stamps became available before cobbling things together and now, finally, there is a lot to love here. I’m sure I’ve missed a country or two. I’ll eventually scoop them up in my next sweep of Europa stamps. 

EUROPA 2021 Endangered National Wildlife

Each year a theme is picked and all members can compete. Competition breaks down into 2 categories: 

  • Juried 
  • Popular 

Voting will take place next year, so be sure to bookmark this site to find the winners.  When voting opens I’ll post a link.  You can vote for your favourite stamp here: EUROPA 2021 (posteurop.org) 

Last year’s theme was Ancient Postal Routes, which offered some creative takes on mail delivery. Although my choices didn’t win, I’m actually thrilled with the winners.  I’ll cover this in a separate article. Otherwise this will turn into one of those interminably long slogs for you. 

I haven’t come close to finishing the list. Some issues haven’t been released and some have sparse information attached.  There is a lot of work left to do on this page which means it’ll be continuously updated throughout the year, as I have with the Year of the Ox list. I am still sourcing good links for you about each animal. Part of the purpose of this series is to educate the public about endangered wildlife and to that end, I’ll share information on the various critters listed below. 

A few days ago, I was chatting with a friend and she remarked that it was nice to see the “non cuddly” wildlife honoured. Its easy to draw attention to the puffins and adorable mice. It’s harder to get people to understand why beetles and frogs are so vital. Although I think Germany did a spectacular job with their Beetles. The stamps in this series do an admirable job in showcasing the diversity of species under threat. I’ll do my bit and try to give you some good information. 

I’m thinking of running a poll on which will be the winner. I’ll work on it over the next week and if I like the way it looks, throw it up here. Y 

Follow, support, subscribe 

As always, I’ll be updating this page throughout the year. You can follow me on Facebook & Twitter for update details. You can also leave me messages and question on either platform or in the comments below. I enjoy chatting with readers.

If you prefer to receive updates directly to your inbox, sign up for the weekly newsletter. Each issue will let you know when an article has been updated as well as tell you about new posts. Use the sign-up box in the sidebar to the right.

Think about subscribing & supporting Bitter Grounds. If you enjoy reading about stamps, you can help with a donation via the little coffee cup on the bottom left or PayPal. I’ll do the heavy lifting in getting the material sorted and you can sit back and enjoy.

NOW AVAILABLE – PATREON SUPPORT -> there are 4 tiers of support. I’m currently working on creating some special Patreon supporter merch to go with subscriptions – Support me on Patreon Depending on your level of support, you’ll get different thank you gifts. 


Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – A 

 

Åland – Moor frog (Rana arvalis)

Aland Endangered frogs Postmark

Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife Alund stamp 2021 release Europa - Endangered wildlife picture of two frongs Aland Endangered frogs FDC Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife  

Aland Endangered frogs sheet of stamps Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife

1 stamp, sheet of 20, cancel, FDC
POSTMARK PLACE: Mariehamn

Rana arvalis (Moor Frog) (iucnredlist.org)
Moor Frog: The Animal Files

Designer: Bo Lundwall

Date of Issue: May 7, 2021

See all Åland stamps for 2021 

A bunch of Moor frogs hanging out:

 


 

Albania

Albanian Europa 2021 stamp

1 stamp

Designer: Petraq Papa

Release date: May 9, 2021 


 

Andorra (Spain) – “Bone Breaker” Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)

“Bone Breaker” Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)  cancel

Gypaetus barbatus Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife

Giant Bearded Vulture: The Bone Breaker – Techies (techiesmagazine.com)

1 stamp, cancel

Release date: April 30, 2021

Enjoy the view:


 

Andorra (France)  – Trumpet rat (Galemys pyrenaicus) 

Small Trumpet rat Andorra (France) stamp

   Andora France - sheet of Trumpet rat

1 stamp, sheet of 15

Designers: 
Stamp: Pere Moles
Sheet: Stéphanie Ghinéa

Release date: May 14, 2021

You can see this unusual little creature in the video below. It is in Spanish, but not difficult to follow. 


 

Armenia – Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Golden eagle single stamp  Golden eagle Sheet of 10

1 stamp, sheet of 10

Listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Armenia
Golden Eagle – A Field Guide to Birds of Armenia ::Acopian Center for the Environment

Designer: Rem Saakyan

Release date: May 7, 2021


Austria – Wolf

Europa – wolf cancel

Europa – wolf stamp for Austria

Europa – wolf black and white poster

Europa – wolf FDC for Austria Joint issue of Europa stamps

 Europa – wolf packet of stamps Europa – wolf information sheet

1 stamp, booklet, FDC, cancel, non-philatelic B&W print, information sheet, joint packet with Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg & Germany

Designer: Marion Füllerer

Release date: May 8, 2021

See Austrian issues for 2021 


 

Azerbaijan – Caucasian Leopard (Panthera Pardus Ciscaucasica) |Muflon (Ovis Orientalis)| South Caucasus lizard (Eremias Pleskei)

Azerbaijan Europa 2021 stamp  Persian Leopard  Caucasian Leopard mini sheet 

Muflon on a single stamp South Caucasus lizard single stamp

booklet of muflon & lizrd stamps

 stampsMuflon sheet of  South Caucasus lizard sheet of

 

3 stamp, booklet, 2 sheets of 8, mini sheet of leopard, booklet of muflon & lizard stamps

All animals live in Zangazur National Park

Designer: Vugar Eyyubov

Release date: June 24, 2021


 

Azores – Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) | Azores noctule (Nyctalus azoreum)

Azores stamp of Blue Whale souvenir sheet showing bat and blue whale
FDC with souvenirsheet showing both whale and batMaxicard of Blue Wale
 
2 stamps, FDC, cancel, 1 mini sheet, 1 maxi card
 
Designer: Francisco Galamba
 
Release date: May 7, 2021
 

 

Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – B

 

 
Belarus – European hamster | Aquatic Warbler
 
  Belarus Europa cancel showing song bird
EUROPA. Endangered national wildlife stamp one EUROPA. Endangered national wildlife bird
Belarus Europa sheet of warblers Belarus Europa sheet of hamsters
Belarus Europa Maxi card of hamster Belarus Europa maxi card of warblerBelarus Europa FDC with two stamps
 
 
2 stamps, 4 maxi cards, FDC, cancel, 3 sheets of 5 stamps
 
Designer: Marina Vitkovskaya
Artist: Alexander Mityanin 

Release date: May 4, 2021

See more stamps from Belarus here:  issues for 2021

 


 
 
Belgium – European Adder (Vipera berus) | European hamster (Cricetus cricetus)
 
Belgium endangered sheet Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife

Stamps use  black light ink

2 stamps, souvenir sheet

Vipera berus: The Most Successful Venomous Snake? – Herpetoculture Magazine
ADW: Cricetus cricetus: INFORMATION (animaldiversity.org)

Design and illustrations: Conz (Constantijn Van Cauwenberge)

 
Release date: June 16, 2021
 
 
Here’s an interesting YouTube video by Victoria Raechel on the European Hamster and why it’s endangered.
 
 
 

 
 
Bosnia-Herzegovina (Croatia) FBiH – Western capercaillies (Tetrao urogallus)
 
 
 
 
Bosnia Croatia FDC Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife
 
2 stamps, souvenir sheet, sheets of 8, FDC, cancel
POSTMARK PLACE: Mostar
 
Designer: Ernesto Markota 
 
Release date: April 5, 2021
 

 
 
Bosnia-Herzegovina (Serbian) RS – Dwarf Mouse (Micromys minutes) | Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni)
 
 
Europa 2021  Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife
 
2 stamps, souvenir sheets of 8, mini souvenir sheet, FDC
 
 

Designer: Nebojša ‎Djumic

Release date: April 14, 2021

 


 
 
Bosnia-Herzegovina (JP BH) – Eurasian Lynx |Chamois
 
Bosnia-Herzegovina (JP BH) - Eurasian Lynx |Chamois cancel showing a cat's footprint
Bosnia-Herzegovina (JP BH) - Eurasian Lynx |Chamois pair of stamps
Bosnia-Herzegovina (JP BH) - Eurasian Lynx |Chamois sheet of 10 Bosnia-Herzegovina (JP BH) - Eurasian Lynx |Chamois block
Bosnia-Herzegovina (JP BH) - Eurasian Lynx |Chamois FDC of chamois Bosnia-Herzegovina (JP BH) - Eurasian Lynx |Chamois FDC of lynx
 
2 stamps, 2 FDCs, cancel, blocks, sheet of 10
 
Designer: Tamer Lucarević
 
Release date: May 7, 2021
 

 
Bulgaria – European Pine Martin – Marbled Polecat
 
Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife Bulgaria Bulgarian endangered species
 
Bulgarian endangered species Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife Bulgarian endangered species Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife
 
 
Bulgarian endangered species Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife Bulgarian endangered species Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife
 
2 stamps, blocks, 2 sheets of 5, souvenir sheet
 
Designer: Todor Angeliev
 
Release date: May 14,2021
 
 

Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – C to E


Croatia – Eurasian Lynx | Western Capercaillie 

EUROPA - ENDANGERED ANIMAL SPECIES, Western capercaillie Croatia cancel

endangered species Croatia Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife endangered species Croatia Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife 

Croatia - Eurasian Lynx | Western Capercaillie FDC 

Croatia - Eurasian Lynx | Western Capercaillie sheet of 20 bird Croatia - Eurasian Lynx | Western Capercaillie sheet of 20 Lynx

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, sheet of 

Designer: Nataša Odak

Release date: May 7, 2021


 

Cyprus  – Mediterranean Seal  (Monachus monachus) | Cypriot Bee (apis mellifera cypria)

Endangered wildlife Europa cancel

Mediterranean Seal Monachus monachus Europa 2021 stamp Europa 2021 stamp Cypriot bee stampEuropa 2021 stamp two stamps on one sheet  Europa 2021 stamp sheet of sealsEuropa 2021 stamp sheet of bees Europa 2021 stamp FDC with both stamps

2 stamps, 3 souvenir sheets, FDC, cancel

Designer: Anna Fotiadou

Release date: May 6, 2021

See the 2021 issues for Cyprus here.


 

North Cyprus

North Cyprus 

North Cyprus North Cyprus

North Cyprus North Cyprus

2 stamps, souvenir sheet, 2 sheets of 8, 2 FDCs, cancel

These stamps are for local delivery only. Turkish Cyprus stamps aren’t recognised by the UPU, nor is it a member of the Universal Postal Union or POSTEUROP. 

Release date: July 9, 2021


 

Czech Republic – European Wildcat (Felis silvestris)

EUROPA: Endangered national wild beasts - wild cat FDC

Europa Endangered species wildcat Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife  Europa endangered animals sheet

EUROPA: Endangered national wild beasts - wild cat FDC

Detail from FDC

  EUROPA: Endangered national wild beasts - wild cat FDC details

1 stamp, sheet of 6, FDC, cancel

European Wildcat | European Wildcat Conservation (bigcatswildcats.com)

The wildcat is one of Czech rarest mammals. The difference between the wildcat and the domestic cat is readily apparent: the wild species is larger, mostly due to the longer and thicker hair. The fur colour is typically grey-brown to grey-yellow with distinct stripes on the back, legs, and tail. The shape, length, and the way the wild and the domestic species hold the tail also differ. The wildcat has a larger head, clearly smaller ears, and long sensitive whiskers.

In the Czech Republic, the wildcat usually lives in deciduous or mixed forests in low-lying mountainous or hilly areas. What it needs is a place to hide in, such as rock crevices, cavities in old massive trees, or abandoned fox and badger burrows. Future issues – Česká pošta (ceskaposta.cz)

Designer: Jaromír and Libuše Knotkovi
Previous designs: EUROPA: National Birds – Common kingfisher and the 2020 Songbirds around us series I, II & III and Honeybees as well as numerous wildlife issues over the past 6 years.

Jaromír Knotek was born on 18 February 1949 in Kladno. He is a Czech painter, graphic artist, and illustrator, whose art includes scientific illustrations. He and his wife, illustrator Libuše Knotková, also designed many postage stamps.

Libuše Knotková was born on 23 May 1949. Her father, Ladislav Jirka, made a significant contribution to the history and development of Czech stamp design.

Libuše and Jaromír Knotek resumed the family tradition and designed multiple Czech stamps as well as drawings for first day covers 
Issue Plan of Czech Postage Stamp Issues 2020, p. 13

  Release date: April 21, 2021

See Czech issues for 2021


 

Denmark – Butterflies

Europa butterfly 1 Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife Europa butterfly 5 Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife EUropa butterfly 4 Europa 2021 Endangered National WildlifeEuropa butterfly 3 Europa butterfly 2

5 stamps

  • Alcon Blue  
  • Northern Chequered Skipper 
  • Pearl Bordered Fritillary
  • Common Yellow Swallowtail
  • Purple Edged Copper

Danish butterflies in decline – Wild About Denmark 

Artist: Marianne Therese Grønnow
Designer: PostNord Stamps/Ella Clausen 

Release date: May 20, 2021

See Denmark’s 2021 issues


 

Estonia – lady’s slipper (Cypripedium calceolus) | Eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Eurasian hoopoe bird - red headed lady’s slipper stamp

sheet of lady’s slippers

Endangered Wildlife FDC with both stamps Endangered Wildlife info sheet

 2 stamp, 2 sheets of 10 tete-beche, FDC, cancel, info card

Designer: Vladimir Taiger

Release date:  May 06, 2021

See issues for 2021

 


Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – F   

 

Faroe Island – Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) (vote for the puffins!)

Europa 2021 cancel puffin head Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife

Europa puffin 2 Europa puffin stamp Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife

puffin fdc with block Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife  Puffin fdc 2

2 stamps, a self-adhesive booklet with six stamps, postcards, FDC single stamps, FDC pair stamps, FDC blocks, cancel

Hinterland Who’s Who – Atlantic Puffin (hww.ca)
When Puffins come to shore, you can watch them courtesy the Puffin Cam – Live video of wild Puffins in Maine | Explore.org

Photos: Thomas Vikre and Jógvan Hansen

Release date: April 26, 2021

See issues for 2021

Puffin booklet Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife
Even comes with it’s own identity card!


 

Finland  – Kingfisher | Large Pollo Butterfly | Flying Squirrel
Endangered Animals III

Europa Finland 2021 Endangered species Kingfisher  Europa Finland 2021 Endangered species Butterfly Europa Finland 2021 Endangered species Flying squirrel 2021 Endangered species

  3 stamps, FDC

Designer: Petteri Mattila

Release date: April 28, 2021

See all of Finland’s 2021 releases here

 


 

France – European mink | Eurasian Lynx | Iberian Ibex | Melibée

EUropa cancel
POSTMARK PLACE: Paris, Strasbourg

Endangered wildelife stamp for france Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife Europa France 2021 endangered wildlife sheet of 15 stamps

1 stamp, cancel, sheet of 15

A new vision for the critically endangered European mink – The Vincent Wildlife Trust (vwt.org.uk) 
Eurasian Lynx – International Society for Endangered Cats (ISEC) Canada (wildcatconservation.org)
Iberian ibex – Wikipedia

Designer: : Broll and Prascida 
Broll & Prascida have designed stamps for both France and Andorra (FR) Visit their extensive portfolio online to see their delicately detailed work.
Cancel: Florence Gendre
Gendre is an accomplished water colourist and member of Société Française d’Illustration Botanique (SFIB)

Release date: Apr. 17, 2021


 

 Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – G

 

Germany – Beetles

I think Germany wins the cancel award 

Europa 2021 endangered species beetles German 2021 stamps  cancel for wurzburg Europa 2021 endangered species beetles German 2021 stamps  cancel for Bonn Europa 2021 endangered species beetles German 2021 stamps cancel for Berlin

Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife beetles German 2021 stamps  Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife  beetles German 2021 stamps maxi card

1 stamp, 2 cancels in blue, 1 Self-promotion cancel in blue 
POSTMARK PLACE: Bonn, Berlin, Wurzburg
Wurzburg cancel on Maxi card Self-promotion postmark

  • Gloomy beetle, as it is called in German, is on the red list of endangered species 
  • Bark shredder beetle 
  • Longhorn Beetle

Designer: Thomas Serres, Hattingen
Photos: Bavarian Forest National Park Administration

Release date: May 6, 2021

See issues for 2021


 

Gibraltar – Barbary Macaques

Europa 2021 - Barbary Macaques single stamp one Europa 2021 - Barbary Macaques single stamp 2

souvenir sheet

Europa 2021 - Barbary Macaques souvenir sheet  

Presentation pack with stamps and mini sheet

Europa 2021 Endangered National Animals Presentation pack Europa 2021 - Barbary Macaques oresentation pack 

FDCs

Europa 2021 - Barbary Macaques FDC mini sheet Europa 2021 - Barbary Macaques FDC

sheets

Europa 2021 - Barbary Macaques sheet 1  Europa 2021 - Barbary Macaques sheet 2

 

  

 

2 stamps, souvenir sheet, 2 sheets of 6, 2 FDCs, cancel, presentation pack

Barbary macaque : the species | BMAC

Designer: Stephen Perera

Release date: Feb. 5, 2021


 

Greece – Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) | Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

First Day cancel showing a sea turtle

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) | Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) stamps

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) | Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) Greek Europa  issues on a FDC Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) | Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) booklet set

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, booklet

For the first time, the EUROPA Greek stamps are designed by students of the Athens School of Fine Arts who have attended the class “Graphic Arts – Stamp” from the Engraving Department, taught by Dr. Myrsini Vardopoulou and supervised by Prof. Yannis Gourzis

The design used a main feature of Engraving, namely breaking down the drawing into lines. “Thus, we have achieved a different artistic approach; one could say that it directly refers to old copperplate engraving stamps, but in combination with modern techniques. The most important aspect of this work is the clarity of the drawing”, points outs the teacher.
ELTA > Company > Press Office > Press releases

Designer: Dimitris Sidirokastritis
FDC Designer: Denisa Pemati
Cancel: Marianna Mastrantona 

Release date: May 6, 2021

See all Greek issues for 2021


 

Greenland – Greenland White-fronted Goose | Harbour Seals

EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife cancel

EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife

EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife booklets

EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife blocks EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife sheets of 10

EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife FDC with single stamps EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife with two stamps EUROPA - Endangered National Wildlife FDC with blocks

2 stamps, self-adhesive booklets, blocks of 4, 2 sheets of 10, 3 FDCs, cancel

Designer: Miki Jacobsen 
Previous designs include 2020 Mammals, 2018 Sports in Greenland Inuit and Dene Games and 2019 50th anniversary of the first International Post Day

Release date: June 8, 2021

See issues for 2021 


 

Guernsey – European herring gull | scaly cricket | Basking sharks |European eel | Black-backed meadow ant | Harbour porpoise | Glanville fritillary butterfly | Porbeagle shark

Guernsey Europa-Wildlife-Set-of-8 Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife

Europa-Wildlife-Mini-Sheet Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife

8 stamps, souvenir sheet

Guernsey Biological Records Centre (gov.gg) 

Artist/designer: Wendy Bramall

Release date: April  7, 2021

See 2021 releases here.


Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – H to K

 

Hungary – stonechat |steppe polecat

Europa2021_cancel

Europa2021 sheet of stamps Europa cover

2 stamps, souvenir sheet, cancel, FDC

Designer: Tibor Z. Petényi 

Release date: May 5, 2021

Listen to a stonechat: 

See all Hungarian issues for 2021

 



Iceland

Iceland ceased printing new stamps at the end of Oct. 2020. Iceland post offers free, downloadable catalogues of all their issues. 


 

Ireland – white prominent moth | fresh water pearl mussel

Europa endangered species Ireland Europa endangered species Ireland

Ireland - white prominent moth | fresh water pearl mussel Ireland - white prominent moth | fresh water pearl mussel Ireland - white prominent moth | fresh water pearl mussel

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, 2 sheets of 16

Illustration by Shevaun Doherty
Designed by Jenny Dempsey 
 
Release date: May 06, 2021

See issues 2021


 

Isle of Man – Sheerwater Recover Project

Manx cancel for Europa 2021 stamp

Isle of Man he Manx Shearwater Recovery Project FDC for he Manx Shearwater Recovery Project EUropa Sheet of he Manx Shearwater Recovery Project stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 10

This stamp is part of a larger set issued by Isle of Man titled The Calf of Man: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Manx National Trust Now Part of Manx National Heritage. The set includes 10 stamps featuring various parts of the Manx National Trust. The sheerwater is the only stamp in the set featuring the Europa logo. 

 Designer: EJC Design

Release date: April 12, 2021


 

Jersey – Jersey Seabirds & Marine Life – Atlantic Puffin | Loggerhead Turtle | Orca | Bottlenose Dolphin | Balearic Shearwater | Grey Seal

Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife - Jersey Seabirds & Marine Life 6 stamps

Europa 2021 - Endangered National Wildlife - Jersey Seabirds & Marine Life FDCEuropa 2021 - Endangered National Wildlife - Jersey Seabirds & Marine Life fdc

6 stamps, FDC, FDC with souvenir sheet, souvenir sheets, presentation packs, strips, blocks, postcards

Coastal wildlife to feature on Jersey stamps and souvenir coin – Jersey Stamps 

Designer: Sara Menon
Menon is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists

Release date: March 11, 2021

See issues for 2021


 

Kosovo – Caprolli | Brown Bear

Kosovo - Caprolli cancel

Kosovo - Caprolli Kosovo - brown bear 

Kosovo - Caprolli 

Kosovo - Caprolli FDC Kosovo - Caprolli FDC

2 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet, 2 FDCs, cancel

Release date: May 7, 2021

 


Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – L  

 

Latvia – Black Stork | Freshwater Pearl Mussel

Europa wildlife stork Latvia Europa wildlife clams

Europa wildlife stork Latvia sheet  Europa wildlife clams sheet

Latvia Europa FDC

2 stamps, sheets of sheets of 10, FDC, cancel

ADW: Ciconia nigra: INFORMATION (animaldiversity.org)
Freshwater pearl mussel | The Wildlife Trusts

Artist: Ģirts Grīva

Release date: April 23, 2021


 

Liechtenstein – Mouse Weasel (Mustela nivalis) | Edelkrebs (Astacus astacus)

Leichtenstein eangered species

2 stamps

The mouse weasel – NABU NRW 
Astacus astacus – Wikipedia

Designer: Angelo Boog, Valais

Release date: March 1, 2021


 

Lithuania – Long-tailed seal (also known as a grey seal) | Lynx

Lithuania - Long-tailed seal (also known as a grey seal) | Lynx

long-tailed seal & lynx 

Lithuania - Long-tailed seal (also known as a grey seal) | Lynx Lithuania - Long-tailed seal (also known as a grey seal) | Lynx

2 stamps, FDC, cancel

Quality of the cancel isn’t good. If you have a better one and would like to share it, I’d appreciate the share. 

Designer:  L. Aleknavičiūtė

Release date: April 23, 2021

See 2021 stamps for Lithuania

 


 

Luxembourg  – Western polecat (Mustela putorius), Greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis)

Luxembourg  - Western polecat (Mustela putorius), Greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) postmark showing weasel head

 Western Polecat Greater mouse eared bat

Luxembourg  - Western polecat (Mustela putorius), Greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) FDC

Artist: Johan de Crem
Designer: Ierace + Dechmann + Partners (LU)

 Release date: May 11, 2021

See issues for 2021


 

Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – M  

Macedonia – Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) | Wolf (Canis lupus) | Brown Bear ( Ursus arctos) | Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) |Balkan Lynx (Lynx lynx balcanicus) | Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo)

Balkan Lynx Mini sheet of stamps with deer, wolf, brown bear, mute swan Mini sheet eagle owl

6 stamps, 2 mini sheets

 Release date: May 11, 2021


 

Madiera  – Zino’s Petrel (Pterodroma Madeira) | Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta Caretta)

Europa 21 stamp - Madeira Loggerhead sea turtle Europa 21 stamp - Madeira Loggerhead sea turtle Souvenir sheet

Europa 21 stamp - Madeira Loggerhead sea turtle maxi card Europa 21 stamp - Madeira Loggerhead sea turtle FDC

2 stamps, minisheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Marco N

Release date: May 7, 2021

 


 

Malta – Mediterranean Chameleon | Painted Frog

Malta - Mediterranean Chameleon | Painted Frog cancel

Mediterranean Chameleon EUROPA 2021 Endangered National Wildlife of Malta - Painted Frog 

Blk of EUROPA 2021 Endangered National Wildlife of Malta 

 Stamp Booklet Europa 2021 Endangered National Wildlife of Malta

FDC w set EUROPA 2021 Endangered National Wildlife of Malta FDC w set EUROPA 2021 Endangered National Wildlife of Malta

2 stamps, 2 souvenir sheets, FDCs, cancel, blocks, presentation pack

Photographer: Sean Dingli

Release date: May 12, 2021


 

Moldovia – black stork | Eagle Owl

Moldovia - black stork | Eagle Owl

Moldova Europa 2021 stamp Black stork   Moldovia - black stork | Eagle Owl 

Moldovia - black stork | Eagle Owl Moldovia - black stork | Eagle Owl

Moldovia - black stork | Eagle Owl Moldovia - black stork | Eagle Owl 

Moldovia - black stork | Eagle Owl Moldovia - black stork | Eagle Owl

2 stamps, 2 sheets of 8, booklet, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Oleg Cojocari

Release date: May 28, 2021


 

Monaco – Long-snouted Seahorse

Long-snouted Seahorse  Long-snouted Seahorse sheet of stamps

1 stamp, sheet of 10

Designer: Stefano Morri 

Release date: May 6, 2021


 

Montenegro – Tivat Saline

Montenegro - Tivat Saline cancel

SPECIAL NATURE RESERVE TIVAT SALINE  

Montenegro - Tivat Saline Montenegro - Tivat Saline FDC

1 stamp, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel

The Area of Solila is located in the wetlands section of the coastal belt of tivat bay and captures an unused flood area in the area of Grbalje polje.

In the flora and vegetation of the Montenegrin littoral, the Area of Solila is recognized by the vegetation inhabited by salty wet habitats. Since these complex types of natural vegetation on a muddy-clay surface have already disappeared on most habitats on the eastern Adriatic coast, this preservation of the compactness of the Tivat salt salt area as a safe habitat for halophyte vegetation stands out as a special ecological challenge. In the territory of Tivat salts, 14 representatives of amphibians and reptiles were registered.

So far, 111 bird species have been registered on the Solili, representing more than 20% of the total number of species of European ornithophaune. Salts are the habitat of numerous endangered species and are protected as a special flora-faunist reserve.
Montenegro post office

Designer: Romana Pehar
Pehar is a painter from Kotor. You can see more of his work on his Tumbler site Romana Pehar (tumblr.com)

 Special Nature Reserve Tivat Saline | Parks Dinarides (discoverdinarides.com)

Release date: May 9, 2021


 

Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – N  

 

Netherlands – Endangered Bees

Netherlands - Endangered Bees Netherlands - Endangered Bees 

Netherlands - Endangered Bees

2 stamps, sheetlet

Designer: Karen Polder

 Release date: May 12, 2021


 

Norway – Atlantic Puffin | Great Yellow Bumblebee

Europa Endangered National Wildlife cancel

Europa endangered species puffin Europa endangered species Bee

Europa Endangered National Wildlife FDC with both stamps and cancel Europa Endangered National Wildlife gold letter with both stamps Europa Endangered National WildlifeEuropa Endangered National Wildlife fdcEuropa Endangered National Wildlife maxi card with a bee on it Europa Endangered National Wildlife presentation pack Europa Endangered National Wildlife collectors set Europa Endangered National Wildlife gutter strip

2 stamps, 3 FDC, gold letter cover, cancel, presentation folder, 2 maxi cards, gutter strips

Artist/Designer: Camilla Kvien Jensen

Release date: April 23, 2021

See issues for 2021

 


Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – P to R

 

Poland – Eurasian lynx

Eurasian lynx Polish Europa stamp Eurasian lynx Polish Europa stamp sheet

Eurasian lynx Polish Europa stamp FDC

1 stamp, Souvenir sheet of 9, FDC, cancel

Designer: Goddar Grozdew Arkusik

Release date: April 21, 2021

See issues 2021


 

Portugal – European pond terrapin | Saramungo

Endangered specie cancels

 Europa 2021 sheet with two stampsEuropa 2021 FDC Brochure with set and souvenir Sheets Europa 201Brochure with set and souvenir Sheets Europa 201

2 stamps, minisheet, FDC with stamps from Portugal, Madeira and Azores, cancel, information brochure, maxi card

Part of a joint set with Madeira and Azores (details coming soon)

Designer: Francisco Galamba

Release date: May 7, 2021


 

Romania – European mink | great bustard

Romanian Otter Romania Bustard

4 stamps, 2 souvenir sheets, FDCs, cancel

Designer: George Ursachi

Release date: April 22, 2021


 

Russia – Persian Leopard

Russia - Persian Leopard Cancel

 Russia - Persian Leopard 

Russia - Persian Leopard 

Souvenir Pack  

Russia - Persian Leopard Russia - Persian Leopard

Russia - Persian LeopardRussia - Persian Leopard  

Art card

Russia - Persian Leopard Maxi card 

Russia - Persian Leopard FDC

1 stamp, souvenir pack (with 5 stamps), art card, FDC cancel

Designer: Vladimir Beltyukov

Release date: Jan. 20, 2021


Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – S


 

San Marino – Geotritone | River Crab

San Marino Europa stamps - endangered species

San Marino Europa stamps - endangered species San Marino Europa stamps - endangered species

2 stamp, sheets of 12

  • Geotritone (amphibian), visible in sheet selvedge sparrow Monticola Solitarius, the small rodent Moscardinus, the rare mantis Empusa Pennata and the grasshopper Acrometopa Macropoda 
  • River Crab visible in sheet selvedgeskunk, the amphibious Bombina Pachypus, the butterfly Zerinthia Cassandra and the fish Barbus Caninus

Designer: Mauro Mazzara

Release date: March 30, 2021


 

Serbia – Shaker Falcon |Shore Lark  

Europa cancel

Saker Falcon Europa issueShore Lark – Eremophila alpestris

Shore Lark – Eremophila alpestris Saker Falcon – Falco cherrug Europa FDC

2 stamps, 2 sheets of 8, FDC, cancel

Designer: Marija Vlahović

Release date: May 5, 2021

See issues for 2021


Slovenia – Wildcat | Kivji Petelin

E U R O PA 2021 - Endangered wild animals  cancel

European wild cat kivji petelin

E U R O PA 2021 - Endangered wild animals 

2 stamps + sheetlets, FDC, cancel

Designer: Maja Tomažič

Release date: May 28, 2021

See stamps for 2021


 

Slovakia – Western Capercaillie

Western Capercaillie stamp for Europa Slovakia 2021

Slovakia - Western Capercaillie postcardSlovakia - Western Capercaillie FDC

Slovakia - Western Capercaillie booklet

Slovakia - Western Capercaillie maxi

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, booklet, maxi, postcard
I had a few issues with translations re: what I think are the postcard and maxi. If this is incorrect information, please leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to fix the info. 

Designer: Kamila Štanclová
FDC engraver: František Horniak
 

Release date: May 7, 2021


 

Spain – Iberian Lynx

Endangered national fauna. Lynx cancel for stampPrecancel for Europa postcard

Europa 2021 stamp for Spain - showing drawing of Iberian Lynx Endangered national fauna. Lynx postcard

1 stamp, sheets of 25, folder, postcard, 2 cancels
POSTMARK PLACE: Madrid and Barcelona

EUROPA seals raise awareness of endangered fauna and biodiversity | Filatelia News (correosfilatelia.com) 

See Spanish issues for 2021 

Release date: May 14, 2021


 

Sweden  – Green Spotted Toad

Green Spotted Toad 

1 stamp

Designer: Henning Trollbäck

Release date: Jan. 14, 2021


 

Switzerland – Woodland brown butterfly | Scarce large blue butterfly

EUROPA – Endangered national wildlife, Special Sheet cancel

EUROPA – Endangered national wildlife, Special Sheet woodland brown EUROPA – Endangered national wildlife, Special Sheet Large blue butterfly

EUROPA – Endangered national wildlife, Special Sheet FDCEUROPA – Endangered national wildlife, Special Sheet

2 stamps, block of 4, sheet of 16, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel 
POSTMARK PLACE: Bern

Designer: Nina Schwarz

Release date: June 6, 2021


 

Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife – T to V

 

Turkey – Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) |Montagu’s harrier (Circus pygargus)

FDC cancel

Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) stamp

Europa FDC with cancel

2 stamps, FDC, cancel

Photographer: SAD-AFAG Cem Orkun KIRAÇ
Designer: Gamze AKSOY

Release date: May 9, 2021

See issues for 2021


 

Ukraine –  Carpathians

EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians cancel

EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians stamp with howling wolf EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians stamp one

EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians sheet of 6 with howling wolf EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians sheet of 6 EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians Maxi card EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians souvenir sheet EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians information folder EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians Info card with stamps EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians FDC EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians maxi card showing Carpathian mountains EUROPA: Endangered National Wildlife - Carpathians FDC

2 stamps, 2 sheets of 6, 2 FDCs, cancel
POSTMARK PLACE: Kyiv and Transcarpathian Region

Killer wheels | Cry of the Carpathians

Beech virgin forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2017). The Carpathian mountain forests in Central Europe are one of the most important havens for large predators, including the brown bear. 

Beech virgin forests of the Carpathians and oth­er regions of Europe is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2017). The Carpathian mountain forests in Central Europe are one of the most important ha­vens for large predators, including the brown bear.

According to the UN, the forests of the Ukrainian Carpathians are disappearing at an alarming rate due to illegal logging. This has already led to climate change, and as a result -large-scale floods, flooded villages and roads, the destruction of bridges. And the worst – destruction of a unique ecosystem, be­cause the Carpathians – it is a climatic factor of all Ukraine.
Philately of Ukraine, No. 26

Designer: 0. Simonenko

Release date: May 9, 2021

See issues for 2021


 

Vatican – Eurasian wren | Common kestrel

Wren Vatican City Europa 2021 stampEUROPE 2021, DEDICATED TO NATIONAL WILDLIFE AT RISK OF EXTINCTION falcon

2 stamps

Designer: Graphic department of Poste Vaticane

Release date: May 25, 2021

See more Vatican stamps for 2021 here.


 

How about some cool Year of the Ox stamps? 

2021 Year of the Ox stamps worldwide

 

 
Vietnam’s 2021 stamp issues

Vietnam’s 2021 stamp issues

Vietnam’s 2021 stamp issues are modest at 5 series. They issued more last year, so there’s a chance the Vietnam Post Office will sneak in a few more. I’m hoping they do. I’d like to see another issue similar to the 2020’s Folk Games.  This is a charming, warm set by artist To Minh Trang, who has designed a number of Vietnamese stamps. He used traditional Vietnamese art styles for this set.  

…with folk pens using the Hàng Trống style. The image of children’s characters is drawn strongly with the shape of the shape to create an impressive space with a little cube with self-light creeping in each character figure. The gaps of the background between the strokes and shapes have created a folklore convention space that we often encounter in rice-paddy civilization. The naïve but expressive expression of each character’s facial expressions has created visual impressions of a childhood world in each contemporary human being. 
VNPost | Stamp Set Introduction: “Folk Games”

 Vietnam folk games stamp 2020   

You can see more about Vietnamese art styles here A Glance at Vietnamese Folk Painting – History and Types (vietnamdiscovery.com). It covers Hàng Trống used in the Folk Art stamps above. It’s fascinating to see how many ways art can represent a country’s culture. I really hope Vietnam puts out another series like this. 

Vietnamese Cuisine, issued October 2020, by To Minh Trang and Pham Trung Ha, did a magnificent job capturing the beauty of Vietnamese foods. I love the combination of angles used to capture the bowls. And now I’m hungry. 

Vietnam food stamp 2020 Vietnam food stamp 2020 Vietnam food stamp 2020 Vietnam food stamp 2020

I’m a sucker for food stamps. But so far, doesn’t look like we’ll be treated to either subjects for 2021.  No sign of interesting postmarks so far, but if I find them, I’ll drop them in below. 

Vietnam’s 2021 stamp issues

13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam
Part of a long running series celebrating each National Congress meeting

13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam stamp Vietnam's 2021 stamp issues

1 stamp

Designer: To Minh Trang

Release date: January 22, 2021


Living safely with the COVID-19 pandemic

Covid prevention

2 stamps

  • Masks – Disinfection – Distance – Non-gathering – Medical declaration
  • Covid-19 vaccine

Designer: To Minh Trang‎‎ ‎‎

Release date: April 29, 2021


 

100th anniversary of the birth of Diplomat Nguyen Co Thach (1921-1998)

Diplomat Nguyen Co Thach

1 stamp

Designer: Nguyen Du 

Release date: May 14, 2021


 

Ho Chi Minh Pioneer Youth Team

Ho Chi Minh Pioneer Youth Team sheet Ho Chi Minh Pioneer Youth Team sheet

2 stamps, one souvenir sheet

Designers: Pham Trung Ha and Nguyen Du

Release date: May 15, 2021


June 

Legend of Mai An Tem (Watermelon Accumulation)

Legend of Mai An Tem (Watermelon Accumulation)

4 stamps, souvenir sheet

Legend of the Water Melon (vietnam-culture.com)

Designer: To Minh Trang

Release date: June 1, 2021


 

July

Vietnam National Treasure II – Gold Items

Vietnam National Treasure II - Gold Items Vietnam National Treasure II - Gold Items

4 stamps

  • Indian Destiny   (1827)
  • Golden Press “Dai Viet Quoc NguyenThe Lord of The Eternal ChiBao ”  (1709)
  • Ngoc Van – Yen Tu gold box (Dating: XIV century )
  • Swallow Tower container (7th – 8th centuries)

 

Designer: Nguyen Du

First set in this series came out in 2018

Release date:  July 31, 2021


Chicken Breeds

4 stamps

Release date: August 25, 2021


 

100th Anniversary of the birth of Luu Huu Phuoc (1921-1989)  
Musician

1 stamp

Release date: September 12, 2021


 

100th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Giap Van Cuong (1921-1990)

1 stamp

Release date: September 13, 2021


UNESCO Global Geological Park – Dong Van Stone Highlands and Cao Bang Non Nuoc3

stamps, sheet

Release date: TBA

 

Vietnam put out a fun a Lunar New Year stamp for Year of the Ox in 2020. Take a look at it here: 

Vietnam’s delightful Year of the Ox stamps

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