Danish stamps for 2021 – now I’m hungry

Danish stamps for 2021 – now I’m hungry

There is so much to unpack when looking at Danish stamps for 2021. This year, well, they just make me hungry. Very, very hungry.  January started the collecting year off with a delicious 5 stamp set of cakes. If you are a food on stamps collector, don’t miss the accompanying prestige booklet. Everything about these stamps is perfect, from the background colours to the food photography. Full credit for making the cakes shine goes to photographer Stine Christiansen. 

Bask in the scent. Feel the texture. Somehow, the food becomes so vivid that you can almost taste it. Photographing food is one of the most tactile and sensorial experiences you can create with an image. Food – Stine Christiansen

Videos & stamp topics

I’ve included a few links to YouTube videos in Danish, but don’t let that discourage you from watching them. Language isn’t a barrier and they are lively and fun videos. Most of the websites I’ve added are in Danish as well, but many come with excellent English translations. As always, if the sites don’t pop up in English, use Google Translate. I found the English translations were quite good. 

Tribute to Czesław Słania one of the greatest 

Now for the stamp celebration I’ve been awaiting. Czesław Słania, (1921 – 2005) was one of the great engravers. Born in  Czeladź Poland, he spent most of his career in Sweden. He began work with the Swedish Post office in 1959 and became Royal Court Engraver of Sweden in  1972. His work has graced over 1000 stamps and banknotes from over 30 countries in a career that spanned from 1951 to 2005. Chances are, if you’ve collected stamps for any length of time, you’ve handled one of his works.

Hans Christian Andersen stamps - three stamps

Hans Christian Andersen stamps 1975. Engraved by Czesław Słania

He worked on 236 for the Danish Post office, including the set above for Hans Christian Andersen’s Centenary of his death. They feature Numskull Jack, Hans Christian Andersen and The Marsh King’s Daughter.  Claus Achton Friis’s design, based on earlier drawings by Vihelm Pedersen and  I. Frolich and a photograph of Andersen, allowed Słania to really show off his engraving skills. 

For collectors of Canadian currency, Czesław Słania has a connection here. He engraved the 2002 $5 and $100 bank notes. If you’ve handled the popular “Hockey Sweater” $5 bill, then you’ve seen his work: 

The $5 note, issued in March 2002, was the second in the series. The face features a portrait of Sir Wilfrid Laurier produced by the noted Swedish engraver Czesław Słania and a vignette of the West Block of the Parliament Buildings. All notes in the series feature a stylized Maple Leaf flag in the top right-hand corner. The back of the note celebrates the theme Children at Play with images of children skating, tobogganing, and playing hockey. A quotation from The Hockey Sweater by Canadian author Roch Carrier is also featured.
untitled (bankofcanada.ca) page 108

Front of $5 bill

Canadian $5 bill Sir Wilfred Laurier All Rights Bank of Canada

Back of Canadian $5 bank note showing children playing hockey

Canadian $5 bill showing children playing hockey. All Rights Bank of Canada

Słania’s image will appear on a number of stamps throughout Europe this year and I’ll try to link through to them as they arrive. Norwegian engraver Martin Mörck was tapped for the daunting task of engraving the Czesław Słania tribute and it should arrive in August. Danish post has already released the image and it’s posted below. 

Enjoy Denmark’s 2021 offerings.


Danish stamps  2021 January

Cakes

cakes one Danish stamps for 2021 cakes two Danish stamps for 2021 cakes three

cakes four  cakes five Danish stamps for 2021

Cakes prestige booklet cover Cakes prestige booklet

5 stamps, strips of 5, prestige booklet

” The stamps show five delicious cakes created by the winner of the Danish television show Den Store Bagedyst (equivalent of The Great British Bake Off).” PostNord butik

Danish TV has episodes of Den Store Bagedyst on Youtube. The language difference didn’t hinder the joy of watching. It’s easy to follow, and pure delight. Check out season one: Den Store Bagedyst | DR1 – YouTube 

Artist/Baker: Annemette Voss Fridthjof
Photos: Stine Christiansen
Christiansen is a Copenhagen photographer who specialises in food & lifestyle photography
CAUTION: Don’t go to her food photos if you are hungry. You’ve been warned.
Graphic design: PostNord Stamps/Ella Clausen

Release date: January 4, 2021


The Golden Age – Danish history of innovation and work 1800-1850

Golden Age - Danish history of innovation and work 1800-1850 dancing Danish stamps for 2021 Golden Age - Danish history of innovation and work 1800-1850 old train enging Golden Age - Danish history of innovation and work 1800-1850 city street

Golden Age - Danish history of innovation and work 1800-1850  Danish stamps for 2021 Golden Age - Danish history of innovation and work 1800-1850

Golden Age - Danish history of innovation and work 1800-1850 old train engine

5 stamps, strip of 5

Photos: Costin Rado (Sylfiden) and Bertil Skov Jørgensen
Drawings and design: Bertil Skov Jørgensen
Jørgensen designed Greenland’s Old Banknote stamp series that started in 2017. The current issue was released Feb. 2021. He engraved his first stamps for Danish Post in 2008 for Breast cancer awareness and has created over 28 stamps for Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

“The stamps presents examples of the numerous discoveries and works from that period of the Danish history (around 1800-1850) that came to play a key role in the country´s society and self-image.” PostNord butik

If you’d like to learn more about Danish history of innovation check out Scandinavian innovation and design | The Danish approach (denmark.dk)
This site The History of Denmark 1800-1825 – The Royal Danish Collection (kongernessamling.dk) includes information about the period covered by the Golden Age stamps. 

Date of issue: January 4, 2021


Danish stamps 2021 May

 EUROPA 2021 Endangered National Wildlife – Butterflies

Europa butterfly 1 Danish stamps for 2021 Danish stamps for 2021 Danish stamps for 2021 Danish stamps for 2021 Danish stamps for 2021

5 stamps, strips of 5 

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

The five butterflies listed are native to Denmark and rapidly disappearing. Find more information on the Europa 2021 page.

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

Release date: May 20, 2021


The Olsen Gang in Jutland
 

The Olsen Gang in Jutland Danish stamps for 2021

4 stamps, souvenir sheet
 
 
Photographer: Rolf Konow
Designer: PostNord Stamps/Ella Clausen
 
Release date: May 20, 2021
 
Enjoy the trailer for the show
 

 


Danish stamps for 2021 August

Cz. Slania Centenary 

Czeslaw Danish stamps for 2021

1 stamp, souvenir sheet

Photograph of Slania: Wayne Chen
Photo background minisheet: Lennart Nilsson
Artist/Engraver: Martin Mörck
Norwegian engraver/artist Mörck has created stamps for 21 countries, including what is now considered a great classic Canadian stamp, the $2 Polar Bear. Look to Greenland for his recent stamps “Fish in Greenlandic waters“. He has also engraved the 2021 Greenland Slania centenary. 
Designer: PostNord Stamps/Ella Clausen

Release date: August 12, 2021


Danish stamps for 2021 September

Everyday Heroes

Everyday heroes

Better photos to come

  • Villy Rønn
  • hospital clown Luni Smil
  • 10 year old Mikkel Madsen
  • Nancy Maati
  • Leif Framke

5 stamps

Artist: Thomas Thorhauge
Photos: Dan Møller Graphic
Designer: PostNord Stamps/Ella Clausen

Release date: September 16, 2021


If you enjoyed the brief Czesław Słania tribute, take a look at another great engraver. Canadian Herbert Schwartz engraved some of Canada’s most iconic stamps.

Herman Herbert Schwartz (1885-1962) brilliant Canadian stamp designer

 

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Fantastic Finland’s 2021 stamps

Fantastic Finland’s 2021 stamps

I waited to post Finland’s 2021 stamps because I was secretly hoping a few Moomins would appear. So far, not one in site. Guess I’ll have to write a separate article on Finland’s memorable Moomins and be content with the set Posti issued last year. Oh, and if you’ve never encountered Tove Jansson’s magnificent Moomins, this is what they look like:

Moomins having a bit of fun

Stamp collecting needs a patron saint and I think the Hemulens from the Moomin world should be nominated. Hemulens are obsessive stamp collectors who become annoyed when disturbed. Sound familiar? Should we start a petition? 
Hemulen: get to know the lovable creatures of Moominvalley

Bless my tail! Whatever next! (Moominpapa in Fin Famiily Moomintroll)

But I digress. Finland offers up a great hunting ground for thematic collectors – especially if they enjoy whimsy. It took me forever to settle down to write this article because of the treasure trove of great sites I found while researching Finnish philately. Over the next few weeks, I’ll chase down more information designers, especially the numerous awards they’ve won. 

Discussing a few of Finland’s 2021 stamps

There are a couple of stamps I want to draw your attention to. The first is the 2021 Europa FDC  It’s a full colour, dramatic extravaganza. Petteri Mattila managed to incorporate all elements of this year’s theme into one cover.  

Europa: Endangered Animals FDC Finland's 2021 stamps

Europa: Endangered Animals FDC – Petteri Mattila designer

Mattila managed to squeeze all the habitats onto one rectangle without sacrificing details.  I’ve seen a lot of First Day Covers, but this one is a real attention grabber. 

The second set represents a vastly different design appeal. It’s strength is it’s simplicity and use of white space. The stamps, Glass Art, showcased The  Finnish Post Office’s 5th annual Art Prize winner. The competition’s purpose is “to raise the status of stamps and art and increase people’s appreciation of them.” This year’s winner was glass artist, Alma Jantunen. She specialises in creating plant life as glass art. Her work is featured on two stamps showing titled Fruit Bottles and Cactus Pigga, due out in the fall. 

People often ask how long it takes. A glass vessel can be made in a minute, but learning how to make it takes years. I throw away pieces that aren’t good enough; sometimes everything breaks. It takes a lot of work to obtain high quality where the design turns out well.
Discover Alma Jantunen, artisan Glassblower in Nuutajärvi – Homo Faber Guide

If you have access to Netflix, check to see if your country is streaming the Canadian show Blown Away. It’s a glassblowing competition currently showing it’s second season.   

Quick note on cancels

I’m not happy with the quality of the cancels I’ve used in this article. Although Finland’s post office is first rate in supplying images, they don’t offer much in the way of cancels, so I’ve kind of muddled along with clipping them from FDCs. My apologies to cancel hounds, I’ll try to remedy that as soon as possible.

Now onto the Finland’s 2021 stamp offerings. Enjoy Finland, I certainly did. 


 January

Finnish Journalists’ Association 100 years

Finnish Journalists' Association 100 years cancel

Finnish Journalists' Association 100 years single stamp with a large J  Finnish Journalists' Association 100 years booklet of stamps

Finnish Journalists' Association 100 years FDC

1 stamp, sheet of 10, FDC, cancel

Designer: Ilkka Kärkkäinen
Kärkkäinen designed last year’s cheeky “You are what you read stamps” (see below). He was Finland’s Graphic Designer of the Year in 2003. Helsinki Design Week featured him in their March 2021 article.

Literacy is a right set of 4 stamps from 2020

Release date: January 20, 2021


Greeting flowers – traditional Finnish perennial ornamental plants

Greeting flowers - traditional Finnish perennial ornamental plants cancel

Greeting flowers - traditional Finnish perennial ornamental plants stamp two purple flower Greeting flowers - traditional Finnish perennial ornamental plants Lilly

Greeting flowers - traditional Finnish perennial ornamental plants packet of two stamps  Greeting flowers - traditional Finnish perennial ornamental plants FDC

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, booklet of two

Designer: Oona Himanen
Previous stamp designs include 2020 Spring Rhyme / Migratory birds, 2019 Kalla lilly plant  

Release date:  January 20, 2021


Flower garden

Flower garden cancel

Flower garden stamps Flower garden

Flower garden booklet of 10stamps Flower garden FDC

2 stamps, sheet of 10, FDC, cancel

Designer: Paula Salviander
Previous designs include 2020 Wildflowers and Christmas, 2019 Winter Wonders and Frosty Day, 2016 Red House
Salviander’s 2020 wildflowers issues won 3rd place in Finland’s “Most Beautiful Stamp of 2020” competition.

2020 Wildflowers

2020 Wildflowers by Paula Salviander

Release date:  January 20, 2021


Taking care of …

Lets take care cancel

Riku OunaslehtoLet's take care Let's take care FDC   

6 stamps, sheet of 6, FDC, cancel

Designer: Riku Ounaslehto

“The stamp year begins with Valentine’s Day postmarks showing fairy tale-like animals and colourful patterns formed by flowers” Posti press release

Release date:  January 20, 2021


April

Lotta Svärd – 100 years of social responsibility

Lotta Svärd FDC cancel

Lotta Svärd 100 years stamp two Lotta Svärd 100 years stamp one

Lotta Svärd 100 years FDC Lotta Svärd 100 years booklet of stamps

2 stamps, booklet of 10, FDC, cancel

Designer: Klaus Welp
The photographs in the two stamps were picked from the Lotta Museum’s extensive photographic collection that contains over 25,000 photos. 

Release date: April 28, 2021


Holiday

Holiday cancel

Holiday Two champagne glasses stamp

  Holiday Two champagne glasses stamp FDC Holiday Two champagne glasses stamp sheet  

1 stamp, sheet of 10, FDC, cancel

Designer: Klaus Welp
Welp has designed over 100 stamps for the Finnish Post Office. A few my favourite designs include the 2020’s Europa Ancient Postal Routes, Two Hearts, 2018 Finnish Flavours  and 2015 Moomins 

At the same time, the stamp celebrates Klaus Welp’s extensive career as a stamp designer, as it is already one hundred stamps designed by Welp. Known as a versatile graphic designer and photographer, Welp’s stamps have seen many different topics on a wide scale.

“My favourites include Tove Jansson’s 100th birthday marks, whose work process I experienced particularly strongly. Different environmental themes have also been close to my heart,” Welp says.

Klaus Welp has designed e.g. The most beautiful Wilderness Bridge postage stamp voted  the most beautiful in Finland, which also came second in the Europe-wide competition for EUROPA stamps in 2018.
Posti News release: April stamps celebrate lottery and postcard  21.1.21

Release date: April 28, 2021


Postcard 150 years

Postcard 150 years cancel

  Postcard 150 years showing old postcard Postcard 150 years of a fairy? Postcard 150 years with young person and Finnish flag Postcard 150 years with young boy Postcard 150 years village scene Postcard 150 years two young women making heart shape with hands

  Postcard 150 years FDC with all stamps on it Postcard 150 years booklet of Postcard 150 years stamps

 6 stamps, sheet of 6, FDC, cancel

Designers: Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi
Rumpu and Lakaniemi have designed a number of stamps together, including the winner of the “Most Beautiful Stamp of 2013” for their Europa: Mail Delivery Vehicles. They also designed the 2007’s Moomin series. You can never have too many Moomins in your life. 

Release date: April 28, 2021


Europa: Endangered Animals
3rd in series titled Endangered Animals

Europa Finland 2021 Endangered species Kingfisher

Europa: Endangered Animals king fisher bird Europa: Endangered Animals moth Europa: Endangered Animals Flying squirrel     

Europa: Endangered Animals FDC

3 stamps, FDC, cancel

Finland chose the theme “flying or gliding endangered animals and insects”

  • Kingfisher
  • Large Pollo Butterfly
  • Flying Squirrel

Designer: Petteri Mattila
Mattila also designed the previous 2 issues in this series in 2018 and 2016. 

Release date: April 28, 2021

You can see all of 2021’s Europa stamps here


September

Glass Blowing

Glass art: Alma Janntte Glass art: Alma Janntte Glass art: Alma Janntte

2 stamps, booklet of 10

  • Fruit Bottles
  • Cactus Pigga

Glass art: Alma Janntte
The Finnish Post Office awarded the 2021 art prize to glass blower Alma Jantte, who’s work is featured on these two stamps.
Designer: Paula Salviander

Release date: September 8, 2021


Autumn kajo 

Autumn kajo stamps

5 stamps on a miniature sheet

Photographer: Jukka Risikko
All photos were taken in South Ostrobothnia around the town Lapua.

If you like Risikko’s work, check out his Instagram page and his website, Jukka Risikko Photography – Jukka Risikko Photography (weebly.com). The video below is a brief look at his nature photography:

Release date: September 8, 2021


Green tips for everyday living

6 stamps, booklet of 6

Designer: Anssi Kähärä with Sari Laine from Sitra (Sustainable lifestyle choices have become part of everyday life – Sitra)

Release date: September 8, 2021


Classic paintings from Finland 1884 to 1930

Ellen Thesleffin Kaiku (1891) Albert Edelfelt's Playing Boys on the Beach (1884)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Skaters on Kalela Beach (1896) Helene Schjerfbeck's Convalescent (1888)

Eero Järnefelt's Landscape from Koli (1930) Juho Rissanen's Avanno's Onkijat (1900)

Hugo Simberg's Sheep Girl (1913)  Ferdinand von Wright's Fighting Metsos (1886)

  1. Ellen Thesleffin Kaiku (1891)
  2. Albert Edelfelt’s Playing Boys on the Beach (1884)
  3. Akseli Gallen-Kallela Skaters on Kalela Beach (1896)
  4. Helene Schjerfbeck’s Convalescent (1888)
  5. Eero Järnefelt’s Landscape from Koli (1930)
  6. Juho Rissanen’s Avanno’s Onkijat (1900)
  7. Hugo Simberg’s Sheep Girl (1913) 
  8. Ferdinand von Wright’s Fighting Metsos (1886)

 Järnefelt’s artwork should resonate with admirers’ of the Canadian Group of 7 painters. His work shares the same rugged appeal that captures northern landscapes so well. If you are unfamiliar with trees and northern climates take a look at en – Koli.fi, where the painting was done. Canadians should feel right at home with the landscape. Wikipedia has a pretty good write up of the artist: Eero Järnefelt – Wikipedia.

Designer: Ilkka Kärkkäinen

Release date: September 8, 2021


November

Christmas 2021

Red stopper Bird Northern Lights     Christmas Lights

3 stamps

  • Red stopper bird
  • Northern lights
  • Christmas Lights

Designer: Klaus Welp

Release date: November 3, 2021


First Snow

First snow - snowman with carrot nose and bird perched on nose First Snow with a cartoon dog catching snowflakes on its tongue

2 stamps, sheets of 10

Designer: Matti Pikkujämsä

Release date: November 3, 2021


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If you like Finland’s stamps, you might enjoy Faroe Islands as well:

2021 Faroe Islands stamps

African Barbet bird stamps from Namibia Post

African Barbet bird stamps from Namibia Post

Let’s return to one of my favourites – Namibia Post. I’ve been lurking around their site quite a bit because it has so much information and as a bonus, is easy to navigate. That can’t be said for a lot of post office sites. Yea, that’s my big hobby horse, badly designed post office websites. Occasionally I feel like I’m playing a game of hide the stamps.

Namibia issues wonderful wildlife stamps and FDCs, complete with informative downloadable pdfs. They are a rich resource for thematic collectors.  Philately Shop – Philately | NamPost – We Deliver More

Namibian wildlife 

Namibian naturalist, artist and photographer Helge Denker is single handily responsible for his all NamPost’s beautiful animal and bird stamps.  His current designs (see here) for 2021, Snipes and Mustelids (polecats, weasels etc.), are typical of his work. Clean, detailed and informative. What I enjoy most is the little snippets of information about each animal or bird is printed on the First Day Covers. Denker has a design philosophy that will sound familiar to anyone who hangs around my site – he views stamps as representatives of the countries they come from as well:

Postage stamps are miniature ambassadors. They travel around the world promoting their country and heritage. And they are miniature works of art. They portray the essence of so many faucets of nature, culture and society. They can capture so much within that tiny format. And so, a philatelic artist is part artist, part designer, part scientist, part ambassador. A wonderful profession – or a nightmare, depending on the theme and the deadline. 
Welcome to Wild Heart Journeys (helgedenker.com)

Denker was in the news recently for an incident with starving lions. He used that event to highlight how under pressure Namibian nature has become. You can read his article here  Brandberg Lion Attack – a minor drama in a complex conservation landscape (conservationnamibia.com).  It’s a lengthy read, but worth it. 

But my friends, we aren’t here to discuss lions, we are here to appreciate the small, but lovely African Barbet. There were so many birds on Namibian stamps to choose from, I had difficulties narrowing down to one set. I opted for the little Barbet. I have a preference for tough little birds. Barbets belong to a large family that ranges all over the world. The African Barbets include 42 species across the continent. At an average of 7″ in length, they are more  medium-ish sized, but it still fits within my “little bird” parameters. Barbets are described as “medium sized, chunky, generally colorful, frugivorous, hole-nesting near-passerines”  Africa’s Barbets – 10,000 Birds (10000birds.com). They also eat lots of bugs too. I prefer to think of them as stout little birds rather than chunky medium ones. But I suspect the Barbets don’t care, one way or the other. 

Namibia Post 2017 Barbets of Africa

A small family of distinctive birds, barbets are stout little creatures with powerful bills and – for their small body size – large
heads. They live in pairs and feed mostly on fruits and insects. Their preference for fruit tends to restrict their range to countryside with
natural or introduced fruit trees, with wild figs an absolute favourite. All barbets excavate their own nests in the thick branches or trunks
of trees, using their bills as wood chisels
2017 NamPost Brochure_FINAL2.pdf 

Helge Denker designed each of the stamps and the visually appealing cover. If you go to Namibia Post, you’ll quickly recognise his artwork spread over the years. This little fellow on the left, on the cover below, is the Acacia Pied Barbet.

FDC from Namibia Post showing Barbets

Namibia Post First Day cover with set of three & cancel

And here he is on full display:

Two stamps showing a pair of Acacia Pied Barbet

Acacia Pied Barbet

They can be found  from the semi-arid savannas to the grasslands. Acacias have also moved into more urban settings and can be found flitting about gardens now.  I found a clip of the Acacia’s sound: 

Acacia Pied Barbet (Tricholaema leucomelas) Song, © Peter Boesman

And here is the Black Collared Barbet. I was fascinated to read they are “monomorphic”, which means there is little (if any) difference between male and female.  That should confuse more than a few bird watchers. 

Black collared Barbet from Namibia Post

Black Collared Barbet

There call has been described as too-puddly too-puddly too-puddly” or “too-doodle too-doodle”. I wisely decided to find an audio clip to help with actual call.

Black collared barbet © Dries Van de Loock

Finally the Crested Barbet, according to The Atlas for Southern African Birds, can be found on the savannahs, woodlands, urban areas and grasslands throughout Namibia. 

Crested Barbet from Namibia

Crested Barbet

Of course I couldn’t leave out the call of a Crested Barbet. 

Song, © Faansie Peacock
 
A bit of a short dive into birds of Africa, but a fun one. I’ve already picked out more bird stamps from Namibia for future articles. The artwork is delightful and I can’t wait to return to them. 
 
This page is dedicated to bird watchers everywhere.
 

If you’re interested in Barbets, this page lists all the African ones Lybiidae / African Barbets bird family | DiBird.com.

And don’t forget to check out the 2021 birds Namibian 2021 stamps – big rewards | Bitter Grounds Magazine 

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Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021 offer a few interesting items.  There are a couple of nice aviation related stamps, a bit of Greek history and of course, this year’s Europa issues. Cyprus is a maddening country to work with. While the stamps are interesting, details are hard to come by. I searched a number of sources for info on designers and could find only one – Anna Fotiadou (Άννα Φωτιάδου). I’ve included details below. 

I have to admit, I am a bit disappointed in the aviation stamps that started the year. When I first read about the planned aeroplane stamps, I was hoping for a glimpse of Cyprus’ aviation history. A little something about the old Nicosia International Airport or perhaps a bit from the early days of flight, but instead, they offered up 3 US related stamps. Oh well, maybe next year. 

So far no maxi cards have been released, but 2 or 3 are on the list sometime in the summer and fall. When they appear, you can be sure they’ll be posted here.


February Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

Aeroplanes

Aeroplanes FDC posst mark

Aeroplanes write flyer Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021 Aeroplanes Spirit of St. Louis stamp Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021 Aeroplanes jet Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

Aeroplanes sheets of Wright Flyers Aeroplanes Spirit of St. Louis Sheet Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021 Aeroplanes Jet

Aeroplanes FDC Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

3 stamps, 3 sheets of 8, FDC, cancel

  • First Recorded Flight by the Wright Brothers in 1903 
  • First Solo Transatlantic Flight by Charles Lindberg in 1927 
  • First Manned Supersonic Flight piloted by Charles Yeager in a Bell X-I in 1947 

Release date: Feb. 18, 2021


Refugee Fund

Refugee Aid stamp Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

1 stamp
Postal Tax Stamp reprint

Release date: Feb. 18, 2021


March Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

200 Years since the Greek Revolution

Revolution postmark

200 Years since the Greek Revolution Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021Greek revolution stamp two Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021 200 Years since the Greek Revolution Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

200 Years since the Greek Revolution cyprus stamp one revolution

 

200 Years since the Greek Revolution 200 Years since the Greek Revolution FDC

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

You can see more Greek Revolution stamps here The Wonderful Greek 2021 stamp program | Bitter Grounds Magazine

Release date:  March 3, 2021


50th Anniversary of the Cyprus Cancer Association  | 60th Anniversary of Cyta 
Anniversaries and Events series

Anniversaries and Events series Anniversaries and Events series

Anniversaries and Events series stamp one Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021 Anniversaries and Events series stamp 2 Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

Anniversaries and Events series sheet of 8 Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021 Anniversaries and Events series sheet of 8 Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

Anniversaries and Events series FDC CYTAAnniversaries and Events series FDC cancer

2 stamps, 2 sheets of 8, 2 FDCs, 2 cancels

Release date: March 24, 2021


May

Europa 2021:  Endangered National Wildlife 

Europa Cyprus cancel

Europa 2021 stamp Cypriot bee stamp Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021Mediterranean Seal Monachus monachus Europa 2021 stamp Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

Europa 2021 stamp sheet of seals Europa 2021 stamp sheet of bees

Europa 2021 stamp two stamps on one sheetEuropa 2021 stamp FDC with both stamps

2 stamps, 2 sheets of 8, FDC, cancel, self-adhesive booklet

  • Mediterranean Seal  (Monachus monachus) 
  • Cypriot Bee (apis mellifera cypria)

Designer: Anna Fotiadou
Cypriot native Fotiadou, a multidisciplinary artist, designed Cyprus’ Europa Endangered Species stamps. She is heavily involved in video creation as well as graphic arts. You can see some of her videos on her Vimeo site: annafo – Director, Artist & Creative Director (vimeo.com). Her Instagram page contains some stunning artwork Anna Fo. (@annafo_) • Instagram photos and videos

Release date: May 6, 2021

You can see all Europa 2021 stamps here:

Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife stamps


June

The Lady of Lapithos Efrosini Proestou

Efrosini Proestou, the Lady of Lapithos Republic of Cyprus stamps 2021

Efrosini Proestou, the Lady of Lapithos Efrosini Proestou, the Lady of Lapithos

1 stamp, sheet of 8, FDC

Efrosini Proestou (cypruspost.post)

Release date: May 6, 2021


 

Euromed 2021  Handmade Mediterranean Jewelry

Euromed 2021  Handmade Mediterranean Jewelry cancel 

Euromed 2021  Handmade Mediterranean Jewelry stamp

Euromed 2021  Handmade Mediterranean Jewelry sheet of 8 Euromed 2021  Handmade Mediterranean Jewelry FDC

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 8

“a gold  pendant from the 14th-13th cent. B.C. It was found during excavations  at Engomi and is now in the Archeological Museum in Cyprus.”
Cyprus Post Office 

Release date: July 8, 2021


Cyprus Natura 2000

Natura cancel  

Natura  4 stamps on a sheet 

Natura 2000 FDC

4 stamps on a sheet, FDC, cancel

Release date: July 8, 2021


September

Cats

Cats Cyprus FDC cancel

Cats Cyprus 2021 Stamp white cat Cats Cyprus 2021 Stamp tabby cleaning itself Cats Cyprus 2021 Stamp sleeping tabby Cats Cyprus 2021 Stamp red tabby Cats Cyprus 2021 Stamp sheet white catCats Cyprus 2021 Stamp sheet tabbey cleaning

Cats Cyprus 2021 Stamp sheet sleeping tabbyCats Cyprus 2021 Stamp sheet red tabby

Cats FDC Cyprus 2021

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 8, FDC, cancel

Release date: Sept. 17, 2021


50th anniversary of THOK (1971-2021) Theatrical Organization of Cyprus

50th anniversary of THOK (1971-2021) Theatrical Organization of Cyprus single stamp 

 50th anniversary of THOK (1971-2021) Theatrical Organization of Cyprus sheet

50th anniversary of THOK (1971-2021) Theatrical Organization of Cyprus FDC

1 stamp, sheet of 8, FDC, cancel

Release date: Sept. 17, 2021


50 years of Diplomatic Relations Cyprus – China

50 years of Diplomatic Relations Cyprus – China samp 

 50 years of Diplomatic Relations Cyprus – China sheet

50 years of Diplomatic Relations Cyprus – China FDC

1 stamp, sheet of 8, FDC, cancel

Release date: Sept. 17, 2021


November

Christmas 2021

Christmas Cyprus 2021 stamp oneChristmas Cyprus 2021 stamp two 

Christmas Cyprus 2021 stamp three 

Christmas Cyprus 2021 FDC two Christmas Cyprus 2021 FDC one 

Christmas Cyprus 2021 sheet two Christmas Cyprus 2021 sheet one 

Christmas Cyprus 2021 sheet three Christmas Cyprus 2021 postcard

3 stamps, 3 sheets of 8, 2 FDCs, cancel, postcard 

  • Cypriot Folk Art of embroidery and basket weaving. 
  • Nativity of Christ from the Leventis Gallery,  (1489-1571)

Release date:  Nov. 18, 2021


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2021 Portuguese stamps & some coins

2021 Portuguese stamps & some coins

2021 Portuguese stamps presented a bit of a struggle, designer-wise. I’m still searching for details on the stamp designers listed below and at best, I’ve found a few basic links, but nothing worth posting. For some reason, most of the links I found were dead or out dated. I’ll keep looking, it’ll be worth it. 

The good news is CTT, Correios de Portugal, offers solid information by way of downloadable pdfs. You can scoop them free and keep them for future references. They are high quality and the images are pristine.  

Bits ‘n pieces 

The Europa releases include joint issues with Madeira and Azores. I’ll be putting together pages for them shortly. Look for links to the country pages soon. Also of interest, is the franking label for World Tuberculosis Day. They don’t show up on most philately sites, but I liked them. I’m not a purist and enjoy plopping in all sorts of stamp related stuff. 

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2021 Portuguese stamps January

Major Figures of History and Culture

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St. Elizabeth of Portugal, 1271-1336  2021 Portuguese stamps Dona Maria of Infanta Portugal, 1521-1577 John III of Portugal, 1502-1557 2021 Portuguese stampsAfonso Costa, 1871-1937 Rui Gracio, 1921-1991Carlos de Oliveira, 1921-1981 2021 Portuguese stampsMajor Figures of History and Culture Information folder

2021 Portuguese stamps History FDC Major Figures of History and Culture information inside

6 stamps, FDC, cancel, brochure with set of stamps

  • St. Elizabeth of Portugal, 1271-1336
  • Dona Maria of Infanta Portugal, 1521-1577
  • John III of Portugal, 1502-1557
  • Afonso Costa, 1871-1937
  • Rui Gracio, 1921-1991
  • Carlos de Oliveira, 1921-1981

Designer: Design&etc  / Hélder Soares‎

Release date: March 4, 2021


Dom Manuel, 1469-1521

Dom Manuel, 1469-1521 cancel

Dom Manuel, 1469-1521 Dom Manuel, 1469-1521

Dom Manuel, 1469-1521 FDC with sheet Dom Manuel, 1469-1521 FDC 1

Dom Manuel, 1469-1521 souvenir sheetDom Manuel, 1469-1521 folder front Dom Manuel, 1469-1521 folder back

2 stamps, 2 FDCs, cancel, souvenir sheet, information card

Designer: Atelier Design 

Release date: March 4, 2021


World Tuberculosis Day – franking labels

World Tuberculosis Day - franking labels cancel

World Tuberculosis Day - franking labels World Tuberculosis Day - franking labels

World Tuberculosis Day - franking labels 2021 Portuguese stamps World Tuberculosis Day - franking labels

World Tuberculosis Day - franking labels  World Tuberculosis Day - franking labels sheet of 15

15 franking labels, cancel, information folder

World TB Day 2021 (who.int) 

Designer: MAD activities

Release date: March 24, 2021


Portuguese Numismatics
2nd series

Portuguese Numismatics FD cancel 2021 Portuguese stamps

Portuguese Numismatics 2021 Portuguese stamps Portuguese Numismatics 2021 Portuguese stamps Numismatic stamps Portuguese Numismatics 2021 Portuguese stampsPortuguese Numismatics FDC with four stamps

Portuguese Numismatics information folder front Portuguese Numismatics information folder

4 stamps, FDC, cancel, information folder with stamps

Designer: Helder Soares

Release date: March 30, 2021


100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party

100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party cancel

2021 Portuguese stamps 100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party stamp two 2021 Portuguese stamps 100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party stamp one100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party folder100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party souvenir sheet

100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party FDC with souvenir sheet 100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party FDC with two stamps100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party back of folder

2 stamps, souvenir sheet, 2 FDCs, cancel, information folder

Designer: Atelier Folk Design

Release date: March 31, 2021


2021 Portuguese stamps April 

100th Anniversary of the League of Combatants

100th Anniversary of the League of Combatants

100th Anniversary of the League of Combatants 2021 Portuguese stamps 100th Anniversary of the League of Combatants 2021 Portuguese stamps

100th Anniversary of the League of Combatants 100th Anniversary of the League of Combatants 100th Anniversary of the League of Combatants 2021 Portuguese stamps

2 stamps, FDC, cancel information folder

Designer: Helder Soares

Release date: April 9, 2021


200th Anniversary of the End of the Inquisition in Portugal

Inquisition  cancel

200th Anniversary End of the Inquisition 2021 Portuguese stamps 200th Anniversary End of the Inquisition 2021 Portuguese stamps 200th Anniversary End of the Inquisition

200th Anniversary End of the Inquisition200th Anniversary End of the Inquisition 2021 Portuguese stamps

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, information folder

Designer: Fernando Pendao

Release date: April 22, 2021


100th Anniversary of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Coimbra

Farmacia cancel

Centenary of the Faculties of Pharmacy stamp 2021 Portuguese stamps Centenary of the Faculties of Pharmacy stamp 2021 Portuguese stamps Centenary of the Faculties of Pharmacy stamp 2021 Portuguese stamps Centenary of the Faculties of Pharmacy folder Centenary of the Faculties of Pharmacy back of folder Centenary of the Faculties of Pharmacy FDC

Designer: Elizabete Fonseca

Release date: April 26, 2021


2021 Portuguese stamps May 

NATO Tiger Meet

Nato Tiger meeting

Special Sheet Tiger Meet 2021 Portuguese stamps Brochure with Special Sheet Tiger Meet 2021 Portuguese stamps Brochure with Special Sheet Tiger Meet back sideFirst Day Cover with Special Sheet Tiger Meet

6 stamps, FDC, cancel, information brochure

Designer: Helder Soares

Release date: May 2, 2021


Europa – Endangered National Nature

Endangered specie cancels 2021 Portuguese stamps

Europa 2021 sheet with two stamps 2021 Portuguese stampsEuropa 2021 FDC Brochure with set and souvenir Sheets Europa 201 2021 Portuguese stampsEuropa 2021 maxi 1 2021 Portuguese stampsBrochure 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

  • European pond terrapin
  • Saramungo

Designer: Francisco Galamba

Release date: May 7, 2021


Portuguese Presidency Series of the European Union

Portuguese Presidency Series of the European Union stamp one Portuguese Presidency Series of the European Union stamp 2

Portuguese Presidency Series of the European Union FDC Portuguese Presidency Series of the European Union Info folder Portuguese Presidency Series of the European Union Souvenir sheet

Designers: Marco Machado & Nuno Teodoro 

Release date: May 14, 2021


Joint issue with Singapore

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, information folder

Designer: João Machado
Machado has designed numerous stamps for PTT, including the 2007 Cork Stamp.

Release date: May 28, 2021


June 2021

Portuguese Numismatics 
2nd series

Portuguese Numismatics  2nd series coin cancel

Portuguese Numismatics  2nd series 2021 Portuguese stamps Portuguese Numismatics  2nd series Portuguese Numismatics  2nd series Portuguese Numismatics  2nd series Portuguese Numismatics  2nd series 2021 Portuguese stamps

Portuguese Numismatics  2nd series FDC

Portuguese Numismatics  2nd series folder Info pack inside

5 stamps, FDC, cancel, presentation folder

Designer:  Helder Soares 

Release date: June 2, 2021


Barroso Lands – World Agricultural Heritage

Barroso Lands - World Agricultural Heritage cancel 2021 Portuguese stamps

Barroso Lands - World Agricultural Heritage stamp one Barroso Lands - World Agricultural Heritage 2 

Barroso Lands - World Agricultural Heritage souvenir sheet 2021 Portuguese stamps 2021 Portuguese stamps Barroso Lands - World Agricultural Heritage inside souvenir folder Barroso Lands - World Agricultural Heritage folder Barroso Lands - World Agricultural Heritage FDC 2021 Portuguese stamps Barroso Lands - World Agricultural Heritage FDC souvenir sheet 2021 Portuguese stamps

2 stamps, souvenir sheet, 2 FDCs, cancel, brochure, sheets of 25          

Designer: Pendão & Prior

Release date:  June 9, 2021


Discovery of Antarctica

Discovery of Antarctica 

Discovery of Antarctica Discovery of Antarctica 

Discovery of Antarctica

3 stamps, souvenir sheet with one stamp, cancel
4 postmarks are available: Lisbon, Porto, Funchal & Ponta Delgada

  • sloop Vostock
  • Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen
  • wildlife 

Designer: Pedro Ferreira

Release date: June 16, 2021


Holocaust Memory 
Never Forget Programme – In Remembrance of the Holocaust

Holocaust Memory cancel 

Holocaust Memory - Aristides de Sousa Mendes 2021 Portuguese stamps Holocaust Memory Jose Brito Mendes 2021 Portuguese stamps Holocaust Memory Alberto Teixeira 2021 Portuguese stamps 

Holocaust Memory Padre Joaquim Carreira 2021 Portuguese stamps  Holocaust Memory Carlos Sampaio Garrido 2021 Portuguese stamps

Souvenir sheet

refugee in the docks of Lisbon 2021 Portuguese stamps 

FDCs

Holocaust Memory  FDC with 5 stamps Holocaust Memory  FDC with refugee stamp 

Brochure

 Holocaust Memory  brochure cover 2021 Portuguese stamps Holocaust Memory  Brochure inside

6 stamps, souvenir sheet with one stamp, cancel, 2 FDCs, brochure

  • Aristides de Sousa Mendes 
  • Jose Brito Mendes
  • Alberto Teixeira
  • Padre Joaquim Carreira
  • Carlos Sampaio Garrido

Souvenir sheet shows photo titled “Refugee on the docks of Lisbon” 

Designer: Atelier B2 Design

Release date: June 17, 2021


Madeira Regional Archive – 90 Years

Madeira Regional Archive - 90 Years cancel 

Madeira Regional Archive - 90 Years Madeira Regional Archive - 90 Years Madeira Regional Archive - 90 Years 

Souvenir sheet

Madeira Regional Archive - 90 Years 

FDCs

Madeira Regional Archive - 90 Years Madeira Regional Archive - 90 Years

3 stamps, 2 FDCs, cancel, souvenir sheet

Designer: AF Atelier

Release date: June 28, 2021


Hunting in Portugal

Hunting in Portugal cancel 

Hunting in PortugalHunting in PortugalHunting in Portugal

Hunting in PortugalHunting in Portugal 

FDC

Hunting FDC 

Information folder

Hunting souvenir folder unting souvenir folder inside

5 stamps, FDC, cancel, brochure

  • wood pigeon
  • partridge
  • mallard
  • snipe
  • woodcock 

Original art: José Projecto JOSÉ PROJECTO (joseprojecto.com)
Designer: MAD Activities

Release date:  June 28, 2021


Alfredo Da Silva
Industrialist

Da Silva cancel

Da Silva in 1894 Da Silva in 1900

Da Silva in 1940 Da Silva in 1920 

Da Silva souviner sheet 

Da Silva FDC with sheetDa Silva FDC with four stamps 

Da Silva info sheet Da Silva inside info sheet

4 stamps, souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel, info brochure

Stamps show Da Silva in 1894, 1900, 1920 and 1940

Designer: Folk Design 

Release date: June 30, 2021


2021 Portuguese stamps for July

Protected Areas in Portugal

Protected areas cancel 

Protected Areas Series waterbirds Protected Areas Series rocks and fossils Protected Areas Series lizard Protected Areas Series deer Protected Areas Series birds

Protected Areas Series FDC 

Protected Areas Series info brochure Protected Areas Series infobrochure

4 stamps, FDC, cancel, info brochure

 Designer: Carla Caraça Ramos

Release date: July 2, 2021


400th Anniversary of the Terço da Armada 
Third Series of the Armada of the Crown of Portugal

Terceo cancel 

400th Anniversary of the Terço da Armada stamp one 400th Anniversary of the Terço da Armada stamp two 

400th Anniversary of the Terço da Armada FDC with two stamps 

400th Anniversary of the Terço da Armada brochure cover 400th Anniversary of the Terço da Armada brochure inside

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, info bulletin

Designer: Atelier Design&etc / Hélder Soares

Release date: July 6, 2021


EuroMED 2021 – Traditional Mediterranean Jewels

EuroMED 2021 - Traditional Mediterranean Jewels cancel 

EuroMED 2021 - Traditional Mediterranean Jewels stamp one EuroMED 2021 - Traditional Mediterranean Jewels stamp two

FDC 

EuroMED 2021 - Traditional Mediterranean Jewels FDC  

Info Folder

EuroMED 2021 - Traditional Mediterranean Jewels front EuroMED 2021 - Traditional Mediterranean JewelsInfo buletin inside

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, info bulletin

The two stamps show a Collection of Monte Molião, dating from the 5th century B.C.E, with a photograph by José Pessoa, of the Municipal Museum of Sines and a Collection of Gaio, from the 6th century B.C.E., with a photograph by Luísa Oliveira, of the National Archaeological Museum.

According to Virgil Hipólito Correia, and as mentioned on the page of this issue, “since the beginning of the metal ages, goldsmithing has been a privileged field of experimentation and a preferred means of producing prestigious objects: large solid gold jewels, which marked the end of the Bronze Age”. News (ctt.pt)

Photographers: José Pessoa & Luísa Oliveira 
Designer: Atelier Design&etc / Hélder Soares

Release date: July 9, 2021


200 Yrs of Press Freedom

Press Freedom cancel

200 Yrs of Press Freedom Portuguese stamps 2021  200 Yrs of Press Freedom Portuguese stamps 2021

200 Yrs of Press Freedom Portuguese stamps 2021 Souvenir sheet

200 Yrs of Press Freedom Portuguese stamps 2021  FDC

3 stamps with one stamp on souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Pendão & Prior Atelier 
Souvenir sheet illustration:  André Carrilho

Portugal passed it’s first Press Freedom legislation 200 years ago.

Release date: July 12, 2021


500 Yrs Since Magellan‘s Arrival in the Philippines

500 Yrs Since Magellan's Arrival in the Philippines cancel

500 Yrs Since Magellan's Arrival in the Philippines stamp two 500 Yrs Since Magellan's Arrival in the Philippines stamp one 

500 Yrs Since Magellan's Arrival in the Philippines souvenir sheet 

500 Yrs Since Magellan's Arrival in the Philippines FDC with 2 stamps500 Yrs Since Magellan's Arrival in the Philippines FDC with souvenir sheet 

500 Yrs Since Magellan's Arrival in the Philippines info cover 500 Yrs Since Magellan's Arrival in the Philippines inside info folder 

2 stamps, 1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel, info bulletin

Designer: Folk Design

Release date: July 19, 2021


440 Years of the Battle of Salga

440 Years of the Battle of Salga 440 Years of the Battle of Salga 440 Years of the Battle of Salga 

440 Years of the Battle of Salga 

440 Years of the Battle of Salga 440 Years of the Battle of Salga 

440 Years of the Battle of Salga 440 Years of the Battle of Salga 440 Years of the Battle of Salga

440 Years of the Battle of Salga 440 Years of the Battle of Salga

3 stamps, 1 stamp on souvenir sheet, 2 FDCs, cancel, 3 maxis, presentation folder 

Designer: Jorge Macedo

Release date: July 25, 2021


August

Archbishops of Braga 
4th in series

Archbishops of Braga cancel 

Archbishops of Braga Archbishops of Braga stamp three Archbishops of Braga stamp two 

minisheet

Archbishops of Braga minisheet 

FDCs

Archbishops of Braga FDC with 3 stamps Archbishops of Braga FDC with mini sheet 

info sheet

Archbishops of Braga info folder Archbishops of Braga info folder inside

3 stamps, minisheet, 2 FDCs, cancel, info sheet

  • João Peculiar (1138-1175)
  • Henry, Prince and Cardinal King (1533-1540) 
  • Eurico Dias Nogueira (1977-1999)

 Designer: Atelier Design&etc

Release date: Aug. 20, 2021


Decade of the United Nations Ocean Sciences

Decade of the United Nations Ocean Sciences cancel 

Decade of the United Nations Ocean Sciences Decade of the United Nations Ocean Sciences 2

Decade of the United Nations Ocean Sciences fdc

Designer: João Machado

Release date: Aug. 26, 2021


September

European Year of Rail Transport

European Year of Rail Transport Series Tagarko European Year of Rail Transport Series medway European Year of Rail Transport Series Fertaugus European Year of Rail Transport Series Electric triple 

European Year of Rail Transport Series souvenir sheet 

European Transport Year FDC European Transport Year FDC souvenir sheet 

European Transport Year folder European Transport Year folder inside

4 stamps, 1 souvenir sheet, 2 FDCs, cancel, folder

  • UNIT: Series 2240 Electric Triple
  • UQE 3500: Fertagus 
  • Locomotive 4700: Medway
  • Vossloh 6000: Takargo
  • GIL – Gare do Oriente (Souvenir sheet)

Designer: AF Atelier

Release date: Sept. 21, 2021


World Figures of History and Culture Series

World Figures of History and Culture Series cancel 

World Figures of History and Culture Series Portugal 2021 Jean de la Fontain World Figures of History and Culture Series Proust Portugal 2021

2 stamps, cancel

Designer: Atelier Design&etc / Hélder Soares

Release date: Sept. 30, 2021


October

5 Centuries of Portuguese Presence Southern Seas

5 Centuries Portuguese Presence FDC cancel 

João da Nova 5 centuries of stamp João da Nova 5 centuries of  

5 Centuries Portuguese Presence FDC

5 Centuries Portuguese Presence folder  Stamps 5 Centuries Portuguese Presence folder  Stamps 5 Centuries Portuguese Presence inside folder

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, folder

Designer: LuÍs Taklim

Release date: October 11, 2021


Seara Nova – 100 Years of Action and Critical Thinking

Seara Nova cancel 

Seara Nova Series - 100 Years stamp Seara Nova Series - 100 Years stamp two 

Seara Nova Series - 100 Years FDC 

Seara Nova Series - 100 Years folder cover Seara Nova Series - 100 Years inside folder

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, folder

Ideas and Culture Magazines (slhi.pt)

Here’s a short video flashing various covers used over the years.

Designer: AF Atelier  

Release date: October 15, 2021


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