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Andorra 2021 stamps (Fr)

Written by catpaw

June 13, 2021

Researching the Andorra 2021 stamps (Fr) was an easy task. La Posta offers useful details, including photographers/artists/designers. I wish more post offices were as diligent as France’s La Posta is. They promote their artists and really push quality information out with each stamp.  

Andorra (Fr) stamps offers a bit of history and nature for 2021. The March 20 Prisunic stamp is a great example of Andorran artistry. Judit Gaset Flinch’s styling is described as “[intermingling] several styles for this visual, A figurative interpretation of the building, and a more allegorical background landscape, consisting of an entanglement of the letters PRISUNI and C, These same letters illustrate the outline of the leaf.” (La Posta)

Prisunic

It’s a strong, visual that makes the stamp a standout. In the past, I gravitated towards older stamps with what could be considered a traditional design from the pre-1940s era. Since starting this project, I’ve discovered I enjoy a much more modern interpretation of events and structures. I’ve been a bit surprised by this. If you had asked me what I think about this stamp 30 years ago, I’d have turned my nose up at it because I had blinders on about what makes a good stamp design. The new generation of designers are more challenging, offering me a chance to linger over the stamps. I blow them up super sized and slowly scroll around each one. I think this is why I loved this stamp. Don’t ask me to explain more. I’m not sure why my tastes have altered so much. But I suspect it has to do with the passage of time. My brain enjoys being challenged more now than it did in my youth. Judit Gaset Flinch is now top of my list of artists to explore. 

Not much more to say about Andorra, except, don’t forget to check out the Andorra (Sp) collection A completely different design sense is on parade here. I’ll be pottering around with this page, adding bits and pieces of information about the topics and artists over time.  

I couldn’t find any mention of cancels or FDCs for Andorra. If you have any information about availability I’d appreciate it if you dropped a comment below. 

Note: All stamp images the property of © La Poste

Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021 – January

Collada Beixalis
2nd in Landscapes and Mountain Passes series

Collada Beixalis  Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021

1 stamp

Designer/Photographer: Joan Mane Zamora
Zamora is an Andorran based artist and photographer

Release date: January 4, 2021  


March

Homenatge – Covid-19

 Homenatge - Covid-19 single stamp Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021 Homenatge - Covid-19 sheet of 15 stamps

1 stamp, sheet of 15

Designer: Klapp

Release date: March 1, 2021


Prisunic

Prisunic Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021

“Prisunic was a French chain of department stores and local commerce, created in the 1930s and associated with the “Printemps de Paris” store.” La Poste

Designer: Judit Gaset Flinch
Gaset Flinch is an Andorrean artist/sculptor who works in a variety of mediums. Check out this short video that from 2012 that looked at her pieces from an exhibit titled “Espectare”

Release date: March 20, 2021


Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021 April

Bailen guai

Bailen guai Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021

1 stamp

The bailen guai is a lightweight childrens’ motorcross bike. 

Designer: Ségolène Carron
Carron is a Paris based artist and designer. She was the designer for the 2015 Saint-Gobain stamp. If you head over to her website, she has a page devoted to the stamp and the design behind it. 

Release date:  April 24, 2021


May

Europa – Endangered Species

Trumpet rat (Galemys pyrenaicus)  Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021 Trumpet rat (Galemys pyrenaicus) 

1 stamp, sheet of 15

Trumpet rat (Galemys pyrenaicus) 

Designer: Pere Moles 

Release Date: May 15, 2021 

You can see all the Europa 2021 stamps here. 


Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021 June

First French masters – Mademoiselle Huguet

First French masters - Mademoiselle Huguet Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021 First French masters - Mademoiselle Huguet Andorra (Fr) stamps for 2021

1 stamp, sheet of 15

Designer:  Enric Cardús
Layout & sheet: Stéphanie Ghinéa

Release date: June 5, 2021 


Napoleon 

Napoleon Andorra (Fr)

1 stamp, sheets of 10

Designer/engraver: Louis Genty

Release date: June 21, 2021


July

Tour de France

Tour de France

1 stamp

Designer: Jordi Casamajor 

Release date: July 15, 2021


Estany Cabana Sorda

Estany Cabana Sorda

Estany Cabana Sorda

1 stamp, sheet of 10 

Designer: Montserrat Altimiras 

Release date: July 24, 2021


August

Archaeological remains – Santa Eulàlia d’Encamp

1 stamp, souvenir sheet of 9

Santa Eulàlia d’Encamp (museus.ad)

Designer: Eve Luquet 

Release date: Aug. 9, 2021


September

Estrena Himne Andorra

Estrena Himne Andorra single stamp

Estrena Himne Andorra sheet of stamps

1 stamp, sheet of 15

Designer:  RIBÓ Francesc

Release date: Sept. 7, 2021


Manuel Mas

Manuel Mas Manuel Mas

1 stamp, sheet of 151

… Deputy Secretary of the Episcopal Mayor from 1973 to 1974, then Secretary General of the General Council from 1975 to 1980, Secretary General of the Government of Andorra from 1981 to 1983, Advocate General from 1994 to 1995, Minister of International Relations from 1995 to 1997, and until his death, Ambassador of Andorra to the Holy See (the first) from 1998 and of Ireland (from 1999). He laid the foundations for Andorra’s diplomatic lines by consolidating ties with France, Spain and the Holy See and worked for Andorra to become a member of international organizations such as the World Health Organization.

Designer: Angel Calvente
Calvente is an Andorrean painter and sculptor. Angel Calvente

Release date: Sept. 25, 2021


October

Judit Gaset

Judit Gaset 

Judit Gaset

1 stamp, sheet of 9

Judit Gaset | (taranmanaartgallery.com)

Artist: Judit Gaset Flinch
Designer: Stéphanie Ghinéa

Release date: October 16, 2021


November

Christmas Angel

Andorre - Angel 

Andorre - Angel sheet

1 stamp, sheet of 15

Artwork taken from Mestre Çanou’s 1606 canopy.

Designer: Àlex Tena and Stéphanie Ghinéa

Release date: November 8, 2021


Verne – Alnus glutinosa

Stamp Andorra - Vern 

Stamp Andorra - Vern sheet 

1 stamp, sheet of 12

Artist/engraver: André Lavergne
Designer: Stéphanie Ghinéa

Release date: November 8, 2021


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