Saturday, February 09, 2019

2018 continue II:

13-2018 "World Champ Football":

As we know, this World Cup was held in Russia, despite many obstacles it was one real show of sport and organization was just perfect!
Serbia, made this postage stamp in "nice" way. I can say just "nice" because artist have some "new way" idea in making design. Composing Russian achievement in cosmos with football competition is little bit challenge, so, design come in just "nice" way!
Two stamps in set and one miniature sheet come to the market on June 14, 2018, with face value in very affordable scale. 5.13 US$ per set and m/s is really low as can be.





14-2018 "Children's Stamp" - Baby Zoo:

This issues come in every year, and this is one that will, probably, continue in the future, even that I don't like it, because here we have clear intention just to take some money, for product, that we really don't need. "Children's Stamp" in name, hardly that Serbia children will benefit from this!
On postage stamps, four in set, we can see "children's" of animal in Belgrade Zoo, wolf, goat, mare and swan. Set of four have lowest possible face value, and on market will be available around 1.70-1.90 US$. On market arrived on June 19, 2018.



15-2018 "Science":

What we have here, are portrait of scientist that are important for Serbia and world. Four stamps in set, set that is well designed in booklet format.
Persons on stamp are: Stevan Boskovic (1868-1957), Mihailo Petrovic Alas (1868-1943), Antal Koch (1843-1927) and Vladimir D. Laskarev (1868-1954).
Booklet come to the market on July 10, 2018, and on market, You will find it for around 4.76 US$.




16-2018 "Tourism":

really nice issue, tourism and nature shown from Kopaonik Nature Reserve, with typical Serbian house on it. Design well made and face value minimum, but market will ask for around half dollar per this single stamp. CM are worth to have.




17-2018 "Ljubichevo Game":

Again one "modern" design, for stamp that are here, just to remember this Ljubichevo region and game that are held there every year.
Nice for collectors of HORSE on stamp, but nothing more than that!
One stamp alone, minimal value, and hardly that it will reach some market value more than dollar per stamp.
On market at Aug. 31, 2018.


18-2018 "Monastery and Fresque":

This one issue are really art! very balanced design,color composition just perfect, and celebrating 600 years of Monastery Manasija! Yes, You see it correct, it is 600 (six hundreds) years back, when Serbian people made this monastery, today named Manasija, and also Resava Monastery. Endowment of Despot Stefan Lazarevic (Serbian ruler), the son of Duke Lazar and Duchess Milica, the knight of the Order of the Dragon. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Dragon).
Issued on Sept. 14, 2018, single stamp that is worth to have.
Minimal face value for stamps, but on market will be somewhere on half dollar, and for FDC and CM You will need to prepare more than 6.00 US$.



19-2018 "Joint Issue Serbia-India":

Great 70 years pass in this contact between Serbia and India, and design go for two great scientist, I can say, mostly important scientist for human race! It is Nikola Tesla, and Swami Vivekananda.
Design just perfect, and printing sheet composition even better made.
On market come at Sept. 15, 2018, with affordable face value. How much it will cost on market I really don't know, but I'm sure, not less than 2.50 US$ per set of 2, and if You wish also sheetlet format with gutter on middle, You will need very high of some 35.00 US$ per sheetlet!


20-2018 "Joy of Europe":

For me, it is strange that Serbia continue with this topic, to celebrating Children's Week, with happening that give importance to our children and education.
So, shortly: single stamp, "middle" face value, no significance on Philatelic market.
Issued on Sept. 28, 2018.



21-2018 "Stamp Day":

I will suggest, to Serbian Post, to stop with this issues, and if to continue, to continue just once in 5 year period, because we see that all idea for design are gone. This time we see in design radiogram, and team that operate it (on FDC), but overall design are lost!
On market Oct. 2, 2018, minimal face value, hardly that will reach half dollar on market!


22-2018 "Christmas":

Here we have two stamps in set, as usually, design from religion, fresque from Sopocany Monastery, which come back to 13th century!
When I thinking little bit about this fact as 13th century monastery, or 600-700 years back, that SERBIAN people made, and build, I come to conclusion  that it is one very-very old CIVILIZATION in question, it is not some "new" Republics for "new" nationality (to mention, that "new" can be applied" for all less than 80 years existence) - civilization, that, from history, all west powers wanted to destroy. Ottomans, West, and sometime east just attack this very advanced CIVILIZATION, that left behind many "educated" countries.
Two stamp in set, Oct. 10, 2018, well made. Keep it in Your collection, it is worth this 2.36 US$ on market, for set!



Saturday, January 05, 2019

2018 continue:

8-2018 "Serbian Dictionary":

Here we come with one very important issue for Serbia and history worldwide, as it is talking of 200 years of Serbian dictionary. 
Lot of countries even don't have this life spam, and many even didn't exist before this time.
Can You count me how much countries have this 200 years in existence?
Not many - isn't?
And Serbia, as it is small today, and as all big power wish to see this small Serbia even smaller, have just dictionary made before 200 years.
Yes, it was made by great person - Vuk Stefamovic Karadzic.



Not something in "big" design, or some kind of masterpiece, but one very balanced design, with low face value  (0.22 US$) for single stamp, little bit more for FDC and this sheet of 9 stamps with gutter on middle.

9-2018 "EUROPA  - Bridges":

Very popular issue in all Europe, and this year it come with "Bridges" on topic. Serbia made choice and show us this two beautiful architectural work. It is two new projects, that was made after "big powers" total destruction of bridges around Serbia in last conflict. As Serbian know, and as they are still strong in mind, two bridges are built with great perfection and art!
One is named "Gazelle" (in Belgrade), and second is "Zezeljev" bridge in Novi Sad, combined road and railway bridge, which was originally build in 1961 and demolished by NATO bombing in 1999 (reason for demolition - ask in NATO).



Issued in two stamps in set, with little bit high face value of 1.60 US$ per set, but, You will need little bit more to pay from any supplier. Sheet of 8 and one gutter on middle.

10-2018 "Postal Museum":

One really nice set, showing us items from past, that was used in post offices. perfect design, perfect sheet composition, perfect color choice!
This Post Museum have great 95 year of existence, with all kind of items stored and preserved as time go on.
On this set of 4 stamps we see: postal carriage (made by Carrozzeria Italiana Cesare Sala, Milan, Italy), Inductive headset (Ericsson), Personal telephone of King Peter I Karadjordjevic and Inductive switchboard and Hughes Telegraph device.
On gutter between two stamps we have other items shown from post history.
One of really nice items to have in collection.



Four stamps in set, with 1.80 US$ face value, but "problematic" is this sheet composition, where You have five set (strip format), with five different gutters between two stamps, so if You will wish to have all option than You will need this sheet of five sets, which will cost You little bit more than You expected.

11-2018 "Art - Writers":

Personally, I don't like this design, even as it is talking about "Art" (we, simple people, when hear ART, we have picture of some painting, sculpture, murals.... for sure, not writers), showing us portrait of well know writers in Serbia and worldwide.
Here we have set of six stamp, which will inform us about:
Ivan Sergeyevich Tutgenev
Kosta Trifkovic
Maksim Gorky
Aleksa Santic
Milosh Crnjanski
and 
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn



As mentioned, six stamps in set, booklet format, higher face value of 2.80 US$, and two FDC.

12-2018 "European Nature Protection":

Every year this issue are coming to the market, which I really don't like, not because it don't have significance, but because this stamps are more better suited for "Tourism" section and not (as it don't have nothing in connection with actual protection of nature), in "European" frame.
Two stamps in set, showing us beauty of Serbian nature: Waterfalls of Sopotnica and Cerje cave.



From design and work of artist, hardly that You will feel real beauty of this two spot in Serbia, as it is made by artist in little bit "naive" way, but, probably, this stamps will made "click" in Your head, and will result in real sight by yourself.
Two stamps with "middle" face value of 1.70 US$ per set.




Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 year first quart issues:

First quart of 2018 year come with few nice issues, under topic of:
Judaica, Fauna-Fish, Winter Olympic, Building-Architecture, Theater...

What to say, it is still in nice design, small quantity printed and affordable face value.

From all issues, I can just say, that FAUNA-Fish issue, I think that it can be made much better in design, but CITY issue, even that is it "medium" size format, is little bit "full" of details.
Good is that Carte Maximum was made just perfect,
as topic JUDAICA come to the full light as there are Great Synagogue (famous building) shown.

So, if You collect this topics, go after it!



1-2018 "Serbian Technician Society":



Issued on Feb. 2, 2018. Single stamp.



2-2018 "Winter Olympic":




Feb. 9, 2018, set of two values, but very affordable face value.

3-2018 "Lunar New Year - Dog":



Feb. 14, 2018, set of two values.

4-2018 "Easter":



March 1, 2018, set of two values.

5-2018 "National Theater 150 years":




March 12, 2018, single stamp. One nice design and Carte Maximum even better.

6-2018 "Fauna-Fish":



March 30, 2018, set of two values, sheet of 5 sets with different design, and format of sheet little bit changed from standard issued till now, as before, there was gutter between vertically as full picture. Now they decided to put tabs in low row horizontally as full picture.

7-2018 "Cities of Serbia":





One really good design, with two stamps. Subotica and Kragujevac city shown.
This issue come also as "Judaica" topical because on Subotica stamp, there are shown Grand Synagogue. Carte Maximum show in in really good way!

2018 Standard Issue of:


Set of 8 postage stamps, in small format, with various persons of Serbian history.

Friday, December 22, 2017

2017 End of the year:

Serbia: ...end of 2017 year, with few very interesting Topical.

Stamps that go to:
Art, Fauna, Religion, Icons, ZOO, Horses.... shortly, for everybody - something!
Still very affordable prices in face value, low quantity printed, little or non-exist in really postally used condition, and CTO just "on request".

I think, that only Serbia made it (exit on market) by "clever" way, with small quantity printed (very balanced with subscription quantity and market need).

Croatia made great mistake with AFINSA scandal, Slovenia go on market with "tons" of CTO material, Macedonia have it very wrong with "authorized dealer", Montenegro go badly with foreign dealer and design, Bosnia have it "hard time" with three separated postal entity (Sarajevo, Mostar, Banja Luka = Bosnia and Herzegovina, Herzeg Bosna, Republika Srpska), and Serbian Autonomy of Kosovo go totally "out of order" when they decide to print postage stamps but not under cover from UN (under independent name, no UPU member).

But, in the end - we can say - Happy Collecting!

14-2017 "Museum Exhibition":



Really good issue, with local artist included, May 19, 2017, set of 4 value and gutter on middle. Little bit complicated to collect, as there are five set in sheet, all with different gutter. But face value are affordable, and market will be not more than 3.00-3.50 US$ per set!

15-2017 "Nature Protection":



As usually, Nature Protection come out on market in set of two values, with nice design that include one DUCK! Birds, nature, Water.... all are here. Jun 1, 2017 and again affordable face value.

16-2017 "180 years of GB and Serbia":


It is very interesting issue, that, actually, give us information how much years go, and Serbia have an connection with GB. History say very negative fact about this connection, but 180 and still going is good point to made this postage stamps. June 5, 2017 on market, single stamp.

17-2017 "Air Serbia":


Here we have it! 90 years and Air Serbia still work!
yes, under different names between this period, when still in Yugoslavia it was Yugoslavian Air Transport (JAT),  on the day of establishing it was called AD Aeroput (1927), and till now, under name Air Serbia. 
Say what You want, I like this logo, and design in particular.
August 21, 2017, single stamp.

18-2017 "Ljubicevo Equestrian":



It is not Olympic, but "local" Equestrian games in Ljubicevo. Serbian tradition in horse and sport are long and with tradition, so this happening deserve postage stamp!
September 1, 2017, single stamp.

19-2017 "Joy of Europe":



Good cause that come to life every year, with children evenings on focus.
As usually it is also children drawings shown on postage stamps.
Single stamp, with very complicated sheet composition of 8 stamps and 7 tabs or gutter (how You like to call it), so show me one person that will have all option from sheet in collection.
I think, that it "miss the point" in deciding to made it in this composition!
September 29, 2017, single value.

20-2017 "Icon - King of Serbia The First":


Huh, You know!
Show me country, that have King, 800 year ago!
This is exactly that, about what this issue is talking!
Named after King Stefan Prvovencani, the first-crowned King of Serbia (cca.1165-1228).
Someone want to say that Serbia 'backward state"?
I don't think so!
October 6, 2017, single value with design from Studenica Monastery.

21-2017 "Stamp Day":


Not too much to talk, as this single value teach about postage stamps in Serbia, history...
This time with IRC shown on it, with low face value, October 9, 2017 hit the market!

22-2017 "Christmas":


Another one in Serbian tradition, Christmas that we all celebrate in own way!
So, stamps is just showing us all element from Christmas Table in Serbian family!
FDC much better give picture to me, than stamp alone!
October 2, 2017 on market, set of two stamps.

23-2017 "Art":



Here we have one issue, that come on market just in booklet format. Little bit strange, as I know, that Serbia have it in sheet of 10 or 8+1 tab, but, I have just this information about booklet.
Interesting, that we have here set of six stamps, all showing us "local" important persons that made Serbia known in the world. Obviously, Ivo Andric (1892-1975) is included in this set!
Photographer, painter, poet, lyrics, Nobel Prize winner, educator and architect are shown here!
November 1, 2017, set of six stamps.

24-2017 "Children's Stamps":



Really "Children's Stamps"? Or probably someone mixed it with Belgrade ZOO?
I don't know, but here we have it with Fauna on. 
Not bad made, to be fair, and nice item to be included in collection. 
November 9, 2017.

2-2017 "Postage Due":


Next one single stamp, reprint of previously issued one, design of part from Serbian National costumes.