16-2008 is for 125 year in First telephone in Serbia! 125 years - not short time - isn't? Great achievement - and so poor design. First phone line are introduced JUST EIGHT AFTER invention of phone, it is really best for so poor country! And it thanks for Panta Mihailovich who made it live. On stamp is one combination of portrait of Panta and building in Belgrade where is first phone installed. First Day Cover design made it better visible and all collectors who collect "phone", "architecture" will like it. Stamp are issued on Oct. 24, 2008, face value are still low - 46.00 Serbian dinar - around 0.50 US$ - but dealer will ask 1.00 $ for single and 2.00$ for FDC that are still affordable for any one who collect it.
17-2008 is for "Children's Costume" - one really nice issue - nice in all aspect!!!! Design, format, colors - all are synchronized in well manner and taste. For Serbia Post, this format is not new, what is new that they now use 9 stamp and one tab, that made collectors little bit "angry" because one more combination are added to existing issue (single with tab), and one sheetlet (kleinbogen) of 9+1 will for sure rise expenses of every serious collector, but this issue deserve it.
On stamp are two kind of costume - one from Sumadija Region and second from Kumodraz region, it is two different kind of costome, well created and full of color palette. First Day Cover are really art work - see this scan, something great!
date of issue is Nov 11, 2008, face value little over 1.00 euro - but try to obtain it by this prices - no way! Set are selling for 2.00, FDC for 3.00 and sheetlet of 9+1 tab will ask full 30.00 euro at glance.