Here we will start with few new issue recently printed, and start with this, let's say, "normal" issue. It come in occasion of 70 year of Saint Sava Temple, on Vrachar (Vracar), Belgrade, Serbia. One single stamp like usually, face value of 0.31 US$, nothing that will attract collectors, but FDC is made well. Issued on May 9, 2009.
12-2009 European Nature Protection:
Continuing with this series, every year, I personally don't like it, because this is mostly draving of nature around Serbia, but just draving, with poor artist expression, that don't present beauty of Serbian places - on this set, two value, is presented Uvac river and Pcinja valley, one of few untouched places that is worth to visit. This two stamp, face value of 0.97 US$ - will worth more in Michel catalogue, and sheetlet of 8 set with tab on middle have another problem for collectors of Monastery topic. Issued on May 20, 2009.
13-2009 The battle on Chegar (Cegar):
I don't know why Serbian Post have this kind of artistic expression on stamp?! See which kind of it is! One small dimension of stamp, with painting of battle, that is IMPOSSIBLE to put it in visible manner on the small paper! This issue degraded one nice "way" that Serbia have in stamp design. two stamp in set, face value of 0.97 US$, good for collectors that collect cheap stamp. But, from history point, it have an significance for Serbian - this battle made one great history and give Serbian vision to the future of liberalization and freedom from Ottoman Empire. Issued on May 29, 2009.
14-2009 Serbian Classical Musicians:
Hardly that someone will recognized any of them, because in Yugoslavia they didn't care about advertisement and show, they focused on quality, here come issue of 8 stamps/persons that leave one great work in music history. Ljubica Maric, Vasilije Mokranjac, Kornelije Stankovic, Josif Marinkovic, Miloje Milojevic, Mihovil Logar, Petar Konjovic and Stevan Hristic made it on stamp. Design is in classical manner, thinking to made it "black and white" - with nice yellowish background - thinking nice. Face value are same for each stamp, but together will have it on 2.51 US$ - that is not too much. Issued on May 29, 2009.
15-2009 Studenica Monastery Icon:
Here we come across one significant issue, design is not so big "class" like some previous issue with "Icon" topic, printed in ZIN Printing plant, that is little shifting from Forum Printing plant - but, occasion are great! It is 800 year of painting in Studenica Monastery - great 800 year!!!! Small Serbia, that suffered lot in history, with all great and not-so-great power in globe wishing to erase Serbian country, and they stay JUST with monastery painting for 800 year! Show me other countries that have this great achievement, this great history. I'm sorry to see just one stamp in set, but let it be. Face value standard 0.31 US$. Issued on June 8, 2009.
16-2009 Science and Scientist:
Important topic, that Serbia join other countries with this issue - and start with Charles Darwin, Pierre Curie, Dimitrije Putnikovic and Pavle Savic. For first two, I believe that every one know them, and nothing to talk about, they are well know for our civilization, but let's talk about other two - local, Serbian scientist. Pavle Savic - physicst, chemist, that have work with I. J. Curie on atomics experiments. Second is Dimitrije Putnikovic - teacher and pedagogue, that work mostly in "children's" sphere of education. Nice issue that mark Serbian history. Set of 4 stamp, with good design on FDC, stamp alone can be much better done - but, like is will satisfy collectors. face value is standard of 1.94 US$, but sheetlet of 10 stamp will need much more than just face value. Keep it in Your possession if You can - because Michel catalogue will value it much-much more than triple face value - also quantity are less than satisfactory - 28 000 set!!!! How much it is in sheetlet of 10? Just 2800 - not enough, but will have good catalogue value. Issued on June 22, 2009.
Postage Due 3-2009:
Here I will be very short, one stamp go for Red Cross, one for church S. Sava on Vrachar (Belgrade) and one - that will be hard to put in postage due, is for King Aleksandar Ist Karadjordjevic. I don't think that any country in this world, downgraded king with one small dimension stamp! All three stamp have face value of just 0.31 US$, Issued - I still don't have exact date!