Monday, August 26, 2013

8-2013 and continue

8-2013 "Nature Protection":

To be fair, this time, Serbian Post made it low! This issue (and probably all next 4), quality and "style" of design come back to low quality work done by people who are involved in deciding and design of postage stamp in this country.
Probably it is wave of political influence? To reinstall "old" connected artist in this field? I don't know, but we see it in this issue, where design go to the point of, say, some low-budget USA Science Fiction movie!
If not FDC that have one "middle" quality art work, I will say for this issue, total collapse!
But as is, issue come out on May 13, 2013, two stamp in set, with face value running little bit over $ (1.12 US$). Good to include it to the "Cave" topic, and it is all. You will be able, to buy it from any local dealer near or at, face value I think.

9-2013 "Actors":

It is same design over and over, it start to be boring in the end, and design is so - say, "without taste", we see that is missing simple imagination in this work. Nothing that will attract collectors that will run after this issue - no, sorry, can not pass even to the "fundamental school" home work.
Like before, again, issue come on 8 stamp and gutter on middle. On market at May 24, 2013. Face value of full set is not low (taking in account that salary in serbia are near same like in China), it is 2.10 US$ per set, think that people will buy?

10-2013 "Cuba - Serbia diplomatic ties":

Issued on May 29, 2013, to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic ties. Here we see some improvement in design of Mr Vlahovic who made some effort to show us some elements of this diplomatic ties between two republics, with showing us flags of both countries, and parliament building in both capital. Close exam, made me little "point finger on my head" and ask, "Why sky over Cuba building is bright, and sky over Serbian building come to 'before rain' situation"? Some intrigue? Conspiracy? Message? 
Single stamp, issued, face value little over half $ (0.55 US$), overall nice issue, that can be put in few topic slike "Flags", "Capitals", "Buildings" - in principle - not bad to have it.

11-2013 "Orchids":

If someone will say "Wow" - I will calm him down! Far from design that "Orchids" deserve! We can not compare it with countries that are "native to orchids" and know how to made stamp look great and sell great, but little element, that make Orchids Orchids must be! And in this issue we are missing this small precise elements! Really sorry - but it is that!
Issue come on June 14, 2013, in printing sheet of 5 set with gutter on middle, with "old" combination, that you will need to buy full sheet if You want to have this gutter in one picture! Four stamp in set, with face value of 2.00 US$ - not low, but if You take in account that You want full sheet - it come high, and local supplier will take additional 20-30% over face value, which will lead You to some 14.00 to 16.00 US$ from dealer in Serbia. Yes, You will pay postage fee, payment fee, but in the end, not too expensive for sheet of 5.

Postage Due 2-2013 "Red Cross":

Typical issue of "Red Cross" that we know from this country, no new design - probably someone there thinks that no need for it!
Hardly that local dealer will sell it less than 1.00 US$ per stamp, but try and You will see.