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.