Saturday, September 28, 2019

2019 - Continuing:

10-2019  Artistic Dance in Serbia:

To be fair, one good design for booklet pane of 4.
Artistic Dance, we usually call it Ballet, for small country as Serbia is important part of culture and cultural life, so it is very good way to promote it also by Philately.
This issue was released on April 23, with four stamps in set.
This time, Serbian Post decided to celebrate 4 female dancers, that made Serbian ballet great:
Maga Magazinovic (1882-1968),
Smiljana Mandukic (1907-1992),
Jovanka Blagojevic (1931-2015),
and Dusanka Sifnios (1933-2016).

Set is in very favorable, I can say, low face value of under two US$, little bit more You will need for booklet pane with cover, but still under three US$.

11-2019 EUROPA - National Birds:

As usually at this time of year, EUROPA issue come to the light. This year, they chose to made topic under "National Birds", where all countries made design according birds that resides in specific country. 
Serbia have it with design of two birds:

Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), and Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides).
I really don't know if this birds can be put as "symbol" of country Serbia, but if they chose it, so, let it be!
Market have it at the date of May 9, Spring in full swing!
Two stamps in set, printed in sheet of 8 stamps and gutter in middle, so You will need little bit more money, if You wish all option of this set, as small sheet, or just set with left, right, up or down gutter attached to set. As face value are somewhere around one and half US$, be prepared to pay premium to stamp shop. If You decided to purchase this set directly from Serbian Post, be very careful, as it can take time and additional charges.

12-2019 Museum Exhibit:

17 May, 2019 mark this issue, and made to celebrate 175 years of the National Museum in Belgrade, Serbia. Two stamps in set, design that we know from the time of Yugoslavia.
Two work shown on stamp:

Simeon Roksandic - The Boy Plucking the Thorn, and 
Auguste Renoir - Bather.

Probably You will need more than expected to pay for this two stamps issue, as it is near two US$ in shop, and follow also FDC, CM and sheet of 8 stamps with gutter on middle.

13-2019 - 800 years of Autocephaly of the Serbian Church:

Yes, very important for Serbia and Orthodox Church, as this 800 years are not something that didn't made history, it is period, that many-many countries on the planet don't have. I can say, that MOST of today "independent" countries, even didn't exist.
Printed at June 13, 2019, with design, my personal opinion, actually ruined this highly important date.
On stamp we can see Zica monastery, St. Sava detail from fresco in Milesheva monastery. 
Artist decided to put this "bird view" of monastery together with fresco, so "eye" effect is "full" of forest surrounding monastery at first.
As is, is. face value of m/s is under one US$, so it is very affordable for collectors of "Religion" as topic.

14-2019 Science in Serbia:

Issued on July 10, 2019, two stamps in set, with important scientist on it!
Svetolik Stevanovic and Auripigment mineral,
Jelenko Mihailovic and Mainka Seismograph.

Design is just fine, and can be put in few topic in Philately.
Sheet of ten stamp format with salvage, good addition to every collection!
Face value, again, under one US$ per set of two.

15-2019 Ljubichevo Equestrian Games:

It is not exactly equestrian games, as we know it from TV, but something like local horse game, but very nice to see it on postage stamp.
Aug. 15, 2019, one stamp, very low face value of less than 0.30 US$.

16-2019 European Nature Protection:

I still don't understand, what is need to made this issues every year, as it didn't help to anyone, and for sure, not to nature!
With poor design, hardly that someone will notice it, also higher than usual face value of little bit more than one US$ per two stamps!
Aug. 20, 2019 issued.

17-2019 Tourism in Serbia:

Issued Aug. 21, 2019, one stamp in, again "confusing" design!
So, they "escaped" from total failure with one FDC and CM, which are much-much better designed!
Single stamp, very low face value, but FDC and CM will take premium.

18-2019 Serbia - Turkey Diplomatic Relations:

Holly Spirit, Turk is coming!
(as other countries "cry" - Russian is coming)
140 years in contact, a lot of Serbian people killed by Turk, from Ottoman Empire time till today (backing Bosnia separation from Yugoslavia, Kosovo separation from Serbia), and still Serbian gov't keep diplomatic ties with Turk.
Strange? Yes, but what we can do! (Serbian will tell).

One very nice design, clearly showing national flag and carpet design.
Single stamp, with low face value under one US$.
Printed in sheet of 8 and one gutter on middle.

Postage Due #1-2019:

This time, three small format stamp made with:

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943),
Milutin Milankovic (1879-1958),
Children security on Internet.

All are very low face value of few cents, but no dealer will keep it in stock, and who have, will not sell it less than one US$ per sample.