Saturday, March 11, 2023

2022 till end:

If something I don't like, it is 53 issues per year, for one small country as Serbia!

Nothing I can say that go "good", but "other" side thinks different!

So, let's continue this year with number:

30-2022 "Serbia-Italy":

They make this issue for 100 years of MONZA racing field, with one m/s and design of old racing car. Something that will attract collectors I don't see, and face value of 1.00 $ can help something but not really that will boost sale.


single stamp in m/s

31-2022 "100 years Theater AKUD":

Theater is important for country, and if it have 100 years, that say a lot!
Single stamp, half dollar face value, design "as usual"!

32-2022 "Serbia-Azerbaijan":

25 years of relationship, (quarter of time from previous issue - what is life!), one stamp in m/s, one better design showing us architecture in both capital city.
Face value, again, affordable, one dollar per m/s, but shortage on market will be, because it is printed in very small quantity. M/S is numbered, and probability that You will need to pay double face value exist!


33-2022 "Serbia-Portugal":

140 years of diplomatic ties, something that is really important in history of Serbia, and design of this m/s is also good one, not as one previous, but not far behind. What is interesting, is that Serbia is still (in some way, nostalgic for Yugoslavia), keeping "updated" memory for persons who help in good relationship between two countries, so here we have shown Ivo Andric (1892-1975) and Jose Saramago (1922-2010). 

Again, m/s with one stamp, face value of one $.


34-2022 "Serbia-Iran":

Continuing with m/s with two stamps, 85 years of diplomatic ties, and again good design of m/s.

30/09/2022, face value of around two $! Worth? I think, yes!

35-2022 "Joy of Europe":

My opinion is that they need to stop with this topic. Yes, it have tradition, years back in Yugoslavia it was popular for World Children's Day, but today, with modern time running around, design they use is not so attractive. Probably, I'm not correct, I really don't know.

01/10/2022, single stamp of one $ face value, but sheet is very complicated for person who try to complete collection of used Serbia.

36-2022 "L. Tolstoy":

Oh, this issue at this time of all kind anti-Russian propaganda and effort of "west" to erase all of Russian "items" from books, places, streets! Some kind of Serbian "revolt" against this way of forming our future!

I can say just that design can be much better for this important topic, as Tolstoy is one of MUST be in even, fundamental school education, but still not bad design!

Two stamps in set, portrait of L. Tolstoy and Anna Karenina!

Little bit higher face value, sheet composition of 8 stamps will take from You some 20.00 US$ from dealer, but it is worth to have it!

06/10/2022, two stamps in set.

37-2022 "World Post Day":

According design, I was sure, it is something related to Ecology and out "Mother Earth", so can not say it is even "nice" design!

07/10/2022, one stamp in set.

38-2022 "Museum Exhibit":

Good one issue, three stamps in set, sheet composition of 10 stamps, celebrating 75 years of founding of Museum of Voivodina! 

14/10/2022, 1.63 US$ from dealer per set of 3.

39-2022 "Serbia-Denmark":

Back to diplomatic ties topic, and I see that 2022 year is full of it!

This time it is with Denmark, 105 years connected!

One big format stamps, $ face value, 19/10/2022.

40-2022 "Serbia-Angola":

This one issue come for 100 years of birth of Agostinho Neto!

FDC is just PERFECT in design, and probably, this issue will be fast sold out from market, as one m/s with one stamp, but design of m/s include some fauna topic, portrait of late Angola leader which well fit in m/s format. Keep an eye on this issue!

20/10/2022, prepare 2$ for sample from dealer.

41-2022 "Belgrade Fair":

85 years of opening this site, we will agree, that many countries on this small planet even didn't exist 85 years - isn't?

Single stamp, minimal face value of 0.30 US$, well made design!


42-2022 "Serbia-Bangladesh":

What to say, except that Tito and non-Aligned movement is very-very important to mention and keep in memory of Serbian country! On stamp we have portrait of Josip Broz Tito and Sheikh Mudzibur Rahman. So, it is 50 years of diplomatic connection between two countries.

27/10/2022, one $ face value, single stamp.

43-2022 "Hotels Association of Serbia":

Single stamp, minimal value, 90 years of this Association to celebrate, I just don't understand why they put on stamp picture of "Old Building in Arandjelovac" instead of Hotel Moscow?!


44-2022 "Data Center":

Funny design with "eUprava" (eGovernment), where on left-up corner you see "e" and have felling that it is symbol of Euro value!

Single stamps, 0.30 $ face value, 09/11/2022

45-2022 "Dnevnik Publishing House":

80 years in existence, nice design with Novi sad-Petrovaradin fortress on it!


 46-2022 "Qatar 2022":

"Forward Eagles" and "Wictory every time" didn't go well in World Cup, isn't?

So design is too no well made, even, I can say, most worst in few years back!

Nothing worth this $ face value - nothing!


47-2022 Patron Saint's Day":

Cyril and Methodie on this design, single stamp, 25/11/2022.

48-2022 "75 years of Statehood of India":

Important occasion, yes!

Stamp design, I don't like, it is full of yellow color, and just FDC design help to improve "feeling"!

29/11/2022, single stamp.

49-2022 "Serbia-Cuba":

It is to celebrate 120 years of diplomatic relationship - so - celebrate!


50-2022 "Serbia-Tunisia":

65 years of diplomatic relationship, also important occasion!


51-2022 "Serbia-UK-BBC":

Really don't know why they made it (this issue), but probably because 100 years of establishment of BBC. BBC have it in Serbian language, so, probably because it, they made postage stamps.


52-2022 "Serbia-Guatemala":

Like this design, and 140 years of diplomatic connection - really 140!!!


53-2022 "Christmas":

Attractive design - isn't?


53 issues this year, hope that 2023 will be less, as consequences for and from collectors can be "hard-hit" this policy - it is much more than need!


Monday, September 26, 2022

2022 - continuing:

 Here we are again with next issues in 2022 year with few more new issues.

Personally, I don't like this "quantity" of issues, which reach till now 29 this year, and we are just on August, so in next three-four months some more will come.

Why it is "strange" for me? We have a lot of countries that issued a lot, really lot of postage stamps per year!

Yes, but Serbia is modern country, that really don't need to make profit from postage stamps, Post Company is public, and pert is in Gov't ownership, so money is not so big problem.

Probably, management just wish to make "own" income and not thinking or care about "ruined" reputation of "banana" republic.

So, here is next issue:

20-2022 "Rowing":

It is to celebrate 100 years of the Rowing club "Red Star" from Belgrade. 100 years is not small period, and if it deserve to be on postage stamp? Yes, as it is period longer than some countries exist on this small planet! June 06, 2022, interesting design and minimal face value.

21-2022 "Peter the Great":

Seriously? Yes, Serbia and Peter the Great connection? Timing of issue?

June 09, 2022, design from painting of unknown author, Hermitage museum.In sheet composition it is more attractive than on FDC. 

22-2022 "Police Day":

Interesting sheet composition, stamp design is more to say that Serbian Police is here for "helping" people in need than to give message that they are here to protect citizen, but overall it is fine.

June 15, 2022, sheet format of 8 with gutter between.

23-2022 "Belgrade Mosque":

This issue is under name Art & Architecture, Bajraki mosque in Belgrade. Design not bad, really not bad, and with minimal face value, it can be very quickly out from market!

June 20, 2022, standard sheet composition of 8 and one label on middle.

24-2022 "Nature Protection":

Still can not understand why they continue with this issues? It lost the meaning to have it in this way to "help" in Nature Protection, as (probably) money from this issue will not reach "final destination", and more that bothers me is design!!!

June 22, 2022, two stamp in set, standard sheet composition of 8 and one label on middle.

25-2022 "Telecom Serbia":

If it was "private" issue, than I will agree, but it is not! Company as company, 25 years in existence, providing connection between people. Nothing special I see here to deserve stamp as memorializing this topic.

June 29, 2022, one stamp, simple design, minimal face value.

26-2022 "Serbia - Algeria":

I don't have information if it is "Joint issue" or not, but it come out to the market for 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties. To be fair, it is one very good design, really good as in color composition, elements shown, fruit of "nation" on label. Sheet composition of 6 stamps and gutter on between which give "beauty" to this issue. Wirth to have it even that face value are little bit higher than minimal.

July 04, 2022.

27-2022 "Prominent Serbs":

Say what You want, but it is little bit as "stickers" and less as postage stamps!

July 07, 2022, six stamps in set, hardly that people will "run" to obtain it!

28-2022 "Air Serbia":

95 years of flying! Really great achievement at this "turbulent" time where Air Companies go down every single day! Design is just perfect with logo of company from beginning till today, color choice just fit in topic. Keep an eye on this issue!

July 08, 2022, sheet composition as usually 8 with label on middle!

29-2022 "Dragan Dz'ajic":

Strange? Yes, very strange to issue stamp for one football player, he is "prominent"? Yes, but not more and not less than other football players in Serbia, and in Yugoslavia where he grow to the name he have today. We will see what will be with this issue, but if it will be as with "Djokovic" issue, than it will dissapear from market very quickly!

Aug. 02, 2022, single stamp and Red Star!!!

So, that is it for now. Hope that we will continue!

Friday, July 22, 2022

2022 - Start:

 So, here we are in beginning with 2022 year, and not something that I'm happy to see!

It is just half year and Serbia Post decided to made around 20 issues, half year only!

It is, as I see, decision to made it in quantity, so to fill income. Even that most are under "low face value", but with quantity it will fill some "frame" in income.

I don't think it is right way in Philately! 

As quantity go up, I will just show picture of all (till now) issued, because it lookalike, will take more time now to describe all in detail or just "short" description.

Take in mind, that exchange rate as today, for local currency (Serbian Dinar) against US$ is:

1.00 US$ = 115.52 Serbian Dinar

so it will be easy for You to find face value of each stamps or set.

Of course, face value is NOT price that You will actually pay, even if You will go for purchase directly from Postal Authority of Serbia, there are additional charge applied to final bill.

Than, if You go for purchase on eBay or other web site/auction, new issue will cost You probably, twice face value plus shipping fees. Even if seller will offer free delivery, it will be probably just for more higher balance sheet. 

Some people say, that they obtain new issues on "exchange" base, which is nice, but not for face value, because You will need to pay postage cost for delivery of Your material, than cost of material You send and not talking about Your time spending in Post Office.

If You noticed, I describe some issues under name "Postage Due", even that there are some small dimension REGULAR issue, ( regular and commemorative postage stamps), it is not all in this category Postage due!

Let's start:

1-2022 "Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture":

2-2022 "FEST - 50 years":

3-2022 "24th winter Olympic - Beijing 2022":

4-2022 "Statehood Day - Serbia":

5-2022 "100 years of NIP Borba":

6-2022 "85th years of STUDENT magazine":

7-2022 "115th years of Petar Lubarda birth":

For this issue, I must to say, that I'm very dissapointed how artist made this design, in some poor quality,that is giving "feeling" that artist simply don't understand basic typography principles!

All who know Petar Lubarda know that his art work are full of colors, can say, heavy colors, so You, as artist that made proposals for stamp design, know which effect will be in the case when same "full color" are in background of postage stamp too! Now, we have one hardly visible image of Lubarda work.

Will someone here recognize Taurus and Scorpio, on this two "full red" stamp design?

It will be "hard task" to see it on first glance, but if it was made, as with white frame, than full visibility will appear!

8-2022 "International Woman's Day":

Here I admit! It is one better design and very interesting printing sheet combination!

9-2022 "140 years of Serbia and Japan diplomatic ties":

10-2022 "Serbia - Morocco Joint Issue":

11-2022 "Nikola Tesla":

12-2022 "Easter":

13-2022 "Flora":

14-2022 "Basketball Club Partizan - 30 years of winning Cup":

15-2022 "Serbian Army Day":

16-2022 "Institution in Serbia":

17-2022 "EUROPA 2022":

...against one disappointment in design! Yes, it is EUROPA issue under name of  "Stories and Myths", so they made it with folk tale of "Drekavac" (a being that, at night, rides on a man's back, until the man is exhausted), but - BUT! Can You find this being on this postage stamps?

18-2022 "Philately Day":

19-2022 "Belgrade Marathon":

1-2022 Postage Due:

...we will continue, at the moment when new issue reach my desk!