Saturday, April 09, 2022

2021 ...till end of the year:

 34-2021 "World Writers":

Here we have one good design, relatively important topic, it is writers that changed our life!

Set of 4 values, showing us four writers:

Fyodor Dostroevsky (1821-1881),

Stanislav Lem (1921-2006),

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941),

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867).

Date of issue Dec. 1, 2021, as I mention, four stamp in set, booklet format.

Face value are little bit high for domestic use, some 3.00 US$, but as Serbia have small quantity printed, probably, this issue will be hard to have on exchange base with other collectors.

Here we have topic as "Science Fiction", "Judaica" too.

35-2021 "Serbia-Germany Artist":

Kill me if I know, what is a need for this issue!

In description on FDC is written:

"...deep connection of Serbia and Germany..."

Serious? WWI, WWII, civil war in Yugoslavia ..... they call it "deep connection"?

One of shown artist, even serve during WWII in German army!

Any way, we have here set of two, showing us

Joseph Beuys (1921-1986),

Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos (1921-1987).

Issue come to the market on Nov. 23, 2021.

36-2021 "Museums":

Nov. 24, 2021, set of two, we have it here Museum in Pozarevac and Belgrade.
This one from Pozarevac intrigued me, because on FDC and on tab attached on stamp is shown stone with Orthodox Symbol used from Roman Empire time, which I can find on some Russian issues too.

Again, set of two, this time with low face value, but nice design. Sheet composition is again "problematic", because there are 5 sets with gutter on middle, each gutter different from other.

37-2021 "Christmas":

Nov. 26, 2021, two stamps in set, with some kind of "modern" design, which I don't prefer for Christmas time, no, no....
Christmas have this special mark on our life, no matter on which religion, and need to be celebrated with some "classic" pictures or drawings. Yes, it is my opinion only!

38-2021 "Communist Party of P. R. of China":

Here, we have an interesting issue from Serbia, for which, many people ask what is a need for it!
To be fair, it is one or some kind of support for China, and it deserve to be memorialized on postage stamps.
Than come Serbia long relationship with P. R. of China, which resulted in big investment in Serbia, support from this country is not small.
Nov. 29, 2021, sheet format of three stamp and three tabs, in "hard" red color.
I can not say, that artist effort made a point in design.

39-2021 "Serbia - UAE - 50 years connection":

Nice, really nice design of sheet of two!
Dec. 2, 2021, sheet format which have this birds as symbol of two countries, Eagle and Falcon!

40-2021 "Stefan Nemanjic Monument":

All fuss regarding this monument shown in this issue!
I don't see so attractive, or even not near the Mes'trovic' level.
But, here we have it and that it is!

Dec. 3, 2021, single stamp, low face value.

41-2021 "Journalist Association":

From first sight, You will think that it is some ad for phone, than you can discover that it is 1881 year there which is year of forming Journalist Association of Serbia.
Design missed it!

Dec. 7, 2021, single stamp.

42-2021 "Red Star F. C.":

Nooooooooo, this is really "speed home work" design - no, it is disaster in stamp design!
Topic is "on place", as Red Star F. C. have great history, tradition and is doing good job in sport, but to make design in this way is naive!

Dec. 8, 2021, set of two stamps.

43-2021 "Personalities":

In short period, Serbia decide to commemorate a lot of people, writers and artist, this time with:

Dobrica Cosic (1921-2014),
Branko Pesic (1921-2006),
Stanislav Vinaver (1891-1955),
Jovan Ducic (1874-1943).

Dec. 10, 2021, four stamp in set.

44-2021 "Ivo Andric - Nobel Prize":

Yes, he finally deserve it to be as much as can be, memorialized on postage stamp!
Serbia have it few time, Yugoslavia too, Republika Srpska also!
Single stamp, showing us portrait of Ivo, with "his" Bridge over Drina river!
And You can put it in "Masons" topical, as Ivo Andric was part of this.

Dec. 10, 2021, single stamp!

45-2021 "Postal Saving Bank":

It is to celebrate 100 years of this Bank, and it is tradition, really big tradition!
I like it, as design as to celebrate this hundred years of great achievement!
Nov. 30, 2021, single stamp!

46-2021 "Serbia - Kazakhstan":

25 years of relationship, not long period, but good ties.
Sheet format, with good design, probably You will like it!

Dec. 10, 2021, sheet of two.

47-2021 "Novak Djokovic - #1":

I think, that this issue come under pressure from somewhere, and it resulted in shortage on market. There come rumors, that someone purchased all quantity that was available to the public, and now have it manipulated on market. Subscribers receive all quantity, but because low face value, which give opportunity for someone, to purchase all available on market.
Two stamps in set, with face value of 60.00 dinar, which is less than half $, with low quantity printed, every, even middle level stamp dealer, can buy it all!
Market react fast, and now, who have it, is not willing to exchange it at all, and other just ask 100.00 $ per sample!
Will You pay it?

Dec. 16, 2021, sheet of two format, not so great design.

This is all for this 2021 year! 47 issues (even more if You count Postage Due stamp), 132 postage stamps, actually, Serbia Post made one wrong decision. they go for more issues and keep low quantity, for simple reason to reach some "frame" for income. I don't like it, as we all know, that today, postage stamp is not (mostly) used in as payment to send mail.
So, keep all You have on cover, and wait for some period - it will have value!

Friday, April 01, 2022

2021: Continue with ....

14-2021 "Nature Protection":

Every single year  we have this issue, and this year it is for two places in Serbia. One is for Blederija natural monument, and second for Osredak reserve.

Two stamps in set, with face value of more than 1.30 US$ per set, probably not so attractive but still acceptable. Issued June 10, 2021.

15-2021 "Digitalization":

Interesting design that come to the market on June 14, 2021, with same face value as previous one, around 1.30 US$, two stamp in set, and I will not say, that this issue will be something "sought to have", because topic under name "Digitalization" is not so attractive.

16-2021 "City of Krusevac":

It is to celebrate 650 years of city, that have historical tradition in Serbia. It was capital of Prince Lazar, who built it in 1371, and continue to be cultural place till today. One that is worth to visit.
June 28, 2021 issue with single stamp. 
Face value around 0.30 US$, sheet composition of 4 stamps and 4 tabs.

17-2021 "Olympic in Tokyo":

I will not say, that design is attractive, or eye catching!
Two stamps in set, July 1, 2021 come to the market, with standard face value of around 1.30 US$ per set of two.
Sheet composition of 8+1 gutter.

18-2021 "Uprising - 80 years":

It happened as upraising against fascism and fascist occupier of Serbia in WWII.
Issued on July 7, 2021 with one stamp, design is from famous picture at the time, protesters gathering in capital city Belgrade on March 27, 1941.
Nice sample to have in collection.
Face value for this single stamps is very low - around 0.30 US$, but sheet composition is 10 stamps with gutter on middle.

19-2021 "Francophonie":

To be fair, I really don't know what was a need for this issue?
Serbia is just observers in this organization of 53 countries, and nothing I see that have any connection or influence on Serbian people.
Yes, Serbia have big friendship with France, but no French  language in use inside Serbia.
So, just to be "more connected" with France (where Serbian King is killed) I see no need, as Serbia have very good friendship with France without this one.
July 14, 2021 on market, one stamp, design can be put to "children drawing" one.

20-2021 "Archaeology":

Actually, it is named as "Science" Dragoslav Srejovic (1931-1996), to mark life and work of this person, who was a leader of Serbian archaeology in Serbia.
One stamp issue but again this sheet composition of 10 and 5 gutters on middle.
July 9, 2021.

Postage Due 2-2021 "St. Sava Church - Belgrade":

Small size stamp, great design, and be prepared for it for more than three time face value.
I think, it is worth to have it, and probably, to visit this really GREAT Church I visited at the time when it was still in early stage of construction!

....and, to mention, as today, people are reporting for some varieties, errors as "moon" or "Venera" star (shown in picture, under SAVE inscription) over this Holly Place!

and another one:

Postage Due 3-2021 "St. Sava Church - Belgrade":

....just this time shown under daylight!

21-2021 "Cities":

It is continuation of celebrating city of importance in Serbia, this tome for Novi Pazar and Kraljvo.
I will not talk about history of this city, You have it plenty on internet, just to say, that it is still good design.
Set of 2 stamps issued Sept. 8, 2021.

22-2021 "Diplomatic ties with Mexico":

Sept. 13, 2021, mini sheet with two stamps.
Flag, City, Architecture topic.
Not bad, not bad at all by design!

23-2021 "Medal of Honor":

Sept. 15, 2021, and again one experiment with sheet composition!
I don't like this kind of manipulation with Philatelist, it is too much for person to complete one specialized collection and no need at all!

24-2021 "Waterpolo":

Sept. 23, 2021, one eye catching issue, very good design as for stamp same for sheet of 8+1 gutter!
Face value very affordable, but I think that for sheet of 8 You will need to prepare a little bit more than usually!

25-2021 "Russian Volunteer":

Another good one!
Sheet composition little bit in different format, as it come with 8 stamps and gutter between in horizontal way. 
Worth to have it!
Sept. 24, 2021 and face value very near of 1.00 US$ per single stamp!

26-2021 "Joy of Europe":

Shortly, I think, that Serbia need to stop with issuing this topic, as it, in collectors life, don't have significance any more!
Sept. 30, 2021, again one stamp, and again sheet composition very problematic for specialized collection!

27-2021 "Non-Aligned Countries":

It can be more, much more better design, even I can say not good at all!
Oct. 11, 2021, two stamps in set.

28-2021 "Serbia - USA ties":

Mini sheet of 2 stamps, "bombastic" design, great history, but I see it as little bit "not serious".
I don't know why they made it this way, but, probably to attract collectors of USA related material.
Oct. 14, 2021.

29-2021 "Boxing":

Issue to mark "World Boxing Champ".
Oct. 18, 2021.

30-2021 "Aviation":

Oh, this one issue is good one!
Oct. 22, 2021, one stamp, sheet composition "standard" 8+1 tab on middle, can be included in few topical collection and probably will have an good sale.

31-2021 "Tourism":

Nice effort to promote tourism in Serbia, but with design that will be hard to sell!
Oct. 29, 2021. two stamp in set.

32-2021 "Patron of St. Day":

Well known tradition in Serbia, where every family have one St. Patron.
Personally, I don't like this "modern Icon drawing"! 
I prefer old one way in doing this kind of.
Nov. 2, 2021, single stamp, sheet of 10.

33-2021 "Duke Zivojin Misic":

Very important person in Serbian history, deserve to be memorialized on postage stamp!
Nov. 11, 2021, one stamp.

....still not all from 2021 shown on this page....