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Europa 2020 - Old Postal Routes - First Day Cover

First Day Cover
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Stamp Booklet
GBP £11.42
Technical details
  • 11.05.2020
  • studio26, Arnhem
  • Koninklijke Joh. Enschedé B.V., Haarlem
  • Offset
  • black, PMS 072 blue, PMS 871 gold and phosphorus
  • Stamp Size: 36 x 25mm, Sheet Size: 108 x 150mm
About Europa 2020 - Old Postal Routes

The cooperating postal companies in Europe have been issuing stamps with a common theme for over 60 years. Since 2002, a design competition has also been associated with this: the EUROPA Stamp Best Design Competition. The competition is organised by PostEurop, the organisation in which all of the European national postal companies collaborate. For 2020, the design competition will focus on old postal routes. That is why, on 11 May 2020, PostNL will publish the postage stamp sheet Old postal routes, with 6 stamps bearing the denomination 1 for post of up to 20 grams for delivery to international destinations. The stamps will feature a postillion on horseback, a resting horse and a stagecoach. Until the advent of the railways, this was the way mail was transported throughout Europe for centuries.

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