The Circus – Europa 2002 – Stamps of Northern Cyprus

The Circus – Europa 2002 – Stamps of Northern Cyprus

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus issued a miniature sheet of two stamps on Circus. A total of 70,000 miniature sheets were printed. The themes on the two stamps are Stilt Walker and Child on  High Wire.

A First Day Cover with Miniature sheet is listed below.

FDC N CYRRUS EUROPA CIRCUS
FIRST DAY COVER 2002 – TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS – EUROPA 2002 – CIRCUS

 

Empress of Austria & Queen of Hungary – Stamps of Hungary & Austria on Elisabeth

Empress of Austria & Queen of Hungary – Stamps of Hungary & Austria on Elisabeth

She was born in Bavaria on 24 Dec 1837 . Her mother was half sister of  King Ludwig I of Bavaria. She was a Duchess of Bavaria and married Emperor Franz Joseph I . Thus by her marriage to Franz Joseph she became Empress of Austria ,Queen of Hungary , Bohemia ,Dalmatia and Croatia. She had traveled widely in her Kingdom and was a true European Citizen of her times. When she died in 1898 in Geneva she was the longest serving Empress of Austria at 44 years.

Austria issued a stamp on 100th Death Anniversary of Empress Elisabeth on 10 Sep 1998 and Hungary issued a stamp on Queen Elisabeth in the EUROPA series under famous people category on 02 May 1996.

A First Day Cover cum special cover with stamps and cancellations of Hungary & Austria on this unique personality is listed.

FDC HUN-AUS QUEEN
EMPRESS AND QUEEN ELISABETH -STAMPS OF HUNGARY AND AUSTRIA -1998

Europa 2016 Spain Think Green – Post Card in Green Leaf Shape

Europa 2016 Spain Think Green – Post Card in Green Leaf Shape

The theme for Europa Stamps 2016 was “Ecology in Europe – Think Green”.

Spain issued a stamp on Think Green theme on 22 Apr 2016. The design of stamps shows in gray a city covered by Pollution ,with dark clouds and cables on roof and on the other hand a city where green is predominant color  with renewable energy symbolised in mills,trees ,plants & Birds . A Cyclist encouraged pollution free transport.

A Post Card in the shape of a Green Leaf was issued by Spain in 2016.

POST CARD SPAIN EUROPA THINK GREEN
POST CARD SPAIN EUROPA THINK GREEN 2016
POST CARD SPAIN EUROPA THINK GREEN
POST CARD SPAIN-GREEN LEAF SHAPED – EUROPA THINK GREEN 2016

Europa 2016 Spain Think Green Unusual FDC on Vellum – Real Leaf Effect

Europa 2016 Spain Think Green Unusual FDC on Vellum – Real Leaf Effect

The theme for Europa Stamps 2016 was “Ecology in Europe – Think Green”.

The image selected for the EUROPA stamps 2016  was the design from Cyprus Post artist, Ms. Doxia Sergidou, chosen amongst 24 outstanding entries.

The stamp motif shows a hand on the top side actively replacing the grey colour (the environmental pollution) with the green colour which symbolizes environmental living and hope. The image explains that “it is in our hand to create a greener planet“.

Spain issued a stamp on Think Green theme on 22 Apr 2016. The design of stamps shows in gray a city covered by Pollution ,with dark clouds and cables on roof and on the other hand a city where green is predominant color  with renewable energy symbolised in mills,trees ,plants & Birds . A Cyclist encouraged pollution free transport.

The First Day Cover for this issue is unusual as it is printed on Vellum paper giving it a green real leaf effect.

FDC SPAIN EUROPA THINK GREEN
UNUSUAL FDC SPAIN on VELLUM -REAL LEAF EFFECT – EUROPA THINK GREEN 2016

Monuments of Jersey on Stamps – Europa -1978

Monuments of Jersey on Stamps – Europa -1978

The theme for 1978 EUROPA stamps was Monuments. 30 Countries issued stamps on Monuments .Jersey post issued a set of three stamps on Monuments under EUROPA series on 01 May 1978.

The Monuments on stamps are

6p – Mont Orgueil Castle -Overlooks harbour of Gorey. Opened in 1204

8p-St Aubin’s Fort-Built in 1542 by Sir Henry Cornish

101/2p-Eliazabeth Castle- Built in 16th Century to augument Mont Orgueil and named after Queen Elizabeth I

The First Cover features St George’s Chapel Mont Orgueil Castle.

FDC JERSEY MONUMENTS
FDC JERSEY MONUMENTS -MONT ORGUEIL , AUBIN’S FORT,ELIZABETH CASTLE -EUROPA 1978

Europa stamps – Belgium  -1996 – Famous Women

Europa stamps – Belgium  -1996 – Famous Women

Belgium  issued a set of two stamps  on Europa theme on 04 May 1996 . The theme for 1996  was Famous Women . 30 Fr features Marie Gevers (1883-1975) a Belgian Novelist.

BELGIUM  EUROPA 1996
BELGIUM EUROPA 1996 – FAMOUS WOMEN -MARIE GEVERS

Europa stamps – Belgium  -1987 – Modern Architecture

Europa stamps – Belgium  -1987 – Modern Architecture

Belgium  issued a set of two stamps  on Europa theme on 09 May 1987 . The theme for 1987 was Modern Architecture. 24 Fr features the Tower of Regional Housing Association- Leuven.

 

BELGIUM  EUROPA 1987
BELGIUM EUROPA 1987 -MODERN ARCHITECTURE – TOWER OF REGIONAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION