Famous Clowns on Stamps – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2002

Famous Clowns on Stamps – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued 93 stamps on this common theme. Gibraltar issued a set of four stamps on the theme of Circus. The stamps were issued on 04 Mar 2002 and featured famous Clowns.

2002 was also the year of Introduction of Common European currency EURO. Twelve European countries started using Euro from 01 Jan 2002.

The Clowns featured on stamps are

30p – Mr Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1831)- English actor, clown & dancer, who became the most Popular entertainer of the Regency era.

40p – Karl Adrien Wettach “Grock” (1880-1959) Swiss Clown, composer and musician. Called “The King of Clowns” and “The Greatest of Europe’s Clowns”.Grock was once the most highly paid entertainer in the World.

42 p – Nikolai Polakovs, OBE (1900-1974).He was a Latvian who was the creator of Coco the Clown, the most famous clown in the UK.

54 p – Hubert Jean Charles Cairoli (1910-1980)- Italian -English clown, impressionist and musician.

GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
STAMPS OF GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS- FAMOUS CLOWNS

 

Europa Stamps on Circus – Malta 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Malta 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued 93 stamps on this common theme. Malta issued a stamp on the theme of Circus. The stamp was issued on 09 May 2002 and featured Circus Clown. The stamp was designed by Roberta Zahra.

2002 was also the year of Introduction of Common European currency EURO. Twelve European countries started using Euro from 01 Jan 2002.

Best EUROPA Stamp of 2002 – This stamp was adjudged the Best EUROPA Stamp of 2002 by delegates of PostEurop.It portrays an image of a clown captured on film by Gino Theuma. Incidentally, the logo of EUROPA used by Malta is incorrect -the left leg of R resting on U.

MALTA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
STAMPS OF MALTA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS

Europa Stamps on Circus – Estonia 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Estonia 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. Estonia issued a stamp on the theme of Circus. The stamp was issued on 09 May 2002 and featured Circus artists. The stamp was designed by Riho Lusse with a print run of 256,000 in sheets of 8.

ESTONIA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
STAMPS OF ESTONIA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS

Europa Stamps on Circus – Ukraine 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Ukraine 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. Ukraine issued a set of two stamps on the theme of Circus. The stamps were issued on 04 Apr 2002 and featured Circus animals.

1.75 hryvnia – Tiger

1.75 hryvnia – Lion

UKRAINE EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
UKRAINE EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS

Europa Stamps on Circus – Norway 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Norway 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. Norway issued a set of two stamps on the theme of Circus . The stamps were issued on 20 Sep 2002.

5.50 Kr – Clown on High Wire

8.50 Kr – Elephant Dressage

A Presentation pack was also issued by Norway.

PP NORWAY EUROPA CIRCUS1
PRESENTATION PACK NORWAY EUROPA CIRCUS 2002
PP NORWAY EUROPA CIRCUS
PRESENTATION PACK NORWAY EUROPA CIRCUS 2002

 

 

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

 

Europa stamps – RUSSIA 2002- Circus

Europa stamps – RUSSIA 2002- Circus

The Theme for 2002 Europa stamps was Circus .58 Countries issued stamps on this theme. Russia issued a stamp on EUROPA & Circus on 09 My 2002.

RUSSIA EUROPA  2002 CIRCUS
RUSSIA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS -BEAR,HAND,CLOWN.BICYCLE