COMMEMORATIVE SET OF STAMPS “2400 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF ARISTOTLE”
Παρασκευή, 20 Μαΐου 2016

To mark the 2400th anniversary of the birth Aristotle, who was born in 384 BCE, Hellenic Post is issuing a commemorative set of stamps to honour his invaluable contribution to humanity. The works of the great Macedonian philosopher of antiquity, the student of Plato and the tutor of Alexander the Great, unique in range and influence in the history of human thought, are an integral and essential part of world cultural heritage.

This is the thinking behind UNESCO proclaiming 2016 “Aristotle Anniversary Year”, an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies at the University of Thessaloniki, implemented by the Greek National Commission for UNESCO.

 

CATEGORY

DESIGNS

QUANTITIES

0,72 €

Aristotle

1.500.000

0,80 €

Aristotle – Alexander (The Teacher and the Student)

1.000.000

1,00 €

Aristotle – Plato (The Student and the Teacher)

100.000

 

DIMENSIONS                         : 35 X 45 mm in sheets of 25

DESIGN                                 : Yannis Gourzis

PRINTING METHOD               : Multicolored (OFFSET)

PRINTERS                             : «VERIDOS MATSOUKIS S.A. SECURITY PRINTING»

CIRCULATION-SALES           : This set circulates on 23 May 2016, and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through 22 May 2017, unless previously sold out. Complete sets will be available at the local Hellenic Post Offices and at the Central Philatelic Office until their withdrawal, unless previously sold out.

Also available:

1. ILLUSTRATED FIRST DAY COVERS (6.000 pieces)

They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 3.60 €.

2.  SETS OF STAMPS IN PACK (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 4.90 €.

 

3. REGULAR SET ALBUMS (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 9.20 €.

 

4. PREPAID MAXIMUM CARDS (1.000 sets)

Available at a charge of 4.80 € per set.

 

5. SETS OF 3 SOUVENIR SHEETS (20.000 sets, numbered)

Available at a charge of 2.52 € per set.

 

6. SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE COVER WITH MEDAL (4.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 8.00 €.

 

7. BOOKLETS OF 10 SELF-ADHESIVE STAMPS OF THE LOWEST INLAND WEIGHT CATEGORY (5.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 7.20 €.

 

8. BOOKLETS OF 10 SELF-ADHESIVE STAMPS OF THE LOWEST OVERSEAS WEIGHT CATEGORY (15.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 8.00 €.

All philatelic products will be available at the Central Philatelic Office (5 Lykourgou str. & Apellou, 100 38 Athens), and at the Post Offices until sold out, except the F.D.C., the souvenir sheets and the booklets of self-adhesive stamps, which will be withdrawn on 22 May 2017.

Collectors will be able to have items franked at the Central Philatelic Office with the special First Day commemorative postmark, providing they have affixed to them stamps from the set responding to the first rate domestic mail, today 0,72 €.


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