Παρασκευή, 15 Μαΐου 2020

On 15th May 2020, Greece will assume the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe for six months. With a special focus on the 70th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights last year, the Greek Chairmanship will place emphasis on dealing with the consequences of the pandemic and the protection of human rights. 

To mark the occasion, Hellenic Post is issuing collectible stamps and other philatelic products featuring the logo of the Greek Chairmanship, the result of a competition for graphic arts students, as well as a work by the painter and Emeritus Professor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Kyriakos Katzourakis. The image, as noted by the Minister for Justice, Konstantinos Tsiaras, in the Special Collectible Album, “shows the Parthenon, the basis of ancient Greek culture, with a flock of cranes (in ancient times a symbol of justice) flying up into the sky.
    
On the day that Greece assumes the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Friday 15th May, first day covers will be franked at the Hellenic Post Philatelic Service on the first floor at 100 Aiolou St with a special commemorative postmark specially created for the occasion. 
 

Special collectible products marking the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

1.    A Special and Personalised Stamp Sheet in a folder. 1000 numbered units available for ten euros each.

2.    A Special Collectible Numbered Album comprising: A Special Collectible Mini-Sheet, Two Special Commemorative Envelopes with the two different special and personalised stamps, franked with a gold foil postmark.  There are 500 units available for eighteen euros each.  

The above products will be available from Friday 15th May 2020 from 

  • the Hellenic Post online store www.elta.gr 
  • selected post offices throughout Greece.

Anyone wishing to have postal items franked with the commemorative postmark can send them to the Philatelic Service, 100 Aiolou St (first floor), 10188 Athens, Greece, by 15th June 2020.