Δευτέρα, 20 Ιουλίου 2020

Hellenic Post is serving up some traditional Greek flavours in this year’s EUROMED special set of stamps, ​​which is released on Monday, 20 July. These are stamps with a common theme issued each year by the Mediterranean countries in the Euromed Postal Community (EuroMed/PUMed), celebrating postal cooperation between countries and the strengthening of their historical and cultural ties through the promotion of philately.

This year's special EUROMED issue has the theme of “Traditional gastronomy in the Mediterranean” and invites us on a culinary tour of the participating countries. Greece’s offering includes traditional dishes with pure Mediterranean ingredients that are found in abundance in this country and are cooked in every Greek home.

For its participation in EUROMED 2020, Hellenic Post has prepared a feast of wild greens pie, octopus, lamb, and moussaka.

All the countries’ stamps are taking part in an online contest. Click on the link nd vote for the Greek entry! The contest ends on October 13.

 

CATEGORY

DESIGN

QUANTITIES

€0.40

Wild greens pie

1.250.000

€0.50

Octopus

1.250.000

€2.50

Lamb

1.500.000

€3.00

Moussaka

1.000.000

 

DIMENSIONS: 30 x 42 mm in sheets of 25 stamps

DESIGN: Anthi Lygka

PRINTING METHOD: Multicoloured (offset)

PRINTERS: VERIDOS MATSOUKIS S.A. SECURITY PRINTING

CIRCULATION-SALES: The set circulates on July 20, 2020, and will be available at Hellenic Post Offices through July 19, 2021, unless previously sold out. Complete sets will be available at Hellenic Post Offices and at the Central Philatelic Office until their withdrawal, unless previously sold out.

Also available:

1. BOOKLETS (5000 numbered)

Each booklet has the four stamps joined together and perforated on the vertical side only. Available at a charge of €6.40 each.

 

2. ILLUSTRATED FIRST DAY COVERS (2 x 4000)

 

Available at a charge of €9.50 per set of 2.

 

 

3. NUMBERED SET ALBUMS (500)

Available at a charge of €19.00 each.

4. SOUVENIR SHEETS (5000 numbered)

Available at a charge of €6.40 each.

The products in the set are available at the Hellenic Post e-shop (www.elta.gr) and at post offices throughout Greece.

Collectors can have their philatelic items franked at the Philatelic Service with a Special Commemorative Postmark showing the date of the first day of circulation, provided stamps with a minimum value of €0.90 are affixed to them.