COMMEMORATIVE SET OF STAMPS “SCIENCE AND ART THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE”
Παρασκευή, 16 Μαρτίου 2018

Have you ever wondered how many hours a pathologist spends looking into a microscope? Pathologists have a very important job to do, as they help diagnose and treat diseases and spend endless hours studying human tissue. Oftentimes, though their labours may seem solitary and unexciting, the images that appear before their eyes are simply amazing, particularly when the cells unintentionally form images and scenes that are as beautiful as any painting hanging in a gallery. These images only prove that cold medical science can engage with art in an original and magical way. Many of these visions once again beg the question: Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art?

Five such images, captured through the microscope of Maria Lambropoulou, Associate Professor of Histology-Embryology at the Democritus University of Thrace Medical School, are depicted in the commemorative stamp set “Science and art through the microscope” and reveal that the magic of art can be found everywhere. Even in the microscopic images that appear daily before her eyes and create inconceivable shapes and arrangements as they transform clinical medical science into art. And although these may be two incompatible concepts, the result of their interaction can be quite magnificent, particularly through a microscope.

   CATEGORY         DESIGNS      QUANTITIES

0,10 €             Flowers        500.000

0,20 €             Butterfly       750.000

0,72 €             Heart          750.000

1,00 €           Wreath           750.000

2,00 €            Deer             100.000


DIMENSIONS                         : 40,5 X 40 mm in sheets of 20

DESIGN                                 : Marina Lasithiotaki

PRINTING METHOD               : Multicolored (OFFSET)

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

CIRCULATION-SALES           : This set circulates on 19 March 2018, and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through 18 March 2020, 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 (2X5.000 pieces)

They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 6,40 € per set. 

2.  SETS OF STAMPS IN PACK (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 7,20 €.

3. REGULAR SET ALBUMS (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 13,80 €.

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., which will be withdrawn on 18 March 2020.

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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