COMMEMORATIVE SET OF STAMPS “150 YEARS PRESIDENTIAL GUARD”
Τρίτη, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

The first pages in the history of the Presidential Guard were written on 12 December 1868, when a Royal Decree was issued by King George I establishing a ceremonial and combat unit – or “Agema” – which would stand as an example to the rest of the Army, consisting as it did of non-commissioned officers who had distinguished themselves by their military virtue.

Over time, changes were made both to its name and composition, and to its mission. However, what remained unchanged was its quality.

Greece’s highest-ranking ceremonial unit comprises the elite of the Hellenic Army, distinguished by their physique, unshakeable faith in their mission and their morality, making the Presidential Guard a national symbol.

The Evzones, as they are known, are synonymous with freedom, bravery and gallantry, and it is a rare Greek who is not moved with emotion at the sight of their impressive marching step. People of all countries respond with admiration and respect if they are fortunate enough to see them, often seeking a photograph with them.

The Presidential Guard, worthily continuing its glorious 150-year history, is a proud guardian of our history, values and culture.

CATEGORY

DESIGNS

QUANTITIES

0,05 €

Presidential Guard’s Officers

750.000

0,10 €

Pair of Evzones guarding the Monument of the Unknown Soldier

750.000

0,20 €

Squad of Evzones at the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis

750.000

1,00 €

Evzone in winter uniform (doulamas) guarding the Monument of the Unknown Soldier

1.000.000

2,00 €

Raising the flag at the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis

1.000.000

DIMENSIONS : 30 X 42 mm in sheets of 25

DESIGN : Kostas I. Spyriounis

ADAPTATION : Theano Venieri

PRINTING METHOD : Multicolored (OFFSET)

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

CIRCULATION-SALES : This set circulates on 12 December 2018, and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through 11 December 2019, 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 (2X4.000 pieces)

They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 5,30 € per set. 

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2.  SETS OF STAMPS IN PACK (500 pieces)

Available at a charge of 7,00 €.

elated to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 5,30 € per set. 

3. NUMBERED SET ALBUMS (500 pieces)

Available at a charge of 15,00 €.

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4. PREPAID MAXIMUM CARDS (1.000 sets)

Available at a charge of 8,00 € per set.

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 11 December 2019.


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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