COMMEMORATIVE SET OF STAMPS “100 YEARS HELLENIC COAST GUARD”
Δευτέρα, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019

1919-2019

This year, the Hellenic Coast Guard completes 100 years of history. Ever since its foundation, the Hellenic Coast Guard is the body which the Hellenic State has entrusted with controlling and safeguarding our homeland’s coasts, protecting human life at sea and supporting the Hellenic Merchant Shipping and Greek Seamen.

The Hellenic Coast Guard's duties are exercised in its maritime space, ships and all kinds of floating construction, ports, port zones, as well as shoreline and coastline, as specified in particular by the applicable provisions.

The Hellenic Coast Guards’ mission comprises in particular: a) proper care in order to ensure public order, b) proper care seeing in order to prevent and fight crime, c) setting terms and ensuring safe navigation conditions, maritime safety and safe management of ships and port facilities, d) search and rescue at sea, e) proper care in order to protect the maritime environment, f) measures for monitoring, policing and controlling maritime borders, which constitute the European Union’s external borders, g) supporting the Hellenic Merchant Shipping, h) providing support for issues related to the working terms and conditions on the ships and seamen’s training.

The Hellenic Coast Guard’s contribution over time is uncontested and acknowledged by society, while its executives stand out for their high professionalism while exercising their duties.


CATEGORY

DESIGN

QUANTITIES

0,20 €

Hellenic Coast Guard's Air & Sea Means

1.000.000

20gr Domestic Mail

Hellenic Coast Guard's Emblem

2.000.000

0,90 €

“100 Years of Hellenic Coast Guard” Logo

2.000.000

20gr International Registered Mail

Hellenic Coast Guard’s Patrol Boat

1.000.000

DIMENSIONS                 : 35 X 45 mm in sheets of 25

DESIGN                         : Eleni Apostolou

PRINTING METHOD       : Multicolored (OFFSET)

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

CIRCULATION-SALES     : This set circulates on September 16, 2019, and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through September 15, 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 (2X4.000 pieces)

They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 7,80 € per set.


2.  NUMBERED SET ALBUMS (500 pieces)

Available at a charge of 15,00 €.


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., which will be withdrawn on September 15, 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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