The 100th Anniversary of Liberation of Ioannina
Τρίτη, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

1st COMMEMORATIVE SET OF STAMPS 2013

NATIONAL HISTORICAL EVENTS 1913

PART A’

THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF IOANNINA

The war waged by the Balkan allies against the Ottoman Empire ended with many issues unresolved.

In early 1913, operations on the Epirus front had ground to a halt, and the Hellenic Army was endeavouring to liberate Ioannina.

In mid-January 1913, the Hellenic forces in Epirus were encountering difficult conditions. The Commander-in-Chief, Crown Prince Constantine, who assumed command of the Army of Epirus in the middle of the same month, took a series of measures that aimed to improve the men’s living conditions and nutrition, thus raising their morale and increasing their fighting ability, which had been considerably reduced. He also improved the flow of supplies to units at the front by utilising all available means of transport behind the lines, and put into operation a new plan for the capture of Ioannina. February 19th marked the beginning of the end, with a whole day of artillery fire. After many months of struggle, the much-anticipated liberation would be achieved by force and not by negotiation. On 21 February 1913, the Hellenic Army entered Ioannina.

The second part of this Commemorative Set of stamps “THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INCORPORATION OF MOUNT ATHOS INTO GREECE” will circulate on October 3, 2013 and the third part “THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNION OF CRETE WITH GREECE” will circulate on December 3, 2013.

      

CATEGORY

DESIGNS

QUANTITIES

0,03 €

“WOMEN OF EPIRUS IN STRUGGLE”

KENAN MESSARE 1889-1965

  750.000

0,55 €

“CAMPAIGN” KENAN MESSARE 1889-1965

  750.000

0,62 €

FROM THE PAINTING OF KENAN MESSARE “SHELL BLAST»

1.500.000

                                            

DIMENSIONS : 38 X 38 mm in sheets of 25

ADAPTATION : Anthoula Lygka

PRINTING METHOD : Multicolored (OFFSET)

PRINTERS : Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A.

CIRCULATION-SALES: This set circulates on 21 February 2013 and will be available at the Hellenic Post Offices through 20 February 2014, 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 COVER (10.000 pieces)

It has a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 1,90 €, each.

3. SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE COVER WITH STAMP AND MEDAL (5.000 pieces)

It has a design related to the subject of the Series and bears a special commemorative medal. Available at a charge of 8,00 €, each.

5. PREPAID MAXIMUM CARDS (3 X 1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 1,60 €, each.

All philatelic products will be available at the Central Philatelic Office (5 Lykourgou Str. & Apellou Str, 100 38 Athens), and at the Post Offices until sold out, except the F.D.C., which will be withdrawn on 20 February 2013.

Collectors will be able to have items franked at the Central Philatelic Office with the special First Day Cover commemorative postmark, providing they have affixed to them stamps from the set responding to the first rate domestic mail, today 0,62 €.


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