Commemorative Set of Stamps"Award winning Greek cinema"
Παρασκευή, 19 Απριλίου 2013
Greek cinema is one of the most important aspects of contemporary Greek culture, and, despite clearly inferior technology and equipment, managed to create masterpieces that raised the profile of major directors, writers, composers and talented actors.

Greek cinema is defined and delimited by the inter-relationship of its two parts. The Greek component is influenced by the history and culture of the country, while ‘cinema’ denotes an alien cultural – but above all industrial – message originating in the countries of Europe and America, with their more advanced infrastructure.

Four of the most important films to have received prizes at ceremonies and festivals are now featured in a commemorative set of stamps entitled “Award-winning Greek Cinema”. Created by Theano Venieri, they are issued by Hellenic Post on 22 April 2013. 



CATEGORY     DESIGNS                                             QUANTITIES
0,20 €    “VOYAGE AT CYTHERA” (TAXIDI STA KITHIRA) 500.000

                      1984 THEO ANGELOPOULOS   

0,30 €     “ELECTRA” 1962 MICHAEL CACOYANNIS          500.000

0,62 €    “THE TRAVELING PLAYERS” (O THIASSOS)       500.000

              1974-1975 THEO ANGELOPOULOS

2,80 €    “THE OGRE OF ATHENS” (O DRAKOS)             100.000
                1956 NIKOS KOUNDOUROS   
                                             
DIMENSIONS              : 35 X 45 mm in sheets of 25
DESIGN – ADAPTATION   : Theano Venieri
PRINTING METHOD         : Multicolored (OFFSET)
PRINTERS              : “ Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A.”
CIRCULATION-SALES      : This set circulates on 22 April 2013 and will be available at the Hellenic Post Offices through 21 April 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 COVERS (2 Χ 7.000 pieces)
They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 5,70 € per set.
2. SET OF STAMPS IN PACK (1.000 pieces)
Available at a charge of 6,30 €, each.
3. REGULAR SET ALBUM (1.000)
Available at a charge of 13,20 €, each.
4. PREPAID MAXIMUM CARDS (4 X 1.000 pieces)
Available at a charge of 6,40 € per set.

The Hellenic Post would like to thank Nikos Koundouros, the Theo Angelopoulos family, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, the Greek Film Archive and Yannis Soldatos, who provided our Organization with photographic material and valuable information for the issue of the present Series.

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 21 April 2014.

Collectors will be able to have items franked at the Central Philatelic Office with the First Day 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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