COMMEMORATIVE SET OF STAMPS “ΤHE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE FLANGHINIS COLLEGE”
Τετάρτη, 7 Οκτωβρίου 2015

From its foundation in 1498, the objective of the Greek Confraternity of Venice was to act as a bridge to the West for Greeks. Tommaso Flanghinis, whose roots were in Cyprus and Corfu, funded the creation of a teaching establishment to prepare young Greeks to study at the University of Padua.

The College was built to a design by the architect Baldassarre Longhena and welcomed its first students in June 1665. The donation provided for the free education of students and the payment of teachers. Its history can be divided into two periods, the first until its closure in 1797, when Venice was captured by the French, and the second from 1805 to 1927, with short interruptions in its operation. It had the first organised library in a Greek educational establishment in the West. In all, 550 students studied at the College, taught by 30 teachers.

Today’s Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine studies in Venice has been housed in the same building as the College since 1953, following the donation of the property of the Greek Confraternity. It is the country’s only research centre located abroad and pursues academic studies, accepting researchers and grant holders.                                                                              Georgios Ploumidis                                     Director of the Hellenic Institute

 

CATEGORY

DESIGNS

QUANTITIES

0,03 €

Portrait of Tommaso Flanghinis (17th-century oil painting)

500.000

0,72€

The “Lady of the Flanghinis College” Panagia (late 18th-century engraving)

1.000.000

1,50€

The Flanghinis College (detail from the 18th-century engraving by Domenico Lovisa)

1.000.000

2,00€

The emblem of the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and post-Byzantine Studies of Venice

100.000

 

 

DIMENSIONS                          : 29 X 42 mm in sheets of 25

ADAPTATION                        : Theano Venieri

PRINTING METHOD               : Multicolored (OFFSET)

PRINTERS                             : «JOH. ENSCHEDÉ SECURITY PRINT»

CIRCULATION-SALES           : This set circulates on 09 October 2015, and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through 08 October 2016, 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 (6.000 sets)

They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 6.50 € per set.  

 
 

2. SETS OF STAMPS IN PACK (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 9.40 €.



3. REGULAR SET ALBUMS (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 14.50 €.


4. PREPAID MAXIMUM CARDS (1.000 sets)

               Available at a charge of 6.40 € 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 08 October 2016.

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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