COMMEMORATIVE SET OF STAMPS “GREEK POSTAL SAVINGS BANK, 1900-2015”
Πέμπτη, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2015

The first postal savings bank was established in the autonomous Cretan State in 1900, before the island’s annexation to Greece. The Cretan Postal Savings Bank operated as part of the island’s postal service from 1902 to 1915, when it was replaced by its Greek counterpart, given that Crete had been annexed to Greece since 1913.

The Greek Postal Savings Bank, which was subject to the then newly-established Ministry of Transportation, gradually evolved into a prestigious and reliable, sui generis independent state agency, gaining the trust of wide strata of the urban, as well as rural, working population and attracting a large part of the people’s savings.

Respectfully putting the savings of the salt of the earth to productive use and turning them into a national asset, the Greek Postal Savings Bank repeatedly supported both the State and the citizens, even in the darkest hours of Greek history, having a meaningful contribution to “the development of almost all sectors of the country’s economy”.

At the turn of this century, it had already evolved into a dynamic banking organization with wide-ranging activities, without losing its social character, and enjoying high penetration rates among retail investors/depositors, as well as remarkable liquidity. In 2013, after being reorganized and renamed to “New TT Hellenic Postbank”, it was merged with Eurobank Ergasias SA.

The Bank’s management, adhering to the “One Bank-Two Brands” principle, decided to keep the TT branch network as a separate network, under the “New TT Branch Network” brand, as a token of respect to its long history, its clients and the concept of saving.


CATEGORY

DESIGNS

QUANTITIES

1,00 €

Free Composition

30.000 numbered pieces

 

The issue consists of one Feuillet of 68X90 mm, which includes one stamp of 35X45 mm.

 

ADAPTATION                        : Myrsini Vardopoulou

PRINTING METHOD               : Multicolored (OFFSET)

PRINTERS                             : Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A.

CIRCULATION-SALES        : The Feuillet circulates on 30 October 2015, and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through 29 October 2016, unless previously sold out.

 

Also available:

1. ILLUSTRATED FIRST DAY COVERS (6.000 pieces)

They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 2.00 €.  


2. REGULAR SET ALBUMS (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 5.80 €.


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 29 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 the Feuillet or the Feuillet stamp.


 

 

 

 


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