Europa 2016 - Think Green
Europa stamps are a series of stamps issued by the members of PostEurop, a trade association representing European public postal operators, on a common theme, with each postal operator choosing its own design. This year, however, we are trying a different approach: a competition was held to choose a single stamp design on the theme “Ecology – Think Green” and, as a result, all PostEurop members will issue a stamp bearing the winning design by Doxia Sergidou of Cyprus.
The stamp offers the clear message that creating a greener planet is in our hands: while the left-hand side of the stamp is grey, the right-hand side is being “painted” green by a human hand.
We are proud and pleased that Slovenia’s proposed stamp design by Gorazd Učakar was classified second. The message of Slovenia’s stamp is also more than clear: Europe must work together to be greener. The fact that nature does not recognise national boundaries is symbolised by an illustration of the European continent in a single, green leaf.
Once again this year Pošta Slovenije will be issuing two stamps in the Europa series, each in a sheetlet of eight stamps plus one vignette.
Simona Koser Šavora
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 27.05.2016
Designer: Doxia Sergidov, Gorazd Učakar, Edi Berk
Printer: Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 42.60 x 29.82 mm
Values: 0.97 + 0.64