PostEurop, the association representing European public postal operators, launched an online competition May 9, Europe Day, to vote for the best Europa stamp of 2014.
The competition is open through Aug. 31 at the website www.posteurop.org/europa2014.
You must register on the site to vote, and only one vote is allowed per person.
More than 50 postal administrations, from Aland to Vatican City, are participating in this popularity poll, and one stamp from each is pictured on the website.
The theme of the 2014 Europa stamps is national musical instruments, honoring the role instruments play in bringing music to the lives of Europeans throughout history.
Anita Hagblomm, chair of the PostEurop stamps and philately working group from Posten Aland, said of the stamp designs: “Looking at the wonderful entries we have received this year, there is a strong educational story to tell in each stamp.
“The diversity of national musical instruments also shows us how unique and rich each country is. Taking it a step further some postal operators are using innovative technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and QR Codes to bring the instruments to life.”
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Watch as Scott catalog senior editor Marty Marty Frankevicz discusses the controversy in Canada over increasing postage rates, the elimination of home mail delivery and the erecting of cluster boxes.
Watch as Linn’s associate editor Michael Baadke discusses happenings at the recent APS Stampshow from the show floor.
Watch as Linn's/Scott editorial director Donna Houseman discusses the early release of the new U.S. Elvis stamp, the possibility of a Peanuts stamp and Linn's at the upcoming APS Stampshow.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses highlights of Robert A. Siegel Auction Rarities Week sales in late June, and reports that the 49¢ price for a first-class United States stamp will remain in effect until April.
It is always a treat to get to see stamp dealers’ own collections.
In the recently concluded Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll, the Circus Posters set of eight stamps was chosen as the overall favorite issue of 2014.
Dispersal of the splendid Daniel B. Curtis collection continued March 25, with Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries gaveling items from United States back-of-the-book and possessions.
The 175th anniversary of the first postage stamp, Great Britain's Penny Black, is May 6, but the stamp was placed on sale May 1, 1840, for mailers to use beginning on May 6, the designated issue date.