in 2004 we had a whole set of cat stamps…
sorry for off topic ^^’
1st stamp in new year 2023 in Slovakia will be…
30 years of the Slovak Republic - Honor guard of the President of the Slovak Republic
This stamp will be issued on 2nd of January.
Stamp shows Honor guard of the President of the Slovak Republic in front of Presidential palace.
T1 50g = 1,00€
The Honour Guard of the President is a symbol and attribute of Slovak statehood. Its history dates back to the beginnings of the constitution of the First Czechoslovak Republic .
In addition to the uniform, which is based on the classic military cut, dressed in historical uniforms modelled after the Slovak volunteers of 1848. Specifically, they were created according to the uniform of the national revivalist Ján Francisci-Rimavský. He was portrayed in this uniform by painter Peter Michal Bohúň.
The historical uniform of the soldiers of the honour guard is containing:
hat with a white feather
and , and folk decorative ornamentation.
Its exclusivity is underlined by the rich gilding and brown fur on the winter caps and hems of the upper doublet. The wearer’s rank is marked on the doublet with red epaulettes using appropriate insignia.
A great way to start the 2023 programme.
From the series ‘Typical Dutch’: Musea
From the series ‘Experience Nature’: Marker Wadden
The Marker Wadden is an artificial archipelago under development in the Markermeer (lake). The main aims of the project are to improve the water ecology and to create biodiversity. The islands have been colonized by large numbers of breeding birds.
Those fruit ones are so stinkin cute!!!
I adore these Marker Wadden. I hope everyone buys them!
Addition to my previous post: the “Sweden in 500 years” series is also going to include this domestic value stamp showing Stockholm’s town hall.
This series might have even one more additional motif, because they will even issue a minisheet, but there isn’t any pics of it yet so it is unsure if it will be completely another design or just one of the already shown ones. Two latest minisheets had the same motif as the booklet stamps so I think they will do like that this time too.
Cyprus Postal Services Preliminary Program for 2023:
23rd of February:
4th of April
9th of May
10th of July
22nd of September
17th of November
Except the stamps, the postal services will issue a First Day Cover for all stamp series except the Refugee stamp. Unfortunately still there are no available photos of the stamps. When I will have some new information, I will let you know. Happy New Year to everyone.
Italy 2023 stamp program, see official file here for issue dates:
Italy stamp program (update dec17, 2022)
As usual, there’ll be several updates, an no images until stamp is issued.
Unusual, presentation order is not chronological, and descriptions of each issue is quite long… I’ve made a shorter version here :
Telecommunication and space perfect
New stamps to be issued by Royal Mail on 12 January 2023 depicting heavy metal band Iron Maiden
Greece - 2023 postage stamps programme
Sustainable Development – ESG, 2023-01-26
Children and Stamps, Children and Technology, 2023-02-23
Theatrical costumes, 2023-03-27
World Stray Animals Day, 2023-04-04
Europa 2023 - Peace, 2023-05-09
EuroMED 2023, Festival of the Mediterranean, 2023-07-10
Elefsis European Capital of Culture 2023 (date TBA)
Christmas 2023, 2023-11-02