A total of 38 representatives from 24 postal administrations joined the Stamps and Philately group for the PostEurop Stamp & Philately Forum in Essen on 8-9 May 2014. The theme for the Forum was “Innovations”. The participants listened to interesting presentations covering topics like innovations in the artistic design of stamps and stamp printing, marketing through social media, consumer mobile behaviour in Europe 2013 and online sales. The German Post’s presentation on the stamp collecting in Germany and the future of philately was particularly interesting.
PostEurop is proud to report that 10 of the 11 eCIP Wave 3 postal operators have confirmed that they will participate in the eCIP programme after a meeting on 9 May 2014.
These postal operators have completed a “100 Day plan” period, analysed their existing services and compared them to the eCIP Detailed Service Specifications in order to prepare their specific “Country plan” with a detailed schedule of how they anticipate to implement all the deliverables in the deployment phase by the beginning of 2015.
The 10 eCIP Wave 3 Operators are Česká pošta, Eesti Post, Hrvatska pošta, Latvijas Pasts, Lietuvos Paštas, MaltaPost, Poczta Polska, Poșta Română, Pošta Slovenije and Slovenská Pošta.
PostEurop is proud to present another series of impressive EUROPA stamps entries at the 2014 Europa Stamp competition on Europe day. This year’s EUROPA theme is “National Musical Instrument”.
PostEurop, the association representing European Public Postal Operators is proud to organize the best of Europa Stamp Design Competition for 2014 and announce the launch of the public online voting competition based on one vote per registered voter on 9 May 2013 – Europe Day.
The theme for this year’s competition is “National Music Instruments” honouring the role musical instruments play bringing music to the lives of Europeans throughout history. From classical music to modern day jazz, the instruments allow talented musicians and composers to express themselves, their creativity and in turn fill our hearts with music. To sum it up the Greek philosopher Plato once said that “music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
So, philatelic designers delved into musical history till present day, to work on their interpretive designs and blissfully the results are here.
"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" concluded Anita Hägblomm, Chair of the PostEurop Stamps and Philately working group from Posten Ǻland.
View and Vote for Your Favourite Europa Stamp Today
We invite you to view all the beautiful entries and vote for your favourite stamp on www.posteurop.org/europa2014. The online competition will end on 31 August 2014 and the winning stamps will be announced at the PostEurop Plenary Assembly to be held on 24 September 2014 in San Marino.
Exceptionally, the 94th PostEurop Management Board meeting was held in Bern, Switzerland on 28 March 2014 hosted by Swiss Post. The Management Board also had the opportunity to meet with Swiss Post CEO, Mrs. Susanne Ruoff.
Photos are courtesy of Swiss Post.
The Stamps and Philately steering group met on Monday, 17 March to finalize the agenda of the Philatelic Forum in May. With an increasing number of participants, the group look forward to an exciting forum in Essen. For more information see http://www.posteurop.org/showEvents?selectedEventId=24665