Archive for the ‘Greece’ Category

#1061 Greece 16/09/08

greece-160908Alfred has sent this very nice cover from Greece, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 12, 2016.

The left two stamps are part of the set “The 175th Anniversary of the National Bank of Greece“, which was issued on March 30, 2016. The right stamp commemorates the film director Costa-Gavras (born 1933). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on September 1, 2016. It is cancelled with the first day cancel.

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#994 Greece 15/08/31

Greece 150831This nice cover from Greece was sent by George, thank you! It was posted in Kallithea on August 31 and arrived on September 2, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Greek Sea Marine Life”, which was issued on February 21, 21012. It depicts a common lobster species Palinurus elephas.

The next stamp depicts the spa of Methana. The stamp is part of a set (issued on February 26, 2015), which commemorates thermal spas of Greece.

The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA). The set was issued on January 21, 2015.

#680 Greece 13/07/19

Greece 130719Alfred sent me this beautiful FDC from Greece, thank you! It was issued and posted in Athens on July 19 and arrived on July 22, 2013.

The stamps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Olympus, which was done on August 2, 1913, by Christos Kakalos, Frederic Boissonnas, and Daniel Baud-Bovy.

#565 Greece 12/04/11

Anne sent me this nice cover from Greece, thank you! It was posted in Serres (Σέρρες) on April 11 and arrived on April 13, 2012.

The top stamp was issued on November 29, 2006. It is part of the set “Historic football and sports clubs” and commemorates the club Atromitos Athinon (Ατρόμητος Αθηνών).

The bottom stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the New Acropolis Museum. It was issued on 21 June 2010 and depicts a part of the Parthenon Frieze.

The arrangement of the stamps is called “Treppenfrankatur” in German.

#407 Greece 10/08/09

Elias sent me this beautiful cover from Greece, thank you! The cover was posted in Heraklion on August 9 and arrived on August 11, 2010.

The left stamp is part of the “Greek Actors”-set, which was issued on February 9, 2009. It commemorates the actor Manos Katrakis (1908-1984). The next stamp was issued on March 14, 2008. It depicts a discus thrower and commemorates the Beijing Summer Olympics 2008. The stamp below depicts the island Kos. It is part of the set “Greek Islands” (issued February 27, 2008).

The right stamp is part of the “Actors”-set too and depicts Aliki Vougiouklaki (1933/34-1996). The last stamp is part of the “Fairy Tales”-set (issued December 16, 2008) and is entitled “The Mermaid and Alexander the Great“.

#147 Greece 09/04/23

Greece 090423My first cover form Greece was sent to me by Nikos, thank you!

It was posted in Glyka Nera/Athens on April 23, 2009.

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