Postnord | Postnord (English) | About Stamps

The English version of The Stamp Year 2020 was not yet online as of late November 2019, but a little digging on the Swedish version of the Postnord website revealed two upcoming stamps on the Frimärksåret 2020 page.  The page mentions that the full programme will be announced on 7 January.

09 January 2020

Doors

Sweden: Doors, 9 January 2020. Image from Postnord.
Sweden: Doors, 9 January 2020. Image from Postnord.

Following is machine-translated from Swedish from the Frimärksåret 2020 page:

Stamp Edition – Doors

January 9, 2020
The values ​​are SEK 50 and SEK 20 you supplement with when you send eg. our pre-stamped bags for overseas or other heavier shipments. Doors have a basic function to close, close out and protect. But they can also tell a story about their time and about the house and its inhabitants. SEK 50 has the door to Zorngården as a motif, designed by Zorn himself. SEK 20 shows the door from Villa Edstrand in Falsterbo designed by architect Sigurd Lewerentz.

roller Stamp
100 pcs / roll, 1 motif, 50 kr.

roller Stamp
100 pcs / roll, 1 motif, 20 kr.

All stamps are printed in offset at Cartor Security Printing CSP.”



Postnord | Postnord (English) | About Stamps

The English version of The Stamp Year 2020 was not yet online as of late November 2019, but a little digging on the Swedish version of the Postnord website revealed two upcoming stamps on the Frimärksåret 2020 page.  The page mentions that the full programme will be announced on 7 January.

09 January 2020

Heartfelt Greetings

Sweden: Heartfelt Greetings booklet stamps, 9 January 2020. Image from Postnord.
Sweden: Heartfelt Greetings – pink heart coil stamp, 9 January 2020. Image from Postnord.
Sweden: Heartfelt Greetings – honey heart coil stamp, 9 January 2020. Image from Postnord.

Following is machine-translated from Swedish from the Frimärksåret 2020 page:

January 9, 2020
Heartfelt greetings
Stamp Edition Sincerely, 9 January 2020.
Now you can once again send your congratulations, invitations and other greetings with the hearts, a motive that many wanted. Colorful hearts with content that may attach a little extra to you as a sender or to the recipient. Flowers, birds and music symbols swirl around with bees and much more.

Booklet
10 stamps, 5 motifs, domestic letter.

roller Stamp
100 pcs / roll, 1 motif, domestic letter.

roller Stamp
100 pcs / roll, 1 motif, 22 kr.

All stamps are printed in offset at Cartor Security Printing CSP.”



Deutsche Post | Deutsche Post (English) | Philatelie Shop

The first six stamps (and one item of postal stationery) to be released by Deutsche Post in 2020 are detailed in the Stempel und Infos bulletin No. 25, published on 29 November 2020.

02 January 2020

Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas — Bonn / Siebengebirge

Germany: Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas – Bonn / Siebengebirge, 2 January 2020. Image from Deutsche Post.
Germany: Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas – Bonn / Siebengebirge (pair of gummed stamps), 2 January 2020. Image from Colnect.
Germany: Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas – Bonn / Siebengebirge (Rhine at Bonn gummed stamp), 2 January 2020. Image from Colnect.
Germany: Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas – Bonn / Siebengebirge (Drachenburg Castle gummed stamp), 2 January 2020. Image from Colnect.
Germany: Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas – Bonn / Siebengebirge (gummed stamps full sheet), 2 January 2020. Image from Colnect.
Germany: Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas – Bonn / Siebengebirge (pair of self-adhesive stamps), 2 January 2020. Image from Colnect.
Germany: Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas – Bonn / Siebengebirge – “Stamp Set”, 2 January 2020. Image from Deutsche Post.

Issue Date:  02.01.2020
Value (in Euro cents):  60
Motif:  Panoramic view over the Rhine Valley near Bonn with the castle Drachenburg right in Foreground. © r.classen / Shutterstock.com
Design postage stamp and stamp:  Stefan Klein and Olaf Neumann, Iserlohn
Printing:  Multicolor offset printing by Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Securities Printing Leipzig, on coated, white and fluorescent postage stamp paper DP II.
Size postage stamp:  44.20 x 26.20 mm
Packing of ten-sheet size: 115 x 158 mm
Arrangement of the PWz:  2 PWz next to each other, 5 PWz with each other
Order number:  151104869 pair; “Stamp Set” with 10 self-adhesive stamps — mint never hinged: 152301003 used: 001003EW5

The following is machine-translated from the German detailed in the Stempel+Informationen bulletin No. 25 published on 29 November 2020:

The two special postal stamps, which appear as a se-tenant in the series “Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas”, show a wide view over the city of Bonn on both sides of the Rhine and the picturesque castle Drachenburg. With almost 330,000 inhabitants, Bonn is one of the twenty largest cities in Germany. In the southeast is the former federal capital bordered by the Ennert, the northern foothills of the Siebengebirge. This forms with its wooded elevations, its castle ruins and castles are the ideal backdrop to a romantic landscape that thrills visitors from all over the world.

Archaeological finds prove that 14,000 years ago, people lived in today’s urban area. The settlement history also goes back over 2,000 years and makes Bonn one of the oldest cities in Germany. According to the long history of the city, there are numerous sights and museums in Bonn. Built in 1737, the Old Town Hall is one of the landmark of the city, another one built in the 11th century Münster. The former residence of the Cologne Elector, the Electoral Palace, today serves as the main building of the university. The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Museum Bonn form the Museum Mile.

In the southeast, the Bonn urban area is limited by Siebengebirge. It consists of over 50 mountains and hills, which are about 25.5 million years ago were created by volcanic activity. It belongs to the 1958 founded nature park Siebengebirge, whose West part since 1922 is designated as a nature reserve. On the most famous mountain of the Siebengebirge stands the castle Drachenburg shown in the foreground. It was built between 1882 and 1884 on a small plateau on the northwest slope of the Drachenfels built about 150 meters above the Rhine and 1986 listed.



Deutsche Post | Deutsche Post (English) | Philatelie Shop

The first six stamps (and one item of postal stationery) to be released by Deutsche Post in 2020 are detailed in the Stempel und Infos bulletin No. 25, published on 29 November 2020.

02 January 2020

Freedom of the Press

Germany: Freedom of the Press, 2 January 2020. Image from Deutsche Post.
Germany: Freedom of the Press, 2 January 2020. Image from Colnect.
Germany: Freedom of the Press (full sheet), 2 January 2020. Image from Colnect.

Issue Date:  02.01.2020
Value (in Euro cents):  95
Motif:  Freedom of the Press
Design postage stamp and stamp: Christoph Niemann, Berlin
Printing:  Multicolor offset printing of Bagel Security-Print GmbH & Co. KG, on coated, white and fluorescent postage stamp paper DP II.
Size postage stamp:  39 x 33 mm
Packing of ten-sheet size: 104 x 191 mm
Arrangement of the PWz:  2 PWz next to each other, 5 PWz with each other
Order number:  151104867 single stamp

The following is machine-translated from the German detailed in the Stempel+Informationen bulletin No. 25 published on 29 November 2020:

The right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press are essential for democratically constituted societies. As early as 1958, the Federal Constitutional Court emphasized the constitutive character of the fundamental right to freedom of expression and described it it as “one of the most distinguished human rights ever”. And though nothing has changed, opinion and Freedom of the press is now perceived as threatened in some Western democracies as well. With the new postage stamp special attention should be drawn to the importance of press freedom, which is more important than ever for the political opinion and will formation.

In Germany, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of broadcasting and freedom of information are enshrined in the Basic Law Rights that protect the free communication. They are laid down in Article 5 (1). It states: “Everyone has the right to freely express and disseminate its opinion in words, writing and pictures and to freely access itself from generally accessible sources teaching. The freedom of the press and the freedom of reporting by radio and film are guaranteed. A censorship does not take place. “In Germany, the term freedom of the press has existed since the second half of the 18th century, its design was contested in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Federal Constitutional Court has the fundamental rights in the past Strengthened again and again for decades.

But even in Germany there are tendencies and developments that jeopardize the fundamental right to freedom of opinion, the press and information. These include, among other things, the high number of attacks on and threats against journalists, various laws that undermine the protection of sources, as well as the increasing concentration of media, the pooling of Newspaper editors and local editorial offices, leading to a reduction in press diversity and thus to a decrease the number of opinions published.”