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08 May 2020

EUROPA — Ancient Postal Routes

Greece: EUROPA – Ancient Postal Routes, 8 May 2020. Images from ELTA.

DESIGN: 2,00 € “PRINCE MAXIMILIAN” 19th cent. (print run: 352.000); 4,50 € “ARCIDUCA LODOVICO” 19th cent. (print run: 552.000)
From the above mentioned quantities, 104.000 pieces will be printed in sheets of 16 with the two stamps joined together (i.e. 8 complete sets per sheet). The rest will be printed separately in sheets of 8 stamps (i.e. 300.000 pieces from the 2,00 € value and 500.000 pieces from the 4,50 € value)

DIMENSIONS: 30 x 42 mm
DESIGN -ADAPTATION: Myrsini Vardopoulou
CIRCULATION-SALES: This set circulates on 8 May 2020 and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through 7 May 2021, unless previously sold out. Complete sets will be available at the local Hellenic post offices and at the Central Philatelic Office until their withdrawal, unless previously sold out.

The Hellenic Post wishes to thank the establisher of the first online Maritime Museum, “Greek Shipping Miracle” (www.greekshippingmiracle.org), G. M. Foustanos, for providing photographic material which contributed to the design of this Issue‘s products.


8.000 numbered booklets will be issued, each of which contains two sets of joined stamps (€ 2,00 € & 4,50 € and 4,50 € & 2,00 €), perforated on one side and cut on the other. Available at a charge of 13,00 €.

First Day Cover:

(4.000 pieces)

Illustrated First Day Covers will be issued with a design related to the subject of the set. Available at a charge of 9,00 €.

Numbered Regular Set Album:

(500 pieces)

Regular Set Albums will be available at a charge of 20,00 €.

All philatelic products will be available at the Central Philatelic Office (5, Lykourgou Street & Apellou) and at the Post Offices until sold out, except the F.D.C and the Booklets which will be withdrawn on 7 May 2021.

Collectors will be able to have items franked at the Direction of Philately Office with the special First Day Commemorative Postmark, providing they have affixed to them stamps of the Series of at least 2,00 € or any other stamp of at least 0,90 €.

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