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23 June 2020

A Thank You for Rescue Workers and Firefighters (COVID-19)

Czech Republic: A Thank You for Rescue Workers and Firefighters (COVID-19), 23 June 2020. 600dpi scans from personal collection.

A Thank You Stamp for Rescue Workers

Technical Specifications:

Catalogue number 1081
Type of stamp Definitive stamp identified with a letter
Date of issue 23.06.2020
Face value/Price: 19,00 CZK
Print sheets 25+25 stamps; se-tenant with the stamp issue A Thank You stamp for firefighters
Size (mm) 30 x 23 mm
Graphic designer Filip Heyduk
Method of Printing: Offset

Face value: A stamp identified with the letter B corresponding to the price of Ordinary Letter – Standard up to 50 g in domestic Economy service (current price according to the Price List of Basic Postal Services.

This stamp comes out to appreciate the work of the front-line fighters. It contains simplified symbols of healthcare workers, postal workers and members of the army. The army is represented by the left side of their mask. The polka dot face mask refers to everyone else who helped each other and kept together during this difficult time.

At the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, also known as coronavirus, hit the world and later the Czech Republic. Sequence analysis revealed that it belonged to the same species as SARS-CoV, the virus that causes SARS. The new virus differs from SARS-CoV in the sequence of some viral proteins that suppress antiviral immunity and activate inflammation. In the Czech Republic, the first case appeared in early March. Subsequently, the government ordered several measures to prevent the uncontrolled spread of the new type of coronavirus. One of these regulations was the introduction of compulsory wearing of face masks. Masks have become a symbol of today. They are a phenomenon best illustrating the current situation.

A Thank You Stamp for Firefighters

Technical Specifications:

Catalogue number 1082
Type of stamp Definitive stamp identified with a letter
Date of issue 23.06.2020
Face value/Price: 19,00 CZK
Print sheets 25+25 stamps; se-tenant with the stamp issue A Thank You stamp for rescue workers
Size (mm) 30 x 23 mm
Method of Printing: Offset

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