The Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë) issued its first stamps of since December 2021 on 30 March 2022.  However, these — and succeeding releases have all borne the year date of 2021. It seemed odd to view a new release last month with the Endangered National Wildlife theme of the 2021 Europa stamps until one remembered last Spring’s COVID-19 surge in many nations worldwide, my own included. Thus, Albanian Post S.A. (Posta Shqiptare) is catching up on those it was unable to release then due to various local pandemic restrictions.


Albania:

2021 Issues (released in 2022)

 

30

March

2022

Europa 2021: Endangered National Species


 1 stamp in sheet of 9 and booklet pane of 1; 1 souvenir sheet (included in booklet)

 

 

Issue date: 30 March 2022
Stamp Design: Petraq Papa
Printer: Adel CO
Quantity Printed: 60,000 stamps; 9,000 souvenir sheets in booklets
Printing Process: 4-color offset lithography
Print Format: sheets of 9 stamps, booklet pane of 1 stamp and 1 souvenir sheet
Stamp size: 30 x 40 mm
Denomination: 150 lekë, 250 lekë

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04

April

2022

Albanian Flora 2021


 3 stamps in sheet of 9 (3 of each design)

 

Issue date: 04 April 2022
Stamp Design: Petraq Papa
Printer: Adel CO
Quantity Printed: 13,500 (5 lekë); 103,500 (30 lekë); 3,500 (200 lekë)
Printing Process: offset lithography
Print Format: sheets of 9 stamps
Stamp size: 30 x 40 mm
Denomination: 5 lekë, 30 lekë, 200 lekë

 

 

 

 

 

11

April

2022

Prominent National Figures 2021


 6 souvenir sheets

 

Issue date: 11 April 2022
Stamp Design: Mikel Temo
Printer: Adel CO
Quantity Printed: 2,500 (10 lekë); 2,500 (20 lekë); 2,500 (50 lekë); 2,500 (100 lekë); 42,500 (140 lekë); 82,500 (180 lekë)
Printing Process: offset lithography
Print Format: 6 souvenir sheets
Stamp size: 30 x 40 mm within a 60 x 80 mm souvenir sheet
Denominations: 10 lekë, 20 lekë, 50 lekë, 100 lekë, 140 lekë, 180 lekë

10 lekë: Ali Pashë Gucia

 

 

20 lekë:  Naum Naçi

 

 

50 lekë: Mustafa Krantja

 

 

100 lekë:  Guri Madhi

 

 

140 lekë:  Andrea Mano

 

 

180 lekë: Pandi Raidhi

 

 

 

14

April

2022

Albanian Fauna 2021 – Extinction Species


 2 stamps in sheet of 8 (4 of each design)

Issue date: 14 April 2022

Stamp Design: Rigels Lulo
Printer: Adel CO
Quantity Printed: 123,500 (50 lekë); 3,500 (350 lekë)
Printing Process: offset lithography
Print Format: sheet of 8 stamps (4 of each design)
Stamp size: 44 x 34 mm
Denominations: 50 lekë, 250 lekë

 

50 lekë: Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

250 lekë: Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

April

2022

Road Rallies in Albania 2021


 4 stamps in sheet of 8 (2 of each design)

 

Issue date: 18 April 2022

Stamp Design: Laert Kraja
Printer: Adel CO
Quantity Printed: 4,000 (20 lekë); 4,000 (40 lekë), 134,000 (80 lekë), 24,000 (130 lekë)
Printing Process: offset lithography
Print Format: sheet of 8 stamps (2 of each design)
Stamp size: 44 x 34 mm
Denominations: 20 lekë, 40 lekë, 80 lekë, 130 lekë

 

20 lekë:  Rally Bike

 

40 lekë: Rally Jeep in Ground

 

80 lekë:  Rally Jeep in Water

 

130 lekë:  Rally Four-Wheeler

 

 

 

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