The Best Europa Stamp of 2020

23 Dec 2020  Wed

Stamps of Poland and Turkey were voted as the most beautiful Europa stamps of 2020 in two separate competitions arranged by PostEurop, the Association of European Public Postal Operators. The Polish stamp won the competition judged by a jury, and the Turkish stamp received the most votes in the popularity contest open to the public through the PostEurop website.

Both stamps illustrate the 2020 Europa theme of ancient postal routes. A total of 55 postal administrations participated in the competitions; each entering one stamp. Poland’s 5-zloty Europa stamp was issued April 29, 2020. The design by Maciej Jedrysik represents an important communication and postal routes of the 16th century.

In addition to showing a schematic map of Poland, the design includes images of ships, messengers on foot, mounted couriers, the Vistula River, and buildings representing cities along the river.

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