So as to facilitate the introduction of the euro; Stamps with face value in Slovak currency are valid for posting until 31.12.09. They may be used concurrently with those in Euro currency and mixed frankings are allowed on mails.
The souvenir sheet on the cover shows the Bratislava Castle. It was issued on 16th Oct 2007.
Situated on a hill 269 feet (82m) above the city, Bratislava Castle is a prominent structure on the city's skyline and provides excellent views of Bratislava, as well as over Austria, and even Hungary in fine weather. It has been inhabited for thousands of years due to its important location on the Danube River in central Europe, and has been destroyed and rebuilt several times in its history, as well as undergoing a series of reconstructions and extensions. Four towers make up the enormous castle building, enclosing a courtyard and collections of the Slovak National Museum, as well as a Treasure Chamber.This cover took 10 days to travel an estimated distance of 9,332km.