Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2 Awesome Croatian Covers!!

Sharing with you guys today are 2 awesome covers posted from Donja Lomnica, Croatia. Thank you very much, Ivana Perunski!

The beautiful stamp affixed on the top left corner of the first cover was issued on 15 July 2011 by Croatian Post to commemorate its "Statehood Day". The motif of the stamp is a detail of the flag of Croatia. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the day when the Croatian Parliament, on 25 June 1991, decided that Croatia should be separated from the other Yugoslavian republics, which meant that Croatia became an independent country for the first time after nine centuries.
The three Lobster postage stamps were issued on 15 March 2007. Lovely, aren't they?
Issued on 16 March 2010, the Strawberry stamp belongs to a set of 3 postage stamps, entitled "Croatian Fruits". The other stamps in this series depict Gooseberry and Grape.
Lastly, the portrait stamp is from the "Famous Croats" series. Issued on 22 April 2011, it features August Harambasic, a gifted Croatian poet, orator and politician from the late 19th and early 20th century.

On 14 Feb 2011, Croatian Post released its first 2011 stamp, entitled "Children's World". The stamp (shown on the extreme left corner of the second cover) is dedicated to the International Children's Festival in Sibenik and bears the motif of a child holding colourful balloons.
The lovely falcon stamp is from 'Croatian Fauna" series, issued on 15 March 2011. The stamps in this series feature endangered species which inhabit the territory of the Republic of Croatia: the brown bear (face value HRK 1.60), Eloenora's Falcon (HRK 3.10) and the Mediterranean Monk Seal (HRK 4.60).
Next is a football-themed commemorative stamp released by Croatian Post to mark the start of one of the most important sporting events in the world, FIFA World Cup 2010 which took place in South Africa from 11 june to 11 July 2010.
The two identical stamps belong to the "Croatian Ethnographic Heriatge" series, showing colourful textiles from Sunja culture.
The blue stamp is from the "Lighthouses" series. Issued on 7 Sept 2010, it shows a lighthouse in Tajer.
That's all folks! Cheers!

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