The “Europa” issue is an annual European issue of postage stamps with a common theme. On September 15th 1956 the first stamps, of what later became the “Europa” issue, were released by the Benelux, Germany, France and Italy.
In 1960, the CEPT took up the idea, and from 1993 on PostEurop takes care of the “Europa” issues. In 1974 their common visual was changed into a common theme. One exception to this rule was the 1984 issue, the 25th anniversary of the CEPT.
In 2008, the theme selected is “The letter : rediscovering the pleasure of writing”. PostEurop wants to reinvigorate traditional communication since the new forms of electronic communication, such as SMS or e-mails, have taken over from traditional mail.
|Price of the series :||1,20 €|
|Design:||Pit Weyer, Luxemburg (L) ;|
|Printing:||High-resolution offset by “Imprimerie du Timbre” Malines ( B );|
35 x 35 mm, 10 stamps per sheet.