Czech stamp centenary celebrated with 'stamps on stamp' sheet


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11 August 2018
Ceska Posta, the post office of the Czech Republic, have celebrated the centenary of Czechoslovak postage stamps with a miniature sheet featuring the designs of many of the country’s classic stamps.

Czechoslovak postage stamps were first issued on 18 December 1918 and the 100th anniversary of the first Czechoslovak stamp is celebrated on a two-stamp mini-sheet which features over thirty stamp designs from the past, taking the ‘stamp on stamp’ theme to the next level.

A spokesperson for Ceska Posta said:

‘The first Czechoslovak stamps were designed by Alfons Mucha as definitive stamps depicting Prague Castle. Czechoslovak and Czech stamp design boasts the work of best graphic designers and traditional printing methods. This combination makes it one of the best stamp designs in the world. Czechoslovak stamps were designed by leading graphic artists, painters and engravers, such as Oldřich Kulhánek, Karel Svolinský, Jiří Švengsbír, Cyril Bouda, Ladislav Jirka, Josef Herčík and Bedřich Housa.’

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The miniature sheet, which was designed by Pavel Sivko and resembles pages from a stamp album, features 44Kc and 27Kc values, with the majority of the classic stamps shown on the perforated labels. The two stamps also feature the Praga 2018 exhibition logo.

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