Friday, February 24, 2017

14-2016 and up:

14-2016 "Joy of Europe":

Say what You want, but this will be hard to swallow! Who choice this color and drawing?
Yes, I know, it is children's drawings that are used to, as name of issue is "Joy of Europe", mainly using to promote youth and children, but...
Issue come to the market on Oct. 5, 2016. Single stamp of 0.95 euro, showing us "ship on moonlight".

15-2016 "Historical Heritage":

Issued on Nov. 10, 2016, two stamps in set, face value of 0.30 and 0.95 euro.
We have it here, on lower value stamp, "Fire steel, Flint and Tinder". Toys that are used long time ago, to ignite fire (there are no matches before), now if it is "Historical Heritage" or "Museum piece" we can argue, but, let it be!
Second, higher value are showing us two persons, Vladimir and Kosara. It is story about King Vladimir and his wife Kosara. Interesting history of this (Balkan, Yugoslavia) territory, war between King of Macedonia and King of Doclea. Love that saved King Vladimir life.

16-2016 "Navigation":

Issued on Oct. 21, 2016, set of single stamp, low value of 0.30 euro.
Here we have shown "ship" as main part of this stamp, but issue are intended to commemorate "Nautical School in city of Perast". This building of school are visible on back stage of stamp. I still can not understand this design, but it is probably "taste" of each collector.

17-2016 "WBC World Champion":

I will not comment this issue iin the way I think, for reason that all sport achievement deserve to be commemorated, but if You call it (as shown on back side of FDC) "...greatest achievements in the history of Montenegro sport...", than somethings is wrong! Boxing topic, and really important title for professional boxer Dejan Zlaticanin, but my opinion is that Montenegro Sport have much better achievements than this one. (my personal opinion).
Issue come to market on Dec. 8, 2016, single stamp of 0.50 euro face value, issued in sheetlet of 8 stamps and gutter on middle of sheet. Probably will be shortage of this issue on market, as it is printed in small quantity. keep it if You have.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


2008 year, "Flora" issue:

In 2008, Montenegro Post issued one set of four stamps under topic "Flora", showing us endemic 
plant, which are protected by law in Montenegro.

On low value stamp (0.20 euro), we have shown "Prokletijska Prkosnica" (Draba bertiscea),
species in the genus Draba (family Brassicaceae).

Next value (0.40 euro), have "Lovcenski zvoncac" (Edraianthus wettsteinii ssp. Lovcenicus), 
commonly known as
rock bells or grassy bells.

 Than come next stamp (0.50 euro), with image of "Tarin zvoncac" (Protoedraianthus tarae),
a small genus of flowering plants in the bellflower family.

Last one stamp, with highest face value (0.60 euro), have an image of "Lakusicev karanfil" (Dianthus nitidus ssp. Lakusicii), or Carpathian Glossy Pink.

As usually, this stamp set, have also First Day Cover (FDC), actually two cover, which have special 
cancel, dated 20. 02. 2008.

This set is listed as in Michel catalog (160/163) and Scott (177/180), also in specialized catalog for Montenegro (by: Mihailo Radicevic, Katalog Postanskih Maraka Crne Gore 1874-2011, page 57), 
under number 251/254.
Set don't have some high catalog prices, even can say, it is very affordable price, ranged between 
.to 7.00 euro per single set, in mint, never hinged condition

Than come one, let's say, error, which we have on two stamps.
On 0.25 euro stamp, (small sheet of 5 stamps and one gutter), in second stamp position, there are 
name of author/artist Radevic Djordje, part of name are printed in upper row:
Radevic Dor        

and on second stamp, face value of 0.40 euro, in four stamp position on small sheet of 5 stamps and gutter it is again part of artist name, but this time on lower row:

Radevic Dor

To find this "error" on FDC will be hard, as total 1000 cover are printed, and for sure, if You wish to have it, be prepared to pay premium for set.