Friday, March 19, 2010

End of 2009 - here it come after 3 months of prepaid order - with 18 page of paperwork form attached to parcel delivered to me! It is great-great wasting of paper, work hour - probably it happen because they still don't have modernized system? And, I'm not sure that it is all for 2009 year, because I still don't know if some postal tax or additional issue existed, but which are not in central post administration (like Red Cross issue). From "Programme" I see that in 2009 - was planned also issue for "European champ in Chess" - but I don't see it on official web, or delivered to me.

Let's start with description:

10-2009 "Nature Protection":

Issued on June 10, 2009 - like every year - commemorating Black Lake and Plavsko Lake - which are really treasure for Montenegro tourism. Two stamp, affordable face value of 0.75 euro, but again - printed in sheetlet of 8 stamp and one gutter/tab on middle, which will greatly rise expenses if You want to include it in Your collection.

11-2009 "Navigation":

come to us on July 10, 2009, with one single stamp value of 0.60 euro - to be fair - is not cheap for one stamp. Occasion is Vicko Bujovic (21/I/1660-9/V/1709) - a captain from city Perast. Not just he was owner of several ship, and traded around Adriatic sea - till to Venice, but he also have role like "sea policeman" and also - participated in defending Turkish Empire! stamp alone will not made some impression on collectors - but because it have also ship on it - that will give push to trade. Sheet of 8+1 is again used - and sheetlet have an much better impression.

12-2009 "Stamp Day":

No - I really don't like it! Some abstract design, not attractive at all - but it is not our power to decide about design. Issued on Oct 2, 2009 - one stamp, face value 0.25 euro, cheap? I don't think so for this stamp design.

13-2009 "Joy of Europe":

Usually one issue per year, with children drawings - nothing new, two face value total 0.90 euro per this set - if someone have collection of "Children Drawings" - it can be purchased - probably also for "Music" topic - and it is all for this issue, issued Nov 20, 2009.

14-2009 "Valtazar Bogisic":

Jurist and professor, in field of "Slavic Law History" - have great role in law studies. This is for occasion of 175 yr of his birth. Standard one stamp, single valued at face value of 0.50 euro, that probably math this topic. Issued on Dec 7, 2009. What made me worry is - printing sheet of 20! Why?

15-2009 "700 year of document":

Issued on Dec 20, 2009 - and to celebrate 700 yr of oldest preserved document in Montenegro - I think that Post of Montenegro need to give more "proud" to this stamp, and not just to print it in offset process - this design and topic, need to be printed in gravure - in simple black/white color - it will give it "charm" and "soul" - now it is just simple "invisible text" stamp. Face value is simple and minimum - just 0.25 euro - but printing sheet is 20 stamp - don't forget!

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