Wednesday, 30 December 2009

COVER FROM GREECE

Rania from Greece sent me nice Greek lighthouses stamps to my thematic collection and an envelope full of stamps. On February 9, 2009, Hellenic Post issued the first commemorative stamp set of the year “Greek Actors”. The 1,00 euro stamp presents the Greek theatrical and film performer Dimitris Horn, widely regarded as the greatest Greek actor of modern times.
On February 27, 2008, Greece issued a set of ten stamps featuring landscapes of Greek islands. The lower value stamp (0,02 ) depicts a city view of Chios Island, the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea.
The Hellenic Post issued in October 2009 five stamps depicting Greek lighthouses from the islands of Syros (islet of Didymi – Giadouronissi), Andros (Tourlitis lighthouse), Chania, Paros (Korakas Lighthouse) and Kastellorizo (Strogyli Lighthouse). The stamp on the cover presents Gaiduronisi Lighthouse (built in 1834), located in Gaiduronisi Island, a very small unpopulated island in the entrance of the Port Of Hermoupolis (Syros Isl).

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