The cooperating postal companies in Europe have been publishing stamps with a common theme since 1956. This has taken place via PostEurop since 1993.
Paint roller colours the world green
The paint roller design is the winning submission from the ‘Think green’ design competition. From the 24 submissions, PostEurop selected the Cypriot design by Doxia Sergidou. This image shows how a hand with a paint roller paints the world green. Bleak houses and dark clouds make room for a green landscape with trees, birds, sustainable buildings and windmills.
Bicycle as green element
For the Dutch interpretation of the stamp sheet, PostNL gave designers Haico Beukers and Marga Scholma the assignment to design an iconic, green Dutch image. “We quickly agreed on the bicycle. What could be greener and more Dutch than a bicycle?”, said Scholma. They chose a Dutch-made lightweight green bicycle with solar-charged bicycle lights. “In the design, the fresh colours of yellow cornfields and the blue sky overlap each other, Creating a green surface.”, explained Beukers.
The ‘Think green’ stamp sheet comprises ten International stamps with two different images. These stamps are marked ‘Internationaal 1’ and are intended for mail items up to 20 g with worldwide destinations. The stamps will be available at all Bruna stores as well as via collectclub.nl
. The stamps are valid until further notice.