08 February 2015

Centennial of the Armenian Genocide



On 29th of January, within the framework of the solemn cancellation ceremony, the postage stamps and souvenir sheets dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide were put into circulation.

The postage stamps depict the symbol of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide ‒ the flower “Forget-me-not”. The postage stamps and souvenir sheets have been issued in seven face values, which include the tariffs servicing the internal and international letter correspondence of Armenia.

The Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th Century, occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres between 1915-1918.

These postage stamps serving as little ambassadors of the Republic of Armenia throughout the world will support the cause of spreading the symbol of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

New Stamps from Czech Republic

Večerníček handing out newspapers


Date of Issue :18 February 2015

In 2015, the legendary cartoon character of Večerníček will celebrate the unbelievable 50th anniversary of continuous presence on television. This little boy wearing a paper hat has been tirelessly opening and closing a bedtime story animation and spreading most powerful positive emotions among the audience every day for half a century. He and the theme song became the symbol of the animated programme named after him.

Historical Vehicles: Metoděj Vlach’s Airplane



Date of Issue : 18 February 2015


A completely wooden monoplane of Metoděj Vlach used by him to make his first successful public flight.
The first day cover contains a drawing of the front of the airplane standing on a meadow and the handstamp shows a detail of the engine and propeller of Metoděj Vlach’s airplane.

Metoděj Vlach has a significant place in the history of Czech aviation. He was the first Czech builder of a functioning airplane of his own design, built from local materials and driven by a Czech engine. This neglected pioneer of Czech aviation was born on 6 July 1887 in Říkovice u Přerova and died on 8 February 1952 in Sezimovo Ústí.Metoděj Vlach was not only an aiplane designer and pilot but he also contributed to the improvement of racing cars as a mechanic working for several successful racing drivers.

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