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The Czech Republic can boast the most beautiful stamp in the world

photo:  (ceskaposta.cz)

The 10-crown stamp created by Czech Post and inspired by the motif of the Post Museum won the most prestigious stamp competition in the world, the Grand Prix de l'Exposition, at the WIPA World Exhibition in Vienna.

This prestigious competition incorporated into the Vienna WIPA World Exhibition only accepts a single competition example from the participating post administrations. The Czech Post chose and sent a stamp designed by Slovak artist Dušan Kállay, which was improved by the engraving of Miloš Ondráček. The Postal Printing House of Securities in Prague, which printed the stamp in high definition and quality, has also contributed to the success.

The winning stamp from the Czech Republic got 122 points in total, leaving the Lichtenstein stamp with 115 points in its wake. Third place went to the stamp nominated by the post administration of the Slovak Republic, which gained 99 points. The first ten included stamps created by the post administrations of Sweden, the Vatican, the Ukraine, Croatia, Russia, Germany and Ireland.

The official presentation of the Grand Prix cup and winning diploma into the hands of the representatives of Czech Post took place on 1 December 2012 in Vienna.
Author: Andrea Kábelová
Added: 04.12.2012

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