Birds of Slovenia
The stamps depicts European green woodpecker (Picus viridis), European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus) ,Hazel grouse (Tetrastes bonasia),Common firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)and European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Issue Date: 27.05.2016 Designer: Zlatko Drčar Printer: Zrinski d.d., Čakovec, Croatia Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 23.76 x 30.80 mm Values: 0.25, 0.30, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00
17th World Lace Congress
Slovenia is hosting the 17th World Lace Congress of the International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organisation (OIDFA), which brings together more than 2300 members from 37 different countries. The World Lace Congress is the biggest and most important lacemaking event in the world.The stamp features a piece of lace of a rich floral/fruit design typical of the early twentieth century. The pattern was drawn by the Slovene painter Saša Šantel for the State Central Institute for Women’s Handicrafts in Ljubljana. The lace was made by the expert lacemaker Iva Sobočan of Žiri. The stamp shows half a piece of lace, but by putting two stamps together the complete design is revealed. This is the first Slovene stamp to be made using the tête-bêche (head-to-tail) technique. The first-day postmark shows a pair of bobbins and a needle – the tools the lacemakers use to make, respectively, bobbin lace and needle lace. The firstday cover shows bobbin lace making, the most common method of lacemaking in Slovenia.
Slovenia has a rich lacemaking history dating back to the seventeenth century. Lacemaking is today one of the most widespread crafts in Slovenia, practised by 109 societies and clubs in 84 locations across the country. The special Congress stamp also honours Slovene lacemaking.
Issue Date: 27.05.2016 Designer: Matjaž Učakar Printer: Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 29.82 x 42.60 mm Values: 0.47
Europa 2016:Think Green
Issue Date: 27.05.2016 Designer: Doxia Sergidov, Gorazd Učakar, Edi Berk Printer: Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 42.60 x 29.82 mm Values: 0.97 + 0.64