New Stamps from Slovenia

Iskra Delta Triglav Computer

slovenia-computer-stampIskra Delta Computers (“manufacture of computer systems and engineering”), the biggest computer company in Yugoslavia and indeed one of the leading companies in the global development of computers, was established in the early 1980s. The company had a strong development division that enabled it to produce its own hardware and software. Keen to break into foreign markets, the company opened offices in California, along with a development laboratory employing Slovene experts. This laboratory enabled them to have direct contact with the latest development achievements in Silicon Valley.

Issue Date: 16.11.2016 Designer: Robert Žvokelj, DAK : Robert Žvokelj, DAK Printer: Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia Process: Offset Colours: 4 Values: €0.65

Tolmin frika, Kobarid štruklji and Bovec krafi

slovenia-gastronomy-stampsThe valley of the Soča/Isonzo has many typical local dishes. Among the most characteristic is the frika of the Tolmin area. While this is an original dish from this part of Slovenia, variants with their roots in the Carnia region in the northern part of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Italy) are also known. Not far from Tolmin, in Kobarid and the surrounding area, a local form of štruklji is prepared. These are of a different shape to the usual “rolled strudel” štruklji and instead have the form of a pastry parcel with a filling of breadcrumbs, raw butter, walnuts, sugar or honey, raisins, cinnamon, crushed cloves and lemon peel. This is a typical holiday dish garnished with melted butter that is most common in family environments but can sometimes be found on the menus of restaurants. The oldest written accounts of the ingredients that are still used to create the flavours and appearance of Kobarid-style štruklji today date from the fifteenth century.

Issue Date: 17.11.2016 Designer: Edi Berk, Tomo Jeseničnik Printer: Poštovni tiskárna cenin, Praha, Czech Republic Process: Offset Values: €0.97

100th Anniversary of the First World War – Gregorčič, Borojević

slovenia-world-war-stamp In 2016 we mark the 110th anniversary of the death of the Slovene poet Simon Gregorčič. His portrait, together with that of Baron Svetozar Boroević von Bojna, the commander of the Austro-Hungarian Fifth Army (later renamed the Isonzo Army), charged with defending the trenches of the Isonzo (Soča) Front (1915–1917), is one of the best-known symbols of the battles fought on this front. The latter owes part of its place in the historical memory of the Slovenes to the prophetic lines penned by Gregorčič in his poem Soča. The postcard, by Anton Koželj, was published as number 97 in the “War in Pictures” series. Lines from Gregorčič’s poem appear on the reverse.

Issue Date: 16.11.2016 Designer: 1FORMA Printer: Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia Process: Offset Colours: 4 Values: €0.45

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