EUROPA stamps are special stamps issued by European postal administrations/enterprises and bears the official EUROPA logo, a PostEurop registered trademark under the aegis of PostEurop in which Europe is the central theme.

EUROPA stamps underlines cooperation in the posts domain, taking into account promotion of philately. They also build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals.

As such, EUROPA stamp issues are among the most collected and most popular stamps in the world.

Since the first issue in 1956, EUROPA stamps have been a tangible symbol of Europe’s desire for closer integration and cooperation. In 1993, PostEurop became responsible for issuing EUROPA stamps. 


Each year, PostEurop's Stamps & Philately Working Group selects the EUROPA stamp theme.  The theme for this year, 2017 is "castles".

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Next Philatelic Forum

SAVE THE DATE for 16-17 May 2018 in Krakow, Poland
For more information please contact: Mr António Amaral

Upcoming themes

  1. In 2018, the theme will be "Bridges"
  2. In 2019, the theme will be "National Birds"

Updated on 30 July 2017


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