Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Postcard from Slovenia no. 2

Another nice postcard from Slovenia, sent from Ljubljana on 5 February 2009 and received 4 days later. The picture shows the oldest Slovenian town of Ptuj (23,000 inhabitants), situated in the north-east of the country, with a castle from mid-12th century overlooking the Drava River.

The 23 eurocent stamp is part of an ongoing series dedicated to national costumes. The 2009 addition was issued on 30 January and features wedding costumes from the Bela Krajina region, used in the first half of the 19th century. The two nice definitives were introduced on 1/1/2007 with the appearance of euro, and show "Flowers of Slovenia", in this case: 2 eurocent - Moehringia tommasinii, and 10 eurocent - Pulsatilla grandis. Interestingly, all the stamps were printed in Prague.

Thank you, Leonardo:-)

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