Thursday, 24 September 2009
Cover from Slovenia no. 1.
Cover sent from Maribor, Slovenia on 14 May 2009 featuring two wintery stamps: a chimneysweep with pigs, horseshoes and lucky four leaf clovers (New Year stamp issued on 23/11/2007) and a snowman with a magpie bringing it a glittery ball (self-adhesive Christmas stamp issued on 17/11/06 - one of two, the other bearing the "C" of the higher rate). The third 0.13 eurocent stamp commemorating the Red Cross Week of 8 - 15 May 2009 is a bit of a mystery for me, since it is not shown on the Slovenian post office website as a stamp in the 2009 catalogue, and the value is also a bit small. Therefore, if I am not mistaken, I think that the stamp is part of a series of postage due stamps (doplačilnice) issued in Slovenia every year, usually connected with red cross or fire prevention (maybe that is also why it is not cancelled), and that would make it in this case not a proper stamp, but only a label. Well, thank you, Polona!