The first separate Czechoslovak postage stamps were delivered to the market in December 1918 and gradually replaced the stamps from Austria-Hungary. From then until the dissolution of the federation in 1992, thousands of these security issues were issued. They appeared on a variety of state motifs – from natural, sports, annual to portraits of state presidents.
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A stamp with today’s unusual price of 95 pennies
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Then all the stamps were supposed to be common – they licked each other before sticking. Who doesn’t know the typical unpleasant taste of glue from the back of a stamp, as if he never lived in Czechoslovakia. In the photo gallery, see which stamps were common during totality and which ones ended up in albums philatelists.
The current ones are often produced as self-adhesive. They did not reach domestic letters until 2010, while they were widely used around the world already since the 80s.
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They were the first to start with them in the United States and later spread to Europe. Users value their practicality above all. When they are in the wallet for a long time, they simply do not stick together like the classic ones.
“The post office really overslept in this regard,” Czech Post spokesman Ivo Mravinac said at the time. “Although we have quality stamps, our engraving school is known throughout Europe, and we have technology that only two printers in the world can print with, but the utilitarian side of things has been somewhat forgotten,” he added.
The new collection is still being created
New issues of stamps are apparently being created even now. This year there are more than twenty collections in the Czech Republic. For example, on 12.10. is preparing an issue called Landscapes for the breeding and training of ceremonial carriage horses in Kladrubech nad Labem.