STAMPS

On May 6, 1840, the first stamp, the so-called “Penny Black” was put in circulation in Great Britain. Rowland Hill rightly claimed a place in the world community and the profile bust of Queen Victoria on a black background was destined to become a collector’s item, valued much more than a penny, that was the postage then for sending a letter. The innovation introduced by the British to the postal world was followed by Brazil (1843), Switzerland (1844), Finland (1845), the United States (1846), Russia (1848), France, Belgium, Bavaria (1849) and other countries, while Greece’s first efforts to issue a postage stamp date back to 1855.

The postage revenue systems, which applied something that could be called a self-adhesive seal, existed before the “Penny Black”. The idea seems to have already gone on for example in Austria and Sweden, and maybe even in Greece.

COLLECTION 1

Letter envelope stamped FPΜ-404.148

Letter envelope stamped by the Greek Post Office of Smyrna. 1920. FPΜ-404.148

Postal stamp sample FPΜ-2755

Postal stamp sample for the anniversary of the Polytechnic Revolution. 1983. FPΜ-2755 Mapping: B. Katraki. Printing: Al. Matsoukis

Receipt for postal shipping FPΜ-3450

Receipt for shipping of Hermes Large Heads of the 80 lepta.1896. FPΜ-3450

Stamp model FPΜ-294

The Marathon finish of Spyros Louis in the first Olympic Games of 1896. 1971. FPΜ-294 Mock up for the 75th anniversary of the revival of the Olympic Games Engraving: P....

Stamp model FPΜ-354ab

Apostle Paul preaches in Athens. 1951. FPΜ-354

Stamp model FPΜ-371

The Aliveri Steam Power Plant. 1962. FPΜ-371 Drawing for the postage stamp for the series on the country's electrification project. Engraving: A. Tassos. Print: Aspiotis-ELKA

COLLECTION 2

Mail envelope AEROSPRESSO FPΜ-86

Mail envelope of the AEROSPRESSO ITALIANA SA agent in Greece. 1934. FPΜ-86. He has stamps of various grades and stamps bearing the inscription "DRAMA SHIPPING 26.V.34" and "AIRPORT. TRANSPORTATION START...

Mail envelope from Korytsa FPΜ-91

Mail envelope from Korytsa (Korce) to Athens. 1941. FPΜ -91. It bears postal stamps of various classes, sealed with a chronological mark "Korytsa 6.1.1941 and" ATHINAI POSTE AERIENNE " and...

Mail envelope of the HATC S.A FPΜ-85

Mail envelope of the Hellenic Air Transport Company SA. FPΜ-85. It bears postal stamps of various classes, post stamps with the inscription: "ATHENS Air Mail 26.V.34" and 2 vignettes with...

COLLECTION 3

Essay FPM-4782

A definitive sheet of 50 sheets of imperforated and horizontal lettering. On the right, a puppy from the middle and above, which carries fruit of foliage. In the upper right...

Essay FPΜ-4783

A definitive sheet of 50 sheets of imperforated and horizontal lettering. On the right, a puppy from the middle and above, which carries fruit of foliage. In the upper right...

FPM 4760 Carthage 1953

Typographical specimen of a horizontal postmark, embedded in cardboard code 581/143. On the right, a puppy from the middle and above, which carries fruit of foliage. In the upper right...

FPM 4761 Carthage 1953

A typographic document of a horizontal postmarked cardboard card with code 581/153. On the right, a puppy from the middle and above, which carries fruit of foliage. In the upper...

Stamp pattern FPM-1727

Drawing on cardboard. On the right, a puppy from the middle and above, which carries fruit of lemons (unfinished). In the upper right corner, a vertical "500" inscription, in the...

Stamp Sheet FPΜ-838

Sheet of 50 horizontal postage stamps. On the right, a puppy from the middle and above, which carries fruit of foliage. In the upper right corner, the vertical inscription "500...