ZAGREB, 27 January, 2020 – Croatian Post will release “Natural Beauties of Croatia” postage stamps on 28 January 2020. A special feature of this edition is that they are the first self-adhesive postage stamps of the Republic of Croatia issued in rolls. The stamps are printed with letters indicating the nominal value of the stamps issued.
The postage stamp with the letter A is used to send letters weighing up to 50 g and postcards locally. The postage stamp B is used to send letters weighing up to 50 g internationally and postage stamp C is used for sending priority postcard internationally.
The motifs of the regular postage stamps are of Kopački rit, Modra špilja (Blue Cave) and Telašćica, and the authors are Ivana Vučić and Tomislav-Jurica Kaćunić. Their design was based on photographs by Mario Romulić and Drazen Stojčić. The Kopački rit motif stamp was printed in a circulation of 4,600,000 copies, the Blue Cave motif stamp was printed in a circulation of 600,000 copies, and postage stamps with a Telašćica motif was printed in a circulation of 3,100,000 copies.
The stamps were issued on rubberised paper in sheets of 50 stamps and rolls of 100 self-adhesive stamps. The Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC).
Kopački Rit Nature Park is the pearl of the far northeast of Croatia, between Slavonia and Baranja. It is located in a large floodplain, one of the best preserved in central Europe, created by the powerful rivers Danube and Drava. It is a large oasis of wildlife, above all the birds, of which there are 300 species in the park.
The magical Blue Cave is located on the northeastern edge of the island of Biševo, in Balun Bay, and lures the curious from the nearby island of Vis. This geomorphologic phenomenon of the Adriatic karst was created by the long wave striking of the steep coast. Discovered in 1884, the cave is 24 meters long and has been under protection since 1951.
Telašćica Nature Park is located in the southern part of Dugi otok. It was named after the medieval name Tilagus, because it looks like three interconnected lakes. However, not only by the appearance of Telašćica did she deserve to carry the designation of a nature park, but also because of the plants and animals, the diversity of the seabed, the geological features and the remains of human antiquity. The salt, healing Lake Mir is a special jewel of this park.