Polish stamp named most beautiful in world
PR dla Zagranicy
A Polish stamp won the Grand Prix for the most beautiful stamp in the world of 2013 at the 44th International Philatelic Art Awards in Asiago, Italy.
The winning stamp. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
The winning design was released by national postal services company Poczta Polska to mark the 455th anniversary of the foundation of the then Royal Post in Poland.
The stamp shows a section of an oak trunk with growth rings marking the centuries of existence of the Polish postal service.
Artist Agnieszka Sancevicz created the design.
The Royal Post was founded by King Sigismund Augustus (Zygmunt August) in 1558, and was initially chiefly used by the monarch to maintain correspondence with relatives in Italy.(nh)