Wednesday, May 14, 2008

7-2008 Protected Animal,

8-2008 Eurovision Song Contest,

Eurovision contest are held this year in capital of Serbia, Belgrade, and Serbian Post decided to take advantage of it with this issue, that I privately don't agree - not because it have something wrong in principle, but because if someone decide to celebrate something, or to made one "point" to remember something, I think that existed many more important thing than Eurosong. Yes - this year it is in Belgrade, because last year winner was Serbian team - but again, existed many more other, more important for history of serbian country, than this one.
Issue come on 11 April 2008, with one extreme high face value (by Serbian economic standard), and like I mentioned long time before, someone there like to use lot of color! This one issue also come with too much blue color in use, but overall - it can pass like good. Prices - prices!!!! Face value are too high for ordinary citizen of Serbia, sheet is 3.54 US$ face value and from dealer offer You will find it for double - full 7.50-8.00 US$, for FDC You will need to prepare 9-9.50 US$. Lot in any way - maybe Serbian Post want to be sponsor of this contest?

Protected Animal, issue like every year that Serbian Post made, this one, I can say, are made with great effort, and artist made it well! Four value, with deer, wild cat, badger and boar - made one good selection for issue! Issued on April 7, 2008 - face value are 132.00 Serbian dinar, transfered to $ it is 2.64 US$ for simple set, and what dealer say - full 5.50 US$ for simple set, and set with tab on middle dealer will ask 7.50 US$, more You will need for sheet of 5 set with complete tab intact on middle - for this one combination You will need 27.00 US$, and FDC will cost You (2 cover) will cost You 12.00 US$.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

#6-2008: "Serbian Olympic Tennis Team"

Here we come to one issue, that by my opinion are "more than need" - simply, one serious authority, can not now celebrate one sport team, and other sport team to be left "out" of frame! It is even unfair inside this sport against other sportist that before made same or even better result, or that actually happen, that other from this team have an "personal" problem, because one are on stamp with face value less than other. This set have 5 stamp, with face value of 20.00, 30.00, 30.00, 40.00 and 46.00 dinar, together it is around 3.32 US$, again - Serbian Post made one more "game" with quantity printed - that are around 30-35 000 sets, when we made how much is it in sheetlet of 8+1 tab - 3-3500, too low quantity for one market and topic that are very popular today! Prices are now double on market, mean for set = 6.64 $, sheetlet of 8+1 tab = 53.12 $, and FDC will take from You 18.64 $ for 5 cover.

Stamp have pictures of tennis player, that are in top ATP list, Janko Tipsarevic are on 20.00 din, Nenad Zimonjic are on 30.00 din, Jelena Jankovic is on other 30.00 din, Ana Ivanovic are on 40.00 din, and Novak Dokovic is on higher face value - 46.00 din.