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CROATIAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE – GUARD BRIGADES AND GUARD BATTALIONS
  • Type: C
  • Date: 11.3.2020.
Motifs: emblem of the 5th Guard Brigade “the Falcons” (Sokolovi), emblem of the 9th Guard Brigade “the Wolves” (Vukovi), emblem of the 81st Guard Battalion “the Godfathers” (Kumovi), emblem of the 84th Guard Battalion “the Termites” (Termiti). Author of the Falcons’ emblem: Dubravko Mataković. Author of the Wolves’ emblem: Frane Tomičić. Author of the Godfathers’ emblem: Tihomir Vuk. Author of the Termites’ emblem: Nilo Karuc. The postage stamps have been issued in 6-stamp sheetlets with one label and the Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC).
84th Guard Battalion “the Termites”
  • Number: 1279
  • 84th Guard Battalion “the Termites”
  • The Croatian Army’s 84th Guard Battalion “the Termites” was a mountain assault guard unit from Zadar with a number of significant achievements over the course of the Croatian War of Independence, especially in operations Summer ‘95 and Storm, together with the actions that preceded the two.
81st Guard Battalion “the Godfathers”
  • Number: 1278
  • 81st Guard Battalion “the Godfathers”
  • The 81st Guard Battalion “the Godfathers” from Virovitica was the youngest professional unit and a part of the elite group of Croatian Army guard formations during the Croatian War of Independence. It was established pursuant to the order of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Croatia on 15 February 1994. After one year of intense training and equipping, the Battalion got the status of a sub-HQ unit in March 1995, joining the circle of Croatian Army elite units intended to perform the most complex missions.
9th Guard Brigade “the Wolves”
  • Number: 1277
  • 9th Guard Brigade “the Wolves”
  • The renowned 9th Motorised Guard Brigade “the Wolves” was founded on 1 November 1992. Lieutenant Colonel Mirko Norac was put in charge of the formation of the new unit named the 6th Motorised Guard Brigade. The brigade had that name until June 1993, when it was changed to 9th Motorised Guard Brigade “the Wolves”.
5th Guard Brigade “the Falcons”
  • Number: 1276
  • 5th Guard Brigade “the Falcons”
  • The 5th Guard Brigade of Croatian Army was established pursuant to the order of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Croatia on 5 October 1992. Nevertheless, its wartime history goes back even further, as it was composed of volunteers and experienced soldiers and veterans who stood out in the defence of the eastern part of Croatia during 1991 and 1992.
CHILDREN’S WORLD – PYGMY ANIMALS
  • Type: C
  • Date: 20.2.2020.
Motifs: African pygmy hedgehog, jurek and katica chickens, pony, Vietnamese pot-bellied pig The postage stamps have been issued in a common 8-stamp sheetlet (2 x 4 v.) and the Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC).
CHILDREN’S WORLD – PYGMY ANIMALS, Vietnamese pot-bellied pig
CHILDREN’S WORLD – PYGMY ANIMALS, Pony
  • Number: 1274
  • CHILDREN’S WORLD – PYGMY ANIMALS, Pony
  • Pony belongs to the horse family and is the smallest of all breeds. The smallest of the ponies is Falabella, reaching only up to 70 cm. The most famous of all 16 pony breeds is Shetland pony, originating from the Scottish islands of the same name. It differs from other pony breeds by height, ranging from 80 to 107 cm.
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CHILDREN’S WORLD – PYGMY ANIMALS, Jurek and katica chickens – Croatian dwarf chicken
CHILDREN’S WORLD – PYGMY ANIMALS, African pygmy hedgehog
CROATIAN UNDERSEA WORLD IV
  • Type: D
  • Date: 14.2.2020.
Motifs: yellow gorgonian (Eunicella cavolini) smooth sea star (Hacelia attenuata) sea orange (Suberites domuncula) The postage stamps have been issued in 50-stamp sheets and the Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC).
CROATIAN UNDERSEA WORLD IV, smooth sea star
  • Number: 1271
  • CROATIAN UNDERSEA WORLD IV, smooth sea star
  • Smooth sea star (Hacelia attenuata) is a species we know little about. It is a thermophilic organism that prefers warm seas. Due to that, it is widespread in the Adriatic Sea only in its central and southern part. It can often be found in the vicinity of the outer islands – Vis, Lastovo and Mljet.
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CROATIAN UNDERSEA WORLD IV, yellow gorgonian
  • Number: 1270
  • CROATIAN UNDERSEA WORLD IV, yellow gorgonian
  • The colony grows in a single plane, always perpendicular to the direction of the sea current. This is the best position to filter sea water, from which polyps collect plankton and organic matter using their tentacles. The colonies inhabit vertical segments of the seabed, with their depth ranging from 15 to 120 metres.
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CROATIAN UNDERSEA WORLD IV, sea orange
NATURAL WONDERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
  • Type: D
  • Date: 28.1.2020.
Motifs: Kopački Rit, the Blue Cave, Telašćica The postage stamps have been issued in 50-stamp sheets and in rolls of 100 self-adhesive stamps and the Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC).
NATURAL WONDERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, TELAŠĆICA NATURE PARK
NATURAL WONDERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, THE BLUE CAVE
NATURAL WONDERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, KOPAČKI RIT NATURE PARK
REPUBLIC CROATIA - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND JOINT EDITION
  • Type: C
  • Date: 23.1.2020.
Motifs: landmarks of the city of Rijeka and the city of Galway The postage stamps have been issued in 9-stamp sheetlets and the Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC). On January 23, 2020, An Post and Croatian Post jointly issued two commemorative stamps to celebrate the designation of Galway and Rijeka as European Capitals of Culture, 2020.
REPUBLIC CROATIA - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND JOINT EDITION, Galway
  • Number: 1262
  • REPUBLIC CROATIA - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND JOINT EDITION, Galway
  • Croatia to preside over the European Union in 2020 - meet the country and its city that will be the European Capital of Culture in the same year Dear European friends and friends of Europe, welcome to Croatia, welcome to Rijeka! Nested within northern coastal Croatia's stunning landscapes, Rijeka is a place beaming with life and a bastion of free-spirited, peaceful coexistence and progressive thinking. Having developed under no less than seven different countries within the last hundred years, Rijeka and its residents await you with open arms, offering a plethora of cultural and historical heritage sites, testifying to Europe's profoundly turbulent history. This port of diversity, where the Mediterranean and Central Europe meet, will host a rich cultural programme in 2020 showcasing Rijeka's identity, while at the same time offering a panoply of European culture. We share the same continent, the same world, so let's get to know each other, let's get connected. Along with Rijeka, the Irish city of Galway also bears this prestigious title of the European Capital of Culture in 2020. Galway is located on the West Coast of Ireland. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, it is well known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the exceptional kindness of its people, and for its status as the cultural hub of Ireland. This year's exciting pan-European programme will bring events to some of the most unexpected places both city- and regionwide, including the islands, remote villages, wetlands, fields, mountains and beaches. With all the food, music, dancing, theatrical and visual arts performances, poetry reading, literary and sporting events blending into quite a spectacle to behold, we are confident that visitors to Galway will be able to enjoy a pretty unique and fun-filled experience.
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REPUBLIC CROATIA - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND JOINT EDITION, Rijeka
  • Number: 1261
  • REPUBLIC CROATIA - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND JOINT EDITION, Rijeka
  • Croatia to preside over the European Union in 2020 - meet the country and its city that will be the European Capital of Culture in the same year Dear European friends and friends of Europe, welcome to Croatia, welcome to Rijeka! Nested within northern coastal Croatia's stunning landscapes, Rijeka is a place beaming with life and a bastion of free-spirited, peaceful coexistence and progressive thinking. Having developed under no less than seven different countries within the last hundred years, Rijeka and its residents await you with open arms, offering a plethora of cultural and historical heritage sites, testifying to Europe's profoundly turbulent history. This port of diversity, where the Mediterranean and Central Europe meet, will host a rich cultural programme in 2020 showcasing Rijeka's identity, while at the same time offering a panoply of European culture. We share the same continent, the same world, so let's get to know each other, let's get connected. Along with Rijeka, the Irish city of Galway also bears this prestigious title of the European Capital of Culture in 2020. Galway is located on the West Coast of Ireland. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, it is well known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the exceptional kindness of its people, and for its status as the cultural hub of Ireland. This year's exciting pan-European programme will bring events to some of the most unexpected places both city- and regionwide, including the islands, remote villages, wetlands, fields, mountains and beaches. With all the food, music, dancing, theatrical and visual arts performances, poetry reading, literary and sporting events blending into quite a spectacle to behold, we are confident that visitors to Galway will be able to enjoy a pretty unique and fun-filled experience.
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