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JohnnyRockets
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19 Jan 2020
02:25:14pm
Hi all,

I tried to find definitive info on what and where Europa is (not the planet!), but kept coming up with kind of vague, nebulous definitions of it.

Is it like the European Union, but lots of years ago?

And when one collects for this "area", what are they actually collecting?

I've seen Europa stamps and they are pretty attractive looking to me, so have often wondered.

Please help me gurus! Happy



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19 Jan 2020
02:40:37pm
re: Ok, I give... What and Where is Europa?

JR,

Check out the following link;


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_postage_stamp

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JohnnyRockets
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19 Jan 2020
03:15:35pm
re: Ok, I give... What and Where is Europa?

Hi Musicman,

Thanks!

Man, I tried to find something like that on the web, but nope!

It's all about the search terms! Those appear to be pretty important to get just right! Winking


JR

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19 Jan 2020
06:57:29pm

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Europe is a continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the west to the Ural mountains to the east, many of the countries within the continent form the European Union, and within this union, several are Eurocountries, they share the Euro as a currency unit.
Europa is also a satellite of Jupiter, one of the four Galilean moons.
Europa CEPT is a postal agreement between all of the European countries.

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19 Jan 2020
11:30:10pm

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There is a specialty catalog on Europa (CEPT) issued by Michel which covers all stamps, blocs (S/S) and FDCs. It is in German, but it is well worth it if you plan to collect this area. You can probably get older copies fairly cheaply. Mine is 2009, and since I only collect to 2000, it works perfectly for me.
Most of the stamps are inexpensive and quite commonly available, and it is a widely collected area.
I know that there are tons of documentation issued by the common market on the stamps topics, past and future issues, etc, etc
Lots of fun to collect it
rrr...

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20 Jan 2020
06:03:38am

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Europa is the original Greek word the name of the continent is derived from. In many European language "Europa" is still the name used, therefore it was probably chosen as the defacto name of the yearly stamps issued as part of the CEPT / Posteurop agreement.

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JohnnyRockets
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20 Jan 2020
11:20:54am
re: Ok, I give... What and Where is Europa?

Thanks everyone again, for all of the great information.

I've decided to start "gently" collecting within this area of stamp study.


JR Happy

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20 Jan 2020
03:27:08pm

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Not sure how this will come up...but i borrowed my wifes latest Europa News !Image Not Found

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JohnnyRockets
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20 Jan 2020
05:29:29pm
re: Ok, I give... What and Where is Europa?

Hi Phil,

Great information!

I'm quite interested!


Thanks a lot,


JR Happy

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rrraphy
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20 Jan 2020
05:42:07pm

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The Common Market administrative branch of Europa stamps is: https://www.posteurop.org/
You will find a wealth of information about past and future issues, members etc, etc..
rrr...

In particular here is the direct link: https://www.posteurop.org/EUROPA%20Stamps

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21 Jan 2020
01:38:42pm

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Geez, Johnny, get a globe!

It's north of Afrikaans!

Sheesh, kids today!

Dave.

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JohnnyRockets
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21 Jan 2020
02:24:52pm
re: Ok, I give... What and Where is Europa?

Hi Dave,

LOL!

I've seen that as well! That also appears to be a "region" of sorts but also a language.

It makes a rookie pull their hair out (as if the receding hairline wasn't enough!)...


Just kidding, fun stuff though.


JR

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lerivage
24 Jan 2020
01:15:54pm
re: Ok, I give... What and Where is Europa?

Hello to all.

I collect Europa stamps, and I am not the only one on Stamporama. These stamps are issued by some European autorities (by Euopean one means geographically European), recognized by the UPU on a voluntary basis. First stamps were issued in 1956 by six countries (France, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Neterherland). In 1957 two other countries joined (Sarre and Switzerland). In 1958 Turkey joined. In 1959 Austria joined and Sarre dropped (it joined Germany). The number of members increased over time and now has extended to the whole of the European continent, and maybe a little more.

This has nothing to do with the political European Union that started in 1957, as Common Market, with the Treaty of Rome the six founding members being the same whose postal administration started the Europa stamps. From 1957 to date the membership evolved from six to 28, and in a few days 27 as UK quits on Jan 31st.

Within the 27 members, 19 share the same currency (the Euro), 22 share a border free space (plus four who are not in the European Union). We can travel from Ireland to Greece and from Norway to Malta without having any need to show a passport.

Did I help or did I confuse?

Michel




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JohnnyRockets
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24 Jan 2020
02:39:45pm
re: Ok, I give... What and Where is Europa?

Hi Michel,

That helps a lot!

Thank you for explaining this, it really helps this US guy who is not too versed in "European things", but is venturing to learn! Happy

I really appreciate it!


JR



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01 Aug 2020
03:45:58pm
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And then there is Cyprus.

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