Postage stamps “Insects of Ukraine” of “Ukrposhta” has won the Grand Prix at the famous International competition of WIPA.
About this informed the head of “Ukrpochta” Igor Smelyansky on his page on Facebook, send a Letter.
“This is difficult to get used to – but “Ukrposhta again the best in the world! Our brand “Insects of Ukraine” has won, for the first time in the history of the country, the prize of the best brands of the world or Grand Prix WIPA in Vienna, Austria. Grand Prix WIPA is the Olympic gold in philately, awarded to the most beautiful brand in the world since 1981,” reads the message.
Smila added that a month ago, this same brand won second place in the world at the international competition 2019 Nexofil Award in Madrid, Spain.
In a press-service “Ukropchik” noted that the stamp sheet was put into circulation on 3 July 2018 with a circulation of 30 000 copies. The sheet consists of 7 stamps featuring insects: “the ordinary Cicada”, “Pretty virgin”, “perelivnitsa small”, “ordinary Mantis”, “Dragonfly yellow”, “Grasshopper gray”, “Garden bumblebee”. The authors of issue volume of illustrations of stamps – graphic artists Sergei and Alexander Kharuk.
Vienna international philatelic exhibition (WIPA)- international philatelic exhibition, regularly held in the Austrian capital of Vienna since 1881. WIPA is perhaps the most famous traditional philatelic exhibition, Europe.