Europa Peace: The highest value of humanity

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EUROPA stamps are issued by European postal administrations and bear the official EUROPA logo, a registered trademark supported by PostEurop, the trade association representing European postal operators since 1993.

Each year PostEurop select a stamp theme for postal administrations to interpret and the issues that follow are among the most collected and most popular stamps in the world.

The theme of the 2023 EUROPA stamps issue is Peace: the highest value of humanity, to show solidarity with Ukraine.

Chris Griffiths, creative director at Two Degrees North in Guernsey, who designed Guernsey’s Europa stamps, says that the stamps designs are “completely hand-drawn and bespoke, and intended to appear slightly naive and child-like to represent a certain sense of innocence and wonder.

“The overall concept is one of humanity and peace on earth. The idea of the astronauts looking back on a happy earth allows for a lot of symbolism. The earth shows outward love towards humanity; the astronauts themselves represent a non-gender or political/racial bias - and they are holding one another to represent peace and harmony among all of humanity. They look back at earth and at each other, showing how humanity is reflecting upon itself.

“Being set in ’space’ symbolises what the future may hold and also looking at humanity from the perspective that we are all in this together, and that peace is crucial for the existence of humanity.”


Date of Issue 24 May 2023
Designer Two Degrees North
Printer Brebner Print
Values 56p, 79p, 87p, £1.21, £1.39, £1.50
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 40mm deep x 35mm wide
Miniature Sheet 100mm deep x 140mm deep
Paper Arconvert Securpost Premium Gummed 110gsm
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.33 x 13.33
Cylinder A

Europa Peace: The highest value of humanity