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Also Hrvatska Pošta present at BIRDPEX 9

On the 4 bird stamps of Croatia, especially for the BIRDPEX 9 exhibition in Gmunden you will see the following birds: European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo), Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and a first in the philatelic world – the Broad-billed sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus). A special extra on the stamp is that you can also see them in flight.

The swans of Gmunden and the Traunsee

As a symbol for the city of Gmunden and the Traunsee, no better bird could be chosen than the Mute Swan. That is why it is not only featured on the BIRDPEX 9 logo, but also on the special postage stamp and the first day cancel of the exhibition.

8 + 1 birds from Luxembourg

Post Luxembourg produced a block with 8 different birds with pictures from local photographers (in cooperation with the nature conservation organisation natur&ëmwelt):

  • Roland Felten: Northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus); European turtle dove (Streptopela turtur)
  • Patrick Lorge: Common quail (Coturnix coturnix)
  • Mario Cordella: Western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava)
  • Raymond Gloden: Great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor); Grey partridge (Perdix perdix)
  • Guy Conrady: Little owl (Athene noctua)
  • Sören Salvatore: Common swift (Apus apus)

An extra stamp and the first day cancel show the Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo).

New block of Liechtenstein

Until now you will find the Wood Warbler only on a stamp of Belgium (and Benin), but now also on a block with three stamps of Liechtensteinische Post AG, together with the Blackbird and the Long-tailed Tit.

New BIRDPEX stamps from Cook Islands (Aitutaki, Penrhyn), Niuafo’ou and Kingdom of Tonga

The Cook Islands (in the middle of the South Pacific) will issue again some bird stamps for the BIRDPEX 9 exhibition. Again they have found some birds that never have been seen on stamps before. The block of Cook Islands shows a Pied Stilt (Himanthopus himanthopus leucocephalus), already on a stamp before but this is the local subspecies. On the block of Penrhyn some White Fronted Terns (Sterna striata) are shown with a nest (and one egg). The first Oystercatcher is seen on the block of Aitutaki: the South Island Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus finschi). Niuafo’ou illustrates the Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus).

On a sheetlet with 6 stamps of the Kingdom of Tonga even 5 of them (apart from the Red-backer KingfisherTodiramphus pyrrhopygius) have never been on a stamp before: Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor), Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops), White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica), Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis) and Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella).

New stamps on BIRDPEX 9

BMSV Gmunden has been able to produce some nice stamps and cancels for the international exhibition BIRDPEX 9 – all available at the stamp show (end of August 2022).

Every 4 years – always in another country

After New Zealand (1990), Germany (1994), Great Britain (1998), the Netherlands (2002), Denmark (2006), Belgium (2010), France (2014) and Luxembourg (2018), Austria (2022) will be the 9th country where the exhibition will take place. BIRDPEX is a special exhibition dedicated to all kinds of exhibits, with the theme “birds”, primarily thematic philately, but other bird exhibits are also shown (open philately, maximaphily, traditional philately, postal history, picture postcards, etc.). It is a national exhibition with international participation, also open to first-time exhibitors.