I've always thought it an enormous shame that the CEPT countries decided to let go of the "one design for all" principle. Since then, the CEPT stamps have just become like all the other issues, with nothing linking them together.
The fun thing with the common design is that you are so used to the stamps of your own country that those of other European nations always look fresh and usually much more beautiful!
As part of my "omnibuses" collection, I've therefore decided to collect all the CEPT stamps with similar designs. So that means basically all the stamps from 1956 to 1973, plus 1984 and 2000. And I must say that it has been a great pleasure to find these lovely stamps coming through my letterbox!
Yesterday two more sets came in, both from Monaco.
In think they're absolute beauties and they make me happy every time I see them!
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