FIRST DAY COVER AND ISSUE OF POST STAMP FOR THE BICENTENARY
OF THE LIBERATION OF BELGRADE
Belgrade, 12 December 2006 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine organized at the White Palace the promotion of the post stamp dedicated to the bicentenary of the liberation of Belgrade from Ottoman rule on the day of Saint Apostle Andrew the First Called in 1806 under the command of Karadjordje, the forefather of Karadjordjević Dynasty. The stamp was issued in cooperation of the Royal Palace with Post of Serbia and Jugomarka Company.
In his speech, HRH Crown Prince Alexander II said that this stamp does not only have aesthetic and collectors value, but historical and cultural, and that this date is considered the beginning of the modern era in the history of Belgrade.
The audience was also addressed by historian Čedomir Antić, member of the Crown Council, and Mr. Dragiša Kovačević, General Manager of Post of Serbia.
Mr. Antić emphasized the historical importance of the stamp because it represents a very important memento of the insurgents’ victory, and that this date will be remembered as one of the most important in history of our Capital.
Mr. Kovačević informed the public that the stamp was printed in 28,000 copies, that it will cost 16.5 dinars and that it will be sold in Serbia only.
During the ceremony, the guests had the pleasure to enjoy the music of young harpist Aleksandra Tomić, a student of Mokranjac music school from Belgrade.