Alley of postage stamps
Alley of postage stamps is a unique cultural and cognitive object created for the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
Its location — Poshtova Square, near the first Post Office — is symbolic. It is proud of 30 postage stamps that have collected the world’s highest philatelic awards and glorified our country far beyond its borders. In addition, the selected postage stamps promote luminaries of Ukrainian science and art, paintings by world-famous artists, buildings by talented architects, events of world importance and ingenious discoveries. Everything that inspires and promotes the development of national consciousness. Everything that unites us.
Monument of Independence, 2001. Kyiv
The postage issue is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
The postage block depicts the Independence Monument — a triumphal column erected in 2001 on the main square of the country to mark the 10th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence. The Independence Monument, designed by sculptor Anatolii Kushch, represents the birth of a free state.
A majestic 9-meter statue rises above Independence Square in a 52-meter column. The female figure is Beregynia-Oranta. She holds a viburnum branch in her hand — a symbol of unity and life of Ukrainians. The sculptor is Anatoliy Kushch.
Design by Tatiana Nesterova.Get acquainted with the postage stamps "Monument of Independence, 2001. Kyiv"
Archangel Michael (mosaics). Kyiv
Archangel Michael is one of the symbols of Kyiv. A mosaic with his image adorns the Kyiv metro station "Golden Gate".
The unique decoration was created by artists Hryhoriy Korin and Volodymyr Fedko.
Design by Natalia Andriichenko.
Horse-chestnut is a green symbol of Kyiv. From the middle of the XX century until 1995, a stylized horse-chestnut leaf was the main element of the city’s coat of arms.
"Horse-chestnut" — a standard postage stamp of the eighth issue of "Leaves".
Authorship of Volodymyr Taran.
"Chiken Kyiv" is a culinary symbol of the capital of Ukraine.
Ukrainians, French, Russians and Americans still claim the copyright to "Chiken Kyiv". According to the classic recipe, it is prepared from chicken fillet, and butter is wrapped inside with a piece. "Chiken Kyiv" is given the shape of an ellipse, a ball or a pear, placing a chicken bone in it to make it convenient to hold, soak in batter and roll in breadcrumbs. Deep-fried, and served to the table, wearing a paper curling iron on the bone.
Authorship of Yulika Pravdokhina.
Kyiv funicular. 1959
The postage stamp is dedicated to one of the symbols of Kyiv — a funicular, a surprisingly popular historical object among residents and guests of the city.
Authorship of Victor Zinchenko.
Ukrainian Easter eggs. Kyiv Region
One of the postage stamps of a small sheet "Ukrainian Easter eggs" of 2000 issue, on which works of national masters O. Belous and Z. Stashuk are presented.
Authorship of Kateryna Shtanko.
Shirt (fragment). Kyiv Region
For Ukrainians, embroidery is not just about beauty. It’s about a sense of unity. About mother’s lullabies and grandmother’s tea from lime blossom. About photos in sunflowers and Kherson watermelons, eat them - and sweet juice flows down your chin. About mountain peaks and the noise of the sea. About today and yesterday. Forever.
Each region of Ukraine is proud of its techniques. The series "Embroidery - the code of the nation" begins with the issue of postage stamps with images of embroidery from four regions of Ukraine: Lviv, Kyiv, Vinnytsia and Poltava. Kyiv region is represented by a women’s shirt from the village of Letsky.
Exhibit of the National Center of Folk Culture "Ivan Honchar Museum".
Design by Oksana Shuklinova.Order postage stamps "Shirt (fragment). Kyiv region"
Ukrposhta was one of the first postal administrations in the world to introduce a postage stamp dedicated to the fight against coronavirus — "Frontline".
When all other countries began fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Ukraine was at the forefront of two fronts. On the one hand, courageous soldiers defend our territorial integrity and independence, on the other hand, brave medics work every day to save the lives of Ukrainians. Everyone does their job. Sometimes, unfortunately, at the cost of their own lives.
Authorship of Nikita Titov.
Postman Fedir Feketa
Fedir Feketa, a native of the Transcarpathian village of Turia Remety, a legendary figure and marathon postman, delivered mail for thirty years and became a symbol of "friendliness, sobriety, honesty and obedience." Every day he overcame a mountain road of almost 25 kilometers to Uzhgorod and back.
The world’s first postman’s monument was erected to him. Back in 1839, a memorial plaque with a bas-relief of a village postman and the inscription "Fedir Feketa" appeared on the facade of the local church. And in 2003, a monument was erected in the Transcarpathian district center of Perechyn.
The postage issue "Postman Fedir Feketa" (2020) won silver in the competition "The best postage stamp in Europe 2020 — the choice of the jury."
Authorship of Irina Medvedovskaya.Order postage stamps "Postman Fedir Feketa"
Insects of Ukraine
The stamp sheet "Insects of Ukraine" (2018) with a holographic effect for the first time in the history of modern stamp publishing won the highest philatelic award — Grand Prix WIPA (Austria) and the status of the best stamp in the world in 2018. In addition, the issue was awarded two more international philatelic awards: Nexofil Award (Spain) and Asiago (Italy).
Authorship of Serhii Kharuk and Oleksandr Kharuk.Get acquainted with the postage stamps "Insects of Ukraine"
Lesia Ukrainka. 1871–1913
In 2021, Ukraine and the world celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the most talented writers — Lesia Ukrainka. In Lesia Ukrainka’s poems there are more than forty interpretations of the image-symbol of a flower, which gave her works originality and color.
The work of Polina Doroshenko, created within the framework of the art project "Figures of Ukraine", in which young artists convey the characters of famous people in modern graphic language, was used as a sketch of the postal block.
Authorship of Polina Doroshenko.
National endangered nature. Carpathians
Beech virgin forests and ancient forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe are a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2017). The Carpathian mountain forests are one of the most significant refuges for large predators, including the brown bear.
Unfortunately, according to the UN, the forests of the Ukrainian Carpathians are disappearing at an alarming rate. As a result — large-scale floods and destruction, as well as the destruction of a unique ecosystem.
The works of the young artist Olha Simonenko, presented on the postage stamps "Killer Wheels" and "Scream of the Carpathians", demonstrate the main threat facing the Carpathians — mass deforestation and the terrible consequences of these illegal actions for all their inhabitants.
Authorship of Olha Simonenko.Order postage stamps "Killer Wheels" and "Scream of the Carpathians"
Scientific and technical achievements of Ukrainian scientists are an integral part of world heritage. "Corneal transplant" is one of the three postage stamps issued by Ukrposhta in cooperation with the art project "50 inventions that Ukraine has presented to the world".
The corneal transplant (from the body of a deceased person) was first performed by surgeon Volodymyr Filatov in 1912. This saved the eyes of hundreds of thousands of people.
Authorship of Maria Omelchuk.
The nightingale is a free bird, a singer of goodness and love, a symbol of spring and freedom, inspiration and talent. According to linguists, its name comes from the ancient Russian word "glory" — one who sings a song of glory to the Gods. Ukrainians have long revered this little bird for its wonderful singing.
Postage stamp "Nightingale of the East" (2019) won the 1st place in the competition "The best postage stamp in Europe — the choice of the collector 2019".
Written by Natalia Kohal.Order postage stamps "Luscinia luscinia"
Glory to Ukraine!
"Glory to Ukraine!" — a national slogan and a symbol of the struggle for independence. The postage stamp of the same name is made in the form of a map of Ukraine on self-adhesive paper. The stamp uses the author’s font, specially developed for this issue by Olha Vermenych.
Postage stamp "Glory to Ukraine!" — winner of the contest "The best postage stamp of Ukraine 2019". Postage stamp "Glory to Ukraine!" At the international competition Nexofil Award 2020 (Madrid, Spain) (2019) won gold for the world’s most original format.
Design by Olha Vermenych.
Flowers of Ukraine
The small sheet "Flowers of Ukraine" (2000) occupied the 3rd place in the seventh World Cup of the stamp, which was held by Timropresse (Paris, France).
Authorship of Kateryna Shtanko.
Scythian gold. Pectoral
The most important find of the twentieth century is a chest ornament of the Scythian king made of 958 gold weighing 1150 g and 30.6 cm in diameter.
Dated to the IV century. B.C. Found by Ukrainian archaeologist Borys Mozolevsky on June 21, 1971 during excavations of the Tovsta Mohyla mound in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Stored in Kyiv at the State Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine.
Design by Maria Geiko.
Ukrainian fashion week
Ukrainian Fashion Week is a large-scale event of the national fashion industry, which unites the leading designers of Ukraine.
The prototype of the postage stamp dedicated to the 20th anniversary of UFW is a video work by Ukrainian artist Zinaida Likhacheva "Transformation" (2012), which was first presented at the First Biennial of Contemporary Art "Arsenale 2012" in Kiev.
Design by Zinaida Likhacheva.Get acquainted with the postage stamps "Ukrainian Fashion Week"
Aeneas was a cute boy...
The postage stamp depicts an illustration by Anatolii Bazylevych to the poem "Aeneid" by Ivan Kotlyarevsky.
Anatolii Bazylevych was awarded the title of "Honored Artist of the Ukrainian SSR" for illustrations to Ivan Kotlyarevsky’s "Aeneid" publishing house "Dnipro" (Kyiv, 1968). The artist worked on illustrations for the poem for ten years.
Design by Svetlana Bondar.
"Rag-doll" — one of the definitive postage stamps of the seventh issue of "Utility Things".
Most of the exhibits presented on the stamps are from the funds of the Ukrainian Center of Folk Culture "Ivan Honchar Museum" and the Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Art.
Authorship of Kateryna Shtanko.
Kobza is a Ukrainian musical instrument of ancient times, created on the basis of the instruments of the ancient Slavs. Ukrainian kobzars were the creators of the oral heroic epic — Cossack thoughts and historical songs.
The Kobza postage stamp was issued in 2014 according to Europa program on the theme of "National Musical Instruments".
Authored by Vitalii Mitchenko.
Stropping the saws, 1927. O. Bohomazov
Oleksandr Bohomazov (1880–1930) was a Ukrainian painter and graphic artist of world fame. One of the founders of cubofuturism, leader and theorist of the Ukrainian avant-garde.
Oleksandr Bohomazov devoted the painting "Stropping the saws" (1927), which is relevant in the 1920s, to the artistic solution of which is based on his own theory. Avoiding the narrative of the depicted scene, the artist seeks the patterns of the ratio of locally colored spots on the plane and solves the problems of color.
The painting "Stropping the saws" is stored in the National Art Museum of Ukraine. Design by Oksana Shuklinova.Order postage stamps "Stropping the saws, 1927. O. Bohomazov"
Suprematist composition 1, 1916. K. Malevich
Kazymyr Malevich (1879–1935) — Ukrainian avant-garde artist of Polish origin, one of the founders of new trends in abstract art (Suprematism and Kubofuturism), teacher, art theorist. He was born in Kyiv.
"Suprematic Composition 1", depicted on the stamp, was written in 1916. It was kept in the collection of Ukrainian art critic and collector Ihor Dychenko. After his death, his wife transferred the painting to state ownership. Now "Suprematic Composition 1" is stored in the Art Arsenal.
Design by Volodymyr Taran.
One road, 2010. R. Minin
The issue in honor of the 85th anniversary of the Donetsk region is presented by a contemporary Ukrainian artist Roman Minin, whose work is inextricably linked with the theme of Donbas.
According to Forbes magazine, in 2016 Roman Minin was named the most promising Ukrainian artist.
The postage stamp presents the work "One Road" (2010). Using the art of folk art and industrial style, Roman Minin combines the images of the East and West of Ukraine in artistic harmony.
Design by Natalia Andriichenko.Order postage stamps "One Road, 2010. R. Minin"
Olympic Team of Ukraine
Ukrposhta in cooperation with the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine in February 2018, before the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Korea, issued postage stamps "Olympic Team of Ukraine".
Authorship of Serhii Kharuk and Oleksandr Kharuk.
UEFA Champions League Final Kyiv 2018
The UEFA Champions League Final 2018 is the final match of the UEFA Champions League 2017-2018, the 63rd season of the most prestigious club football tournament under the auspices of UEFA and the 26th season in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
The postage stamp is dedicated to the final of the 2017–2018 football Champions League final held on May 26, 2018 in Kyiv at the Olimpiysky National Sports Complex.
UEFA 50 years
UEFA, or the Union of European Football Associations, is the governing body of European football. An association of associations built on the principle of representative democracy. It consists of 55 national associations.
By the 50th anniversary of UEFA, Ukrposhta has issued a commemorative postage stamp.
Authorship of Volodymyr Koldunenko.
In December 2020, the first Ukrainian postage stamp with augmented reality — "Cossacks" was published. It was recognized as the best postage stamp of 2020. It depicts the favorite for many generations of Ukrainians heroes of the animated series "Cossacks" — Eye, Play and Tour. With the help of the WowBoxAR mobile application, the heroes of the postage stamp come to life.
Design — Art Nation.
Postage block “Ukrainian Homestead” of 2011 won the Best Print nomination in the 11th annual Chinese competition for the most beautiful foreign stamp.
Authorship of Kost Lavro.
Children’s books. Mare’s Head
The 2010 issue according to "Europa" program on the topic "Children’s Books" was made with the participation of the publishing house "A-BA-BA-GA-LA-MA-GA".
Authorship of Kateryna Shtanko.
Russian warship, go… !
The postage stamp issue was released on 12 April 2022.
The phrase “Russian warship, go …!”, the response of the Ukrainian defenders of Snake (Zmiinyi) Island to the invaders’ ship, became the quintessence of the Ukrainian people’s determination to defend their land.
The sketch for the postage stamp “Russian warship, go …!” was chosen as a result of the voting on Ukrposhta’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The work by Boris Groh, a Ukrainian artist, won more than 1,700 votes out of 8 thousand.
The nationwide competition was announced on 1 March, on the 30th anniversary of modern Ukrainian postage stamps. More than 500 authors from Ukraine and other countries took part in the competition, so the competition turned into an international one and became a kind of art therapy for many people during the war.
Author: Boris Groh.
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Russian warship… DONE!
A successful operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine resulting in the destruction of the flagship of the russian federation’s Black Sea fleet brought huge popularity to the postage stamp “Russian warship, go…!”, turned it into a valuable collectible and contributed to the release of the next postage issue: “Russian warship… DONE!”.
It was released on 23 May 2022. The postage stamp sheet consists of three postage stamps and three coupons reproducing the image of the postage stamp “Russian warship, go…!”, helping to dynamically trace the story of the Russian cruiser and its inevitable end.
Author: Boris Groh.Buy postage stamps “Russian warship… DONE!”, Face value W
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The postage stamp issue was released on 28 June 2022. The sketch for the postage stamp "Ukrainian Dream" was an illustration by Sofia Kravchuk, an 11-years-old girl, the winner of the Ukrainian nationwide competition "What is Ukraine for me?", which took place in 2021 as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraines Independence. 6,134 participants took part in the competition and contributed 10,276 works.
The sketch shows a Ukrainian plane An-225 “Mriya”, decorated with pink flowers, flying to the stars. Unfortunately, during the hostilities in Ukraine, the world’s largest and most powerful aircraft was destroyed. Every day the enemy ruthlessly destroys everything, but it will not be able to destroy the Ukrainian dream — to be free.
The print run of the postage stamp: 3,000,000 copies.Buy postage stamps "Ukrainian Dream"
Good evening, we are from Ukraine!
The postage stamp issue was released on 28 July 2022.
The phrase "Good evening, we are from Ukraine!" became iconic in 2022, and in an online competition was chosen as the topic of the new wartime postage stamp. To choose the best sketch, almost 900,000 people took part in the voting, and the winner was the illustration representing the Ukrainian people’s vigour by Anastasiia Bondarets.
The print run of the postage stamp: 2,000,000 copies.Buy postage stamps “Good evening, we are from Ukraine!”, Face value W
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The postage stamp issue “Dog Patron” was released on 30 August 2022 and was dedicated to one of the most famous demining dogs in the world and the mascot of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
“Dog Patron” is the first Ukrainian charity postage stamp issue. The raised money is directed to buying an Armtrac 400 mine clearance vehicle and to supporting animal shelters.
The print run of the postage stamp sheet: 1,000,000 copies.
Author: Oleksandr Nikitiuk.Buy postage stamps “Dog Patron”
Free. Unbreakable. Invincible
The postage stamp issue was released on 24 August 2022, on the Independence Day of Ukraine.
Every illustration of this postage block shows a tragic story of the Ukrainian people, united with a single word “war”:
- a woman on the ruins of her destroyed apartment;
- a mother with her baby, hiding from missile strikes in the subway;
- a girl in front of burnt cars;
- the Mariupol theatre, the last shelter for many Ukrainian people;
- Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery, many times attacked by the invaders;
- a stroller, suitcases and toys left at the train station.
And despite all, the Ukrainian people are demonstrating resilience and indomitability.
The print run: 1,000,000 copies.
Author: Anton KhrupinBuy the postage stamp block “Free. Unbreakable. Invincible”
Glory to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
The charity issue "Glory to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!" was released on 14 October 2022, on the Day of the Defenders of Ukraine. It is dedicated to everyone who is decisively defending and protecting the country on land, in the air and at sea, as well as to those who have given their lives for it.
The proceeds from selling these stamps are directed to supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The postage sheet includes six art postage stamps, in particular:
- "The Air Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine"
- “The Military Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine"
- "The Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine"
- "The Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine"
- "The Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine"
- "The Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine"
Author: Anton Khrupin.Buy postage stamps “Glory to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!"