Small European Postal Administration Cooperation
The Small European Postal Administration Cooperation (also Small European Postal Administrations Cooperation or SEPAC) is an association of 14 European postal authorities. They are Åland, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guernsey, Iceland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City. SEPAC is smaller than PostEurop. Luxembourg was not originally a member of SEPAC but it joined at the end of 2006. Also Vatican City joined subsequently.
The first joint issue of SEPAC postage stamps occurred on October 1, 2007. Further joint issues within the group are scheduled every two years, in 2009 and 2011 (San Marino does not participate in these issues).
The following criteria are requisites for membership:
- The postal administration must be located in Europe
- The postal administration must be independent
- The postal administration must have a small market with more than 50% of its philatelic customers living outside the country.
The Secretary of SEPAC is Andrée Valentine, Jersey Post's Head of Philatelic Services.
Common theme issues of SEPAC
Most of the SEPAC participating country stamps are available directly from the World Online Philatelic Agency website. SEPAC countries all have a very solid and conservative stamp issuing policy which make collecting these countries stamps very appealing.The SEPAC stamps can be seen on the following site World Online Philatelic Agency
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