Small European Postal Administration Cooperation

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The Small European Postal Administration Cooperation (SEPAC; also "...Cooperations"; also Small European Postal Administrations Cooperation) is an association of 14 European postal authorities: Åland, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guernsey, Iceland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City. Luxembourg was not originally a member of SEPAC but it joined at the end of 2006.[1][2][3] SEPAC is smaller than PostEurop.

The first joint issue of SEPAC postage stamps occurred on October 1, 2007, and the next in 2009;[3] the sixth one was in September 2015.[4] San Marino and Vatican City do 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.

Member organisations[edit]

Country Postal organisation
 Åland Islands Posten Åland
 Faroe Islands Postverk Føroya
 Gibraltar Royal Gibraltar Post Office
 Greenland Post Greenland
 Guernsey Guernsey Post
 Iceland Íslandspóstur
 Isle of Man Isle of Man Post
 Jersey Jersey Post
 Liechtenstein Liechtensteinische Post
 Luxembourg Post Luxembourg
 Malta Malta Post
 Monaco La Poste de Monaco
 San Marino Poste San Marino
  Vatican City Poste Vaticane

Common theme issues of SEPAC[edit]

Year Participating Countries Topic
2007 11 scenery I
2009 12 scenery II
2011 12 scenery III
2013 12 animals
2014 12 flowers
2015 12 culture
2016 12 seasons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEPAC - New Venture, New Logo, New Thematic Stamp Collection". The Malta Independent. Archived from the original on 2007-02-21. Retrieved 2016-03-13. During the recent SEPAC meeting held in Brussels ... Luxembourg joined the group at the end of the meeting. 
  2. ^ "Conferences". SEPAC: Small European Postal Administration Cooperations. Retrieved 2016-03-13. 2006: Brussels / 2007: Essen 
  3. ^ a b "2009". SEPAC: Small European Postal Administration Cooperations. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Joint Stamp Issues". SEPAC: Small European Postal Administration Cooperations. Retrieved 2016-03-13. In September 2015, twelve members of SEPAC will be launching their sixth ‘joint stamp issue’ with one stamp from each postal administration bearing the official SEPAC logo. The common theme of the stamps this year is ‘culture’. 

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