Birdpex 2022 – mute swan 20.07.2022

Special stamp Birdpex

In 2022, Birdex, a special exhibit dedicated to birds in philately, will take place in Austria for the first time.

Birds are a popular subject in philately. In 1990, the first Birdpex was held in New Zealand and since then it has taken place every four years in a different country. Birdpex 9 will be part of the "phila"-Toscana scheduled to take place in Gmunden, Upper Austria, from 26 to 28 August 2022. While exhibited objects will mainly focus on birds in philately, there will also be other works dedicated to birds.

The commemorative stamp features a mute swan, which is the largest Austrian water bird, one of the heaviest birds capable of flight, and a particularly majestic bird. Swans remain attached to one partner throughout their lives, and both parents take care of raising the young. The young still have gray plumage, and their mothers sometimes even carry them on their back.

Value: 2.30 Euro
First day of issue: 27.08.2022
Stamp size: 42.00 x 29.00 mm
Graphic design: Marion Füllerer
Printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B. V.
offset printing
Quantity: 210,000 stamps on sheets of 50 stamps