Sep 8, 2011

Slovakia FDC on "Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2011"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2011

Date of Issue : 2 September 2011

Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) was first held in 1967. It presenting the original works of books for children and youth in a competitive way. The BIB International Jury awards 11 prizes – Grand Prix BIB, five BIB Golden Apples and five BIB Plaques. Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava is the most important event organized by BIBIANA, the International House of Art for Children. It is held every odd year in the autumn in Bratislava. The latest event in 2009, the 22nd year of BIB was attended by 344 authors from 37 countries with nearly 2500 illustrations.

The post stamp is a reproduced illustration from the book Tracy’s Tiger by a talented young Slovak artist Martina Matlovičová-Králová (24th Dec 1975), which won the previous Biennial BIB Golden Apple.

Nice FDC from Slovakia. There is also a 2009 BIB stamp at the middle of the FDC, and the special cancellation of the inauguration of the stamp. Thank You so much to my friend !

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