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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Poland 2015 Stamp Issue
EXPO 2015 - Milano



:: POLAND
 :: THEME: EXPO 2015
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 5.20 PLN
   :: ISSUE DATE: 28 May 2015
    :: CIRCULATION: 200 000 
     :: STAMP SIZE: 62.50 mm x 43 mm
      :: BLOCK SIZE: 100 mm x 100 mm
       :: STAMP DESIGN: Marzanna Dąbrowska
       



The stamp by Polish Post refers to the Polish logo - #Poland - and the architecture of the Polish pavilion in Milan, apple-box shaped, which is the main element of the openwork structure. Moreover, the stamp and the block depict seven typical Polish fruits: raspberry, blackberry, apple, gooseberry, black currant, strawberry and blueberry.




Polish Pavilion developed by 2pm Architekci and Platige Image, is the most important element of the polish participation at Expo 2015 in Milan.

The Polish Pavilion designed for Expo 2015 is being realized through the use of a motif of a wooden apple box, normally used in shipment as a packaging for fruits and vegetables.



The idea is executed through the use of the pavilion’s modular, openwork outside wall, visually referring to the aforementioned apple boxes, and also by conveying the pavilion’s idea as a form of packaging for the presentation of Poland’s agriculture.

The pavilion’s layout leads visitors through a symbolic secret garden, hidden behind an openwork “box-like” structure. The garden itself consists of endless rows of apple trees, very characteristic to the Polish landscape. The illusion of the garden’s expanse and endlessness is created by the use of mirrors, elements made from polished, chrome-plated metal, which the entire inner wall is covered with in order to multiply the reflections in every possible direction. The message to the recipient is centred upon the Polish agriculture and its economic success. Apart from the real stroll, the exhibition offers a virtual walk as well during which the recipients will be able to learn more about the Polish agriculture as well as familiarize themselves with the Polish landscape.




EXPO 2015 - MEDIOLAN

FIRST DAY COVER
POCZTA POLSKA PRICE: 9.70 PLN



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Images and visualisations of the Polish Pavillon thanks to:
Poland Expo Milano 2015 - www.expo.gov.pl
Platige Image - www.platige.com

Stamp images thanks to:
Poczta Polska - www.poczta-polska.pl