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Dunajec rafters get their own stamp

A NEW stamp, The Rafters on Dunajec River, was inaugurated at the rafting harbour in Červený Kláštor on September 3 as part of a dual effort between Slovakia and Poland .
Polish artist Jacek Brodowski designed the stamp. Slovak Milan Juhás designed the stamp's first day cover, and František Horniak was its carver.


RAFTING down Dunajec.
photo: Courtesy of Slovak Post

A NEW stamp, The Rafters on Dunajec River, was inaugurated at the rafting harbour in Červený Kláštor on September 3 as part of a dual effort between Slovakia and Poland .

Polish artist Jacek Brodowski designed the stamp. Slovak Milan Juhás designed the stamp's first day cover, and František Horniak was its carver. Walsall Security Printers printed the stamp in the stochastic offset technique, one of the most high-quality reproduction techniques.

According to the head of the Slovak Post communications department, Bela Lisáková, the cohabitation of the Slovak and Polish nations in the Pieniny region has deep roots. The rafters in their Goral costumes became a characteristic feature of both the Slovak and Polish Pieniny, which became the first international natural park in Europe in 1932.

"There are three most famous views of the country around Dunajec joined in this Slovak-Polish stamp project - the rafters in [traditional] Goral costumes while rafting the river, the national culture site of Červený Kláštor, which symbolises the Slovak side, and the peak of Three Crowns [on the Polish side]."

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