The Philatelic and Postal Museum and the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) co-organize an exhibition entitled “Reconstruction Edition: post-war series of Greek stamps for development”, in the Historical Archive of the Foundation, in Tavros.

The exhibition opens on Friday, November 15 (at 18:30) and is combined with a relevant conference.

Stamps of the Philatelic and Postal Museum and archival items from the collections of the PIOP Historical Archive are linked to a periodic exhibition on the post-war economic reconstruction of the country through the highlighting of key productive sectors under the Marshall Plan. The central core of the exhibition is the series of stamps “Reconstruction Edition”, which was released in September 1951, designed by I. Kefallinou, and is the Greek version of a series of publications and other European countries, originally E.R.P. (European Recovery Program, official title of the Marshall Plan).


Also are included special series dedicated to the promotion of key sectors of the Greek economy, in a dialogue with archival evidence on development, while revealing basic facts about the art of visual design and the technique of stamp printing. The exhibition will be accompanied by adult workshops and educational activities for children on the technique of engraving, which will be soon announced.

The program of the day is as follows:
18:30. Opening
18:45. Dr. Myrsini Vardopoulou, Painter-Engraver of ELTA Stamps, The production of stamps in Greece-From the big Head of Mercury to the “Merchant Shipping” of Tassos.
19:00. Konstantina E. Botsiou, Associate Professor of Contemporary History and International Politics & Director of the Center for Greek and International History (KEDIS) of the University of Peloponnese, “A picture of a thousand words: The post-war reconstruction of Greece through the art of letters”
19:15. Questions-Discussion
19:30. Guided tour of the exhibition.

Duration: 15 November 2019-14 February 2020
Working hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00
Free entrance

Participation in the conference is free.

For the registration it will be observed order of priority. (tel. 210 3418011, Mon.-Fri. 9:00-17:00).

Historical Archives PIOP
2, Doridos & 14, Irinis Avenue, 17778, Tavros
Τ.: 210 3418051 |

The Philatelic and Postal Museum participated in November 2018 on “Rigas and Revolution” exhibition, which was inaugurated in the Greek Parliament, and took place in the context of the 220th anniversary of the death of Rigas Velestinlis and was a prelude to the events that will follow on the occasion of the celebration of the completion of 200 years since the Revolution of 1821.

The exhibition, which was presented in the “Eleftherios Venizelos” Hall and in Peristylio, highlighted through items collected from all over Greece – Velestino, Nafplio, Tinos, Metsovo, Volos, Chios, Zagora , Kastoria, Siatista, Ioannina – the spiritual and ideological terms that led Rigas to the transition from scholarly patriotism to radical revolutionary action, as well as to the dramatic end with the violent and painful death of himself and his seven comrades.

The exhibition has been visited by 7,812 visitors from all over Greece and abroad and 81,500 students of school units and 7,756 educational assistants during a visit to the building of the Greek Parliament.