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Blog > Time to vote for the best EUROPA stamp!

Now that Eurovision is behind us, it’s time to vote for another popular European contest… the EUROPA stamps of the year!

EUROPA stamps 2017

The theme for 2017 is “Castles”, which might sound a bit boring at first, but wait until you see all the stamps! While some countries’ entries are very literal and spotlight their own fortifications or Unesco Heritage sites, others have taken a more lyrical approach to the subject, featuring sand, ice castles, or legendary castles from their countries’ tales…

So go cast your vote… and then leave a comment below, letting us know which country wins your heart this year! 🏰

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145 comments so far

Leelulumpkin, United Kingdom
Hi There! Link isn't working.
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spasskaya, Russia
Excuse me, your link is wrong. :(
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Leelulumpkin, United Kingdom
Me again! Click on the image of the stamps and that works!
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KoJep, Indonesia
thanks for the info ^ to click on the image.
I choose Iceland, with The metaphor's castle
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Ludek, Poland
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shieru, Russia
So many beautiful stamps to choose from... but I absolutely love the one with Snow Castle by Finland, both its design and idea!
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meiadeleite, Portugal
Ah bummer... sorry guys! The link is fixed now :)
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amitxsahoo, India
All Stamps are pretty beautiful. I go for Luxembourg.
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geminiscp, Portugal
I can't decide... been trying for days! :p
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antarrrtida, Portugal
Beautiful all of them. I voted for Romania, it reminded me when I was there visiting some castles. :)
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valeri20, United States of America
I voted for the Faroe Islands because of the legend behind the stamp.
But it is going to be a hard choice for anyone because of the large amount of beautiful stamps this year!
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zomertje, Netherlands
The link worked, I voted belgium
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marthe2403, Ukraine
I voted for Croatia!
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Chuvasik, Belarus
All stamps are amazing!!! I voted Italia
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Bullitt, Germany
I have voted for Greenland
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Marie_S, Russia
I voted for colorful Croatia!
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BunniesAreFabulous, Netherlands
Voted for San Marino, but the Bulgaria stamp is amazing as well ♥ :)
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pyongyang_secret, China
I voted for Finland and I have received this stamp on an official card from Finland
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csislife, Turkey
Åland :)
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grandie, Germany
Greenland! :)
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Vivalditha, Finland
I voted for Italy! :)
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Bosmanx, Netherlands
The Isle of Man of course, my second homeland and the stamp is beautifully done.
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killewips, Germany
Many beautiful stamps! I voted for Faroe Islands, though it was a tough decision. Belgium is my #2.
Unfortunately our German stamp is as boring and uncreative as usual...
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Glenbir, New Zealand
I voted for Monaco with The Isle of Man #2. Close contest between the two.
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Sfander, Canada
Italy's stamp is beautiful and the scenery spectacular. I really liked how it was presented and the colours of it.
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CatharinaG3, Netherlands
The stamp from Belgium won my heart. :)
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Suxies, Spain
Hungary is very nice!!👏🏻
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MoseandMiao, United States of America
Romania!
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Safira1239, United States of America
Oh, Faroe Islands, I just loved the picture and the legend. Way to put a story in the stamps! Iceland was a close second for me.
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novastella1010, United States of America
I voted for Hungary, but loved Greenland and Italy too. It was a hard decision, because there were so many interesting and beautiful stamps.
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devtrox, United States of America
I voted for Liechtenstein!
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bach3206, United States of America
I vote Belgium - love sand castles
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Heepy, United States of America
I've missed castles since I moved to the USA from Germany decades ago, so this was nice. I should have voted for Germany, I suppose, but in the end I went with Jersey because I like the picture and the story behind it.
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Tsadida, United States of America
Belgium for the win! Sandcastle envy.
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cryst22, Singapore
Voted for Italy! :D
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B_B_A, China
🇫🇮🇫🇮🇫🇮
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Ambulante, Mexico
I Votedd Chzeck Rpublic!!
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Ambulante, Mexico
I Votedd Czech Rpublic!!
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melilot, France
Very good Belgian stamp, good humor and not taking them too seriously but doing the job seriously ♥
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emsalee, Australia
I have to admit, the Icelandic stamp spoke to me the most
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diana13712, Bulgaria
Honestly, Bulgaria won my heart this year!
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Bayrisches-Madl, United Kingdom
Hard decision, voted for Greece in the end. Simply loved that blue sea in front of the castle.
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rosenbusch, Germany
Belgium was my favorite, good humour....
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LadyDragonnette, Belgium
My favourite was simply Finland, the beautiful ice castle !
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elizabethsheilaf, Indonesia
I voted for Liechtenstein ((:
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Gan_Gan, Malaysia
Liechtenstein! I wish I can get the stamp into my collection :)
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Nana805, France
I like all the stamps in their different looks !
But my vote goes for Belgium stamp because I like sand castles wish reminde me of my childhood days at the beach ...
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quirkylady79, United States of America
The one from Croatia really stood out to me so I voted for that one! :)
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YulhenVzhuh, Russia
What an amazing stamp in Faroe Islands. TOTALLY want this one. 😭
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sarahcprice, United States of America
Belgium! ♥
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anjax99, Croatia
Jersey :)
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beauty_of_russia, Russia
I voted for BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Pošte Srpske, mainly because I love this illustration style! My country's (Russia) attempt at the castle theme didn't work for me. St. Michael's Castle is only called a castle, but was never used as a fortification. It's a palace, a royal residence built for an emperor who was fascinated by Middle Ages and medieval knights... I feel like Russia has more authentic castles, like Vyborg castle https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/RU-5381990, or, say, fortifications in the North Caucasus https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/RU-4566128
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Jacque53, United States of America
Belgium wins my vote!
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emmahyuk, China
I voted RU. There are so many attractive stamps to choose and I only can choose one :( Hope I can receive these nice stamps in the future.
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Amarthandes, Lithuania
Serbia
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Ashlei, Hong Kong
Åland^^
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Iside82, Italy
This year I'm very proud of the Italian stamps. I love them! But if I must stay impartial than I'd say Åland
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Demmi, Romania
......so many beautiful stamps :)
Belgium, Finland, Gibraltar, France, Iceland, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Romania, San Marino!!!
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Oxanasayuri, Russia
Most of all I liked Liechtenstein's stamp!
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cerisette79, Luxembourg
For me my vote went to FINLAND! :-D
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miarhi, Finland
A hard choice, but I ended up voting for Åland.
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Solstice_3, United Kingdom
So many beautiful stamps! I ended up choosing Italy as I was drawn to that stamp the most.
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mounten, Italy
All stamps are beautiful. I voted for ITALY. I'm useing them already.
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Pulmu, Finland
Hungary
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Sprinkledonut, Canada
Liechtenstein!
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inesbarbosa, Portugal
Greece took mine.
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juttertje, Netherlands
Hello everybody,
Faroe islands is my favorite ♥. Loved the creativity and the story about the princess.
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MARTHA_G, United States of America
I voted Aland because of the mirror effect. But Faroe Is, Belgium and Finland were close contenders.
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Flippie, Canada
I voted for The Netherlands. I love that one.
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minny1975, Germany
Portugal💕
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jjkeim, United States of America
United Kingdom
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EHW, Germany
I think they are all pretty much boring. Voted for no one.
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paradonym, Germany
Monaco
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fourdogfarm, United States of America
Belgium - thought the sand castles was original and well done.
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HM, Netherlands
BosniaHerzegovina
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monika62, Germany
I voted for Germany....:)
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Scarlet43232, United States of America
I voted for Belgium's Sandcastle. It made me smile! And not all castles are made of brick and morter for the wealthy.
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mar872, Canada
I voted for the Faeroe Islands, but it was a tough choice - I really liked Isle of Man, Finland, Greenland, Aland Island, and Iceland. However, all of them were amazing and took designs from the culture of the countries. :)
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bloomcloud, Korea (South)
I love the simplicity of Sweden's stamp :)
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postcrosser74, Italy
I voted for Italy! I love both stamps issued :)
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happydayout, New Zealand
Belgium got my vote!
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Norway_girl, Norway
I voted for the Belgian sand castle stamp. But I also like the legend behind the Greenland stamp!
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post4hanneke, Netherlands
I voted Poland. I love the layout of the stamp and the castle is wonderful.
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ceoramalho, Brazil
I am from Brazil and voted to the Hungarian stamp... I just loved it!!!!
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Meikono, Latvia
LATVIA!
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mousytrap, United Kingdom
In the end, Belgium pipped Hungary at the post for me because of it's more creative concept. :)
Good luck, Belgium...
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leosharon, China
Voted for Germany.
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browntrout, Germany
Finland!
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Limwny, United Arab Emirates
Voted for Aland..:)
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Lolahg, France
Finland !
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michelle_2012, France
Voted for Romania
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Avrile, Russia
Romania, Monaco and Serbia... It was hard to choose... Romania won after all! =)
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Vykic37, United States of America
Loved the Latvia stamp! It was a hard decision!
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Griseldas, Netherlands
I voted for Belgium. I loved the idea of the sandcastle! 😀
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Merrilyn, Australia
I voted for Monaco
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annegret, Germany
I also voted for Belgium, what a nice idea!
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coyvo, Germany
So many lovely stamps, hard to choose. I vote for Greenland
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ovidius, Romania
Of course , first choice is Croatia. The second, Belgium. And third is Hungary.

I am from România and our stamp is also nice. But I let the others to vote for it.
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bookstraveller, Germany
I voted for Monaco :)
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smeuldersdrawings, Netherlands
- I have voted on BELGIUM :-)
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Duesseljin, Germany
I've voted for Greenland's Icecastle:-)
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Mara7, Latvia
Republic of Serbia was my choice!
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Marymae, United States of America
Belgium with it's Sand Castles was my favorite!
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Zwiebelbaguette, Germany
And here I tought: hey, finally something Germany is good at! We have a ton of castle stamps and some very nice onces, too. However, I don't quite understand why they chose this one for the EUROPA stamp... it's so boring! D:
I love Finland. That's creative. :)
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EngelDD, Germany
Definetly Finland... ;o)
Germany could do so much better with their stamps - mostly they are just boring. :o(
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coniea, Malta
Monaco 💖
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fanny0051, France
Hello,
I've just votinf for BELARUS - RUEP "Belpochta", it's a beautiful stamp!
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Mosshumla, Sweden
Absolutely impossible to decide, which one I like most. I hope to receive as many of them as possible on some beautiful postcard. :)
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programada, Russia
Gibraltar
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seqball, United States of America
Belgium caught my eye right from the start, but as I scrolled through all the candidates, it was a tough choice between Hungary and the Ukraine. The artfulness of the Ukraine's stamp won me over!
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heli89, Germany
It seems that we even have more castle stamps than castles here in Germany :D. But our casle stamp is really boring... There are stamps that are definetively more beautiful! I voted for Belgium, it is a cute idea! :)
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danie11, Indonesia
Sand castle. Belgium. Beautiful...
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YayEarlGrey, United States of America
I had a hard time choosing but went for San Marino in the end!
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rabiparadise, United States of America
Finland:) Beautiful!
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mapa, Belgium
Belgium: childhood nostalgie!
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Junifer, Netherlands
Åland :)
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Icemom, United States of America
My vote went to the third Bosnia and Herzegovina (Public Enterprise BH POST), the one with just the window. It was a romantic setting and made me crave visiting there. Admittedly, the Belgian one was a great idea, and I have some allegiance, but Bosnia-Herzegovina window for the win! (I was surprised that I, as an American, could vote, but I'm fine with it.)

Now, can someone tell me why Bosnia-Herzegovina has three entries?
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Mainu, Germany
I voted for Belgium. I like the illustration and I really think the idea of the haptical effect is great!
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marieme, United States of America
I was also surprised that I could vote as an American! I voted for Greenland, but I almost went for Belgium or the Faroe Islands! :) They were all beautiful!
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Neelixa, Italy
So many beautiful stamps and only one vote! I chose the historic urban site of Počitelj - Bosnia-Herzegovina
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SHREEVANI, India
I voted for BELGIUM because it reminded me of the sandcastles that I built on the beach.
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KAKAWCOW, Finland
Hate to admit as a Finn, but I voted for Sweden....... The Scandinavian simplicity just appealed to me, no can do xD
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Tapircard, Germany
I voted for Great Britain. 🏰
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Quitziabird, France
I voted for Finland.
Tith voted is a very good idea !!!!!!!
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Quitziabird, France
Absolutely impossible to decide, many stamps is beautiful !!!!
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teamug, Germany
Åland :) I liked the design the most although I love the Belgian one, too.
It's always a hard choice.
Actually I love the German castle too, but the picture is not well made. There are much nicer views of that particular castle.
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XaviFaca, Portugal
FINLAND!
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Andersone, Latvia
I voted for Gibraltar. Simply can't resist a black-and-white photo.
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OkkkKate, Russia
Finnish stamp is my favourite!!
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Kadima, Germany
This was a difficult decision, but finally I voted for Greenland! I love the colors...
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Scooby31, Poland
A difficult choice. However, I think Romania has something that caught my attention. Test, i bite for Romania definitely.
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hrapley, United Kingdom
Faeroe Islands for me but so many pretty ones to choose from. I like the metaphorical castles best as I am lucky to have the real thing not so far from where I live.
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johncarpar, Venezuela
All stamps are awesome! I voted for Croatia.
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betslets, United States of America
I actually had an opportunity years ago to visit several European castles...the ones from Austria and Monaco, especially brought back wonderful memories, but I was really drawn (no pun intended) to the Sand Castles on the Belgium stamp. There are some annual sand castle building contests on a few of our South Texas Gulf Coast beaches.
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-Bille-, Germany
Wow, there are a lot of wonderful stamps. I voted for Faroe Islands, but love also Monaco, Belgium and Poland. The german stamp is as boring as most of our stamps.
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triplightly, United States of America
Hard to choose, but I love the artwork and beauty of the Czech Republic stamp. So unique.
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Robin67, Austria
I wonder what you mean by "Castles" which might sound a bit boring? What could be better than castles? Not a lot, in my opinion, they are also one of the best things to see on a card, if you ask me.

There were many wonderful stamps, I voted for Croatia! :-)
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danockam, Austria
Finland, the colors are making a difference to me.
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Wonderingaroundglobe, Russia
Greenland is adorable so colorful)))
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loops, Belgium
Faroe Islands ! Even if I like a lot of them... and our Belgian stamp too ! (I just ordered some :) )
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Highflyinglady, Australia
I love the 2nd set the animals & nature are so lovable, & post post because I love postcrossing & I really like your lighthouse, we have many here in Oz but not that one Thankyou xxx
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Highflyinglady, Australia
Hungarian castle my family is from here so I have a connection
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Antonella-, Italy
I'm a Nature lover!!! 😍😍😍They're awesome 😮Best ones? Landscapes and animals ☺ Thanks for this giveaway!
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KaterinaDyrda, Belarus
Belgium was my favorite!:)
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Wolfgang22, Germany
I like the Belgian stamp.
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