Most Beautiful Stamps

The Czech Republic was established on January 1st, 1993.
The first Czech postage stamp was issued on January 20th, 1993. The CZK 3 stamp with a small picture of the Czech national emblem was designed by Josef Herčík.
On this page you can find the Most Beautiful Stamps of the Year (always the first three awarded stamps of the year starting from 1993).

 

The details in the brackets are the catalogue number; name of designer/engraver; and face value of each stamp.

2016

1. Charles IV (0885; J. Kavan / M. Ondráček; 54 CZK)                             
 
2. Gerrit Dou – Young lady on the Balcony – joint stamp issue of the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein (0899; V. Fajt; 27 CZK) 
 
3. The 1916 Fight for Czech Statehood – rulers – (0906; J. Maget; 27 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2016

2015

1. Prague Castle – Hans von Aachen, Head of a Woman (0850; M. Ondráček; 34 CZK)                                                                                   
2. Nature protection: Owls – eagle owl (0856; L. a J. Knotkovi / M. Srb; 25 CZK)
 
3. Beauties of Our Country: The Largest Castle Ruin in the Czech Republic – Rabí (0851; A. Absolon / M. Srb; 17 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2015

2014

1. Prague Castle – Peter Paul Rubens: Assembly of Olympian Gods (A0808; P. P. Rubens/M. Ondráček; 74 CZK)                                            
2. Nature Protection – Beskydy Mountains – wolf and spotted nutcracker (A0814; L. a J. Knotkovi/M. Srb; 76 CZK)
 
3. Works of Art on Postage Stamps: Jakub Schikaneder (1855-1924) (0824; J. Schikaneder; V. Fajt/V. Fajt; 25 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2014

2013

1. Karlštejn castle and Rosa gallica: Nature Protection - Karlštejn Region (A0773; L. a J. Knotkovi/M. Srb; 20 CZK)                                               
2. Max Švabinský: Round portrait, 1897 (794; Max Švabinský, Václav Fajt/Václav Fajt; 35 CZK)
 
3. 1150th Anniversary of Cyril and Methodius (A0767; D. Kállay/M. Ondráček;
35 CZK)  

Most Beautiful Stamp 2013

2012

1. 800th Anniversary of the Golden Bull of Sicily Issued by King Frederick II (A0741; O. Kulhánek/M. Ondráček; 49 CZK)                         
2. Jan Kupecký: Self-portrait with family, 1719 (749; Jan Kupecký/M. Srb; 32 CZK)
 
3. 100th Anniversary of the Coronation of Our Lady of Hostýn (725; O. Kulhánek/M. Ondráček; 21 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2012

2011

1. August Bedřich Piepenhagen - Winter Landscape (706; M. Srb; 30 CZK)                                                                                                          
2. Lynx lynx and Picoides tridactylus (694 (A0691); L. a J. Knotkovi/M. Srb; 20 CZK)
 
3. Tetrao tetrix, Aeshna juncea and Alces alces (693 (A0691); L. a J. Knotkovi/M. Srb; 18 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2011

2010

1. Tichodroma muraria, Papilio Machaon, Aster amellus - Biosphere Reserve Lower Morava (A0644; L. a J. Knotkovi/M. Srb; 10 CZK)
2. 150 Years Alfons Mucha - Z (635; Z. Ziegler; 21 CZK)
 
3. Postal Museum - A (652; D. Kállay/M. Ondráček; 10 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2010

2009

1. František Ženíšek - Oldřich and Božena (A0617; F. Ženíšek/B. Housa; 34 CZK)                                                                                        
2. The České středohoří uplands - tertiary volcanic region (A0603; RNDr. A. Absolon/M. Srb; 43 CZK)
 
3. Tyto alba - The Křivoklátsko region - a UNESCO biosphere reserve (A0604; L. a J. Knotkovi /M. Srb; 53 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2009

2008

1. J.J. Hartmann - Allegory of Water (580; Srb; 30 CZK)                               
2. Zdenka Braunerová – Vltava nearby Klecany (578; Fajt; 23 CZK)
 
3. Třebechovice Bethlehem (582; Probošt/Kapucián/Kučera/Tvrdoň; 30 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2008

2007

1. 650 Years of Charles Bridge (519; Absolon/Srb; 45 CZK)                                                                                                                                            
2. Coracias garrulus & Gymnadenia densiflora (A0525; L. a J. Knotkovi / Srb; 12 CZK)
 
3. Amálie Mánesová - Vrbičany Castle (533; Srb; 22 CZK)
    

Most Beautiful Stamp 2007

2006

1. Madonna of Zbraslav (460; Housa; 25 CZK)                                        
2. František Kaván – Pod Suchým skalím (496; Fajt; 28 CZK)
 
3. Giovanni Castrucci – A View of Prague Castle (488; Kučera/Fajt; 35 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2006

2005

1. Adolf Kosárek - Summer Landscape (452; Fajt; 22 CZK)                                                                                                                                      
2. Sorex alpinus, Salamandra salamandra & Primula minima (441; L. a J. Knotkovi / Srb; 15 CZK)
 
3. L.-F. Lejeune - Napoleon before the Battle of Austerlitz (453; Ziegler/Fajt; 30 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2005

2004

1. Alois Bubák - On the Edge of Český ráj (417; Fajt; 20 CZK)                     
2. Vojtěch Hynais - Spring (419; Ondráček; 26 CZK)
 
3. Ara chloroptera (412; L. a J. Knotkovi / Srb; 20 CZK)                               

Most Beautiful Stamp 2004

2003

1. Antonín Slavíček - Autumn in Veltrusy (384; Fajt; 20 CZK)                  
2. Max Švabinský - Poor Landscape (383; Šneider; 17 CZK)
 
3. Český ráj - Dračí skály (356; Absolon/Srb; 12 CZK)                           
  

Most Beautiful Stamp 2003

2002

1. Vlaho Bukovac - Divan (319; Soplera/Fajt; 17 CZK)                              
2. Jaroslav Panuška - Forsaken (343; Srb; 12 CZK)
 
3. Mikoláš Aleš - Saint Wenceslas (window design) (344; Ondráček; 20 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2002

2001

1. V. V. Reiner - Allegory of Art (fresco) (289; Ziegler/Ondráček; 50 CZK)
2. Václav Brožík - Goose Girl (311; Ondráček; 26 CZK)
 
3. Cyril Bouda - Sans-Souci Bar in Nimes (310; Fajt; 17 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2001

2000

1. Alfons Mucha - Brunette (277; Housa; 26 CZK)                                    
2. P. J. Brandl - Simeon with the Infant Jesus (276; Fajt; 17 CZK)
 
3. Prague - Emperor Charles IV (252; Liesler/Srb; 17 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 2000

1999

1. Julius Mařák - Landscape with Marsh (238; Fajt; 17 CZK)                           
2. Beuron Artistic School (235; Ziegler/Ondráček; 11 CZK)
 
3. Beuron Artistic School (236; Ziegler/Ondráček; 13 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 1999

1998

1. Josef Navrátil - Spinner (203; Housa; 16 CZK)                                     
2. Jan Preisler - Painting from a Greater Cycle (202; Herčík; 15 CZK)
 
3. Kutná Hora (193; Odehnal/Fajt; 8 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 1998

1997

1. Antonín Chittussi - Landscape with Chantilly Chateau (162; Fajt; 7 CZK )                  
2. Rudolf II's Prague (147; Kulhánek/Ondráček; 8 CZK)                       
  
3. Prague Old Town (157; Fuchs/Fajt; 15 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 1997

1996

1. Charles IV (106; Kulhánek/Ondráček; 14 CZK)                                       
2. G. Flegel - Breakfast with Egg (131; Fajt; 11 CZK)
    
3. E. Nemes - Baroque Chair (125; Fajt; 20 CZK)
 
Most Beautiful Stamp 1996

1995

1. Luděk Marold - Parisian (96; Ondráček; 6 CZK)                                                                                                                            
2. Pravčická brána (79; Absolon/Srb; 9 CZK)                           
 
3. J. K. Hirschely - Bouquet (97; Fajt; 9 CZK)                                              
  

Most Beautiful Stamp 1995

1994

1. Madonna of St Vitus Cathedral (59; Housa; 14 CZK)                                            
2. Christmas (56; Housa; 2 CZK)
 
3. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Moulin Rouge (58; Fajt; 10 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 1994

1993

1. Strahov Madonna (27; Housa; 9 CZK)                                                  
2. Christmas (26; Born/Srb; 2 CZK)
 
3. Vincent van Gogh - Green Rye (29; Ondráček; 14 CZK)
 

Most Beautiful Stamp 1993