Greece - Battling in Storm stamp

Greece stamp 667 - the stamp that pulled me down the World Refugee Year rabbit hole.

Posted: November 19, 2022
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GR 667 stamp, a ship in a storm guided by a lighthouse

This stamp was released in 1960. It depicts a ship lost at sea in a storm. There’s a lighthouse shining with rainbow light in the background.The companion stamp, GR 668, depicts the same ship in a calm harbor with a rainbow shining overhead.

GR 668 stamp, a ship in a calm harbor

These stamps were released as part of World Refugee Year, an effort by the United Nations to raise awareness for the plight of refugees around the world. Symbolically, these stamps represent the refugees feeling lost but being guided by a light to a safe home.