Two Centuries of “Letopis Matice srpske”


Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2024

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Matica srpska, one of the most important cultural institutions in the Republic of Serbia, dedicates the year 2024 to the celebration of a great jubilee — “Two Centuries of Letopis Matice srpske”.

Letopis of Matica srpska is a literary magazine founded in 1824 in Novi Sad with the aim of presenting the results of creativity, primarily of the Serbian people and in Serbian language, in literature and science. The founder of the maga-zine, Georgije Magarašević, wanted, and two centuries later we can say that he succeeded in his intention, to create a central place for the gathering and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of language, literature, history, religion, folklore and culture in general, and not only of the Serbian people, but also of the entire Slavic world. The publication of the issue of commemorative postage stamps “Two Centuries of Letopis Matice srpske” contributes to this great jubilee marking the publication anniversary, as well as the literary magazine itself, with the aim of presenting it in the best way possible and bringing it closer to all citizens of the Republic of Serbia.

Georgije Magarašević (September 10, 1793 — January 6, 1830) was a Serbian writer, historian and publisher who will be remembered as the initiator of the Letopis, the oldest literary magazine in this region and beyond. A humanist by determination, and a lover of Serbian history, language and people, Magarašević left an eternal mark and memorial to his name by founding the Letopis, and provided Serbian culture with a place of permanent remembrance of the past, a space for considering the present and a pledge for the future.


Artistic realization of the issue: Miroslav Nikolić,
MA Marija Vlahović, academic graphic artist

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