Илья Старостенко Monday, October 2, 2017

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! (2017)

Newsletter # 38 (739) September 28, 2017

On October 12, 2017 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamps “Merry Christmas!” and “Happy New Year!”.

Design: Tatyana Kuznetsova. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 13. Size of the stamps: 52x37 mm. Sheets composition: 6 (2x3) stamps. Size of the sheets: 132x137 mm. Print quantity: 60.000 stamps each.

The stamps were printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise “Belarusian Printing House Publishing Co.”.

Face value A is equal to the tariff of a letter up to 20 gram within Belarus.

Face value N is equal to the surface tariff of a postcard abroad.

No. 1216

Merry Christmas!


Element of protection

No. 1217

Happy New Year!


Element of protection

A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 4 (2 sets) stamps. Size of the sheetlet: 132x100 mm. Print quantity: 12.000 sheetlets.

Christmas and New Year are holidays that adults and children love and are looking forward to. A decorated New Year tree, funny performances and gifts create a unique festive atmosphere.

The stamps were prepared according to children's drawings — by Maxim Lagun and Anastasia Shulzhik. The illustration on the First Day Cover is made by Nicka Belskaya. 

Colour of the postmark — blue.

Special postmark and FDC designed by T.Kuznetsova

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the post office No.1 of Minsk (shop “Philately”,16 Moskovskaya street) on the stamp issuing day.

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