Александр Старостенко Friday, December 29, 2017

Children philately. Chicks

Newsletter # 51 (752) December 28, 2017

On January 3, 2018 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 4 stamps “Chicks” of the series “Children philately”.

Artist: Alexander Mityanin. Design: Marina Vitkovskaya. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 14: 141/4. Stamps size: 30x28 mm. Sheets composition: 9 (3x3) stamps. Sheets size: 113x110 mm. Print quantity: 72.000 stamps each.

Printer: 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.

Face value M is equal to the air-mail tariff of a postcard abroad.

Face value H is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.

No. 1234

Ringed plover

Ringed plover

A

Ringed plover

Elements of protection

Sheet Ringed plover

No. 1235

Common tern

Common tern

N

Common tern

Elements of protection

Sheet Common tern

 

No. 1236

Hazel grouse

Hazel grouse

M

Hazel grouse

Elements of protection

Sheet Hazel grouse

 

No. 1237

Grey heron

Grey heron

H

Grey heron

Elements of protection

Grey heron

A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 8 (2 sets) stamps. Sheetlet size: 142x76 mm. Print quantity: 20.000 sheetlets.

A sheetlet

The ringed plover lives mainly along the banks of rivers, seas and lakes. Newborn ringed plovers quickly dry out and try to run out of the nest. At the age of about 24 days they begin to fly. Their food is water and terrestrial invertebrates: mollusks, small crustaceans, insects and their larvae. The species is listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus since 1993.

The common tern is widely distributed throughout the world. During the nesting period it arranges colonies on sandy and rocky islands. Hatching chicks sit in the nest for the first 5 days, and then they start to follow the adult birds everywhere. They begin to fly at the age of 25-28 days. The food ration mainly includes fish (about 95%) as well as worms, small squids, leeches, shrimp, sea crabs, beetles, moths and other insects.

The hazel grouse lives in dense coniferous and mixed forests. It makes nests on the ground. The newly born chicks adapt very quickly: after a few hours they leave the nest and in 2 weeks they begin to fly. The bird feeds on berries, plants and their seeds. It also likes ants. In winter the main food ration consists of buds of trees and also frozen berries.

There are 14 species in the genus of herons. The birds live on all continents except Antarctica. The grey herons nest in large colonies. Hatching chicks are sighted and covered with fluff. They begin to fly at the age of 2 months. The food ration consists of fish, crayfish, frogs, snakes, lizards, small rodents, other birds and their eggs, chicks and insects.

FDC

Colour of the postmark — black.

Special postmark and FDC painted by A.Mityanin,
designed by M.Vitkovskaya.

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.

4 maximum cards “Chicks” will be issued too. Artist A.Mityanin. Design by M.Vitkovskaya.

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