Александр Старостенко Thursday, May 2, 2019

EUROPA Stamps. National Birds

Newsletter # 18 (821) April 30, 2019

On May 9, 2019 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 2 stamps “National birds” bearing the EUROPA logo.

A series continuation. Beginning Nos. 37, 38, 265, 322, 323, 375, 416, 417, 461, 462, 504, 505, 561, 562, 611,612, 637, 638, 680, 681, 722, 723, 780, 781, 819, 820, 870, 871, 917-918, 955, 956, 1006, 1007, 1064, 1065, 1114, 1115, 1192, 1193, 1250 and 1251. Artist: Alexander Mityanin. Design: Marina Vitkovskaya. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 12. Stamps size: 28x40 mm. Sheets composition: 6 (3x2) stamps. Sheets size: 110x99 mm. Print quantity: 42.000 stamps each.

Printer: Unitary Enterprise “Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin”.

Letter “H” is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.

Letter “P” is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.

No. 1305

National birds

White stork

National birds

Elements of protection

National birds

No. 1306

National birds

White stork

National birds

Elements of protection

National birds

A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 4 (2 sets) stamps. Sheetlet size: 88x111 mm. Print quantity: 12.000 sheetlets.

National birds

The White Stork is a national bird of Belarus, a symbol of national purity, the sun, peace and good.

Thanks to the traditional patronage of the local population, white storks are not afraid of humans. They can be seen on rooftops, pipes, towers, telegraph poles, haystacks and on platforms specifically built for them. The birds arrive from warm lands at the end of March or at the beginning of April; therefore they are associated with spring and the beginning of a new life.

National birds

National birds

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.


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