Илья Старостенко Saturday, June 22, 2019

Lichens

Newsletter # 15 (818) April 10, 2019

On June 27, 2019 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 3 postage stamps of the series “Lichens”.

Artist: Alexander Mityanin. Design: Marina Vitkovskaya. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 13: 131/2. Stamps size: 26x37 mm. Sheets composition: 9 (3x3) stamps. Sheets size: 100x132 mm. Print quantity: 36.000 stamps each.

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

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

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. 1308

Common Orange Lichen (Xanthoria parietina)

Common Orange Lichen (Xanthoria parietina)

Common Orange Lichen (Xanthoria parietina)

Element of protection

Common Orange Lichen (Xanthoria parietina)

No. 1309

Lungwort Lichen(Lobaria pulmonaria)

Lungwort Lichen(Lobaria pulmonaria)

Lungwort Lichen(Lobaria pulmonaria)

Element of protection

Lungwort Lichen(Lobaria pulmonaria)

No. 1310

Devil's Matchsticks(Cladonia floerkeana)

Devil's Matchsticks(Cladonia floerkeana)

Devil's Matchsticks(Cladonia floerkeana)

Element of protection

Devil's Matchsticks(Cladonia floerkeana)

A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 6 (2 sets) stamps. Sheetlet size: 105x90 mm. Print quantity: 15.000 sheetlets.

Lichens

Lichens are organisms formed as a result of the symbiosis of fungus and algae or fungus, algae and cyanobacteria or fungus and cyanobacteria.

Lichens are important for the biosphere. They settle on rocky and sandy terrain, where there is no soil, and participate in its formation. Lichens also form living conditions for other organisms.

A man uses lichens to obtain dyes, sugar, alcohol and some medicinal substances.

Lichens are the first living organisms to suffer from air pollution. Their reaction to air pollution is used in the lichen-indication method for assessment of the degree of air pollution in cities and in forests.

Lichens

Lichens

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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