Илья Старостенко Thursday, April 1, 2021

Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. Rodents

Newsletter # 9 (898) March 30, 2021

On April 6, 2021 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 4 stamps «Rodents» of the series «Red Book of the Republic of Belarus».

A series continuation. Beginning Nos. 58–60, 75–77, 268–272, 369–372, 414, 415, 507, 508, 845–849, 944, 945, 1109–1112, 1194–1197. Artist: Alexander Mityanin. Design: Marina Vitkovskaya. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 14. Stamps size: 28х40 mm. Sheets composition: 8 (4x2) stamps. Sheets size: 130х101 mm. Print quantity: 32.000 stamps each.

Printer: State Enterprise «Belarusian Printing House Publishing Co».

Garden dormouse

Garden dormouse. Catalog number: 1408

Garden dormouse
Element of protection

Garden dormouse

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

Hazel dormouse

Hazel dormouse. Catalog number: 1409

Hazel dormouse
Element of protection
Hazel dormouse

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

Siberian flying squirrel

Siberian flying squirrel. Catalog number: 1410

Siberian flying squirrel
Element of protection
Siberian flying squirrel

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

Edible dormouse

Edible dormouse. Catalog number: 1411

Edible dormouse
Element of protection
Edible dormouse

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

A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 8 (2 sets) stamps. The stamps are located in strips tete-beche. Sheetlet size: 130х101 mm. Print quantity: 7.000 sheetlets.

Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. Rodents

Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. Rodents (1408, 1409, 1410, 1411). Catalog number: 10001408

The species of dormouse presented on the postage stamps are included in the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. The rarest dormouse in Belarus is the garden dormouse.

Dormice are active at dusk and at night. They feed on plant seeds, acorns, hazelnuts, berries, and insects. Garden dormice love the fruits of apple, pear and other trees. The diet of the edible dormouse includes buds and bark of shoots, young leaves of linden, maple, oak.

With the onset of cold weather, the animals hibernate. Garden dormouse sleeps continuously for about a month, then wake up for 1-2 days and fall asleep again. The edible dormouse has the longest hibernation: from late September to April.

The Siberian flying squirrel is also nocturnal, but it is active all year round. It climbs the trunks and branches of trees easily and nimbly, often upside down. It feeds on buds, shoots, young leaves and seeds, berries, nuts and fruits of tree and shrub plants, mushrooms, and sometimes insects. Usually the Siberian flying squirrel keeps in the crown of a tree or in a hollow. It rarely descends to the ground, as it can become a victim of any predator due to the slowness of its movements. It is listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus.

Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. Rodents
 

Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. Rodents
 

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 Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamps issuing day.

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

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