Александр Старостенко Thursday, April 29, 2021

EUROPA. Endangered national wildlife

Newsletter # 10 (899) April 27, 2021

On May 4, 2021 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 2 stamps “Endangered national wildlife” 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, 1251, 1305, 1306, 1344, 1345. Artist: Alexander Mityanin. Design: Marina Vitkovskaya. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 13:131/2. Stamps size: 26х37 mm. Sheets composition: 5 stamps & 1 coupon. Sheets size: 80х130 mm. Print quantity: 40.000 stamps each.

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

Aquatic warbler

Aquatic warbler. Catalog number: 1412

Aquatic warbler
Element of protection – red glow in UV rays

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

European hamster

European hamster. Catalog number: 1413

European hamster
Element of protection – red glow in UV rays
European hamster
Face value P is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.

A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 4 (2 sets) stamps. Sheetlet size: 80х130 mm. Print quantity: 10.000 sheetlets.

Endangered national wildlife

EUROPA. Endangered national wildlife (1412, 1413). Catalog number: 10001412

The species presented on the stamps are included in the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus.

Aquatic warbler is a migratory species. It inhabits only open sedge lowland swamps. The aquatic warbler builds nest in Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. The center of the modern area is the Polesian lowland. It appears in late April or early May and flies away in August.br />

European hamster is a large rodent with a beautiful variegated color. The rodent has been assigned the highest conservation status for wild populations. This is the status of critically endangered species.
A few decades ago, the European hamster was so widespread that it was considered a dangerous pest of agriculture and was subject to destruction. This led to a sharp decline in its numbers.

Endangered national wildlife
 

Endangered national wildlife
 

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 “Endangered national wildlife” will be issued too. Artist A.Mityanin. Design by M.Vitkovskaya.

Aquatic warblerEuropean hamster


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