Александр Старостенко Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Service dogs. Dogs at the service of Belarus customs

Newsletter # 27 (916) August 30, 2021

On September 13, 2021 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 2 postage stamps of the series “Service dogs. Dogs at the service of Belarus customs”.

Design: Yauheniya Biadonik. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 12. Stamps size: No. 1432 – 28х40 mm; No. 1433 – 40х28 mm. Sheets composition: 6 (3x2) & (2x3) stamps. Sheets size: 103х96 & 100х100 mm. Face value of each stamp: Р. Print quantity: 36.000 stamps each.

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

A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 4 (2 sets) stamps. Sheetlet size: 140х106 mm. Print quantity: 10.000 sheetlets.

Service dogs. Dogs at the service of Belarus customs

Service dogs. Dogs at the service of Belarus customs (1432, 1433). Catalog number: 10001432

Face value P is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.

The canine unit of Belarus customs was established in 2000.For the first time, service dogs found drugs in 2003 at the Belarus-Lithuania border, then, as a result of their work, several citizens were arrested with 1.8 kg of methadone.
There are 40 dogs in customs service today. There are mainly German and Belgian Shepherds, Jack Russell Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Russian Spaniels, Welsh Terriers.

The edges of stamp sheets, edges of sheetlets as well as on the First Day cover contain the logos of State Customs Authorities of the Republic of Belarus.

The project was prepared with the assistance of State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

Jack Russell Terrier Buterfly

Jack Russell Terrier Buterfly. Catalog number: 1432

Jack Russell Terrier Buterfly
Elements of protection

Jack Russell Terrier Buterfly

German Shepherd Kira

German Shepherd Kira. Catalog number: 1433

German Shepherd Kira
Elements of protection
German Shepherd Kira
Service dogs. Dogs at the service of Belarus customs

Service dogs. Dogs at the service of Belarus customs

Colour of the postmark – black.

Special postmark and FDC designed by Ya.Biadonik.

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamps issuing day.


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