National Museum of History & Culture

Newsletter # 20 (134) July 28, 2003
On August 20, 2003 Belarus Post will issue 3 souvenir sheets depicting the exhibits of National museum of history and culture of Belarus.
Artistic design: Vladimir Terentjev and Alexander Yevmenenko. Printing process: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk surfaced. Perforation: frame. Stamp size in the souvenir sheet: no. 513 — 52 x 29,6 mm, no. 514-515 — 28x30 mm. Souvenir sheets size: 82x53 mm. Print quantity: 25.000 each.
There are elements of protection on the stamps.
Souvenir sheet no. 35
Such axes were spread in the forest zone of Europe from Volga region to Scandinavia.
no. 513
Stone battle boat like axe. Early Bronze Age.
1000 BYR
Souvenir sheet no. 36
The so-called lace ornament is typical for the ceramics of this period. This ornament was made by pressing the cord in the surface of non-burnt ceramics.
no. 514
Lace ornament. South-east of Belarus. Ceramics. The Early Bronze Age.
Souvenir sheet no. 37
"Shestopior" — the strike-pierced weapon of the XIV-th century. At the Late Middle Ages the "Shestopior" was used not only as a weapon but also as the symbol of military power.
no. 515
Shestopior. XIV century.
1500 BYR
Special cancellation: a special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the souvenir sheets issuing day.

Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by Terentjev & A. Evmenenko.
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