Bird of the year

Newsletter # 04 (194) March 11, 2005
On March 31, 2005 Belarus Post will issue the stamp Great grey owl from the series A bird of the year.
A series continuation. Beginning nos. 473-475, 501-501A, 559. Designer: Alexander Mityanin. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk surfaced. Perforation: comb 13½: 13¾. Size of the stamp: 37x26 mm. The stamps are printed in sheetlets of 7 stamps + 1 coupon. Size of the sheet: 107x126 mm. Print quantity: 116.000 stamps.
There are elements of protection on the stamp.
No. 600
Great grey owl
900 BYR
The stamps are issued with the assistance of the organization Ahova ptushak Belarusi (Protection of Belarus Birds).
There are logos of the International organization of birds protection BirdLife International and of Belarus organization Ahova ptushak Belarusi (Protection of Belarus Birds) on the stamps.
The Belarus public organization Ahova ptushak Belarusi declared the Great grey owl a bird of the year 2005. It is listed in the Red Book of Belarus. The Great grey owl is rarely encountered in the European territory. In Belarus almost the whole population of the Great grey owl builds their aeries in Brest region. One can see this bird mostly in swamps and marshlands.
Special cancellation: a special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamp issuing day.

Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by A. Mityanin.

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