Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Newsletter # 34 (360) November 2, 2009
On November 12, 2009 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue a souvenir sheet Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!.
Designer: Galina Yermalovich. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 133/4: 131/2. There are 2 stamps and 1 coupon in the souvenir sheet. Size of the stamps: 26x37 mm. Size of the souvenir sheet: 110x97 mm. Print quantity: 15.000 souvenir sheets.
There are elements of protection on the stamps.Historical reference: The souvenir sheet depicts the image of the so-called Batleika — the folk puppet-show. Its origin is connected with Christmas holidays in Belarus. Batleika began to develop from the 16th century. It had many names: Zhlob, Vifleem, Yaselka etc. For the puppet-show of Batleika they made the wooden house like a dwelling or a church of arbitrary size. It had horizontal circle-stages with openings for conducting the puppets. Nowadays the national puppet-show Batleika is being revived.
Souvenir sheet No. 69
No. 803
New Year Tree
1500 BYR
No. 804
1500 BYR
special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the post office No.1 of Zaslavl on the souvenir sheet issuing day.
Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC
designed by G. Yermalovich.

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