Zoos in Belarus

Newsletter # 26 (525) June 28, 2013
On July 9, 2013 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 4 stamps from the series Zoos in Belarus.
Designer: Alexander Mityanin. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 14: 141/4. Size of the stamps: 40x28 mm. Sheets composition: 7 stamps and 1 coupon. Size of the sheets: 100x138 mm. Print quantity: 70.000 stamps each.
The stamps were printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
There are emblems of the zoos on the stamps.
No. 964
Amur leopard
Elements of protection
Letter N is equal to the surface tariff of a postcard abroad.
No. 965
European mouflon
Elements of protection
Letter M is equal to the air-mail tariff of a postcard abroad.
No. 966
Stellers sea-eagle
Elements of protection
Letter H is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
No. 967
Siberian tiger
Elements of protection
Letter P is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 4 (1 set) stamps & 2 coupons. Size of the sheetlet: 104x114 mm. Print quantity: 12.000 sheetlets.
The Minsk Zoo was founded on August 9, 1984 by nature amateurs, which were employees of the Minsk Automobile Plant. Its founder and the first manager was Fiodor Revzin. At first it was a Zoological and Botanical Garden. Nowadays the Minsk Zoo is a unique museum of wildlife. Its collection includes both exotic animals and rare fauna of Belarus.
The Grodno Zoo is the oldest in Belarus. It was founded as an educational botanical garden in 1927 by a school teacher and animal lover Yan Kokhanovski. When animals of the local fauna appeared there it became a Zoological garden. Since 1939 it is state property. Currently the collection of the zoo is replenished through the purchase of new animals, exchange with other zoos, the emergence of the young, etc.

Colour of the postmarks — black.
Special postmarks and FDCs designed by A. Mityanin.
Special cancellations on FDCs will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk and at the post office No.4 of Grodno on the stamps issuing day.

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