Belarus Icon Painting

Newsletter # 54 (553) December 27, 2013
On January 7, 2014 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the souvenir sheet Belarus saints. Triptych icon, 21st cent. from the series Belarus icon painting.
A series continuation. Beginning nos. 211-215, 597-599, 793, 969-971. Designer: Yelena Medved. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: frame 131/2. There are 3 stamps in the souvenir sheet. Size of the stamps: 37x52 mm. Face value of each stamp: P. Size of the souvenir sheet: 131x78 mm. While printing the souvenir sheet they used the technology of thermal stamping by metalized foil of golden colour. Print quantity: 20.000 souvenir sheets.
The souvenir sheet was printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
Letter P is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
The triptych icon Belarus Saints is disposed in the icon-case of the lower chapel in honour of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist of the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk. This is the most complete picture of Belarus saints and martyrs at the time of making the icon (2011).
The middle part of the triptych pictures 16 Belarus saints venerated since ancient times in the view of the collective image of the Temple of God. On the left and right sides there are images of 60 Belarus martyrs resplendent in recent years.
The project was prepared in collaboration with the Memorial Church of All Saints and in memory of the victims who served the cause of national salvation.
Souvenir sheet No. 100
No. 1000
No. 1001
No. 1002
Elements of protection

Colour of the postmark — red.
Special postmark and FDC designed by Ye.Medved.
Special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the souvenir sheet issuing day.

# 53 (552) 20.12.2013 | Postage stamps of 2014 | # 03 (556) 20.01.2014

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