Icon painting of the 21st century

Newsletter # 6 (758) February 13, 2018
On February 18, 2018 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the souvenir sheet Icon painting of the 21st century.
The series continuation. Beginning Nos. 211-215, 597-599, 793, 963, 969-971, 1000-1002, 1154 and 1155. Design: Yelena Medved. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: frame 131/2: 13. There are 3 stamps in the souvenir sheet. Stamps size: 37x52 mm. Face valueof each stamp: P. Souvenir sheet size: 131x78 mm. The technology of thermal stamping by metalized foil of dead silver colour is used on the souvenir sheet. Print quantity: 25.000 souvenir sheets.
Printer: 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.
Souvenir sheet No. 130
No. 1241
Venerable Hilda, Abbess of Whitby
No. 1242
Saint Martin of Tours
No. 1243
Saint Guthlac of Croyland
Elements of protection
The icons depicted on the souvenir sheet are included in the exposition of the international exhibition project "Saints of the Undivided Church", consisting of 116 works painted in 2016-2017 by both outstanding masters of icon painting and young artists from 15 countries.
The Venerable Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, is revered as the abbess of the people of England. She is the local saint of the Sourozh Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Icon painter Olga Shalamova (St. Petersburg, Russia).
Saint Martin of Tours is considered to be one of the patrons of France.
Icon painter Alexander Chashkin (Moscow, Russia).
Saint Guthlac of Croyland, the Wonderworker, is one of the most revered hermit saints of the English. He is the local saint of the Sourozh Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Icon painter Anton Daineko (Minsk, Belarus).

The depicted saints are revered by the Orthodox, Catholics and also Anglicans (saints Hilda and Guthlac).
The project was prepared in cooperation with the All Saints Parish of Minsk, the Commonwealth Artos (Moscow) and the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.
FDC is based on the logo of the project "Saints of the Undivided Church" (author Alexey Chekal).

Colour of the postmark — black.

SpecialpostmarkandFDCdesigned by Ye.Medved
A special cancellationon FDC will be carried out at the post office No.1 of Minsk (shop Philately, 16 Moskovskaya street) on the souvenir sheet issuing day.
The images do not reproduce the exact specifications of the project.

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