Masterpieces of painting from museums of Belarus

Newsletter # 20 (772) April 25, 2018
On May 2, 2018 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 4 postage stamps of the series “Masterpieces of painting from museums of Belarus”.
Design: Yauheniya Biadonik. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured with additional paint like silver. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb — Nos.1252, 1255 — 131/2: 13, Nos.1253, 1254 — 13: 131/2. Stamps size: No.1252, 1255 — 37х52 mm; No.1253, 1254 — 52х37 mm. Sheets composition: 6 (3x2) & (2x3) stamps. Sheets size: 130x128 & 126x134 mm. Print quantity: 72.000 stamps each.
Face value A is equal to the tariff of a letter up to 20 gram within Belarus.
Face value H is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
No. 1252
Alexey Savrasov. Early Spring. 1880-1890
Element of protection
No. 1253
Ivan Shishkin. Swamp. Cranes. 1890
Element of protection
No. 1254
Ivan Aivazovsky. Marine Painting. 1858
Element of protection
No. 1255
Arkhip Kuindzhi. Burch Grove. 1901
Element of protection
2 sheetlets are also issued. Sheetlets composition: 4 (1 set) stamps. Sheetlets size: 158x120 mm. Sheetlets differ in elements of protection and print technologies.
Print quantity: 20.000 sheetlets.
The technology of thermal stamping by metalized foil of golden colour is used on the sheetlet. Print quantity: 10.000 sheetlets.
Elements of protection
Elements of protection
The sheetlets include the logo of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, in cooperation with which the project was prepared.
Colour of the postmark — black.

Special postmark and FDC designed by Ya.Biadonik.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the post office No.1 of Minsk (shop “Philately”,16 Moskovskaya street) on the stamp issuing day.
4 maximum cards will be issued too. Design by Ya.Biadonik.

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