Towns of Belarus. Vitsebsk

Newsletter # 27 (779) June 15, 2018
On June 23, 2018 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp “Vitsebsk” of the series “Towns of Belarus”.
A series continuation. Beginning Nos.1032, 1153, 1207 and 1214. Design: Yauheniya Biadonik. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 13. Stamp size: 52x29,6 mm. Sheet composition: 6 (2x3) stamps. Sheet size: 130x120 mm. Print quantity: 48.000 stamps.
Printer: Republican Unitary Enterprise “Belarusian Printing House Publishing Co.”.
Letter “M” is equal to the air-mail tariff of a postcard abroad.
No. 1261
Element of protection
Vitsebsk is the second oldest city in Belarus after Polatsk and the third most populous. The official year of its foundation is 974. In the Old Russian Chronicles the town is first mentioned under the year 1021.
Modern Vitsebsk is a regional centre of the republic. The Vitsebsk region borders on three countries and has a developed road infrastructure. It is a large industrial region of Belarus. The most important industries are engineering, metalworking, woodworking, electronic, light and food industries.

The Vitsebsk region has a rich cultural heritage — more than 3 thousand monuments of archeology, history, culture and architecture.

The Vitsebsk region is a birthplace of the famous international festival of arts "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk".

Colour of the postmark — black.

SpecialpostmarkandFDCdesigned by Ya.Biadonik
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out on the stamp issuing day at the post office No.15 of Vitsebsk.
The images do not reproduce the exact specifications of the project.

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