Traditional Musical Instruments of Belarusians

Newsletter # 31 (834) August 23, 2019
On August 29, 2019 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 2 stamps Traditional musical instrument of Belarusians.
 
Design: Yauheniya Biadonik. Photo for stamp No.1315: Vladimir Zakharov. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 12. Stamps size: 40x28 mm. Sheets composition: 8 stamps & 1 coupon. Sheets size: 141x121 mm. Print quantity: 40.000 stamps each.
 
Printer: Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
 
Face value N is equal to the surface tariff of a postcard abroad.
Face value M is equal to the air-mail tariff of a postcard abroad.
 
No. 1315
Lute
N
 
 
Element of protection
 
 
No. 1316
Duda
M
 
 
Element of protection
 
 
 
A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 4 (2 sets) stamps. Sheetlet size: 105x88 mm. Print quantity: 20.000 sheetlets.
Lute is an ancient stringed pizzicato musical instrument. It has a convex, oval body, a short neck with a finger-board, a head bent back with horizontally arranged pegs for stringing, a flat wooden deck with a resonating hole decorated with rosettes.
 
Duda is a Belarusian folk musical reed instrument of the aerophone class (bagpipe) with an air reservoir, a single reed and a bourdon. By the middle of the 20th century it was widely used to accompany dances and rituals.

The project was prepared with the assistance of the National Library of Belarus, the State Museum of the History of Theatrical and Musical Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the master Yuri Dubnovitsky.
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.
 
2 maximum cards Traditional musical instrument of Belarusians will be issued too. Design by Ya.Biadonik.
The images do not reproduce the exact specifications of the project.
 

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