Bird of the year

Newsletter # 07 (121) March 10, 2003
On March 31, 2003 Belarus Post will issue the stamp from the series "A bird of the year" dedicated to the house sparrow. The stamp is issued under the aegis of the International organization of birds protection "BirdLife International" and Belarus organization "Ahova ptushak Belarusi".
Designer: Alexander Mityanin. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk surfaced. Printing: offset. Perforation: comb 14,5: 14. Size: 26x37 mm. Sheet composition: 7 (3+7) stamps + 1 coupon in a sheet. Print quantity: 14 000.
There are elements of protection on the stamp.
No. 501
House sparrow
630 BYR
The quantity of house sparrows is diminishing in Europe.
And it has become less in Belarus too. That is why Belarus organization "Ahova ptushak Belarusi" declared the house sparrow the bird of the year of 2003.

Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by A. Mityanin.
Special cancellation: a special cancellation on FDCs will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamp issuing day.

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