600th Anniversary of Victory in the Battle of Grunwald

Newsletter # 18 (385) July 7, 2010
On July 15, 2010 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue a stamp 600th Anniversary of Victory in the Battle of Grunwald.
Designers: Anna Malash & Ivan Lukin. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb14: 141/4. Size of the stamp: 40x28 mm. Sheet composition: 4 (2x2) stamps. Size of the sheet: 130x90 mm. Print quantity: 52.000 stamps.
There are elements of protection on the stamp. 
Historical reference: The Battle of Grunwald was the decisive battle of the Great War 1409-1411 ranged by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland against the knights of the Teutonic Order. It took place on July 15, 1410 near Grunwald and Tannenberg on the territory of the Order (now a province in Poland). The forces led by Grand Duke Vytaut and the King Jogaila defeated the enormous army of the Teutonic Order. The battle of Grunwald was one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe.
Belarus was a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania at that time. Belarusian gonfanons of the joint army made a valuable contribution to the utter defeat of the Teutonic Order. But the Victory was gained at the cost of heavy sacrifice. In 1960 Polish authorities put a monument on the former battle-field.
 
No 831
600th Anniversary of Victory in the Battle of Grunwald 
1500 BYR
 
special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the post office No.3 of Mstislavl on the stamp issuing day.

Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by A. Malash & I. Lukin.

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A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamp issuing day.

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