Municipal Arms of Belarus Towns. Gantsevichi

Newsletter # 42 (409) November 11, 2010
On November 20, 2010 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp “Municipal arms of Gantsevichi” from the series “Municipal arms of Belarus towns”.
A series continuation. Beginning Nos. 403-404, 445, 495-496, 529-530, 593-595, 633-634, 675-676, 756-758, 794, 795, 850, 852. Designer: Yauheniya Biadonik. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 141/4: 14. Size of the stamp: 28x30 mm. Sheet composition: 9 (3x3) stamps. Size of the sheet: 116x125 mm. Print quantity of the stamp: 45.000.
There are elements of protection on the stamp.

Historical reference: A municipal arms of Gantsevichi represents the image of a Varangian shield on the blue ground of which there are two silver cranes. In the upper right part of the ground there is a gold five-pointed star and a half-moon under it.
Gantsevichi was never granted the Magdeburg rights and didn’t have its municipal arms in the past.
The main figures of the modern municipal arms of the town are the upwards rushing cranes. They are the symbol of the nature of Polesie region, of striving for future, of peaceableness and happiness. The gold star and half-moon are elements of the nobiliary coat of arms of S.Gutten-Chapski to whom Gantsevichi belonged at the end of XIX century.
The author of the official heraldic symbol of Gantsevichi is V. R.  Prokurat the chief architector of the region.
The modern municipal arms of Gantsevichi is registered in the Heraldic matriculation of the Republic of Belarus on January 29, 1998 under No. 34.

No. 860
Municipal arms of Gantsevichi
900 BYR

Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by Ya. Biadonik.
special cancellation on FDC will be carried out on the stamp issuing day at the post office No.2 of Gantsevichi.

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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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