Joint issue of the Republic of Belarus and Islamic Republic of Iran

Newsletter # 29 (443) September 19, 2011
On September 28, 2011 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the souvenir sheet Joint issue of the Republic of Belarus and Islamic Republic of Iran.
Designer: Yevgeni Simonenko. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: frame 14x141/4. There are 2 stamps in the souvenir sheet. Size of the stamps: 40x28 mm. Size of the souvenir sheet: 106x57 mm. Print quantity: 15.000 souvenir sheets.
 
Letter P is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
 
Historical reference: The Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture of the 16th century.
Its construction was initiated by the Belarusian magnate Yuri Ilinich in 1520-ies.
Being one of the best examples of the Belarusian fortress building engineering of the 16th century the Mir Castle had for many centuries been used as a residence for Belarusian magnates. Now the Mir Castle is a branch of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.
In 2000 the Mir Castle was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Karimkhani Citadel in Shiraz is one of the most prominent architectural monuments of Iran. It was built in 1766 under Karim Khan Zend the ruler of Iran at that time. For its construction Karim Khan invited the most skilful architects, masons and painters. They used the best building materials. The fortress served as a royal palace and a military garrison. From 2008 the historical monuments of the Zends epoch in Shiraz are among the candidates for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
 
No. 890
Mir castle
 
Souvenir sheet No. 84
No. 891
Karimkhani citadel
 
Elements of protection
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the souvenir sheet issuing day.
 
 
Colour of the postmark — black.
 
Special postmark and FDC designed by Ye. Simonenko.

# 28 (442) 09.09.2011 | Postage stamps of 2011 | # 30 (444) 23.09.2011

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