Amphibians

Newsletter # 41 (644) October 16, 2015
On October 16, 2015 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 4 stamps of the series Amphibians.
Artist: Alexander Mityanin. Design: Marina Vitkovskaya. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 12: 121/2. Size of the stamps: 40x28 mm. Sheets composition: 6 (23) stamps. Size of the sheets: 100x110 mm. Print quantity: 60.000 stamps each.
 
The stamps were printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
 
Face value A is equal to the tariff of a letter up to 20 gram within Belarus.
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.
Face value H is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
 
No. 1089
European tree frog
Hyla arborea
 
 
Elements of protection
 
No. 1090
Common frog
Rana temporaria
 
 
Elements of protection
 
 
No. 1091
Pool frog
Rana lessonae
 
 
Elements of protection
 
 
No. 1092
Fire-bellied toad
Bombina bombina
 
 
Elements of protection
 
 
 
A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 4 (1 set) stamps. Size of the sheetlet: 100x85 mm. Print quantity: 15.000 sheetlets.
Amphibians are animals capable of living both on land and in water.
The European tree frog is spread in the south and south-west territory of Belarus. It typically inhabits mixed and leaf-bearing forests, bushes and meadows. It can be also found in settlements.
The common frog is a medium-sized species that inhabits a wide range of places in Belarus. It prefers to live in damp forests. It is rarely found in open biotopes.
The pool frog is spread irregularly throughout the whole territory of Belarus. It inhabits a variety of reservoirs, except rapid rivers. It is also often found in damp forests in the south of Belarus and in wet meadows.
The fire-bellied toad is found in the most regions of Belarus, except in the north. It inhabits shallow well-warmed waters covered by duckweed and overgrown by other aquatic vegetation.
 
 
Colour of the postmark — black.
 
Special postmark and FDC painted by A.Mityanin designed by M.Vitkovskaya
 
 
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the post office No.1 of Minsk (shop Philately, 16 Moskovskaya street) on the stamps issuing day.
Maximum cards Amphibians will be issued too. The artist is Alexander Mityanin.
 
 
 
 

# 39 (642) 29.09.2015 | Postage stamps of 2015 | # 45 (648) 28.10.2015

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