Children philately. Kittens

Newsletter # 1 (702) January 11, 2017
On January 18, 2017 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 4 stamps Kittens of the series Children philately.
 
Artist: Alexander Mityanin. Design: Marina Vitkovskaya. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 12: 121/4. Size of the stamps: 30x28 mm. Sheets composition: 9 (3x3) stamps. Size of the sheets: 113x110 mm. Print quantity: 72.000 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.
 
No. 1174
Bengal
A
 
 
Elements of protection
 
 
No. 1175
Maine Coon
A
 
 
Elements of protection
 
 
 
No. 1176
Scottish Fold
N
 
 
Elements of protection
 
 
 
No. 1177
British Shorthair
N
 
 
Elements of protection
 
 
 
A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 8 (2 sets) stamps. Size of the sheetlet: 142x76 mm. Print quantity: 15.000 sheetlets.
Representatives of the Bengal cat are kind, affectionate and friendly. They make a wide range of sounds. The Bengal cat is shorthair. Its fur contains many interesting tabby colours, which make the Bengal cat unique.
 
Maine Coons have a peaceful and docile nature. They are playful and incredibly affectionate with small children. Thanks to large ears and distinctive tassels on their tips they are very similar to lynxes.

The Scottish Fold is a very attractive cat. It has an unusual appearance and a plush coat of a wide range of colour. It is very friendly and quiet. Kittens are born with the same pressed ears.
 
The British Shorthair is an outstanding representative of the oldest breeds officially registered more than 100 years ago. The cat has a good, gentle disposition, easy to get along with people. The main difference of the breed is the skin fold around a massive round head.
 
The project was prepared in cooperation with the Belarusian feline centre "Felita".
 
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 stamp issuing day.
 
4 maximum cards Kittens will be issued too.
Design is by M.Vitkovskaya.
Photo of Scottish Fold cat is by A.& A.Abaevs.

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