EUROPA. Castles

Newsletter # 16 (717) April 12, 2017
On April 20, 2017 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 2 stamps Castles bearing the EUROPA logo.
 
A series continuation. Beginning Nos. 37, 38, 265, 322, 323, 375, 416, 417, 461, 462, 504, 505, 561, 562, 611,612, 637, 638, 680, 681, 722, 723, 780, 781, 819, 820, 870, 871, 917-918, 955, 956, 1006, 1007, 1064, 1065, 1114 and 1115. Artist: Tatyana Dolskaya. Design: Yelena Medved. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 12. Size of the stamps: 40x28 mm. Sheets composition: 8 (2x4) stamps. Size of the sheets: 104x138 mm. Print quantity: 80.000 stamps each.
 
The stamps were printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
 
Letter H is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
Letter P is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
 
The Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches is an architectural monument of the 18th-19th centuries. It is the main attraction of the city of Gomel, a compositional centre of the Gomel Palace and Park Ensemble, which includes, in addition to the Palace, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the chapel of the princes Paskevich, an ancient park, an administrative building, a winter garden and a lookout tower.
 
 
The Palace Complex of the Sapiehas is an architectural monument of the 17th-18th centuries, the ruins of the former residence of the magnate Sapiehas' family in the town of Ruzhany, Brest region. Two wings and an entrance gate have been restored. The ruins of the Ruzhany Palace are also impressive. Visitors are given tours of the museum, the Palace Complex and Ruzhany.
 
 
No. 1192
Palace Complex of the Sapiehas in Ruzhany
H
 
 
Elements of protection
 
No. 1193
Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches in Gomel
P
 
 
Elements of protection
 
A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 4 (2 sets) stamps & 2 coupons. Size of the sheetlet: 143x77 mm. Print quantity: 15.000 sheetlets.
 
 
 

Colour of the postmark — black.
 
Special postmark and FDC painted by T.Dolskaya,
designed by Ye.Medved.
 
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.
 
The images do not reproduce the exact specifications of the project.
 

# 13 (714) 14.03.2017 | Postage stamps of 2017 | # 17 (718) 17.04.2017

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