Bird of the year. Eurasian Curlew
March 14, 2011
On March 14, 2011 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp "Eurasian Curlew" from the series "A bird of the year".
A series continuation. Beginning nos. 473-475, 501-501A, 559, 600, 635, 679, 720, 779, 815. Designer: Alexander Mityanin. Printing:offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 131/2: 133/4. Size of the stamp: 37x26 mm. Sheet composition: 7 stamps + 1 coupon. Size of the sheet: 108x128 mm. Print quantity: 70.000 stamps.
There are elements of protection on the stamp.
The stamp is issued with the assistance of the public organization "Ahova ptushak Batskaushchyny" (Protection of Homeland Birds).
The public organization "Ahova ptushak Batskaushchyny" declared the Eurasian Curlew a bird of the year 2011.
There are logos of the International organization of birds protection "BirdLife International" and Belarus public organization "Ahova ptushak Batskaushchyny" (APB) on the stamps.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamp issuing day.
Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by A. Mityanin.
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