EUROPA 2020 Issues – Belarus

Belarus will issue two stamps – No Value Indicator Stamps  on EUROPA 2020.

Theme- Ancient Postal routes. Date of issue 05 May 2020.

“H” is equal to Surface Tariff of a letter up to 20 grams abroad.

“P” is equal to Air Mail Tariff of a letter up to 20 grams abroad.

The stamps are Printed in sheets of Six. Print Quantity is 30,000 stamps each.

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BELARUS EUROPA 2020 – ANCIENT POSTAL ROUTES

The “H” Stamp above depicts the postal route Vіlna — Maladzeczna — Mensk — Barysau — Drutsk — Orsha — Smalensk. The route was approved for messengers and ambassadors by the Grand Duke of Lithuania Zhigimont the Old in 1528. The stamp also shows a horse messenger.

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BELARUS 2020 EUROPA – ANCIENT POSTAL ROUTES

The “P” Stamp depicts the postal route Krakow — Warsaw — Goradnya — Vilna, approved by the Grand Duke of Lithuania Stefan Batory in 1583. Against the background of the map there is a messenger holding a road sheet — a special travel document that noted the date, time and direction of departure of the messenger.