Monday, 24 October 2011

Romantic Belarus

Tanya from Belarus sent me this photo of one her grandmothers old postcards. She says these cards were sold in Russia and Belarus from 1920-25 and translates the message on the bottom which says "You are my happiness and joy"  What a wonderfully romantic card , I love the colouring of her red dress, his handkerchief and the roses accentuating the black and white.

The card came with

a stamp issued in December 2007 as part of the Agricultural Animals series. An attractively designed set, I like the thee elements and it is very different from the other stamps of Belarus designed by its artist Maria Plakhotnjuk.  Look at that neat cancel in the corner as well, part of a nice frank from the Belarus Post, well done Belpochta
Designer: Marija Plohotnjuk
Paper: chalky
Printing process: offset
Perforation: comb 13 1/2
Size of a stamp: 52 x 29,60 mm.
Size of a Miniature Sheet: 114 x 104 mm.
Miniature Sheet composition: 6 (2 x 3) stamps
Printing run: 42.000 stamps or 7.000 Miniature Sheets.
Michel catalogue numbers: 694-698.

Thank you Tanya for sharing your Grandmother's beautiful card.

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