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Friday, April 24, 2015

Russia 2015 Stamp Issue
175 Years of first Post Stamp - Penny Black





:: RUSSIA
 :: THEME: Penny Black - First Post Stamp
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 26.50 RUB 
   :: ISSUE DATE: 23 April 2015
    :: STAMP DESIGN: M. Bodrov
     
    



The first ever stamp "Penny Black" was released in the UK in May 1840 owes its name to a miniature par - 1 penny - and black color, in which it is printed. The appearance of the first brand is closely linked with the name of the Englishman Rowland Hill. He proposed to introduce a uniform and convenient payment method for all e-mail correspondence - a sign indicating the price of postal services, stuck on the envelope. In 1839, for the best design of the brand announced a competition, which was presented to nearly 2,700 projects. The winner was a drawing by Henry Cole with the profile of Queen Victoria. "Penny Black" is printed intaglio method. On the upper edge inscription "shipping surcharge» («Postage»), the bottom - "One penny." 
Feature is the presence in the lower corners of the letters, which can determine the position of the brand on the vintage sheet (number and location in this series). On the postage stamps of the Russian Federation shows the mark "Penny Black", pasted on an envelope and stamp repaid in the form of a Maltese cross, against the background panorama of London and Moscow. 


ISSUE DATE: 16 April 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 26.50 RUB
CIRCULATION: 438 000
STAMP DESIGN: M. Bodrov
STAMP SIZE: 50 mm х 37 mm
SHEET SIZE: 172 × 172 mm
PERFORATIONS: 11 : 11 1/2
PRINTING PROCESS: offset
RUSSIAN POST PRODUCT NUMBER: 1940




SINGLE MINT STAMP
PRICE: 26.50 RUB






FIRST DAY COVER(FDC)



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