On October 21, envelope with a commemorative stamp of a series «Figures of the world culture» dedicated to the 225th birth anniversary of George Gordon Byron (1788 – 1824), poet

George Noel Gordon Byron (1788–1824) is a great English poet, an ancestor of the Byron movement named in his honour in the literature of the XIX century.
The main author’s works are “Ode to Billie Joe”, “Childe Harold's Pilgrimage”, “The Bride of Abydos”, “The Corsair”, “Lara”, “Hebrew Melodies”, “The Siege of Corinth”, “Parisina”, “The Prisoner of Chillon”, “Prometheus”, “Manfred”, “The Lament of Tasso”, “Mazeppa”, “Beppo”, “Oda to Venice”, “Don Juan“, “The Prophecy of Dante”, “Cain”, “The Age of Bronze”, “Song for the Luddites” and etc.
Creavity work of George Gordon Byron was an important stage in sprit development of the European society and literature of the beginning of 19th century and it is among the most brilliant pages in the UK national literary heritage.
The envelope with a commemorative stamp depicts a composition of symbols of different art directions: a lyre, a palette, a book, a pen, a column and act curtains; George Gordon Byron’s portrait against the background of seascape and an open book.   
Artists-designers: F. Sukhinin, R. Komsa (a stamp). 
Design: A. Yakovlev.
Face value: letter «А».
Circulation: 1 million copies.

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