September 3, a postage stamp “450th Anniversary of Book-Printing in Russia” is to be released into circulation

Printing was a major achievement of the Russian culture in the 16th century.

The establishment of the State Print Yard was entrusted to Ivan Fedorov, a luminary in the Russian printing. Together with his assistant Pyotr Mstislavets he published his fist book Apostolosl on March 1, 1564. It was Russia’s first dated edition with illustrations and imprint. In 1565 another liturgical book was published – Book of Hours.

The books by Ivan Fedorov were distinguished by excellent illustration  technique and art work.

The postage stamp depicts a spreadsheet of Apostolos (1564) which is kept in the Russian State Public Historical Library.

An illustrated cover is to be prepared for the release with four postage stamps and an FDC with cancellation (Moscow) inside.

Design: А. Fedulov (stamp).
Design of sheet margins: A. Ilyina.
Face value: 15 RUB.
Size of stamp: 50×37 mm, size of sheet: 170×168 mm.
Form of issue: a sheet with illustrated margins of 12 (3×4) stamps.
Circulation: 360 thousand stamps (30 thousand sheets).

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