September 18, a postage stamp “The Main Centre for Special Communications” is to be released into circulation

The service started in 1939 when a special unit of the People’s Commissariat for Communications was formed out of the State Courier Service of the USSR People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs, with the task to carry out secret correspondence and precious metals.

Almost 50 years later, after several renamings, the service was transformed into the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “The Main Centre for Special Communications”.

At present along with its major objective the enterprise provides services in the field of reception, procession, storage and delivery of various consignments across Russia, the Commonwealth of Impendent States and overseas.

The postage stamp depicts the logo of the Main Centre for Special Communications and branded vehicles against the building of the enterprise.

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with a postage stamp and FDC with cancellation (Moscow) inside.

Design: A. Drobyshev.
Face value: 18 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of the sheet: 146×170 mm.
Form of issue: 1 stamp, a sheet of 15 (3×5) stamps.
Circulation: 375 thousand stamps (25 thousand sheets).

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