December 1, a New Year postage stamp is issued


In Russia, the New Year is one of the most important family celebrations, and its traditions are handed down from generation to generation. The New Year has been celebrated on 1 January since 1700 by a Decree of Emperor Peter I.

The main attribute and symbol of the holiday is the Christmas tree, which is installed in all Russian cities. Various festive contests, games and competitions take place in skating rinks and stadiums.

The postage stamp depicts a New Year circle dance in a skating rink.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” will manufacture an illustrated cover with a block of four stamps and first day covers with cancellation (Moscow and St Petersburg) inside.

Besides, a stamp with holographic foiling is also to be issued with a circulation of 60,000 copies (15,000 sheets). This stamp will only be sold as part of the presentation pack in an illustrated cover.

Design: O. Shushlebina
Face value: 19 RUB.
Size of stamp: 50×50×70 mm, size of sheet: 80×80 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 4 (2×2) stamps.
Circulation: 220,000 stamps (55,000 sheets).

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