January 16, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Thomas Mayne Reid to be put into circulation as part of the “World Cultural Celebrities” series

Thomas Mayne Reid (1818−1883) was an English writer, the author of adventure novels and books for children and young adults; some of those works were published under the name of Reid, Captain Mayne.

His best adventure novels were written in the 1850s: The Scalp Hunters, Osceola, The Headless Horseman dwelling on the struggle of oppressed people in America. Large parts of his novels were dedicated to the description of flora and fauna of Asia, Africa and America.

The envelope with a commemorative stamp depicts Thomas Mayne Reid’s portrait against his own illustration to Osceola.

In addition to the envelope with a commemorative stamp, JSC “Marka” is to issue a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.

Design: V. Khablovsky.
Circulation: 1 million.

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