Emissions of state valuable postal matter in December

On December 3, a New Year stamp will go into postal circulation.

New Year is the most beloved and long-desired holiday for most of Russians. 
A New Year stamp 2020 is the winner of the All-Russian drawing competition of New Year and Christmas postage stamps and greeting cards held among citizens of the Russian Federation aged 18+, professional artists, students of art educational institutions and non-professional artists (amateurs). The postage stamp is produced on the basis of a drawing by Svetlana Kirgizova from Irkutsk, the winner of the competition.
The drawings of the competition winners will provide the basis for a New Year postage stamp and unstamped postcards to go on sale in post offices and Collectioner show rooms throughout the country.

The postal stamp provides an image of designer drawing With a magic book open, Father Frost is watching people taking delight in the New Year coming in.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Pskov, Velikiye Luki of the Pskov Region, Saransk, Blagoveshchensk, Krasnodar, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, Stavropol, Tambov, Kaluga, Kazan, and Sochi of the Krasnodar Territory; besides, maxi-cards and two types of illustrated envelopes: with postal stamps and labels as well as with holographic foil stamps for the second emission form will be issued.

On December 10, the second emission New Year postage stamp with foil embossing will go on sale in the composition of an illustrated envelope.

Artist: S. Kirgizova; Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 23 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 177×178 mm. 
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 450 thousand stamps (37.5 thousand sheets) - first emission form; 96 thousand stamps (8 thousand sheet) - second emission form.


On December 11, a stamp with overprint Happy New Year! will go into postal circulation.

This country began to celebrate the New Year holiday according to the Gregorian calendar from January 1, 1700. The day started with outdoor festivals and merry-making on Red Square in Moscow. As a token of the national holiday, cannons were fired, fireworks were launched; people enjoyed themselves, sang songs, danced, congratulated each other and gave gifts.
It was from those days that it has become a good tradition to celebrate the New Year and make a wish to the chime of bells while the clock strikes 12.

The postal stamp of 2008 provides an image of the Kremlin Saviour gate tower, the flag and the coat of arms of Russia. This year, a new face value and the text of congratulation Happy New Year! were added in the margins of the stamp sheet in 7 languages: Russian, English, German, French, Chinese, Arabic and Spanish. An overprinted stamp sheet is sold in the composition of an illustrated envelope.

Artist: O. Savina (stamp); Design: M. Miloradova (overprint).
Face value: 23 rubles.
Stamp size: 32.5×65 mm, sheet size: 160×160 mm. 
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (4×2) stamps.
Quantity: 44.8 thousand stamps (5.6 thousand sheets).


On December 15, in the framework of a joint issue of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea, stamps dedicated to national representatives of fauna will go into postal circulation 

Diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea were established on September 30, 1990. The Republic of Korea is one of the priority partners of Russia in the Asia-Pacific region. Fruitful interaction has been established between Russia and Korea at the levels of the Governments and Security Councils, foreign affairs agencies of the two countries remain in touch.
The joint issue of the two countries is dedicated to the national representatives of the fauna: the European brown bear and the Asiatic black bear.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Perm, Yaroslavl, Velikiy Novgorod, and Khabarovsk.

Design Artist: O. Shushlebina.
Face value: 24 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 95×190 mm. 
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 100 thousand each stamp (25 thousand each sheet).

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