On April 8, four stamps dedicated to amber souvenirs of the Kaliningrad Amber Factory were put into postal circulation

The Kaliningrad Amber Factory was established on July 21, 1947, on the basis of the Koenigsberg Amber Manufactory. This is the only Russia's and the world's largest industrial enterprise for amber mining and processing. The annual amber mining of the combine runs up to about 300 tons of the raw material. The reserves of the deposit are estimated at 116 thousand tons. From the very beginning of the combine operation, its main facility was focused on manufacturing jewelry and fancy goods. By the mid-1960s, they accounted for 90% of the Factory total production. The combine cherishes the traditions of high-quality amber processing and retains a wide range of jewelry in the classic and new look design.

Nowadays, the company is the flagship of the Russian amber industry and is active in promotion of the sunstone. Tourist facilities of the Kaliningrad combine are among the best in the region.

The postage stamps present images of amber gifts: The Nest (1999), The Pomegranate (2005), The Nutcracker (2010), and The Bearskin (2014).

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, Kaliningrad and Yantarny of the Kaliningrad Region, as well as four maxi-cards and an illustrated envelope with postage stamps, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Yantarny of the Kaliningrad Region inside.

Design Artist: Kh. Betredinova.
Face value: 25 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×42 mm, sheet size: 170×153 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 15 (5×3) stamps.
Quantity: 150 thousand each stamp (10 thousand each sheet).

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