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Europa 2015 – Belarus

Belarus post issued a set of EUROPA 2015 stamps with the theme of Old Toys. The stamps features Rag dolls and wooden toys of Belarus.

A rag doll is a children’s toy. It is a cloth figure, a doll traditionally home-made from (and stuffed with) spare scraps of material. They are one of the most ancient children’s toys in existence; the British Museum has a Roman rag doll, found in a child’s grave dating from the 1st-5th century AD.

EUROPA stamps are special stamps issued by European postal administrations and bears the official EUROPA logo, a PostEurop registered trademark under the aegis of PostEurop in which Europe is the central theme.

EUROPA stamps underlines cooperation in the posts domain, taking into account promotion of philately. They also build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals.

As such, EUROPA stamp issues are among the most collected and most popular stamps in the world.

Since the first issue in 1956, EUROPA stamps have been a tangible symbol of Europe’s desire for closer integration and cooperation. In 1993, PostEurop became responsible for issuing EUROPA stamps.

Europa2015-old-toys-Belarus- MS

Title: Europa 2015 – Belarus
Date of Issue: 13 April 2015
Country: Belarus
Denominations: H, P

Source: http://www.belpost.by/

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