Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Stamps - Belarus

I have returned home from a week's holiday, safe and tired.

I had in my mind an idea to get some stamps while in France and Spain, but in the end there were too many other things to look for. But I did have a mailbox full of postcards awaiting me on my return - 13, in all! (so was glad to see that Viridian's choice was anything we wished for today)

including these two from Belarus. The designer of these "Belarusian Ornament" is Yauheniya Biadonik.
The letter N is 'equal to the surface of a postcard abroad'                      while the letter M is 'equal to the air mail tariff of a postcard abroad'
Interestingly the 'surface mail' card was mailed on 05/06, while the air mail was postmarked 06/06.
obviously, I don't know how long each took to reach this destination, but they likely arrived within a day of each other.


  1. I have received a couple of the M version recently. I think they're very attractive.

    It's lovely when you come home to a bumper bundle, isn't it?

  2. I like the designs and was glad to learn what the letters stand for.

  3. I look forward to hearing all about your vacation and seeing the photos. I hope you don't feel you have to stick to this alphabet thing for your future posts. Just tell the story. I can't wait!

  4. The length of time mail takes is a continual mystery to me. Maybe there was a high speed boat involved for your card:-) Nice stamps.

  5. My bumper bundel was all junk mail - not a stamp among them! Interesting to see the N and M. I wonder what the difference in price would be.

  6. I like the design and thanks for sharing what the 'N' and 'M' are for :)

  7. I have received this stamp - and never noticed the M or N! I think I've got the M one but must go and check now. :-)
    thanks for participating.


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