Ukrposhta presents charitable postal issue for the 300th anniversary of the birth of Hryhoriy Skovoroda
From September 22 you can buy the postal block "The Garden of Divine Songs. To the 300th anniversary of the birth of Hryhoriy Skovoroda." For this postal block is also planned to be issued an envelope "The National Literary and Memorial Museum named after Hryhoriy Skovoroda. Skovoroda. First Day of Issue".
On one postage stamp of the postage block, in particular, the graphic artists reproduced Skovoroda's drawing - the fountain "Uneven for All Equality". This picture of the fountain was on the banknotes of the Ukrainian People's Republic in the 500 hryvnia denomination that were in circulation in 1918-1920 as well as now on the banknotes of independent Ukraine that were put into circulation in 2006. And on the second stamp of the block is a portrait of Skovoroda, and on the margin of the block is a facsimile of the philosopher and images of angels.
Ukrposhta also made this issue a charity to raise money for the restoration of the museum building in Skovorodynivka, Kharkiv Oblast, where the thinker lived and worked during the last years, which was destroyed by a Russian missile on May 6. The 15 hryvnia from the sale of each postal block, or 7.5 million hryvnia, which Ukrposhta plans to collect, will be used to restore the National Literary and Memorial Museum named after Skovoroda. Hryhoriy Skovoroda.
The cost of the postal block is 75 UAH, the circulation is 500 thousand copies.
The design of this postal issue was made by the graphic artists Oleksandr and Sergiy Kharuko.
You can visit an autograph session with the artist and cancel the stamp with the "First Day of Issue" postmark in Kyiv on September 23.
The new postal block will already be available September, 22 in the city post offices as well as in the official online store of Ukrposhta and marketplaces PROM, Kasta and Rozetka. Since September, 23 sets with a postal block will be available at the official Ukrposhta stores on Amazon and eBay.
A postage block is a special variant of the issue of postage stamp, consisting of one or more stamps, the images of which correspond to the same subject. They are printed on a separate sheet with margins containing commemorative texts or drawings.