The official introduction into circulation and redemption with the stamp "First Day of Issue" of the New Year's postage stamp "Victorious New Year!" took place on December 19 at the Kyiv Main Post Office. In addition, on the same day, the solemn opening of the New Year's postal residences of Ukrposhta in the capital and regional centers took place.
"Wartime postage stamps serve as a marker of events, recording and visualizing them. During this year we had to limit ourselves in desires and emotions, but winter holidays are the time to believe in miracles, to make dreams and wishes that will definitely come true. And although the war has significantly changed our plans, we must not abandon traditions. That is why even in this difficult year Ukrposhta issues a New Year stamp. And let this be the only New Year's stamp in the collection of wartime stamps, and next year Ukrposhta will issue a traditional New Year's stamp about peaceful holidays", - Igor Smelyansky, the CEO of Ukrposhta.
We remind you that the design for the New Year's stamp of 2022 was chosen by popular vote, the author of which was an eleventh-grader from Mykolaiv Valeria Mikhailova.
The stamp "Victorious New Year!" depicts a girl and a Ukrainian soldier who were separated by the great war: she is alone celebrating the New Year holidays, he is on the contact line with the enemy. The story continues in the plot of the envelope "The First Day of Issue": despite all the trials, the couple is finally together, they celebrate the next New Year in a free and peaceful Ukraine.
The design was modified to reflect the wishes of the voters: candles are lit on the windowsill - an integral attribute of the outgoing year, and the battlefield is covered with snow.
The circulation of stamps is 720 thousand copies or 120 thousand sheets. The nominal value of the stamp is U (12 UAH). The postal issue includes a stamp sheet, an unmarked art envelope "Victorious New Year!" and an art card "Merry Christmas!" designed by Oleksandr Okhapkin, who took the 2nd place in the popular vote. The cost of the set is 88 UAH.
You can buy the postal issue of the "Victorious New Year!" starting from December 19 at the Ukrposhta offices across the country, as well as in the official online store of Ukrposhta.