THE 150th ANNIVERSARY
OF HRISTO BOTEVíS BIRTH
A postage stamp in commemoration of the 150th birthday
anniversary of the Bulgarian poet of genius and fighter for national liberation
Hristo Botev (1848-1876) was validated by the countryís post office administration
on 6 January. Its author, Bogdan Mavrodinov, has used a very popular portrait
of the poet by Boyan Petrov to make the design. The stamp, with a nominal
value of 120 levs, measures 28.5 to 39 mm. Its perforation is notched,
the circulation of the issue is 1 million.
Together with the postage stamp an illustrated envelope
and a special postmark have also been issued.
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