Stamp Unveiled Marking 350th Anniversary of First Bible in Armenian

Postage stamp dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the first Bible in Armenian printed by Voskan Yerevantsi
Postage stamp dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the first Bible in Armenian printed by Voskan Yerevantsi

Postage stamp dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the first Bible in Armenian printed by Voskan Yerevantsi (Source: ArmRadio)

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (ArmRadio)—A souvenir sheet with 1 postage stamp dedicated to the “350th Anniversary of the First Bible in Armenian Printed by Voskan Yerevantsi” has been unveiled (in philatelic terms, cancelled) on November 13 in the hall of the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam.

The stamp depicts the first printed Bible in the Armenian language and the souvenir sheet depicts the illustration from the Genesis Book of the Bible picturing the Creation of the World.

The official cancellation of the souvenir sheet was attended by the Ambassador of Armenia in the Netherlands Dzyunik Aghajanyan, Member of the Christian Party in the Dutch Parliament Joel Voordewind, president of the board of the University of Amsterdam, Professor Geert ten Dam, the Vicar of the Patriarchal Delegate of Western Europe in the Netherlands, Hayr Aren Shahinian, the director of Saint Grigor Narekatsi School Vahan Avagyan (Surp Hoki Armenian Apostolic Church Amsterdam) and the Acting Chief Executive Officer of “HayPost” CJSC.

Official cancellation at the University of Amsterdam

Official stamp cancellation at the University of Amsterdam (Source: ArmRadio)

Date of issue: November 13, 2016

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Printing house: Cartor, France

Stamp size: 30,0 x 40,0 mm

S/sheet size: 80,0 x 93,0 mm

Print run: 20 000 pcs.

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