AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps & Philatelic Links Belarus
Catherine the Great of Russia acquired East Belorussia (White Russia) in the Polish partition of 1772. She gained Minsk, 1793, and the remainder in 1795. West Belorussia was ceded to Poland in 1921 as part of the Treaty of Riga which ended the Soviet-Polish War. It was regained by the Soviet Union as part of the Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact of 1939. Belorussia became Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic and was admitted to the United Nations in 1945. The country declared independence in 1991. Postage stamps have been issued since 1992.
Stamps are "produced by": Inter-Govermental Philatelic Corporation (see below)
Location: Eastern Europe, east of Poland
Former: Belorussian (Byelorussian) Soviet Socialist Republic
Independence: 25 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
National holiday: Independence Day, 3 July (1990); note—date set by referendum of November 1996
Belarus' "Belpochta" - main postal page (English ver.)
Republican State Association "Belpochta" was established as a resalt of structural reorganization in the administration branch of communication in Republic of Belarus.
"Belpochta" is made up of 6 state regional post enterprises, Operations"Minskaya pochta" in Minsk and an automobile base.
Stamps & Philatelic Dept . 10, F. Skaryna Ave, 220050, Minsk, Republic of Belarus
Fax: (017) 227-46-38
Phone: (017) 226-11-70
E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Philatelic catalog with all details and images of postage stamps issued 1996,1997, new issues articles and, "Don't miss it! You have a chance to subscribe to the periodicals distributed by RA 'Belpochta' by proxy of the editors."
Has links to 'philately' and 'How to buy" pages
Inter Governmental Philatelic Agency Online - for over 55 countries
Belarus - FIP Member (Int'l Federation of Philately)
Byelorussian Union of Philatelists
P.O. Box 85
Phone: 00375 17 284 0651
Fax: 00375 17 284 0651
Belarus Philately and Postal History
Before Belarus had its own issues, stamps and pre-stamped stationery of the USSR continued in use. Increases in rates were shown on the envelopes by means of locally applied surcharges. Some were handstamps, others applied by machine. Probably some were adapted franking (meter) machines, and some adapted postmarks. At present I have no evidence of where the surcharges originated, other than by the reference to the postmark: some were probably done at a central office. (As stamps of Lithuania have been seen used in Moldova at this time, it is not possible to be sure about anything!) ... images and more details on site.
Belarus catalog listings to 1996
1 National Symbol (Double Cross), 1v: 1.oo 20.03.92
Republican State Association BELPOCHTA - Belarus - Postal Authority
Marketing and non-conventional services department, Futher information, phone: (017) 226-15-17
"If needed, customers are provided with a postal item delivery notice and correspondence can be collected from the customer's premises.
phone: (017) 224-68-44
fax: (017) 224-79-06
Universal Postal Union Addresses for International customer relations
Association d'Etat «BELPOCHTA»
M. Lubor Glinskaia
Chef du service du courrier international
Avenue F. Skaryna, 10
Téléphone (+375 17) 222 46 97
Téléfax (+375 17) 226 11 70
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