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Issued on 20 January 1975 for the 50th anniversary of "Pionerskaya Pravda" newspaper       (USSR)




Issued on 6 March 1985 for the 60th anniversary






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Issued on 15 February 1997  Title page of "Catechism" of Mazvydas (first Lithuanian book)




Mini sheet



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Two newspapers from India

Issued on 23 March 1988 for the centenary of the newspaper Malayala Manorama



Issued on 13 November 2013 for the 175th anniversary of "The Times of India"



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Issued on 24 November 2006 for the  125th anniversary of "The Tribune" Newspaper              (India)



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Issued on 1 September 2001 for Euro Cuprum 2001 Philatelic Exibition, Lublin             (Poland)




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Three more newspapers from Spain

Issued on 31 January 2007 for the 140th anniversary of Las Provincias newspaper



Issued on 9 May 2008 for the centenary of El Progreso de Lugo newspaper



Issued on 2 September 2020 for the centenary of La Gaceta Regional de Salamanca newspaper


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Issued on 5 May 1982 for the 70th anniversary of "Pravda" newspaper                         (USSR)




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Issued on 29 January 2024   Mary Ann Shadd                       (Canada)

Mary Ann Shadd launched The Provincial Freeman in 1893 and became the first Black woman in North America – and the first woman in Canada – to publish and edit a newspaper. To avoid alienating readers accustomed to male editors, Shadd initially kept her name off the masthead. However, she grew tired of the assumption that she was a man and in 1854 revealed her identity.



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Issued on 6 October 2019 for the centenary of the newspaper "The Samaja"                (India)



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Issued on 7 September 1997 to celebrate the 480th anniversary of Belarus Book Printing

Francysk Skaryna was a printer and publisher of the first printed book in the Belarusian language. He printed the first book in 1517, which is called The Bible of Francysk Skaryna.


The first two stamps show The Psalter and the the title page of Skaryna's Bible




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Issued on 28 August 2008 in a series Orders of the Republic of Belarus
Order of Francysk Skaryna

The Order of Francysk Skaryna is presented to citizens in recognition of:
considerable achievements in national revival, profound research in the history of Belarus, the national language, literature, art, book publishing, cultural and educational activities, and promotion of the Belarusian cultural heritage;
special merits in humanitarian and charity activities, in the protection of human dignity and rights of citizens, charity and other noble acts.



Francysk Skaryna Medal
The Francysk Skaryna Medal is awarded to Belarusian and foreign citizens for outstanding professional achievements in the fields of science, education, and culture; for great personal contribution to the preservation and enrichment of the Belarusian cultural heritage




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Issued on 16 November 2001   Arms of Francysk Skorina                         (Belarus)



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Issued on 16 April 2015 for the 525th birth anniversary of Francysk Skaryna (1470-1552)       (Belarus)
                     


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Issued on 22 May 1967   Prague Printer's emblem of Gersonid, 1530           (Czechoslovakia)



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Issued on 30 March 2011                                         (Colombia)
The stamps shows a copy of the first issue of the newspaper "The Catholicism", of November 1, 1849



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