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Date of issue: 25th September 2002
Designer: Yury Artsimenev
Printing process: offset
Perforation: frame 12 : 12 1/4
Size of a stamp: 37 x 26 mm.
Size of the Souvenir Sheet: 115 x 135 mm.
Printing run: 200.000
Michel catalogue numbers: Block47 (1020-1022)
2.00 (R). multicoloured. Customs castle and bourse in Archangelsk (reproducing an early 18th century engraving)
3.00 (R). multicoloured. Customs officers in St. Petersburg (reproducing an 1830s painting by an unknown artist)
5.00 (R). multicoloured. Kalanchovsky customs warehouse in Kalanchovsky square, mid-1800s (lithographic picture, State Musum of History)
The margins of the Souvenir Sheet bear labels: tall ships at the Archangelsk port, reproducing an early 18th century engraving; officers of the Foreign Trade Department, Russian Ministry of Finance, 1830s; customs officers clash with smugglers (reproducting a painting by V. Khudyakov, mid-1800s, tretyakov Gallery)
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