2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – CHF 1.50 Full sheet

$31.28

2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – CHF 1.50 Full sheet

$31.28

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Product Description

Date of issue: 3 August 2017
Designer: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Photographs: Alamy Stock Photo
Denomination: CHF 1.50
Stamp size: 50 mm x 35 mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography
Perforation: 12-1/2 x 12-1/4
Quantity: 4,000 sheets ( 80,000 stamps)

THE DESIGN

Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan
Kunya-Urgench is situated in north-western Turkmenistan, on the left bank of the Amu Darya River. Urgench was the capital of the Khorezm region, part of the Achaemenid Empire. The old town contains a series of monuments mainly from the eleventh to sixteenth centuries, including a mosque, the gates of a caravanserai, fortresses, mausoleums and a 60-m minaret. The monuments testify to outstanding achievements in architecture and craftsmanship whose influence reached Iran and Afghanistan, and later the architecture of the Mogul Empire of sixteenth-century India. It was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2005.

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Condition

Cancelled, Mint

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