It seems that the sinking of Russia’s flagship Moskva missile cruiser on Thursday, April 14 used to be no longer handiest nice for Ukraine however a welcome boon for Ukrposhta, the nationwide postal operator.
Its authentic stamp depicting a Ukrainian soldier making an obscene finger gesture on the Moskva turned into an rapid hit for creditors, who noticed it as an indication of victory.
The missile cruiser received notoriety within the early phases of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine when its group referred to as on a unit of Ukrainian border guards at the strategically necessary Snake Island within the Black Sea to give up, just for them to refuse defiantly.
Well, there’s a brand new factor, two sheets, one in English and one in Ukrainian, marking the Moskva’s death.
The preliminary factor in April had a print run of 1,000,000 stamps, in step with Ukrposhta, and contours snaked again as much as 500 metres on the Central Post Office on Khreshchatyk 22 within the capital, as odd creditors and speculative patrons queued for hours.
This time spherical, with the problem coming within the type of two sheets of six stamps with the letters W and F, the choice of stamps being published is 5 million.
Despite the large dimension of this factor, the most important within the historical past of Ukrposhta (no longer together with odd definitive stamps), which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in March 2022, passion continues to be very top.
Prices on widespread platforms, each native and world ones, have no longer reached the dizzy over-inflated highs of the primary factor, however some on-line resellers are already asking round $50 for each sheets, W and F.
Prices for the primary factor on resale websites have fallen, however nonetheless stay top.
The first batch of the brand new factor used to be put it on the market in the second one part of May and temporarily offered out.
Another batch used to be scheduled to head on sale on June 10, despite the fact that it used to be no longer to be had for over the counter gross sales on the Central Post Office on Khreshchatyk 22 in downtown Kyiv.
It is, then again, to be had by the use of a couple of native websites, together with by the use of the Ukrposhta website online right here (together with for out of the country shoppers).
Ukrposhta says it additionally has formidable plans to factor a stamp to have a good time The Kalush Orchestra’s victory on the Eurovision Song Contest remaining month, and a minimum of yet one more patriotic stamp factor is simply across the nook.
You can learn extra in regards to the authentic stamp issued in April right here.
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