After the postage stamp “Russian warship …DONE!”, which has almost no philatelic value and is more of a souvenir for those who could not buy the original stamp “Russian warship, go…!”, Ukrposhta announced a new stamp, which, rather for all, will enter into circulation in June. This is a stamp called Ukrainian Dream with a children’s drawing of the now destroyed by Russian occupiers world’s largest aircraft An-225 Mriya (Dream) .
Ukrposhta General Director Ihor Smilianskyi presented the new stamp during a national telemarathon in Hostomel, in front of the ruined Mriya. Interestingly, the stamp itself was developed before the start of a full-scale war, as part of the competition “What is Ukraine for me?”, which was won by 11-year-old Sofia Kravchuk from Luboml, Volyn region.
In the competition 6,134 participants from eleven countries (Australia, Israel, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine) sent to the organizers 10,276 drawings and photographs.
In addition to the stamp itself and a small sheet, Ihor Smilianskyi presented the corresponding envelope of the first day. The number of copies and the exact date of putting the stamp into circulation will be announced later.
Interestingly, the new stamp has a U letter denomination, which has not yet been used. This may be due to the fact that Ukrposhta recently stopped issuing postage stamps with letter denominations Z and V, which were corrupted by the ruscists.