On July 10th, 2017, a postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Europa 2017. Castles” is put into circulation.
The stamp is issued within the frameworks of “EUROPA” international programme of the Association of European Postal Operators (PostEurop).
The postage stamp depicts the ancient Armenian castle named “Amberd”, which means “fortress in the clouds”. The inscription of the castle’s name on the postage stamp in Armenian and English languages is done in medieval style.
“Amberd” is one of the well-preserved castles of Armenia dated X-XIII cc. The castle is surrounded and protected by the gorge on three sides and only the northern side remains unprotected. According to some sources, the castle used to serve as a summer residence for Armenian Kings and Princes. It is situated at the height of about 2300 meters above sea level and one-hour drive from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.
Date of issue: July 10, 2017
Designer: Vahagn Mkrtchyan
Printing house: Cartor, France
Size: 50,0 x 25,7 mm
Print run: 50 000 pcs