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Khor Virap (ArmenianԽոր Վիրապ, meaning deep pit or "deep well") is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat valley in Armenia.

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World famous Armenians. 200th anniversary of Hovhannes Aivazovsky

World famous Armenians. 200th anniversary of Hovhannes Aivazovsky

In 2017 on November 07th, a souvenir sheet with five stamps dedicated to the theme “World famous Armenians. 200th anniversary of Hovhannes Aivazovsky” is put into circulation. The cancellation took place in the premises Yerevan History Museum within the frameworks of the philatelic exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Hovhannes Aivazovsky.


The postage stamps of the souvenir sheet with the nominal values of 170, 220, 230, 380 and 450 AMD depict five paintings of the world famous painter of the Armenian origin Hovhannes Aivazovsky. The postage stamps are depicted against the background of three-dimensional exhibition hall.


Date of issue: November 07, 2017

Concept: Juan Pablo Gechidjian

Designers: Anna Abgaryan, Harutyun Samuelyan

Printing house: Cartor, France

Stamp size: 29,0 x 35,0 mm

43,0 x 45,5 mm

S/sheet size: 244,0 x 94,0 mm

Printrun: 30 000 pcs.