On December 21st, 2018, one postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Armenian statehood. 100th anniversary of the foundation of the telegraph agency of Armenia (Armenpress)” was cancelled and put into circulation by “HayPost” CJSC in the premises of “Armenpress” news agency.
The postage stamp with nominal value of 120 AMD is printed in “Cartor” printing house in France with the print-run of 30 000 pcs. The author of the stamp’s design is the chief designer of “HayPost” CJSC Vahagn Mkrtchyan.
The postage stamp depicts the graphical silhouette of a woman working on a typing machine. The postage stamp represents the combination of light and shade symbolizing the 24-hour work performed behind the scenes by the media professionals.
The postage stamp was cancelled by the Acting Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Armenia Hakob Arshakyan, the Director of “Armenpress” news agency Aram Ananyan, theActing Chief Executive Officer of “HayPost” CJSC Haik Avagyan, the President of the Union of Philatelists of the RA Hovik Musayelyan.
“Armenpress” news agency was established on December 18, 1918 when by the decision of the National Council of the first Armenian Republic an unprecedented state-run news agency, Armenian Telegraph Agency, was created. The agency is the oldest in Armenia.
Date of issue: December 21, 2018
Photographer: Gevorg Perkuperkyan
Printing house: Cartor, France
40,0 x 30,0 mm
30 000 pcs
Haypost Trust Management B.V.