For Immediate Release
December 12, 2012
ARMENIA ISSUES POSTAGE STAMP COMMEMORATING 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HAYASTAN ALL-ARMENIAN FUND
New York, NY — Haypost, Armenia’s postal service, has issued a stamp to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund.
In a ceremony held on December 12 at Haypost’s Central Branch in Yerevan, the stamp was officially put in circulation when Ara Vardanyan, executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund; Gagik Gevorgyan, chief of staff of the Ministry of Transport and Communication; Juan Pablo Gechidjian, managing director of Haypost Trust Management; and Haik Avagyan, acting CEO of Haypost CJSC, applied postal markings on four first-day covers of the stamp.
The stamp’s vignette consists of the fund’s 20th anniversary logo (including two flopped images of the Armenian flag) and a wheel of eternity featuring the names of the countries in which the fund operates.
The design’s background shows the map of the world, symbolizing the bond between the worldwide Armenian community and the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. The stamp’s colors reflect those of the Armenian flag.
- Issue date: December 12, 2012
- Designer: Vahan Stepanyan
- Face value: 380 AMD
- Color: multicolor
- Size: 40 x 30 mm, 10 stamps per sheet (2x5)
- Perforation: 13: 13 1/2
- Weight (without watermark): 110 g/m2
- Printed by: Cartor, France
- Print method: offset
- Print run: 40,000
ARMENIA FUND USA: founded in 1992, was one of the first of “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund’s 20 international affiliates and serves constituents in all states east of the Mississippi. As a non-profit, non-governmental, nonsectarian organization, the Fund represents all Armenian constituents, supporting strategic infrastructure projects in Armenia and Karabakh. The Fund has adopted a policy to go “Beyond Bricks and Mortar” to provide sustainability for projects it sponsors.