A new postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Prominent Armenians: the 125th anniversary of Hamo Beknazarian” was cancelled on Thursday and put into circulation within the frameworks of “Golden Apricot” International Film Festival.
As Armenia’s ministry of transport and communication reports, the postage stamp was cancelled, Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies Vahan Martirosyan, Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan, Director of “Golden Apricot” International Film Festival, film-director Harutyun Khachatryan, film-director Roman Balayan, Managing Director of “HayPost Trust Management” Juan Pablo Gechidjian, B.V., Mr. Hovik Musayelyan, President of the Union of Philatelists of the RA.
The postage stamp depicts the portrait of the Armenian prominent film-director Hamo Beknazarian. The right part of the postage stamp depicts the fragments from the first Armenian silent film “Namus” and the first Armenian sound film “Pepo”. The fragments are inserted into the frames of the film. The background of the postage stamp depicts the logo of “Armenfilm” film studio.
The postage stamp with nominal value of 170 AMD is printed in “Cartor” printing house in France. The authors of the postage stamp’s design are designers CJSC David Dovlatyan and Vahagn Mkrtchyan.