Society 16:40 04/06/2019 Armenia

HayPost issues new stamp dedicated to Henrikh Mkhitaryan

A new postage stamp dedicated to famous Armenian footballer Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been cancelled and put into circulation by HayPost CJSC in the premises of the Technical Center-Football Academy on Tuesday.

The postage stamp with nominal value of 450 AMD is printed in Lowe Martin Group printing house in Canada with a print-run of 40 000 pcs. The author of the stamp’s design is the chief designer of HayPost, Vahagn Mkrtchyan, HayPost said in a press release.

The postage stamp depicts the famous Armenian footballer, the captain of the Armenian national football team Henrikh Mkhitaryan wearing the T-shirt of the Armenian national team. The portrait of Mkhitaryan is made in digital art manner.

The stamp was cancelled by Deputy Minister of High-Technological Industry of Armenia Gegham Vardanyan, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Chairman of the Board of HayPost CJSC Juan Pablo Gechidjian and President of the Armenian Union of Philatelists Hovik Musayelyan.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was born on January 21st in 1989 in Yerevan to the family of Marina Tashchyan and the prominent forward of FC Ararat of 1980s Hamlet Mkhitaryan. Mkhitaryan currently plays in the English Premier League club Arsenal FC as a playmaker. In 2012 Mkhitaryan was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Yerevan. In 2017 the footballer was awarded the first-class medal of “Services to the Motherland” by the Armenian president.

Mkhitaryan has become the Armenian Player of the Year eight times (in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). He is the top goalscorer of the Armenian national football team with 27 goals in 82 games.   

Date of issue: June 04, 2019
Artist and designer: Vahagn Mkrtchyan
Printing house: Lowe Martin Group, Canada
Size: 30,0 x 50,0 mm
Stamps per sheet: 8 pcs
Print run: 40 000 pcs

 



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