Issuing and the official cancellation ceremony of "Taras Shevchenko's 200th Anniversary" postage stamp
Ukrainian Association of New Zealand is pleased to announce the issue the 200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko postage stamp as a New Zealand Post's personalised stamp. The stamp cancellation ceremony took place on 9th of March, 2014 at 10:00 am in Auckland, New Zealand
The stamp design uses the painting of Ukrainian artist Yuri Shapoval (with his kind permission) which perfectly fine reflects the fight of the people of Ukraine for their freedom and democracy in Ukraine and T. Shevchenko's role in it.
This is presumably the only 200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko postage stamp in the world that will have the First Day Of Issue exactly on 9th of March, Taras Shevchenko's birthday, issued abroad of Ukraine.
This is a charitable postage stamp issue. All funds from purchasing this stamp will be used on developing Ukrainian community in New Zealand.