New stamp Issue – “Belize – Mexico 35 years of Diplomatic Relations and Friendship”
Postage Stamps from Belize
The Belize Postal Service and the Embassy of Mexico are pleased to announce the release of a new set of commemorative postage stamp.
The new set of postage stamp which was released on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, is to commemorate thirty-five (35) years of diplomatic relations and friendship shared between our countries, Belize, and Mexico. While the friendship shared between our two countries goes much beyond thirty-five (35) years, this release symbolizes the strong ties of friendship and cooperation that unite the peoples and the governments of both countries.
The release of the two stamps also represents the official closing ceremony of the events organized on the occasion of the celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Belize and Mexico.
This new set of postage stamp is comprised of two separate stamps in denominations of twenty-five cents (25¢), and sixty cents (60¢). The twenty-five cents (25¢) stamp depicts the old Belize-Mexico Bridge, which is sometimes referred to as the “Bridge of Friendship”, and which was erected and inaugurated in 1964. The sixty cents (60¢) stamp depicts the modern new Belize-Mexico Bridge, which was officially opened to the public on May 15, 2013. These bridges span the Hondo River at Santa Elena Border in the Corozal District.
The artistic works for these stamps were done by Belizean artist Mr. Kirkland Smith, and were further designed by Mr. Andrew Robinson of the United Kingdom. The layout was done by Casco Studio, and the printing by Cartor Security Printing, both from the United Kingdom. Both stamps and First Day Cover are now available at post offices countrywide.