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Newsletter no. 10
16 May 2016

Legends of Kyrgyzstan. Yeti


On May 19th Kyrgyz Express Post (KEP) is issuing its first definitive stamps - “Legends of Kyrgyzstan. Yeti”. For the first time, KEP stamps are printed using self-adhesive paper and, at the same time, a part of the print run is issued in special booklets.

This series is intended to attract the attention of as many people from the Kyrgyz Republic, and from other countries, as possible, to compliment the great touristic potential of our country. It is also dedicated to the Yeti - a peculiar character, well known around the world.

By issuing these stamps, KEP, in an amusing manner, invites international tourists to visit Kyrgyzstan and get to know the ancient culture of the hospitable people, enjoy the splendid landscapes, relax by the beautiful mountain lakeside of Issyk-Kul, spend some time skiing at one of the best ski resorts - Karakol and to discover the many other sights, for which our mountainous country is famous.

Stamps Description.

No. 26
No. 27

No. 26. «С» - mailing standard international letters weighing up to 50 grams (which on the issuing day equals to 150.00 KGS).
Legendary Yeti, enjoying his leisure activities at the Karakol ski resort, with the phrase “Greetings from The Kyrgyz Yeti!”

No. 27. «Р» - mailing registered international letters weighing up to 50 grams (which on the issuing day equals to 250.00 KGS).
Yeti, enjoying his vacation by the mountain lakeside of Issyk- Kul, with the phrase “With Love from The Kyrgyz Yeti!”

The stamps are issued on the initiative and with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Technical specifications.

Paper: coated, self-adhesive, 80 g/m2 .
Printing method: full-colour flexography + hot silver foil stamping.
Stamps die cutting: undulatory.
Stamps size: 45.00 х 34.50 mm.
Stamps are issued in rolls of 1 000 stamps. A part of the print run is issued in booklets containing 4 stamps (2 of each value).
Quantity of stamps issued: 30 000 pieces each; Quantity of booklets issued: 1 000 pieces.
Artist: Ivanka Costru.
Designer: Anastasia Pariniuc.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim”.

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729002) on the stamp issuing day.

The First Day Cover, Booklet and special Postmark are painted by Ivanka Costru and designed by Anastasia Pariniuc.

Printing method: full-colour offset.

Quantity issued: 400 copies. Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps, Booklet and FDC can be purchased here.

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