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Newsletter no. 15
04 August 2016

Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro


On August 5th the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a new series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: «Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro».

The XXXI Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), from August 5 till 21, 2016. There will be representatives from more than 200 countries participating, including sportsmen from Kyrgyzstan. This Olympics will award the record number of 306 medal sets for its 28 sports disciplines.

The KEP series consists of two stamps, dedicated to two popular Olympic disciplines — cycling and tennis.

Stamps Description.

No. 38

No. 39

No. 38. 50 KGS. Cycling. Road Race.

No. 39. 150 KGS. Tennis. Competition in Men's Singles.

Technical specifications.

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2 .
Printing method: full-colour offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamps size: 46.00 х 27.50 mm.
Sheets size: 119.00 х 104.00 mm.
Sheets composition: Stamps are issued in sheetlets of 4 stamps.
Quantity issued: 7 000 pieces each stamp.
Designer: Lilian Iaţco.
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 and special postmark are designed by Lilian Iaţco.

Printing method: full-colour offset.

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

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.

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