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Newsletter no. 18
25 August 2016

42nd Chess Olympiad


On September 1st the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a new series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps, dedicated to the 42nd Chess Olympiad.

Chess is an ancient intellectual game, which is considered to be one of the most popular sports on the planet. While originated in the East, the game has eventually devoured all the continents and prompted the organisation of the World Olympiads.

The next, 42nd Chess Olympiad is held in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, from September 1 till 13, 2016.

Together with the best chess players from around the world, the Kyrgyz team too will be showing their skills in Baku.

Stamp description.

No. 44

No. 44. 100 KGS. 42nd Chess Olympiad. The stamp depicts several chess pieces and the official logo of the 42nd Baku Chess Olympiad against the terrestrial globe.

Technical specifications.

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2.
Printing method: full-colour offset lithography.
Stamp perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamp size: 46.00 х 27.50 mm.
Sheet size: 132.00 x 108.00 mm.
Stamp is issued in sheetlets of 4 stamps.
Quantity issued: 7 000 pieces.
Designer: Aliona Cojocari.
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 Aliona Cojocari.

Printing method: full-colour offset.

Quantity issued: 400 copies.

Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamp and FDC can be purchased here.

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