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Newsletter no. 20
23 November 2016

Navigation on Lake Issyk-Kul


On November 24th 2016 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “Navigation on Lake Issyk-Kul”.

The natural pearl of Kyrgyzstan, Lake Issyk-Kul, is one of the 25 largest lakes in the world, by area, and occupies 6th place in the list of the deepest lakes on the planet.

The first large ships on Issyk-Kul were sailing longboats and schooners. In the twentieth century the relay was accepted by more powerful and efficient motor ships. In 1925 it was created the Issyk-Kul State Shipping Company, which played a major role in the transport shipping in the region. Cargo and passenger ships carried out transportation between the cities of Rybachye (now Balykchy) and Przhevalsk (nowadays Karakol), as well as other wharfs. It was the highest mountain fleet in the USSR.

Issyk-Kul has played and continues to play a significant role in military and naval matters. The tasting facilities of the Russian Navy are located on the Lake, where torpedo weapons are tested.

No. 49
No. 50
No. 51
No. 52

Stamps description.

No. 49. 50 KGS. Three-masted schooner "Issyk-Kul" (the beginning of the twentieth century).
No. 50. 50 KGS. Motor ship "Progress of Kyrgyzstan", launched in 1926.
No. 51. 100 KGS. Cruiser "Moscow" of the President of Kyrgyzstan.
No. 52. 100 KGS. Torpedo boat.

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: 113.00 x 108.00 mm.
Collective sheet size: 113.00 x 108.00 mm.
Stamps are issued in sheetlets of 6 stamps and in a collective sheet of 4 stamps (1 complete set).
Quantity issued: 9 500 pieces each stamp, including the quantity of the collective minisheet — 3 500 pieces.
Artist: Oleg Cojocari. Designer: Aliona Cojocari.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim”.

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

The first day covers and special postmark are designed by Oleg Cojocari and Aliona Cojocari.

Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).

Printing method: full-colour digital offset.

Quantity issued: 500 copies

All covers are numbered.

Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.

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