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Newsletter no. 23
24 May 2017

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games


On May 26th 2017 the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games”.

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games were held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, from 12 to 22 May 2017. Athletes from 57 countries took part in these games which were held under the auspices of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF). The competitive program included 21 different sports; about 3,500 athletes from the Islamic world competed for 262 award sets.

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games were held under the motto: "Solidarity is our strength!".

Kyrgyzstan was represented at the Islamic Games by about 70 athletes who participated in 11 sports and showed excellent results. The athletes of our country won 17 medals, of which 4 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze.

According to the final results of these games Kyrgyzstan took the 10th place out of 57 participating countries.

A new series of KEP postage stamps includes 4 miniatures depicting the following sports: wrestling, weightlifting, table tennis and football (soccer).

No. 59
No. 60
No. 61
No. 62

Stamps description.

No. 59. 50 KGS. Wrestling.
No. 60. 50 KGS. Weightlifting.
No. 61. 75 KGS. Table tennis.
No. 62. 100 KGS. Football (soccer).

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.
Designer: Vitaliu Pogolșa.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim”.

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729001) on the stamps issuing day.

The first day cover and special postmark are designed by Vitaliu Pogolșa.

Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).

Printing method: full-colour offset.

Quantity issued: 400 copies

Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.

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