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Newsletter no. 27
10 July 2017

Salbuurun - traditional Kyrgyz hunting (end of the series)


On July 14th 2017 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps dedicated to salbuurun. This issue represents the end of the series, launched in 2015. This third issue in the series is dedicated to the main hunting techniques of salbuurun: archery, falconry and hunting with taigans (national breed of hunting dogs).

Since ancient times, Kyrgyz men, on horseback, went on a hunt, variously using falconry, taigan dogs and archery.

In modern Kyrgyzstan, salbгuurun is very popular and takes an increasingly important place in the cultural and sporting life of the country. At the same time, the festival "Salbuurun", which has been held since 2006, now assumes international fame.

Stamps description.

No. 69
No. 70
No. 71

No. 69. 50 KGS. Equestrian rider who shoots an arrow.

No. 70. 75 KGS. Horseman, letting out a hunting bird.

No. 71. 100 KGS. The taigan dog pursuing a fox.

Technical specifications.

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2.
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 13 syncopated.
Stamps size: 68.00 х 34.00 mm.
Sheets size: 100.00 х 168.00 mm.
Collective sheet size: 134.00 х 134.00 mm.
Sheets composition: Stamps are issued in sheetlets of 4 stamps and in a collective sheet of 3 stamps (1 complete set).
Quantity issued: 9 000 pieces each stamp, including the quantity of the collective minisheet — 3 000 pieces.
Artist: Vladimir Melnic.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim”.

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729001) on the stamp issuing day.
The first day cover and special postmark are designed by Vladimir Melnic.
Printing method: full-color offset. Quantity issued: 400 copies. Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.

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