25 Years of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic
On November 22, 2017, the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps with the topic: “25 Years of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic”.
The Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic were formed in 1992. They are a combination of military units of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence, the State Border Service and the National Guard of the Kyrgyz Republic. In addition, there are quick reaction forces, which include special mobile units.
The armed forces of our country take an active part in international military cooperation. Kyrgyzstan is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Members of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic participate in UN peacekeeping missions. The Ministry of Defence also cooperates with NATO countries within the framework of the “Partnership for Peace” program.
This series of stamps is included into KEP issuing plan by the proposal of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan.
No. 80. 50 KGS. Missile Artillery.
No. 81. 50 KGS. Infantryman near an armored troop-carrier.
No. 82. 75 KGS. Sappers in the mountains.
No. 83. 100 KGS. Tank and military helicopter.
Each stamp contains the emblem of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic.
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.
Stamps are issued in sheetlets of 6 stamps and in a collective sheet of 4 stamps (1 complete set) and two central coupons. On the coupons some soldiers of special forces are depicted. On the sheet borders there is a text: “25 Years of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic” in Kyrgyz, English and Russian languages.
Each sheetlet has a QR code in the lower right corner.
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.