The Great Silk Road
On 24th of November, 2017 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a souvenir sheet with one Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: “The Great Silk Road”.
For many centuries the Great Silk Road was an important means of trade ties and dialogue between the cultures of the West and the East. The longest stretch of the Silk Road passed through the territory of Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan. Along the Silk Road, rich cities, commercial settlements and caravanserais emerged and flourished. In the territory of Kyrgyzstan, these include: Djul, Suyab, Novokent, Balasagun, Borskoon, Tash-Rabat, Osh, Uzgen.
In 2013, the People's Republic of China put forward the concept of the "New Silk Road" better known as “The Belt and Road Initiative”. This concept involves the creation, by 2030, of an extensive infrastructure network from the western borders of China through the countries of Central Asia and Iran to Europe.
Souvenir sheet description.
Souvenir Sheet no. 12
No. 84. 150 KGS. The Great Silk Road: track routes on a map, camel caravans, Chinese vases, modern means of transportation (train, plane). On the sheet borders an ancient Chinese sailing ship, a compass, a loom, a fan, a red dragon are depicted. A QR-code is placed in the upper left corner.
Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2.
Printing method: full-color offset lithography + embossing.
Stamp perforation: comb 13, syncopated.
Stamp size: 68.00 х 34.00 mm.
Souvenir sheet size: 117.00 x 67.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 7 000 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 souvenir sheet issuing day.
The first day cover and special postmark are designed by Vitaliu Pogolșa.
Printing method: full-colour offset.
Quantity issued: 400 copies.
Endorsing ink color: black.
Souvenir sheet and FDC can be purchased here.