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Newsletter no. 33
30 December 2017

The Anniversaries of Great Personalities


On December 31st, 2017 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of five Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “The Anniversaries of Great Personalities”.

In 2017, humanity celebrates the jubilee dates of great personalities who have made an invaluable contribution to the development of world civilization: 350th birth anniversary of J. Swift, 100th birth anniversary of Arthur C. Clarke, 150th birth anniversary of M. Skłodowska-Curie, 225th birth anniversary of Gioachino Rossini, 125th birth anniversary of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Besides the mentioned stamps, KEP also issues 5 postal cards, dedicated to the great personalities. These cards, together with the new stamps and a special pictorial first day cancellation, were used to make five maximum cards.

No. 85
No. 86
No. 87

No. 88
No. 89

Stamps description.

No. 85. 50 KGS. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). The 350th birth anniversary.

No. 86. 50 KGS. Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917- 2008). The 100th birth anniversary.

No. 87. 75 KGS. Maria Skłodowska-Curie (1867-1934). The 150th birth anniversary.

No. 88. 100 KGS. Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). The 225th birth anniversary.

No. 89. 100 KGS. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973). The 125th birth anniversary.

Technical specifications.

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2.
Printing method: full-colour offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamps size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm.
Sheets size: 120.00 x 108.00 mm.
Collective sheet size: 120.00 х 108.00 mm.
Stamps are issued in sheetlets of 4 stamps. Stamps are also issued in collective minisheet of 5 stamps (1 complete set and 1 coupon). On the sheet borders there is a text: “The Anniversaries of Great Personalities” in Kyrgyz, English and Russian languages.
Each sheetlet has a QR code in the lower right corner.
Quantity issued: 8 000 pieces each stamp, including the quantity of the collective minisheets — 2 000 pieces.
Designer: Vladimir Melnic.
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 Vladimir Melnic.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm). Printing method: full-color offset. Endorsing ink color: black.
Quantity issued: 400 copies.
Postal cards for maximum cards: printing method - full-color offset; quantity issued - 300 copies each.

Stamps, FDC and maximum cards can be purchased here.

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