Happy New Year!
On 30 January, 2018 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation new Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: “Happy New Year!”.
The Chinese New Year begins on February 16, 2018. According to the Chinese horoscope calendar, 2018 is the Year of the Brown (or Yellow) Earth Dog.
New KEP stamp represents a Dog on the background of the starry sky and the constellation of Canis Major.
No. 90. 100 KGS. The Brown (or Yellow) Earth Dog - New Year symbol according to the Chinese calendar.
Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2.
Printing method: one-color offset lithography + hot golden foil stamping.
Stamp perforation: comb 13 syncopated.
Stamp size: 34.00 х 34.00 mm.
Sheet size: 134.00 x 100.00 mm.
Stamps are issued in sheetlets of 5 stamps and 1 coupon. On the sheet borders there is a text: “Happy New Year!” in Kyrgyz, Russian, English and Chinese languages. Each sheetlet has a QR code in the lower right corner.
Quantity issued: 8 000 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 stamp issuing day.
The first day cover and special postmark are designed by Vitaliu Pogolșa.
Printing method: full-colour offset.
Quantity issued: 500 copies.
Endorsing ink color: black.
Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.