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Newsletter no. 40
13 August 2018

43rd Chess Olympiad


On August 20, 2018 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: “43rd Chess Olympiad”.
Chess is a very popular sport. Millions of people on the planet play this ancient, intellectual game. The World Chess Federation (FIDE), since 1927, organizes official Chess Olympiads. Since 1950, they are held once every two years. Georgia has always been famous for its chess players, so it is not surprising that this country received the honor of hosting the 43rd Chess Olympiad. As in 2016, the team from Kyrgyzstan participates in the Chess Olympiad.

Stamp description.

No. 102

No. 102. 100 KGS. A chessboard and pieces against a background of a world map, as well as the logo of the Kyrgyz Chess Federation.

Technical specifications.

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamp perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamp size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm.
Sheet size: 113.00 x 108.00 mm.
Stamp is issued in sheetlets of 4 stamps + 2 labels. On the sheet borders there are names of the series in Kyrgyz and English languages and images of Batumi architectural sights. The labels in the sheet center depict two different chess combinations and a gold cup.
Quantity issued: 6 000 pieces.
Designer: Aliona Cojocari.
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 Aliona Cojocari.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm). Printing method: full-color offset.
Quantity issued: 400 copies.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.
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