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Newsletter no. 42
02 October 2018

Joint issue between Kyrgyzstan and Latvia.
The 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations


On October 5, 2018 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a souvenir sheet with two Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “Joint issue between Kyrgyzstan and Latvia. The 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations”.

The Kyrgyz and Latvian peoples both have ancient cultural traditions and an important part of these are folk epics. It is to these national epics of the Kyrgyz and Latvian peoples that the joint issue is dedicated. The postage stamps depict outstanding epic heroes: Kyrgyz Manas and Latvian Lachplesis, embodied in famous sculptural compositions.

Souvenir sheet description.

Souvenir sheet no. 14

No. 106                    No. 107
Souvenir sheet No. 14

No. 106. 50 KGS. A monument to Manas in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).

No. 107. 150 KGS. A monument to Lachplesis in Riga (Latvia).

Technical specifications.

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14½:14.
Stamps size: 27.50 х 46.00 mm.
On the sheet borders there is an inscription “Joint issue between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Latvia. The 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations” in Kyrgyz and Latvian languages.
Souvenir sheet size: 108.00 х 67.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 5 000 pieces.
Designer: Daria Maier.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim”.

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729001) on the stamps issuing day.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm). Printing method: full-color offset.
The first day cover and special postmark are designed by Daria Maier.
Quantity issued: 400 copies.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.

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