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Newsletter no. 45
14 November 2018

Issyk-Kul Lighthouses


On November 16, 2018 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “Issyk-Kul Lighthouses”.

A new series of KEP postage stamps includes 2 miniatures depicting a navigation equipment on Issyk-Kul lake: lighthouse, luminous signs and buoy.

No. 110
No. 111

Stamp description

No. 110. 100 KGS. Lighthouse and a tug with barge.

No. 111. 150 KGS. Luminous signs, buoy and a motor ship.

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamps size: 46.00 х 27.50 mm.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 6 stamps. Stamps are also issued in collective minisheet of 2 stamps (1 complete set and 2 coupons). On the sheet borders there are different navigation symbols and names of the series in Kyrgyz, English and Russian languages. The labels on the collective minisheet show a map of Issyk-Kul, indicating the locations of the lighthouses along the shoreline.
Minisheets size: 113.00 x 108.00 mm.
Collective minisheet size: 113.00 х 78.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 8 000 pieces each stamp, including the quantity of the collective minisheet — 2 000 pieces.
Artist: Oleg Cojocari.
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 Oleg Cojocari and Aliona Cojocari.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Printing method: full-color offset.
Quantity issued: 400 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.

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