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Newsletter no. 47
04 December 2018

Red Data Book of Kyrgyzstan


On December 7, 2018 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “Kyrgyz Republic Red Data Book”.

A new series of KEP postage stamps includes 4 miniatures depicting the following protected fauna species: Marbled polecat, Pallas's cat, Turkestan lynx and Himalayan brown bear.

For this series, KEP also issues four postcards, which are used to realize four maximum cards.

Stamps description

No. 114. 50 KGS. Marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna) ) is a small mammal belonging to the monotypic genus Vormela within the Mustelinae subfamily.

No. 115. 75 KGS. Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul) is a feline mammal, also known as the Manul.

No. 116. 100 KGS.Turkestan lynx (Lynx lynx isabellinus) is a rare subspecies of Eurasian lynx.

No. 117. 150 KGS. Himalayan brown bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) is a rare subspecies of the brown bear.

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamps size: 69.00 х 27.50 mm.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 5 stamps and 1 label.
Stamps are also issued in collective minisheet of 4 stamps (1 complete set).
Minisheets size: 159.00 x 108.00 mm.
Collective minisheet size: 159.00 х 80.50 mm.
Quantity issued: 8 000 pieces each stamp, including the quantity of the collective minisheet — 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: 190 х 130 mm.
Printing method: full-color offset.
Quantity issued: 400 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Postal cards for maximum cards are designed by Vladimir Melnic.
Printing method – full-color offset.
Quantity issued – 300 pieces each.

Stamps, maximum cards and FDC can be purchased here.

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