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Newsletter no. 50
25 January 2019

Year of the Pig


On January 31, 2019 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: “Year of the Pig”.

The new KEP postage stamp represents a boar on an ornamental, symbolic background.

Stamp description

No. 120. 100 KGS. The Yellow Earth Pig (Boar) - New Year symbol according to the Chinese calendar.

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: one-color offset lithography + hot gold foil stamping.
Stamp perforation: comb 13 syncopated.
Stamp size: 34.00 х 34.00 mm.
Minisheet size: 134.00 x 100.00 mm.
Stamps are issued in minisheet of 5 stamps and 1 label. On the sheet borders there is a text: “Happy New Year!” in Kyrgyz, Russian, English and Chinese languages.
Quantity issued: 6 000 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.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Printing method: full-color digital offset.
Quantity issued: 400 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.

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