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Newsletter no. 51
11 March 2019

Poisonous Mushrooms of Kyrgyzstan


On March 14, 2019 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “Poisonous Mushrooms of Kyrgyzstan”.
The new series of KEP postage stamps includes 4 miniatures depicting the following poisonous mushrooms: Ivory Funnel, Yellow-staining Mushroom, Sulfur Tuft and Deadly Dapperling. For this series, KEP also issues four postcards, which are used to realize four maximum cards.

No. 121
No. 122
No. 123
No. 124

Stamps description.

No. 121. 50 KGS. Ivory Funnel (Clitocybe dealbata) is a poisonous fungus containing the highly toxic substance, muscarine, which can lead to severe forms of poisoning.
No. 122. 75 KGS. Yellow-staining Mushroom (Agaricus xanthodermus) is a poisonous species of mushroom belonging to the genus Agaricus.
No. 123. 100 KGS. Sulfur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare) is a poisonous fungus, distinguished by lamella (gills) with a sulfur-yellow colour, which distinguish it from edible mushrooms.
No. 124. 150 KGS. Deadly Dapperling (Lepiota brunneoincarnata) is one of the most dangerous poisonous mushrooms, containing nitriles and cyanides.

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.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 5 stamps with 1 label in the upper left corner. Stamps are also issued in collective minisheet of 4 stamps (1 complete set).
Minisheets size: 108.00 x 113.00 mm.
Collective minisheet size: 80.00 х 113.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 7 000 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 is designed by Oleg Cojocari.

Postal cards and special postmark are designed by Aliona Cojocari.

Printing method: full-color digital offset.

Quantity issued: 200 covers and 200 each postcard.

Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).

Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps, maximum cards and FDC can be purchased here.

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