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Newsletter no. 54
22 April 2019

Bird of the Year. The Little Bustard


On May 9, 2019 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: “Bird of the Year. The Little Bustard”.

KEP begins a series of annual issues called "Bird of the Year" by issuing a stamp dedicated to the Little Bustard. The issues from this series will be designed in close cooperation with the Kyrgyz Wildlife Conservation Society (KWCS), which every year chooses a species to be designated as "Bird Of The Year" in Kyrgyzstan.

The Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) is a relatively small bird, about the size of a grouse and weighs up to 1kg. The distinctive feature in the appearance of the Little Bustard is that the male, when in breeding plumage, has a black neck with two white stripes.

For this series, KEP also issues a postcard, which is used to realize a maximum card.

Stamp description

No. 129. 150 KGS. Little Bustard in breeding plumage.

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamp perforation: comb 13 syncopated.
Stamp size: 34.00 х 34.00 mm.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 4 stamps.
Minisheet size: 100.00 x 134.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 6 000 stamps.
Designer: Daria Maier.
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 Daria Maier.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Printing method: digital offset.
Quantity issued: 250 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Postal card for maximum cards is designed by Daria Maier.
Printing method – digital offset.
Quantity issued – 250 pieces each.

Stamps, maximum card and FDC can be purchased here.

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