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Newsletter no. 56
15 July 2019

Apollo XI: 50th Anniversary


On July 20, 2019 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: “Apollo XI: 50th Anniversary”.

50 years ago, the outstanding mission of the U.S. with manned spacecraft, Apollo XI, was successfully completed. On July 20, 1969, crew commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module of the spacecraft and for the first time in human history a man walked on the Moon. The new KEP postage stamp is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of this truly epochal event.

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

Stamp description

No. 131. 150 KGS. The view from the Moon.

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamp perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamp size: 69.00 х 27.50 mm.
Stamp is issued in minisheet of 4 stamps.
Minisheet size: 159.00 x 108.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 6 000 stamps.
Designer: Niall Murphy.
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 Niall Murphy.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Printing method: digital.
Quantity issued: 300 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Postal card for maximum card is designed by Niall Murphy.
Printing method – digital.
Quantity issued – 300 pieces each.

Stamps, maximum card and FDC can be purchased here.

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