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Newsletter no. 59
21 October 2019

Beekeeping in Kyrgyzstan

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On October 28, 2019 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “Beekeeping in Kyrgyzstan”.

Due to the favorable climate and the wide spectrum of bee-friendly plants, Kyrgyzstan produces high-quality honey in large quantities. Our country has extensive, high-altitude pastures, covered with a large variety of honey plants. The meadows, the foothill pastures and the hayfields in the lower mountains are also rich in valuable honey-bearing plants. It's no wonder Kyrgyz honey is one of the best in the world.

The new series of KEP postage stamps includes 3 miniatures depicting the following topics: Honey bees, Honeycomb and a Beekeeper. The photographs were taken on apiaries in the gorges of Ala-Archa, Chichkan and near the Sary-Chelek Lake.

No. 140
No. 141
No. 142

Stamps description

No. 140. 50 KGS. Honey bees.

No. 141. 100 KGS. Honeycomb.

No. 142. 150 KGS. Beekeeper.

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 13, syncopated.
Stamps size: 34.00 х 34.00 mm.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 4 stamps. Stamps are also issued in collective minisheet of 3 stamps (1 complete set).
Minisheets size: 100.00 x 134.00 mm.
Collective minisheet size: 134.00 x 100.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 8 000 pieces each stamp, including the quantity of the collective minisheet – 2 000 pieces.
Photographers: Ivan Turkovskii and Vladislav Ushakov.
Designer: Daria Maier.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim” (Chisinau, Moldova).

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 Daria Maier.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Printing method: full-color offset.
Quantity issued: 200 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.

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