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Newsletter no. 63
17 February 2020


The “Seven-Thousanders” of Kyrgyzstan

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On february 21, 2020 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “The “Seven-Thousanders” of Kyrgyzstan”.

Most of Kyrgyzstan's territory is mountainous. The “Seven-Thousanders” of the country are concentrated in a relatively small area:

Jengish Chokusu (7,439 m) is Kyrgyzstan's highest mountain. It is located in the mountains of the Tian Shan Range. This mountain is not so frequented by climbers due to its very difficult climbing routes and unpredictable weather conditions.

Lenin Peak (7,134 m) is a mountain of the Pamir Chon-Alay Range, located between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Due to its relatively easy routes, this mountain is considered to be the most "welcoming" and accessible even for novice climbers.

Khan Tengri (7,010 m) is located in the Tengri-Tag subrange of the Tian Shan mountains, situated on the borders of Kazakhstan, China and Kyrgyzstan. This is one of the most beautiful mountains, especially revered by the locals and called the "Lord of the Sky".

For this series, KEP also issues three postcards, which are used to realize three maximum cards.


№ 148
№ 149
№ 150

Stamps description

No. 148. 50 KGS. Jengish Chokusu (7,439 m)

No. 149. 100 KGS. Lenin Peak (7,134 m)

No. 150. 150 KGS. Khan Tengri (7,010 m)




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.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 4 stamps and 2 labels.
Stamps are also issued in a collective minisheet of 3 stamps (1 complete set).
Minisheet size: 159.00 x 108.00 mm.
Collective minisheet size: 124.00 х 108.00 mm
Quantity issued: 8 000 piece, including the quantity of the
collective minisheet - 2 000 pieces.
Photographer: Vladislav Ushakov.
Designer: Daria Maier.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim” (Chișinău, 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: 250 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.


Postal cards for maximum cards are designed by
Daria Maier.
Photographer: Vladislav Ushakov.
Printing method - digital.
Quantity issued - 200 pieces each.



Stamps, maximum cards and FDC can be purchased here.



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