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Newsletter no. 70
14 December 2020

Domestic Dogs

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On December 22, 2020 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “Domestic Dogs”.

Since ancient times dogs have lived next to people, being their protectors, helpers and companions.

The new series of KEP postage stamps includes 3 miniatures depicting the following breeds of domestic dogs: Dalmatian, Alaskan Malamute and Akita Inu:

Dalmatian is a Croatian dog breed whose name comes from Dalmatia, a historic region of the Balkan Peninsula. Dalmatians are medium-sized, strong and active dogs.

Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest breeds of dogs. Its name comes from the Eskimo tribe “Malemiut”, who lived in the coastal areas of Alaska. This breed of dog is healthy, very resilient and resistant to extreme weather conditions.

Akita Inu is a Japanese dog breed that originated in the Akita province on Honshu Island. Even in ancient times, Akita Inu were bred primarily as hunting and guard dogs. In Japan, this breed is considered a national treasure. The Japanese themselves call Akita Inu the "Treasure of Japan".

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

№ 161
№ 162
№ 163

Stamps description

No. 161. 50 KGS. Dalmatian

No. 162. 100 KGS. Alaskan Malamute

No. 163. 150 KGS. Akita Inu

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 5 stamps.
Stamps are also issued in a collective minisheet
of 3 stamps (1 complete set). German Shepherd
is represented in the margin of the collective minisheet.
Minisheets size: 134.00 x 100.00 мм.
Collective minisheet size: 100.00 x 134.00 мм.
Quantity issued: 6 500 pieces each stamp, including the quantity
of the collective minisheet – 1 500 pieces.
Designer: Daria Maier, Yuri Kardashenko.
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, Yuri Kardashenko.
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, Yuri Kardashenko.
Printing method - digital.
Quantity issued - 250 pieces each.

Stamps, maximum cards and FDC can be purchased here.

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