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Newsletter no. 72
29 December 2020

Year of the Ox

Newsletter no. 72.pdf

On December 31, 2020 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: “Year of the Ox”.

According to the traditional Chinese calendar, the coming new year will be the Year of the White Metal Ox. It will begin on February 12, 2021 and last until January 30, 2022.

The ox is the second animal sign of the Chinese zodiac. It is distinguished by strength, decisiveness, responsibility and permanency. The word “metal” in the name of the sign indicates strength, resilience and reliability. The white color in Eastern culture symbolizes purity, sanctity and justice.

The preceding year has been very difficult for all humanity because of the global pandemic. We sincerely hope that in the new year of the White Metal Ox, people will manage to cope with the accumulated problems and make significant steps towards prosperity and sustainable development.

Stamp description

No. 165. 100 KGS. Year of the Ox

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: one-color offset lithography
+ hot gold foil stamping.
Stamp perforation: comb 13 syncopated.
Stamp size: 34.00 х 34.00 mm.
Stamp is issued in minisheets of 5 stamps and 1 label.
On the sheet borders there is a text: “Happy New Year!”
in Kyrgyz, Russian, English and Chinese languages.
Minisheet size: 134.00 x 100.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 5 000 stamps.
Designer: Vitaliu Pogolșa.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim” (Chișinău, Moldova).

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 Vitaliu Pogolșa.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Printing method: full-color offset.
Quantity issued: 250 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.

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