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Newsletter no. 82
29 December 2021

The Anniversaries of Great Personalities

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    On December 31, 2021 the Ministry of Digital Development of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: "The Anniversaries of Great Personalities".

    Walter Scott, 250th birth anniversary. Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a distinguished British writer of Scottish descent. He is considered the founder of the historical novel genre. For more than thirty years of his literary career, Walter Scott authored twenty-eight novels, nine poems as well as many stories, literary critical articles and historical works.

    Johannes Kepler, 450th birth anniversary. Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630) was a great German astronomer and mathematician. He was the first to formulate the basic laws of planetary motion in the Solar System. On the basis of planetary kinematics discovered by Johannes Kepler, Sir Isaac Newton later created the theory of gravitation.

    Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, 200th birth anniversary. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881) was an outstanding Russian writer, thinker, publicist and public figure. He is one of the most widely read writers in the world, a recognized classic of not only Russian, but also world literature.

    Albrecht Dürer, 550th birth anniversary. Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528) was a great German painter, printmaker and graphic artist. He was a representative of the Western European Renaissance. Albrecht Dürer was one of the first to use the complicated technique of engraving on copper plates. As an art theorist, he wrote several scientific treatises on the measurement of proportions.

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

No. 183
No. 184
No. 185
No. 186

Stamps description.

183. 75 KGS. Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
184. 100 KGS. Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)
185. 150 KGS. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)
186. 175 KGS. Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamps size: 46.00 х 27.50 mm.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 5 stamps with one label.
Minisheets size: 113 x 108 mm.
Quantity issued: 6 000 pieces each stamp.
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 cancellation are designed by Daria Maier.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm)..
Cover and postcards printing method: digital.
Quantity of covers and postcards issued: 200 pieces each.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps, maximum cards and FDCs can be purchased here.

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