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Newsletter no. 83
30 December 2021

Year of the Tiger

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    On December 31, 2021 the Ministry of Digital Development of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: "Year of the Tiger".
    According to the traditional Chinese calendar, the coming year 2022 will be the Year of the Blue Water Tiger. It will begin on February 1st and last until January 21st, 2023.
     The tiger is the third animal sign of the Chinese zodiac. According to the centuries-old cultural traditions of China, the tiger occupies a special place in the animal kingdom. He is considered the king of beasts. In the Chinese zodiac, the tiger symbolises strength, courage and the fight against evil. As for water, which is one of the five traditional basic physical elements, its presence in the name of the year symbolizes vital energy, spiritual communication, maturity and deep emotions.
    KEP congratulates its clients, partners, friends and wishes everyone health, happiness, success and prosperity in the new year 2022.
    For this stamp, KEP also issues a postcard, which is used to realize a maximum card.

Stamp description

No. 176. 150 KGS. Year of the Tiger

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamp perforation: comb 13 syncopated.
Stamp size: 34.00 х 34.00 mm.
Stamp is issued in minisheets of 5 stamps with one label. On the sheet borders there is a text: “Happy New Year!” in Kyrgyz, Russian, English and Chinese languages.
Minisheet size: 134 x 100 mm.
Quantity issued: 6 500 stamps.
Designer: Diana Roşcovan.
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, postcard and special cancellation are designed by Diana Roşcovan.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Cover and postcard printing method: digital.
Quantity of covers issued: 400 pieces.
Quantity of postcards issued: 300 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps, maximum cards and FDCs can be purchased here.

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