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Newsletter no. 87
23 January 2023

44th Chess Olympiad

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    On January 30, 2023 the Ministry of Digital Development of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of 2022 Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: "44th Chess Olympiad, Chennai 2022".
    The 44th Chess Olympiad organized by FIDE was held in Chennai (India) from July 28 to August 10, 2022. It included open and women's tournaments, in which 1,733 world chess players took part. In the open part of the tournament (both men and women could play in teams), the gold medal was claimed by the team of Uzbekistan. In the women's part of the competition, the team of Ukraine emerged victorious.
    KEP stamps feature the cups which are awarded to the winners of the Chess Olympiads. The stamp with face value of 75 soms represents the Hamilton-Russell Cup, which is awarded to the winners of the men's (open) tournament. The stamp with face value of 150 soms depicts the Women’s Chess Olympiad Cup, taken by the winning women's team. The coupons of the minisheet show the Nona Gaprindashvili Cup, which is awarded to chess players with the best overall result according to the Chess Olympiad results.
    KEP hopes that this postage stamps issue, dedicated to the Chess Olympiad 2022, will contribute to the promotion and development of this wonderful, intellectual and sport game.
    For this series, KEP also issues two postcards, which are used to realize two maximum cards.

No. 194
No. 195

Stamps description

No. 194. 75 KGS. Hamilton Russell Cup

No. 195. 150 KGS. Women’s Chess Olympiad Cup

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14½:14.
Stamps size: 27.50 х 46.00 mm.
Stamps are issued in collective minisheets of 8 stamps with two labels.
The labels depict the Nona Gaprindashvili Cup.
Collective minisheet size: 163 x 113 mm.
Quantity issued: 8 000 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, postcards and special postmark
are designed by Daria Maier.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Quantity of covers and postcards issued: 400 pieces each.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps, maximum cards and FDCs can be purchased here.

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