The Minerals of Kyrgyzstan
On January 6th, 2015 Kyrgyz Express Post (KEP) is issuing its last series of stamps in 2015 - “The Minerals of Kyrgyzstan”. Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country, famous for its vast mineral wealth that includes a great quantity and variety of minerals, including unique types that cannot be found anywhere else. The new series includes four stamps, representing four types of Minerals of Kyrgyzstan.
No. 23. 50.00 KGS. The stamp depicts Realgar with orpiment. Its deposit is located in Khaidarkan and it can be found together with cinnabar (quicksilver).
No. 24. 75.00 KGS. The stamp depicts Stibnite (antimonite, antimony). Its deposit is located in Kadamjay (an example of antimony ores’ purity, about 99.99%).
No. 25. 100.00 KGS. The stamp depicts Kyanite (disthene). Its deposit is located in Chatkal District. The hardness of this mineral varies within one crystal.
The stamp issue has been realized with support of the Institute of Geology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2 .
Printing method: full-colour offset lithography, partial gloss finish + pantone silver.
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamps size: 46.00 х 27.50 mm.
Sheets size: 113.00 х 108.00 mm.
Collective sheet size: 113.00 х 80.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 15 000 pieces each stamp, including the quantity of the collective minisheet - 6 000 pieces.
Designer: Olga Derej.
Photographer: Alexey Sorokin.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim”.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729002) on the stamp issuing day.
The First Day Cover and special Postmark are designed by Olga Derej.
Printing method: full-colour offset.
Quantity issued: 400 copies.
Endorsing ink colour: black.
Stamps and FDC can be purchased here.