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Newsletter no. 98
25 March 2024

The Anniversaries of Great Personalities

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On April 30, 2024 the Ministry of Digital Development of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of 2023 Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: "The Anniversaries of Great Personalities".

Omar Khayyam (1048 – 1131) was a Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. He made great contributions to algebra, proposing a classification and method for solving cubic equations. The calendar he created is still considered one of the most accurate in the world. However, Omar Khayyam is best known as a great poet, the author of philosophical poetic works (quatrains) called rubaiyat. He spent a significant part of his life in Central Asia (Samarkand, Bukhara), where he created many scientific and literary works .

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543) was a Polish astronomer, mathematician, mechanic, economist and author of the world's first scientific revolution. This revolution is characterized by the heliocentric system created by Copernicus, which considers the Sun as the central celestial body around which the Earth and other planets revolve. The main work of Nicolaus Copernicus was the essay "On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres", in which the heliocentric model of the world was justified.

Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662) was a French writer, mathematician, mechanic, physicist, philosopher and theologian. He is considered to be one of the founders of mathematical analysis, probability theory and projective geometry. Blaise Pascal is the author of the fundamental law of hydrostatics and one of the first to create unique examples of calculating machines. The unit of pressure and stress in the International System of Units (SI) and the Pascal programming language are named in his honor. The literary work of Blaise Pascal won the admiration of many classics in world literature.

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) was a Russian pianist, composer and conductor. Drawing on the traditions of various musical schools in Russian music, Rachmaninoff created his own style. As a composer, he enriched the tonal palette of Russian and world music with motifs from the ancient Russian Znamenny Chant. As a pianist, Sergei Rachmaninoff became a benchmark for many generations of performers around the world. His works continue to have a significant influence on the development of contemporary musical art.

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

No. 221Blaise Pascal stamp
No. 222Omar Khayyam stamp
No. 223Nicolaus Copernicus stamp
No. 224Sergei Rachmaninoff stamp

Stamps description.

No. 221. 150 KGS. Omar Khayyam (1048 – 1131)
No. 222. 150 KGS. Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543)
No. 223. 150 KGS. Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662)
No. 224. 150 KGS. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamps size: 46.00 × 27.50 mm.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 5 stamps with one label.
Minisheets size: 113 × 108 mm.
Quantity issued: 6 000 pieces each stamp.
Designer: Daria Maier.
Printer House: "Nova Imprim" (Chișinău, Moldova).

Blaise Pascal minisheet
Omar Khayyam minisheet
Nicolaus Copernicus minisheet
Sergei Rachmaninoff minisheet

FDC wit Blaise Pascal, Omar Khayyam, Nicolaus Copernicus and Sergei Rachmaninoff

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 × 114 mm).
Quantity of covers issued: 300 pieces.
Quantity of postcards issued: 400 pieces each.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Blaise Pascal postcard
Omar Khayyam postcard
Nicolaus Copernicus postcard
Sergei Rachmaninoff postcard

Stamps, maximum cards and FDCs can be purchased here.

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