Kyrgyz Express Post (KEP) happily welcomes its clients and anyone interested in Philately! Here is some useful information related to the new philatelic service that we would like to bring to your attention.
Kyrgyz Express Post LLC has been operating in the postal market of Kyrgyzstan since March 16, 2012 under the license no. 12-917-КР granted by the State Communication Agency of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (license_ru.pdf), providing a wide range of postal, financial and other services both to individuals and legal entities.
Pursuant to the decision of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic dated December 7, 2012, Kyrgyz Express Post LLC was granted the status of second designated postal operator of Kyrgyzstan, which was further confirmed by the UPU International Bureau circular no. 83 of May 21, 2013 (circular_83_en.docx).
Inasmuch as KEP provides postal delivery services on the basis of established tariffs, it has been decided to issue postage stamps of the second designated postal operator of the Kyrgyz Republic. The issue of each stamp goes through an approval process under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic (currently the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic).
KEP stamps represent a real payment instrument, ensuring payment for services of forwarding postal items from Kyrgyzstan to all UPU member countries. KEP stamps are sold at their face value. All mail sendings franked with KEP stamps can be executed only at KEP offices.
KEP stamps are a new phenomenon in the 180-year-old worldwide tradition of stamp issuing: for the first time in philatelic history the second postal operator of an UPU member country, designated according to article 2 of the Universal Postal Convention and operating throughout the entire territory of Kyrgyzstan, uses its own stamps for postage.
The stamps are being published in the most influential world catalogues, such as Michel (Germany), Stanley Gibbons (United Kingdom), Scott (USA), Yvert & Tellier (France), Unificato (Italy) and the WADP (WNS) catalogue, which is the official Universal Postal Union catalogue to list legal stamps.
By issuing its stamps KEP strives to revive the interest in postage stamps collecting by offering high quality products of unique design, made using cutting-edge technologies. We use our best endeavors to raise public awareness about Kyrgyzstan: its history, culture, breathtaking environment, famous people. We hope that stamps issuing will spur more people to become ardent collectors and pursue such an exciting and instructive hobby as philately.
We are constantly striving to improve the quality of our products. We are open to your suggestions and hope to a fruitful cooperation. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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