On 20th of November, 2017 the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a souvenir sheet with two Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Pearls of Kyrgyz Nature”.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Tourism in Kyrgyzstan is one of the priorities and most promising areas of the economy.
The new KEP souvenir sheet represents two natural pearls: the mountain peak of Manas (4,482 m) and Lake Kel-Suu, which attract many tourists, both Kyrgyz and foreign.
This souvenir sheet is included into KEP issuing plan by the proposal of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Souvenir sheet description.
Souvenir sheet no. 11
No. 78. 50 KGS. The mountain peak of Manas (4,482 m).
No. 79. 150 KGS. Lake Kel-Suu.
On the sheet borders there is a mountain landscape with yurtas and official logos of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the Department of Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic. A QR-code is placed in the lower left corner.
Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2 .
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamps size: 46.00 х 27.50 mm.
Souvenir sheet size: 113.00 х 64.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 5 000 pieces.
Designer: Iuliana Dulap.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim”.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729001) on the souvenir sheet issuing day.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm). Printing method: full-color offset. Quantity issued: 400 copies.
Endorsing ink color: black.
The first day cover and special postmark are designed by Iuliana Dulap.
Souvenir sheet and FDC can be purchased here. here.