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Newsletter no. 6
01 September 2015


The anniversaries of the famous world culture representatives

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On September 2nd, 2015 Kyrgyz Express Post (KEP) is issuing its series of stamps, dedicated to the anniversaries of the famous world culture representatives: the 750th Birth Anniversary of Dante Alighieri and the 175th Birth Anniversary of P. I. Tchaikovsky.

Dante Alighieri (1265 — 1321) was the great Italian poet, theologian, politician and one of the founders of the literary Italian language. His famous “Divine Comedy” became a kind of synthesis of European late medieval culture.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) was the great Russian composer, conductor, teacher and author of more than 80 musical works, including ten operas and three ballets. The works of P. I. Tchaikovsky represent a well-deserved part of the Kyrgyz theatres repertoire.


Stamps description.

No 16


No 17



No. 16. 50.00 KGS. 750th Birth Anniversary of Dante Alighieri. The stamp reproduces a fragment of “Dante and Beatrice”, by the English painter Henry Holiday (1884).

No. 17. 100.00 KGS. 175th Birth Anniversary of P. I. Tchaikovsky. The stamp depicts the Russian composer standing by piano. It is a reproduction of T. Fiodorova's painting “P. I. Tchaikovsky” (1998).


Technical specifications.

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m2.
Printing method: full-colour offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 13 syncopated.
Stamps size: 68,00 х 34,00 mm.
Sheet size with stamps No. 16: 200,00 х 100,00 mm.
Sheet size with stamps No. 17: 166,00 х 97,00 mm.
Sheets composition: Stamps are issued in minisheets of 4 stamps.
Quantity issued: 15 000 pieces of each stamp.
Designer: Olga Derej.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim”.

A special cancellation on FDCs will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729002) on the stamp issuing day.


The First Day Covers and special Postmarks are designed by Olga Derej.
Printing method: full-colour offset. Quantity issued: 400 copies each. Endorsing ink colour: black . For this issue two maximum cards were made. Printing method: full-colour offset.
Quantity issued: 300 copies each.

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