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Under the Soviet Union, the Kyrgyz SSR postal service was an integral part of the Soviet system. Kyrgyzstan (or the Kyrgyz Republic) declared its independence in August 1991 and issued its first postage stamps on 4 February 1992.  The nation has two designated postal operators — the original Kyrgyz Post (Кыргыз Почтасы. Kyrgyz Pochtasy SE) and the Kyrgyz Express Post LLC which issued its first stamps on 18 November 2014.

Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Express Post)

21 February

The “Seven Thousanders” of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan KEP: The “Seven Thousanders” of Kyrgyzstan, 21 February 2020. Images from Kyrgyz Express Post.

Date of issue: 21 February 2020
Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m²
Printing method: full-color offset lithography
Designer: Daria Maier
Photographer: Vladislav Ushakov
Printer house: “Nova Imprim” (Chișinău, Moldova)

On february 21, 2020 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “The “Seven-Thousanders” of Kyrgyzstan”.

Most of Kyrgyzstan’s territory is mountainous. The “Seven-Thousanders” of the country are concentrated in a relatively small area:

148M. Jengish Chokusu

Size (mm): 69.00 x 27.50
Face value (KGS): 50
KEP catalogue no.: M148
Perforation: comb 14 x 14½
Quantity issued: 8 000

Jengish Chokusu (7,439 m) is Kyrgyzstan’s highest mountain. It is located in the mountains of the Tian Shan Range. This mountain is not so frequented by climbers due to it’s very difficult climbing routes and unpredictable weather conditions.

149M. Lenin Peak

Size (mm): 69.00 x 27.50
Face value (KGS): 100
KEP catalogue no.: M149
Perforation: comb 14 x 14½
Quantity issued: 8 000

Lenin Peak (7,134 m) is a mountain of the Pamir Chon-Alay Range, located between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Due to its relatively easy routes, this mountain is considered to be the most “welcoming” and accessible even for novice climbers.

150M. Khan Tengri

Size (mm): 69.00 x 27.50
Face value (KGS): 150
KEP catalogue no.: M150
Perforation: comb 14 x 14½
Quantity issued: 8 000

Khan Tengri (7,010 m) is located in the Tengri-Tag subrange of the Tian Shan mountains, situated on the borders of Kazakhstan, China and Kyrgyzstan. This is one of the most beautiful mountains, especially revered by the locals and called the “Lord of the Sky”.

Minisheet. 148-150N. The “Seven-Thousanders” of Kyrgyzstan

Size (mm); 124.00 x 108.00
Quantity issued: 2 000

Minisheet. 148L. Jengish Chokusu

Size (mm): 159.00 x 108.00
Quantity issued: 1 500

Minisheet. 149L. Lenin Peak

Size (mm): 159.00 x 108.00
Quantity issued: 1 500

Minisheet. 150L. Khan Tengri

Size (mm): 159.00 x 108.00
Quantity issued: 1 500

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729001) on the stamps issuing day.
The first day cover and special postmark are designed by Daria Maier.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Printing method: full-color offset.
Quantity issued: 250 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Postal cards for maximum cards are designed by Daria Maier.
Photographer: Vladislav Ushakov.
Printing method: digital.
Quantity issued: 200 pieces each.

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