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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Kyrgyzstan 2016 - Salbuurun - Traditional Kyrgyz Hunting - Taigans




COUNTRY: Kyrgyzstan
ISSUE DATE: 28 July 2016
THEME: Taigans
CIRCULATION: 8 000
STAMP SIZE: 68 х 34 mm
SOUVENIR SHEET SIZE: 100 х 168 mm
STAMP DESIGN:Vladimir Melnic







The State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation new KEP postage stamps, dedicated to Salbuurun. This series is a continuation of the KEP project, which started last year and implied various activities within Salbuurun.




The stamps represent taigans – a unique national breed of hunting dogs that are irreplaceable assistants at traditional Kyrgyz hunting. Taigans are very well adapted to the high altitudes. Taigans are very much appreciated by hunters, because they are very manoeuvrable, persistent during pursuit and have great endurance for running. 

The series consists of three stamps, depicting different stages of Kyrgyz hunting, involving hunting dogs.


FIRST DAY COVER 


STAMP SHEETS









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Stamp images and description thanks to Kyrgyz Express Post