"Navigation on Lake Issyk-Kul"
Issue date: 25th November 2016
(issued by Kyrgyz Express Post, KEP)
On 25th November 2016 the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “Navigation on Lake Issyk-Kul”.
The first large ships on Issyk-Kul were sailing longboats and schooners. In the twentieth century the relay was accepted by more powerful and efficient motor ships. In 1925 it was created the Issyk-Kul State Shipping Company, which played a major role in the transport shipping in the region. Cargo and passenger ships carried out transportation between the cities of Rybachye (now Balykchy) and Przhevalsk (nowadays Karakol), as well as other wharfs. It was the highest mountain fleet in the USSR (text: KEP).
The stamps were issued in sheets of four stamps and together in a miniaturesheet as depicted below.