(issued by Kyrgyz Express Post)
On the postage stamp, KEP and Belarus represents “Amanat”, a stallion of the Novokyrgyz breed (photo by Vladimir Voronin). This handsome racehorse was raised at the Talas Horse Plant no. 113 (director Azamat Zhumayev). Amanat is five years old, and at various national competitions, he shows good results.
The second stamp of the series represents the Belarussian “Trakehner” horse (photo by Alina Homich). The Trakehner horse breed originated in the 18th century in Germany (the name comes from the Prussian settlement of Gross Trakehnen). This breed was created primarily for cavalry, which required fast and powerful horses. Thanks to these qualities, the Trakehner horses were highly valued, not only at home, but also beyond its borders. In the USSR, the Trakehner horses first appeared in 1925, and they were used in cavalry units of the Soviet Army. Over time, the Trakehner breed lost its military significance, of course, but it was used with great success in agriculture and equestrian sport.
Quantity issued: 6000 pieces each stamp.
Quantity FDC: 400 covers.
Quantity Postal cards for maximum cards: 250 copies each.
(text/source: Kyrgyz Express Post)
The illustration of the KEP sheet shows Kyrgyz mountains at Issyk Kul (lake). The original picture can be found in a picture libary with the remark "Issyk Kul region, Tien Shan" The image you can see here on the website of depositphotos.com.
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The illustration of the Belarus sheet shows the Braslaw Lakes area in Belarus.