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Kyrgyzstan

In 2017, humanity celebrates the jubilee dates of great personalities who have made an invaluable contribution to the development of world civilization. These personalities and their achievements, are important for all countries, including Kyrgyzstan. A new series of KEP postage stamps represents the following distinguished persons.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745), 350th birth anniversary - an outstanding Anglo-Irish writer and public figure. His famous "Gulliver's Travels" is known all over the world. The works of Swift are translated into many languages, including the Kyrgyz language.

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917 - 2008), 100th birth anniversary - a great English writer, scientist and inventor. His work had a huge impact on the development of world science and art. Since 1956, Clarke lived and worked, until the end of his life, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Maria Skłodowska-Curie (1867 - 1934), 150th birth anniversary - a great scientist in the field of physics and chemistry and the first two-time Nobel laureate in history.

Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868), 225th birth anniversary - the great Italian composer and writer of the famous operas "The Barber of Seville", "Cinderella", as well as many other musical masterpieces, performed on the stages of all continents, including Kyrgyzstan.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 - 1973), 125th birth anniversary - English writer, scientist, professor at Oxford University and an outstanding philologist. Throughout the world, he is known as the author of classical works of "high-fantasy": "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and “The Silmarillion”.
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Great Personalities First Day Cover

First Day Cover, featuring all 5 stamps, cancelled on the day of release, Dec 31, 2017. Limited to 400 copies.*

Great Personalities Mini Sheet

All five stamps from the Kyrgyz Express Post.*

Great Personalities Tolkien mini-sheet

Sheet with four copies of the Tolkien stamp from the Kyrgyz Express Post.*

Great Personalities Maxi Card Tolkien

Postcard with a portrait of Tolkien, with the Tolkien stamp affixed at the bottom, cancelled on the day of release (Dec 31, 2017). On the back a nice drawing of the Black Riders charging through the Ring. Designed by Vladimir Melnic. Limited to 300 pieces.*