2018 Kyrgyzstan Lighthouse Stamps

On 16 Nov 2018 Kyrgyz Express Post issued this rather stunning set of stamps along with a souvenir sheet, mini sheets and a first day cover featuring the lighthouses of Issyk-Kul Lake. Navigational buoys are also shown on the stamps and sheets.

Issyk-Kul Lake is over 100 miles long and over 37 miles wide at its widest point . While it is located high in the mountains and surrounded by snow covered peaks, it never freezes and is thus navigable year-round. The pictured aids to navigation are typical of those found on the lake. Notice that the souvenir sheet has a map at the bottom portion showing the location of all lighthouses along the lake shore.

Typical Issyk-Kul L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Typical Issyk-Kul L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Typical Issyk-Kul leading lights and buoy | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Typical Issyk-Kul leading lights and buoy | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Typical Issyk-Kul L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Souvenir sheet | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Typical Issyk-Kul L/H with buoys shown in margin | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Typical Issyk-Kul L/H with buoys shown in margin | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Typical Issyk-Kul leading lights and buoy with additional buoy shown in the margin | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018 Typical Issyk-Kul leading lights and buoy with additional buoy shown in the margin | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 16 Nov 2018

Images are courtesy of Kyrgyz Express Post and used with permission.

One response to “2018 Kyrgyzstan Lighthouse Stamps

  1. Some information about the lighthouses, Lat. Long., light characteristics,
    construction, date established, etc. would be appreciated. Please.

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