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First Definitive Stamps of Kazakhstan

12 Feb 2019  Tue

First indigenous definitive stamp issue of Kazakhstan were a set of five stamps released on 24 January 1993.

Kazakhstan became independent in December 1991, and organized its own post. Its first stamp was issued on 23 March 1992 depicting a warrior's suit. However, it was an overprint. A year later Kazakhstan issued the first definitive stamps.

This issued comprised of a set of five stamps, four of which were a stylized design consisting of a yurt and spaceship. The stamps with the denominations of 1, 3, 10 and 25 Russian ruble depict Rocket Launch alluding to the country's Baikonur Cosmodrome – a spaceport location in Southern Kazakhstan. The stamps depicts a yurt and a launching rocket along with the name of the country at top with denomination unit below and the year of issue at the bottom.

The fifth stamp is a high denomination stamp with the higher value of 50 rubles depicting the flag of Kazakhstan. The flag has a gold sun with 32 rays above a soaring golden eagle. Both centered on a sky blue background; the hoist side displays a national ornamental pattern "koshkar-muiz" (the horns of the ram) in gold.

Kazakhstan has since followed a moderate pattern of issues, averaging 30 to 40 types per year. The space theme is frequent.

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