🇫🇰 My favourite philatelic producer is Creative Directions whose products are distributed and promoted by Pobjoy Stamps. The quality of the products from the frequently superb designs to the printed final product is not bettered by any Commonwealth philatelic producer. The designs are usually straightforward, comprehensible, attractive, interesting and relevant in subject matter and a sheer pleasure to add to one’s collection. And once again I find myself purring with pleasure at the latest set revealed by Pobjoy which is for the Falkland Islands postal service. The set of 5 stamps depicts local penguins and matches them up with coins (minted by Pobjoy Mint) which were released by the Falkland Islands government in 2018 and depicting the same birds. The set, immaculately designed by Andrew Robinson, will be issued on 10 August 2020 and was lithographed by Cartor and is perforated 13.5. This set is a real joy. Rating:- ****** (yes, six stars!).
Thanks to Juliet Warner of Pobjoy Stamps for information about this issue.
🇲🇾 The next issue from Pos Malaysia will be released on 18 August 2020 and will be on the subject of Rukun Negara (National principles). The issue will be made up of 5 stamps, all of the same design, and 1 miniature sheet. A not terribly interesting issue. Rating:- **. Two of the values are depicted below:-
🇬🇧 I now illustrate below another 2020-coded Royal Mail Machin Head definitive reprint which I have just obtained. This is the self-adhesive 2nd Class domestic rate value from booklets of 12 with the code M20L MTIL. See also Blogs 1695, 1696 and 1699.