Sunday, 14 August 2022

2136. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡° Pakistan Commemorates 75th Anniversary Of Independence.

 


New issues.

πŸ‡΅πŸ‡° Pakistan Post -

14 August 2022 - 75th of the achievement of Independence - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Rating:- *****.




πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦  Qatar Post -

2022 (date of issue not yet known) - 25th anniversary of Qatar Airlines - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps.Rating:- *****.






πŸ‡―πŸ‡ͺ  Jersey Post -

6 September 2022 - Jèrriais, The Jersey language - 6 stamps and 2 miniature sheets, 1 containing a single stamp and the other containing all 6 stamps). Designed by Ron Mills and lithographed bpost. Rating:- **.







Saturday, 13 August 2022

2135. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Vast Amounts Of Expensive Products In Transformers Issue.

 


New issues.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Royal Mail - 1 September 2022 - Transformers (foreign toys, comics, films etc) - 8 stamps featured in previous Blog (cost £11.20p), 1 miniature sheet containing 5 different stamps (price £5.70p), 3 Fan sheets each containing 3 identical stamps (each sold for £7), 1 Collectors sheet containing the 8 different stamps with attached labels (£12.40), 1 prestige booklet containing 5 different panes including 1 pane made up of barcoded Machin Head definitives (2x50p and 2 x £1) sold for £21.25p and a Deluxe prestige booklet sold for £49.99p.  Lithographed by Cartor and perforated 14. Total cost - £121.54p. Rating:- 0.
 In some ways I am glad that Royal Mail  continues to issue products such as these as it reassures me that my decision to mostly give up collecting its ‘special’ stamps and not waste my money on them is fully vindicated. It surprises me that Buckingham Palace continues to allow the Queen’s head to be printed on such philatelic trash.






















Friday, 12 August 2022

2133. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Royal Mail’s New Issues Dive To New Depths With Transformers Issue.

 



New issues.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Royal Mail -

1 September 2022 - Transformers, foreign toys and films - 8 stamps (4 se-tenant pairs 2 x 2 x 1st and 2 x 2 x £1.85p), 1 miniature sheet, 1 Prestige booklet, 1 ‘Collectors sheet’ and ‘fan sheets’. Further details awaited. Rating:- 0.








πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Hong Kong Post - 

22 September 2022 - ‘Intangible cultural heritage’, Cheongsam making techniques - 4 stamps, 2 single-stamp miniature sheets and 1 ‘mini-pane’ containing 8 stamps (2 sets of 4). Designed by Hikoko Ito. Rating:- ****.






Wednesday, 10 August 2022

2132. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡­ St Helena Commemorates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee And Tortoise’s 190th Birthday.

 


New issues.

πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡­ St Helena postal service -

2022 (date of issue not yet known) - Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II - 4 stamps. Further details awaited. Rating:- *****.

Post scriptum - Spectre Stamps which are selling these stamps have kindly provided the dates of issue - 

3 June 2022 - Platinum anniversary, 1 July 2022 - Jonathan the Tortoise.



2022 (date of issue not yet known) - 190th birthday of Jonathan the giant tortoise, the oldest living land creature in the world  - 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Further details awaited. Rating:- *****.




πŸ‡―πŸ‡ͺ Jersey Post -

11 August 2022 - Post and Go stamps, Battle of Flowers (additional inscription on previously issued Jersey Flowers stamps) - 6 stamps. See Blog 2130 for additional information.