Sunday, 16 January 2022

2011. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey Post And Go Issue Celebrates Local Cuisine.

 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey Post - 19 February 2022 - Post and Go stamps, ‘Bailiwick cuisine’ (local food) - strips of 6 different stamps. Designed by Mark Totty and digitally printed by Walsall Security Printers with location identifier and value printed in thermography. Self-adhesive. Rating:- ****.

New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post - 15 January 2022 - Commemoration of the Permanent commissioning of women officers in the Indian Army - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps (and the 4 stamps are possibly issued individually as is often the case). Rating:- ***.

16 January 2022 - Commemoration of the Indian Council of Medical Reasearch’s role in developing a vaccine against COVID-19 Rating:- ****.

Saturday, 15 January 2022

2010. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ No New Issues Planned For Anguilla.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus - 10 December 2021 - 30th anniversary of the Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights - 1 stamp. Rating:- ***.

2 December 2021 - Personalised stamp, Visit of Pope Francis I to Cyprus - 1 stamp. The British specialist stamp dealer, Cyprus Stamps, has this stamp with attached label for sale on its internet site. It was produced in sheetlets of 10 with attached labels. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post - 17 February 2022 - Jersey food and drink - 6 stamps (there may be other items making up the issue). Details awaited.

6 December 2021 - Post and Go stamps, 60th anniversary of the Jersey finance industry - strips of 6 different stamps (mentioned in a previous Blog but now illustrated here).

New issue programmes for 2022. 

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ An enquiry just made by me to the Anguilla Post Office as to whether any new stamps had been issued during 2021 or if any new issues were planned for 2022 brought me this very courteous response- 

“Thank you for your enquiry. Regrettably, no new stamp issues were released during 2021. We do not have any plans to release new stamp issues in 2022. Our outgoing mail service was suspended in 2020, due to the pandemic and recommend [recommenced] during the latter months of 2021. …..”

So this is one British Overseas Territory’s postal service which is NOT planning to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with a special stamp issue. The Anguilla Post Office’s most recent stamp issue was released on 10 October 2016.

Friday, 14 January 2022

2209. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland’s “100 Years Of History”.

 New issues

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post (postal service of the Republic of Ireland) - 13 January 2022 - ‘One hundred years of history’ - 3 stamps. The featured events centre on the evolving situation in southern Ireland after the signing of the Anglo-Irish treaty which would lead, as 1922 went by. to the Irish civil war and at the end of the year, the independence of the territory as the Irish Free State as a Dominion within The British Empire

  The three anniversaries  commemorated on these stamps are the centenaries of the establishment of the Irish Army, the handover of Dublin Castle by the British and the establishment of the Civic Guard. The issue was printed in intaglio by Enschedรฉ and the stamps are perforated 14 x 13.5. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช  On 11 January 2022 Jersey Post will issue a set of 6 excellent stamps and 2 miniature sheets, one containing the 6 stamps and the other containing a single stamp, on the subject of commercial aircraft which have visited the island on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the opening of Jersey airport. The designs depict fine paintings of the aircraft by the artist Toby Dixon and the stamps were printed in lithography. Rating:- *****.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

2208. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง New Royal Mail Machins With Barcode.


New Issues.

Royal Mail - February 2022 - New Machin Head definitives with bar coding. The illustrations are a little blurred as they are taken from illustrations on Twitter of a first day cover for the issue being produced by Buckingham Covers - 4 values (2nd, 1st, 2nd Large and 1st Large). These I like.There is no new issue mentioned on the 2022 Calendar (see below) for release on 1 February. Rating:- ****.

New issue programmes for 2022

The Royal Mail website now features the new issue stamp calendar for 2023 although it continues to include several to be announced items on it.

Monday, 10 January 2022

2207. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rolling Stones Stamp Products Finally Revealed.



New Issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The incredible ineptitude of those responsible for Royal Mail marketing whereby they have held off like grim death from giving details of the Rolling Stones issue to collectors for weeks in order to try to have a worthwhile launch of it (though everybody who might be vaguely interested now knows just about everything there is to be known about the issue) knows no bounds. Anyway, for what it’s worth, this is what Royal Mail’s eventual official announcement tells us:-

The issue for release on 20 January 2022 will be made up of 8 stamps (2 horizontally se-tenant strips of 4)  pleasingly not in the now very tiresome ‘album cover’ format, along with 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps. There will also be a Prestige Booklet, costing £20.85, with one pane made up of 2 x 10p, 2 x 20p, 2 x 50p and 2 x £1 Machin Head definitive values and a limited edition version of the Prestige booklet on sale for £49.99.

Collectors will also be delighted to add several other miniature sheets to their burgeoning collections - there will be 2 self-adhesive ‘Collectors sheets’ (‘Hyde Park’ and ‘Rolling Sones On Tour’), each costing £11.50p and each containing 8 stamps with attached labels, and 2 different ‘Fan sheets’ (‘Voodoo Lounge’ and ‘Hyde Park’), each containing 3 identical stamps and each costing £7 and released inevitably in a ‘limited edition’ of 10000 (don’t all rush at once). The issue’s paraphilatelic delights do not end there - the devoted Rolling Stones enthusiast and the well-heeled one-of-everything collector may also be tempted by such exquisite pleasures as a set of 8 ‘gold stamps’ - a snip at £149.99 - and 2 ‘silver stamp ingots’, each  costing a mere £99.99. Who can resist?

The issue was designed by Baxter and Bailey and lithographed by International Security Printers and the stamps are perforated 14. Rating:- *.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey Post

Inscribed Guernsey

19 January 2022 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Tiger - 1 miniature sheet costing £95 produced in ‘24 carat gold’ in a ‘limited edition’ of 200 and sold in a protective acrylic case. Rating:- 0. See also Blogs 1981 and 1993.

9 February 2022 - ‘Heart of the forest’ (part 1) - 1 stamp with design featuring origami. Rating:- 0.

Inscribed Alderney

4 February 2022 - Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II - 1 Prestige booklet sold for £21.12p. Rating:- 0. See also Blogs 1998 and 2006.

2022 New issue programmes

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand Post.

12 January - Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

2 February - Historic ships of the 19th century

2 March - Centenary of the Poppy appeal

6 April - 75th anniversary of NZ Symphony Orchestra 

6 April - Eid mubarak 

4 May - Matariki 2022

1 June - The Lord of the Rings movies, 20th anniversary of The Two Towers

6 July - Te Kura 100

3 August - 50th anniversary of the Maori Language Petition 

7 September - Women in science 

7 September - issue inscribed Ross Dependency

5 October - IHC Awards

2 November - Christmas 

7 December - Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post (postal service of the Republic of Ireland).

13 January - ‘100 Years of History’ - 3 stamps

27 January - Centenary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce - 2 stamps

3 February - Love - 1 stamp

3 March - Irish women in sport - 6 stamps 

24 March - Irish Oscar award winners - 4 stamps

28 April - Irish breakfasts - 4 stamps 

26 May - Colฤisti Samhraidh - 2 stamps 

23 June - Centenary of the Irish civil war - 1 stamp

18 August - Centenary of the death of Michael Collins - 1 stamp

1 September - Urban street art (II) - 4 stamps 

8  September - EUROPA, Stories and myths - 2 stamps

3 November - Christmas - 6 stamps 

24 November - Centenary of the death of Erskine Childers - 1 stamp

1 December - Centenary of the establishment of the Irish Free State - 1 stamp

Date to be announced - Definitive series - 12 stamps 

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada Post

21 January - Black history month, Eleanor Collins and Salome Bey 

1 March - Flowers - Calla lily 

Unspecified dates:-

Centenary of the Governor-General’s Foot Guard

Canadian aviators (fourth issue)

Organ donation

Capex International Philatelic Exhibition - 1 miniature sheet 

Indigenous leaders, 3 leaders to be commemorated


Vintage travel posters

Remembrance Day - Tommy Prince, “one of Canada’s most decorated First Nation soldiers” (Second World War and Korean War

Endangered whales 

50th anniversary of the Canada-Russia Ice hockey summit.