Wednesday, 26 January 2022

2014. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand Post Depicts Historic Ships.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand Post - Historic ships of the Nineteenth century associated with New Zealand - 4 very attractive stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing the 4 stamps. Designed by Chris Jones of Graphetti using paintings by Sean Garwood and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and perforated 14. Rating:- *****.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช An Post, the postal service of the Republic of Ireland - 27 January 2021 - Centenary of the publication of ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce. Designed by The Stone Twins and lithographed by Enschedรฉ and perforated 13.5 x 14. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ  India Post - 2021 - My Post personalised stamps, 150th anniversary of the Birth of Mohandas Gandhi, Gujarat - 3 different stamps with attached labels printed in sheetlets of 12 (4 x 3) and sold at a premium.

New issue programmes for 2022.

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Pos Malaysia

15 February - Art of making traditional kuhl 

17 March - Endangered wildlife.

Monday, 24 January 2022

2013. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Three Indian States Commemorate 70 Years Of Statehood.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Post 

21 January 2021 - 50th anniversary of the Statehood of Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya - 3 stamps, 1 commemorating each state. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post 

17 February 2022 - Post And Go stamps, ‘Harvest of the Sea’ - 6 self-adhesive stamps sold in strips of 6 (one of each design). Location code - B002 (machine located in Broad Street post office). Designed by Ron Mills and printed digitally. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post - 7 February 2022 - ‘50 Years of defence research’ - 6 stamps. Designed by Leo Teck Chong and lithographed with silver hot stamping and ‘blind spot’ uv and perforated 15 x 14.5. Rating:- ****.

April - Festival customs - 4 stamps. Rating:- ****.

New issue programmes

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post

May - Art Deco architecture and design in Singapore

June - Singapore mascots (II)

No specific dates yet announced:-

National Stamp Day

Children’s Museum

Joint issue with Ukraine 

50th anniversary of National Wages Council

‘’Celebrating Singapore families’.

Friday, 21 January 2022

2012. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post Commemorates Spring Cleaning.


New Issues.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post - 31 January 2022 - Reunion series, Spring cleaning - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. A colourful item featuring the rather mundane and banal subject of spring cleaning. Designed by Andy Koh and lithographed by Secura. Perforated 13. You start to think that postal services are running out of ideas when philatelic items depict the delights of hoovering. Rating:- ***.

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Pakistan Post  - 14 January 2022 - 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Spain, notable buildings - 2 stamps in a se-tenant pair. Rating:- **.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada Post  - 21 January 2022 - Black history month, commemoration of the jazz singer Eleanor Collins, born in Edmonton on 21 November 1919 and now aged 103. Self-adhesive, sold in booklets of 6. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Stamperija - ‘2021’, product inscribed ‘Sierra Leone’. We have previously noted that the notorious producer and vendor of paraphilatelic products, Stamperija, based in Lithuania, had appeared to have stopped releasing items with the name of Sierra Leone printed on them. However on 21 January 2022 a new product with that country’s name printed on it was added to the company’s internet site with a date of issue ‘2021’ and took the form of an overprint on a previously released product. This item was said to commemorate the deportation of the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic from Australia after a highly publicised court case which had arisen from his entering the country against its rules, having not previously received vaccination against COVID-19.

  It is to be hoped that the release of this item does not mark the beginning of the Sierra Leone postal service once more allowing Stamperija to release a fresh wave of new products (how like an unpleasant virus affecting the stamp world this ‘agency’ is). The Djokovic item was produced and ‘issued’ within a few days of the tennis player’s deportation and it is improbable that it has been put on sale in post offices in Sierra Leone and it certainly was not issued in ‘2021’ as the year ended several weeks before the events said to be noted on this particular item! 

  If only science could come up with a philatelic vaccination against the shameless activities of Stamperija.

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:- *****.