Wednesday, 23 January 2019

1380. 🇬🇲🇬🇩🇬🇩🇬🇾🇵🇬🇻🇨 First 2019 Deluge From IGPC.

  We are not very surprised that the prolific philatelic agency IGPC has announced a large number of new issues to start off 2019. The first list of the year contains numerous stamps with the names of some of its client postal administrations printed on them:-

  🇬🇲 The Gambia -
  12 February 2019 - The African civet - 2 miniature sheets, 1 with a single stamp and the other containing 4 different stamps. The range of the African civet includes The Gambia. Rating:- ***.



  12 February 2019 - The Black rhino - 2 miniature sheets, one with a single stamp and the other containing 3 different stamps. This species is not found in The Gambia. Rating:- 0.



  27 February 2019 - Sunbirds of Africa - 2 miniature sheets, one containing a single stamp and one containing 6 different stamps. Several of the depicted species are found in The Gambia. Rating:- *.



  🇬🇩 Grenada -

  11 January 2019 - Spice Island Billfish Tournament - 1 miniature sheet containing 6 different stamps. Rating:- ****.


  1 February 2019 - Definitive featuring parrots, new 30c stamp. There are no parrot species in Grenada.

  6 February 2019 - Sunfish - 1 miniature sheet containing 3 different stamps - Rating:- 0.


6 February 2019 - US President Trump's visit to US Cemetery in France - 1 miniature sheet containing 3 stamps. Rating:- 0.


  18 February 2019 - 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian artist - 2 miniature sheets, one containing a single stamp and the other 3 different stamps. Rating:- 0.



  🇬🇩 Grenada Carriacou And Petite Martinique - 

  6 February 2019 - Visit of US President Trump to Argentina - 1 miniature sheet containing 5 different stamps. Rating:- 0.


  18 February 2019 - Sea turtles - 2 miniature sheets, one containing a single stamp and the other containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- 0.



  4 March 2019 - Caribbean cacti - 1 sheetlet containing 6 different stamps. Rating:- 0.


  4 March 2019 - Sharks - 3 miniature sheets, 1 containing 4 different stamps and the other 2 containing a single stamp each. Rating:- 0.




  🇬🇾 Guyana -

  18 November 2018 - 'Monster fish' - 1 sheetlet containing 6 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. The Arapaima fish, depicted on the single stamp miniature sheet, is found in the river Amazon in Guyana. Rating:- **.



  🇵🇬 Papua And New Guinea - 

  31 January 2019 - Chinese New Year Year of The Pig - 1 sheetlet containing 12 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing 4 stamps (2 x 2 different stamps). Rating:- 0.

 


  🇻🇨 St Vincent And The Grenadines
  31 December 2018 - 'Animal heroes of the First World War' - 2 miniature sheets, one containing 2 stamps and the other 4 different stamps. Rating:- 0.



  15 January 2019 - Butterflies of The Caribbean area - 1 miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps. Rating:- 0.


  30 January 2019 - 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi - 1 sheetlet containing 6 different stamps. Rating:- **.

 7 February 2019 - Hummingbirds of the Caribbean area - 1 sheetlet of 6 different stamps and 1 single stamp miniature sheet. Rating:- 0.



  🇬🇧 From the Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables website - who buys these things and what do you do with one when you've got it?:-




Monday, 21 January 2019

1379. 🇸🇬 More Year Of Pig Items From Singapore.

  🇸🇬 Singapore Post will issue some additional items to its Year of The Pig stamps previously mentioned in Blog 1358. All due for release on 4 February 2019 collectors can add the following to their collections:-

  'Zodiac laser die-cut collector's sheet - 1 miniature sheet containing 12 different stamps.


  Celebrations My Stamp - 1 sheetlet containing 5 different stamps with attached labels.


  Lo Hei 'Collector's sheet' - 1 $8.55 miniature sheet containing a single stamp on the subject of lo hei which is a popular dish eaten during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore.


  In this Blog I complete the illustrating of the recent set of 72 stamps and 18 miniature sheets which have been issued by Philatelic Collector Inc in the name of its 2 client postal administrations - the Cook Islands postal service and Tonga Post which ofcourse use the names of islands which are part of the country to enable them to proliferate the number of philatelic entities for which 'stamps' can be issued and from which added financial revenue may be gained. See also Blogs 1375 to 1378.

  🇨🇰 Penrhyn Cook Islands -  Total face value:- NZ$34.80c (equivalent to £18.23p) meaning that the total cost of all 12 stamps and the 3 accompanying miniature sheets amounts to £56.69p. Rating:- 0.













  🇹🇴 Niuafo'ou (Tonga) - Total face value:- $55.85c (equivalent to £19.23) meaning that the total cost of all 12 stamps and the 3 accompanying miniature sheets amounts to £57.69p. Rating:- 0.