Wednesday 18 November 2015

669. Clouds Over The Falklands.

  The Falkland Islands postal administration will issue a set of 4 stamps on 9 December 2015 on the subject of "Clouds" over some wonderful Falkland Islands scenery. Another excellent issue from Pobjoy Stamps/Creative Direction. Rating:- *****.



  ZimPost, the Post Office of Zimbabwe, has issued a set of 4 bright and cheerful stamps on the subject of local handicrafts. The date of issue was 23 September 2015. Rating:- ****.



  Bhutan Post has released several new issues recently. These are:-

  2015  - 35th anniversary of the World Food Programme in Bhutan. - 1 sheetlet of 9 different stamps. Rating:- *****.


  October 2015  - Atsara of Bhutan - 1 sheetlet of 6 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Atsaras are clown-like figures who entertain the crowds at tshechus. Rating:-*****.



   October 2016 - Food of Bhutan - 1 sheetlet of 9 different stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Rating:- *****.



         Cyprus Post will issue 3 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 19 November 2015 to commemorate Christmas. The miniature sheet depicts an icon by Solomos Frangoulides which was part of a series produced by him between 1932 and 1934 while the 41c depicts the Madonna and Child in impress silver-gilt. The set was designed by Yiota Tsaklidou and Melanie Efstathiasou and lithographed by Giesecke and Devrient Matsoukis. Rating:- ****.





  Various dealers are offering new Royal Mail Post And Go labels on E Bay. Firstly, there are the new Machin Head labels from the Fleet Air Arm Museum (FAAM) and RN Submarine Museum (RNSM) with new inscription and logos - one Collectors' Strip each - both of 6 different values each. See also Blog 646.

  Also on offer are the new Winter Fur and Feathers stamps from NCR kiosks in ordinary post offices in the Second Class mail designs but with 1st Class inscriptions printed on them in error. See also Blogs 645, 665 and 667.

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