The Royal Gibraltar Post Office issued a set of 5 stamps on 10 October 2016 on the subject of pillar boxes In Gibraltar. The issue was designed by Stephen Perera and lithographed by Cartor. I like the issue very much but the set does not seem to be associated with any particular event or anniversary so why the issue has been made at this particular moment is not clear. Rating:- ***.
But that's not all. A further set from the Gibraltar Post Office also issued on 10 October 2016 is titled "Historic streets" and depicts various Gibraltar street signs. Rather like the pillar boxes set, the stamps are interesting but in a year when this tiny territory has already released 10 other sets plus a "My stamp" sheet and "Post and Go" stamps, what is the point of this issue which, incidently, has a total face value of £5.80p? The issue was designed by Stephen Perera and lithographed by Cartor. Rating:- **.
The post office of Nigeria issued a set of 10 stamps and 1 miniature sheet on 4 October 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the establishment of Nigeria. A set of 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet is also expected to be issued on an Anti-corruption theme.
This week's paraphilatelic items released by Stamperija are 9 "sheetlets", each made up of 4 different "stamps", and 9 "miniature sheets" on the following subjects:- Charles Darwin and dinosaurs, Valentina Tereshkova, 510th anniversary of the death of Christopher Columbus, Centenary of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Rescue vehicles, Fire engines, 85th death anniversary of Thomas Edison, Speed trains and the 500th anniversary of Royal Mail. These items have the name of Maldives printed on them. The stated "date of issue" was 8 September 2016. Rating:- 0.
Stamperija has also put out a number of products with the name of Mozambique printed on them as a World Wide Fund For Nature issue featuring the Cape otter. There are 4 "stamps" printed in se-tenant blocks of 4 as part of a "sheetlet" of 16, a "miniature sheet" of 8 (2 of each design) and 4 single "stamp" " miniature sheets" - all available in perforated or imperforate formats. The stated "date of issue" was 10 September 2016. Rating:- 0.